2012 USTA/ITA Men's Tennis Midwest Regional Championships



2012 Men's USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Hosted By Gustavus Adolphus College





Gustavus And UW-Whitewater Crowned On Final Day

The champions of the 2012 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional have been crowned after the final day of play on Sunday at the Brown Outdoor Courts. Winning the singles title was Gustavus’s Mya Smith-Dennis and taking the doubles championship was UW-Whitewater’s Byron Balkin and Mitch Osbourne.


Finals Set For USTA/ITA Midwest Regional

After two days of competition at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional, the finals are set for Sunday. In the singles tournament, Gustavus's Amrik Donkena will face Saint John's Fabricio Moncado in one semifinal, while teammates Juan Luis Chu and Mya Smith-Dennis of Gustavus will battle in the other semifinal. In the doubles championship set to take place later in the afternoon, Donkena and Smith-Dennis will take on Byron Balkin and Mitch Osbourne of UW-Whitewater.


Top Seeds Prevail In Day One Of USTA/ITA Midwest Regional

After the first day of competition at the 2012 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional the top four seeded players in the singles draw and the top four seeded teams in the doubles draw took care of business and advanced to day two. The tournament will resume tomorrow morning with singles beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Gustavus Men's Tennis Set To Host USTA/ITA Midwest Regional This Weekend

Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting the 2012 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championship this weekend at the Swanson Indoor Tennis Center and the Brown Outdoor Courts. The Men's Division III Midwest Regional Championships will take place Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30.

The USTA/ITA Men's Division III Regional Championships at Gustavus will feature 23 of the top small college tennis programs in the region. The Small College (NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College) singles and doubles champions from the USTA/ITA Regional Championships will advance to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships, held October 11-14 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama. The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions (and/or at-large selections) from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges.

Over 145 of the top singles and doubles players in the Midwest will take part in the tournament beginning with singles matches on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. The Swanson Indoor Tennis Center, located on the west edge of the Gustavus campus, will serve as headquarters for the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships, with matches taking place at Swanson and the adjacent Brown Outdoor Courts, as well as the Gibbs Tennis Courts, which are situated just north of the Gustavus main entrance.

The ITA National Small College Championships began in 1986 and annually crowns men's and women's singles and doubles national champions in each of the ITA's four small college divisions (NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College). The national champions from each division square off in the "Super Bowl" of Small College Tennis to determine the overall ITA National Small College Champions (who then earn berths into the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, a Division I event, in November).

As the governing body of collegiate tennis the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, and the ITA Rankings for men's and women's tennis at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA website is www.itatennis.com.


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