IU's Hureau Will Play in NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship
May 25, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Leslie Hureau will be part of the 64-player field competing for the 2011 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship in Stanford, Calif. No. 63-ranked Hureau will face No. 45 Brynn Boren from the University of Tennessee today (May 25) at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Hureau was originally a third alternate for the singles tournament, but with other players bowing out, she receives the opportunity to compete for a national title. This is Hureau's first time to compete in the national singles tournament. The competition runs for six days with the national championship match taking place on Monday, May 30. Stanford University is serving as this year's host.
"The NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship is one of the toughest, if not the toughest NCAA individual event to qualify for," Head Coach Lin Loring said. "There are well over 3,000 Division I women's singles players and only 64 qualify. I am really happy for Leslie, this is an outstanding accomplishment."
Hureau currently has a 24-10 record and played in the No. 1 position for the entire season. The Annecy-le-Vieux, France native, was also named First Team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches for her performance this spring.
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