Nov. 4, 2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Marshall University tennis doubles pairing of junior Michaela Kissell and freshman Dominika Zaprazna take the court this weekend with the best players in the country at the ITA National Indoor Championships, hosted by Yale University at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
The duo earned a spot in the tournament by winning the doubles championship two weeks ago at the ITA Atlantic Regional in Blacksburg, Va.
Together the pairing is undefeated this season with a perfect 9-0 record. The couple won the Hokie Fall Invitational, winning all four of their matches. They then took down all five opponents at the ITA Atlantic Regional to earn an automatic bid into the indoor championships.
This weekend's event is the second of three national tournaments during the collegiate tennis season. The first was the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships, in which Kissell advanced to the round of 16, before losing to the second-ranked player in the country. The last tournament will be the NCAA National Championships in May, 2010.
It is a field that features 16 teams in the doubles tournament, with action starting this Thursday morning and concluding Sunday afternoon. For complete coverage of the event, log onto www.ITAtennis.com