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    Wildcats to Compete in ITA Midwest Regional Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Ranked 15th in the main singles draw, Sam Shropshire will participate in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships this weekend.
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    Ranked 15th in the main singles draw, Sam Shropshire will participate in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships this weekend.
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    Oct. 16, 2013

    Qualifying Singles Draw Day 1 Get Acrobat Reader

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern men's tennis team will travel to Ohio State this weekend to participate in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships. The tournament runs from October 17th-21st, and will take place in the Varsity Tennis Center and Racquet Club of Columbus. Draw winners earn a spot at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in November.

    Northwestern joins 20 other teams to compete in the tournament, including fellow Big Ten members Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.

    Freshman Alp Horoz and junior Alberto Zanotti open Wildcat play on Thursday in qualifying singles, in which Horoz is seeded 3rd. Winners of qualifying gain entry into the main draw, which begins on Friday.

    Freshman Sam Shropshire enters the main singles draw seeded 15th. Junior Alex Pasareanu; sophomores Mihir Kumar (17-24) and Fedor Baev; and freshmen Konrad Zieba (25-32) and Strong Kirchheimer will also compete in the first round.

    The eight participating Wildcats will also pair up for the first round of doubles play on Friday.

    For the complete schedule, brackets, and more information, visit the tournament page.

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