Women’s Tennis Doubles To Play For National Championship

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The run that Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine are on is no less than amazing. They are playing for the doubles National Championship in the morning at 10:00 in Flushing Meadows. After defeating #4 Texas 8-5, they go on to defeat Michigan and Georgia and will face future ACC foe Georgia Tech for the title. They were in an unwinnable bracket with the 2 time defending National Champs from USC on their side. They had hoped to play them in the Semi-finals but a funny little thing happened on the way to the game. USC was upset by Georgia. Louisville dismantled School rival Michigan 8-1 to set up match with Georgia which they defeated 7-6 (6) 6-3. Georgia Tech defeated 2 of the 3 teams from USC including the #3 seed and also Virginia.

They will play for the schools’ first National Championship in Women’s Tennis…….may The Year Of The Card Continue…….

Go Cards!

The University of Louisville doubles pair of Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine  advanced to the finals of the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean National King Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The Louisville pair beat Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 for the right to play for the doubles national championship.

“These girls are amazing!” said U of L head coach Mark Beckham.   “They are playing like this is just another tournament. They are not nervous at all.  The programs they are playing are legacy programs with multiple national championships. For these two girls to develop into the best players  in the country, shows a lot about their character and their dedication to the program. They will be playing for the first national championship of the program.”

Fellerhoff and Shine will face  Megan Kure and Kendal Woodard of Georgia Tech for the National Championship at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serve as the culmination of the fall college tennis season. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.

Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are the men’s and women’s champions from each of the 12 Division I USTA/ITA Regional Championship held across the country in October with Fellerhoff and Shine representing the Ohio Valley Regional

The doubles field features 15 different schools in the field of 20 teams, highlighted by two-time defending USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships doubles winners Kaitlyn Christian and Santamaria of USC. The second-seeded duo was also No. 1 in the ITA Preseason Rankings, but with Santamaria’s injury forcing them out of the All-Americans, they’ve only competed in the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional.

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