Nation's Top College Programs Gather in Madison for the 2006 USTA/ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships

February 2, 2006 09:49 AM

The USTA/ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships open Thursday at the University of Wisconsin's A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium. This 19th gathering of the nation's top teams will include six programs from the southern section.

Although Stanford is the two-time defending champion and top seed, Georgia Tech enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, and the biggest threat to the Cardinal. Other southern competitors include No. 4 seed University of Georgia, No. 5 Vanderbilt University, No. 8 University of North Carolina and unseeded University of Kentucky and Duke University.

The USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championship is considered collegiate tennis’ premier team indoor tournament. First held in 1988, the tournament serves as a preview of teams to beat in the NCAA tournament in May.

Georgia and Duke are the only two southern section schools to have won this prestigious event. Georgia has three titles to Duke’s one. Stanford leads the overall list with eight championships.

Both second-seeded Georgia Tech and third-seeded Northwestern are coming off the most successful seasons in school history. Fourth-seeded Georgia enters this year's event with 40 USTA/ITA victories, just two shy of moving into second place on the all-time list.

Live scoring updates from the tournament will be carried on
www.ITAtennis.com.

 

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