The Indiana women's tennis team is in action this week, when it competes in the Omni Hotels ITA Midwest Championships from Thursday, October 24 through Tuesday, October 29 held in East Lansing, Michigan.
About the Event An event that brings the top student-athletes from each region together to determine who competes at the National Championships, the Omni Hotels ITA Midwest Regionals crowns both singles and doubles champions.
64 players will compete in the qualifying singles draw, with the top eight advancing to the main draw, where they will join the top 56 players from around the region.
Only the two finalists from the main singles draw of each of the NCAA's eight regions will advance to the Nationals, held in Dallas from November 7-10.
In the doubles bracket, there is no qualifying draw, only a 64-team main draw that will crown the champion, who will also compete at Nationals.
The Regional Championship is not a team event, so it is very possible that teammates could face each other as part of the competition.
Indiana's Place In the singles division, Karie Schlukebir, Linda Tran and Sarah Batty are all in the 56-person main draw, with Martina Grimm, Dominika Walterova and Sophie Rychlik all competing in the qualifying draw. Grimm, Walterova and Rychlik will have to win three matches each to advance to the main draw.
Seeding for the doubles draw is yet to be solidified, but Schlukebir and Tran figure to be among the top seeds.
News 'N' Notes Karie Schlukebir and Linda Tran are among the favorites to win the doubles draw at this week's Regional Championships.
The duo is fresh off a trip to the ITA All-American Championships, where the only way to compete is to be among the top 16 teams in the nation.
Schlukebir and Tran, National Finalists at the ITA Summer National Championships, went face-to-face with the nation's top-ranked team at the All-American Championships, falling to Vanderbilt's Sarah Riske and Aleke Tsoubanos, 8-3.