WICHITA, Kan.- Wichita State will host the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Tennis Individual Championships this weekend, October 5-7, at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.
The Shocker women's tennis team will look to repeat their success from 2011, where they won championships in all but two singles flights and two out of three doubles flights.
The No. 32 doubles combination of Veronika Blaskova and Lucia Kovalova, coming off a doubles title in the 'A' draw at the Kansas Invitational two weeks ago, come into the tournament with an undefeated, 4-0 record. They will compete in the flight 1 doubles bracket.
Along with Blaskova and Kovalova, other returners Montse Blasco Fernandez, Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul and Carla Venticinque all bring MVC Individual Championship experience.
Newcomers Rebecca Pedrazzi, Masa Smic and Summer Schlotterback have all gotten chances to play so far during the fall season and will be playing in their first MVC Individual Championships.
The tournament consists of seven singles flights and three doubles flights, with the first six singles flights containing eight players, one from each competing school. The seventh singles flight contains 12 participants. All three doubles flights contain eight teams each, one from each school. Play will start each day at 9 a.m.
The 2012 MVC Individuals tournament central page on GoShockers.com will have updated draws and live stats all weekend.