DURHAM, N.C. -- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced Duke as a host site for a 2015 ITA Kick-Off Weekend event. Duke has been selected as a dual-gender site, welcoming three men’s teams and three women’s teams for the weekend of competition.
The second-ranked Duke women’s tennis team garnered the top-seed in the region, while No. 2 Memphis, No. 3 Furman and No. 4 Louisville round out the teams slated to participate in the event. The competitions, set to take place in the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center, are scheduled to take place Jan. 24-25, 2015. The winner of each campus site advances to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 6-9, 2015, hosted by the University of Virginia.
Last season, the Blue Devils downed Columbia, 4-0, in the first round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend before defeating Kentucky, 4-0, in the championship match, advancing Duke to the ITA National Team Indoors tournament. While in the ITA National Team Indoors competition, Duke claimed the title, upending UCLA, 4-3, in the championship match.
For more information on the 2015 ITA Kick-off Weekend draft results, visit http://www.itatennis.com/Events/Kick-OffWeekend/2015_ITA_Kick-Off_-_Women_s_Draft.htm.