The 33rd-ranked Case Western Reserve women's team will be in action at the 2019 University Athletic Association Championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida from Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th.
The field of competition at the UAA Championships is slated to be one of the deepest ever, with seven of the eight teams ranked nationally. A total of 15 regionally-ranked singles players and 10 regionally-ranked doubles pairings are scheduled to be in action at this year's conference championships.
Case Western Reserve, seeded seventh at the tournament, will open play on Thursday against the second-seeded and nationally 14th-ranked Brandeis University at 8:30 a.m. The winner of the match will advance to play the winner of the contest between the third-seeded and 11th-ranked University of Chicago and the sixth-seeded and 15th-ranked Washington University (Mo.), at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
First round matchups on the other side of the draw include top-ranked and first seeded Emory University against the eighth-seeded University of Rochester, and 10th-ranked and fourth-seeded Carnegie Mellon University against 20th-ranked and fifth-seeded New York University.
Consolation matchups between teams that drop their first-round matches will also be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The championship, third-place, fifth-place and seventh-place matches will each be contested on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
The Spartans, who finished fifth at last year's UAA championships, will enter the tournament with an overall record of 7-9. In addition to being ranked 33rd in Division III, the squad is also ranked seventh in the Central Region, and feature a regionally-ranked singles player in sophomore Madeleine Paolucci (second) and the region's fifth-ranked doubles pairing of Paolucci and sophomore Nicole Cardwell.
Brandeis, which finished sixth at the 2018 UAA Championships, is 11-5 this season and ranked eighth in the Northeast Region, in addition to appearing at 14th in the latest national rankings. The Judges' lineup features regionally-ranked singles players Diana Dehterevich (19th) and Olivia Leavitt (25th), and the seventh-ranked duo of Leavitt and Lauren Bertsch.
Full results and a recap of the Spartans' matches will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition each day. In addition, live statistics will be posted to the website and to the CWRU women's tennis schedule page once they are made available for each match. Fans can also view the championship website at http://athletics.cmu.edu/sports/mten/2018-19/UAA/index.