Men¡¯s Tennis Team Heads to ITA Northeast Regional Championships
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., October 19, 2006 ¨C Six members of the Penn State men¡¯s tennis team will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional Championships on Friday, Oct. 20 through Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sophomore Adam Slagter (Austin, Texas) earned the No. 17 seed for the main draw in singles action. Slagter comes into the 96-player tournament with a 4-2 record so far this season. Slagter advanced to the round of 32 as a freshman in last season¡¯s event.
Senior Ryan Berger (Grand Rapids, Mich.) will begin play as the No. 22 seed at the Northeast ITA Regional Championships. Berger heads to Philadelphia with a 4-2 mark after six matches during his senior season. Berger fell to Virginia Tech¡¯s Nicolas Delgado in the round of 64 during the 2005 ITA Northeast Regional Championships.
Brendan Lynch (North Potomac, Md.) heads to Philadelphia with a 5-1 record this season. The sophomore earned the No. 27 seed in the main draw.
Senior Bradley Hunter (Atlanta, Ga.) received the No. 32 seed in the main singles draw for the tournament. Hunter will enter play in Philadelphia with a 5-1 mark in singles action this season.
Slagter, Berger, Lynch and Hunter all received a first-round bye. They will begin singles action on Saturday on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Guillaume St-Maurice (Saint-Eustache, Quebec) and Michael James (Clifton, Va.) will also make the trip to Philadelphia for action in the Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional Championships. St-Maurice and James will begin play on Friday in the first round.
Also on Friday, the first round of the doubles tournament will take place. Berger and Hunter will pair up for the first time this season. James and Slagter will also compete together for the first time this year. Lynch and St-Maurice will be the third pairing in the doubles draw. The duo of Lynch and St-Maurice are 3-0 this season.
Nine Wilson/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men are taking place over the last two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country.
Penn State will next travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the Big Ten Individual Championships on Nov. 11.