AKRON, Ohio – The two-time defending Mid-American Conference champion University of Akron women's tennis team begins the fall component of its season this weekend when it competes in the Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational at The Country Club at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. Ohio State will host the unique event which is played on clay courts.
Competition runs Friday-Sunday, with play beginning at 9 a.m. ET Friday with eight doubles matches, followed by singles at 11 a.m.
The tournament features a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles bracket. Friday and Saturday will both start with eight doubles matches in the morning followed by 16 singles matches throughout the day. The main draw doubles semifinal round begins at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The tournament concludes Sunday with seven doubles matches (8 a.m.) followed by the doubles final (10 a.m.) and the singles semifinals (11:30 a.m.) and final (2 p.m.).
Along with Akron and the host Buckeyes, the seven-team invitational field also includes players from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky and Louisville.
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Representing the Zips in the field will senior Prang Pantusart, junior Ksenia Berestetska, and freshmen Madison Cohen and Signe Lazdina.
At the 2011 Muirfield Invitational, UA's duo of Pantusart and then senior Zara Harutyunyan captured the doubles crown. Pantusart will team with Madison Cohen this year in the doubles bracket while Berestetska and Lazdina will comprise the Zips' other pair. All four will compete in the singles draw as well.