ROCK HILL, SC–Winthrop’s women’s tennis team has been selected to compete in the 2015 ITA Division I Kick-Off Weekend next January at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson.
A total of 60 schools have been seeded at 15 sites. The No. 4 seeded Eagles will face No. 1 seed Clemson on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. following the No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 3 Washington match at 9 a.m.. Two matches are guaranteed, The winners/losers will play the following day
The 15 schools that win both of their matches will be invited to play in the Feb. 6-9, 2015 ITA National Team Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Virginia.
“Only the top 75 ranked teams are invited to play in the ITA Kick Off in January. Because we ended the season ranked No. 60 we were invited to play,” said Winthrop head coach Cid Carvalho.. “We selected to go to the Clemson site because of the proximity to Winthrop and the other three teams playing there are ranked higher than us: Clemson is No. 13, Purdue is No. 43 and Washington is No. 46. I’m looking forward to it!”