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GWC Women's Tennis Championship Gets Underway Saturday

NJIT opens defense of its GWC Women's Tennis Championship Saturday

NJIT opens defense of its GWC Women's Tennis Championship Saturday

April 20, 2012

HARLINGEN, Texas - The Great West Conference Women's Tennis Championship will be held Saturday-Sunday at the HEB Tennis Center in Harlingen, Texas. NJIT, the defending champion, will be the top seed in the six-team tournament.

On Saturday, No. 4 seed North Dakota will face off against fifth-seeded Chicago State as the tournament opens at 9 a.m. (CT). Conference newcomer CSU Bakersfield, the No. 6 seed, will play third seed and host Texas-Pan American, the 2010 GWC champion, at 12 noon.

NJIT, which enters the championship with a 19-3 record, will play the UND/CSU winner at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, followed by No. 2 seed Seattle U taking on the winner of CSUB/UTPA at 6 p.m.

The third and fifth place matches will occur simultaneously on Sunday at 9 a.m. and the championship match will follow at 12 noon.

2012 GWC Women's Tennis Championship Schedule


9:00 a.m. Match 1: #5 Chicago State vs. #4 North Dakota

12:00 p.m. Match 2: #6 CSU Bakersfield vs. #3 UTPA

3:00 p.m. Match 3: Winner of Match #1 vs. #1 NJIT

6:00 p.m. Match 4: Winner of Match #2 vs. #2 Seattle


9:00 a.m. Match 5: Loser of Match 1 vs. Loser of Match 2 (Fifth Place)

9:00 a.m. Match 6: Loser of Match 3 vs. Loser of Match 4 (Third Place)

12:00 p.m. Match 7: Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 4 (Championship)