Tourney Central: 2010 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships
Oct. 21, 2010
The University of Kentucky men's tennis team is set to host the 2010 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex and the Lexington Tennis Club, starting Oct. 21 in Lexington, Ky.
The tournament will feature a 44-player singles qualifying round, advancing 11 players to the 64 player singles main draw. The tournament, which will be played entirely indoors, will also feature a doubles qualifying round that will result in six doubles duos advancing to the doubles main draw.
Singles qualifying and doubles qualifying will start the event on Thursday at both the Boone Tennis Complex and the Lexington Tennis Club, followed by the first round of singles and two rounds of doubles play Friday. On Saturday, action will move solely to the Lexington Tennis Club with the doubles quarterfinals, singles round of 32, round of 16 and the singles consolation rounds. The event will move back to UK's campus Sunday with the doubles semifinals, singles quarterfinals, semifinals and the conclusion of the singles consolation. Both the singles and doubles finals will be played at UK on Monday. All time are ET and subject to change. A full schedule of events is posted below.
The event will feature some of the best players in the collegiate ranks, including nine ranked players in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason singles poll. The list of ranked players include: No. 1 J.P. Smith (Tennessee), No. 8 Eric Quigley (Kentucky), No. 10 Austen Childs (Louisville), No. 20 Ryan Lipman (Vanderbilt), No. 21 Rhyne Williams (Tennessee), No. 32 Alex Musialek (Kentucky), No. 63 Simon Childs (Louisville), No. 83 Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee) and No. 93 Grega Teraz (ETSU). There will also be four ranked doubles teams at the event, featuring No. 8 Quigley/Brad Cox (Kentucky), No. 45 Childs/Viktor Maksimcuk (Louisville), No. 47 Jordan Smith/David Henry (Memphis) and No. 48 Adam Baker/Lipman (Vanderbilt).
Kentucky will be joined at the event by Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Lipscomb, Louisville, Purdue, UT-Chattanooga, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, IUPUI, Tennessee Tech, East Tennessee State, Butler, Memphis, Ball State, Wright State and Xavier.
About the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex
The University of Kentucky men's and women's tennis programs hold a competitive advantage over much of their competition thanks in large part to the fabulous amenities provided by the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in January 2000. Read more about the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex...