Josifoska Opens At National Indoors Thursday|
Nov. 7, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV standout Aleksandra Josifoska is back at the UTSA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships for the second straight season and will open play Thursday in the women's main draw at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
The junior, ranked 89th in the preseason, earned her automatic bid to the elite event by winning the singles title at the ITA Mountain Regional held in Las Vegas last month. She comes in with a 14-2 singles record during fall play and will face sixth-seeded Hanna Mar of Duke in the first round. Mar, also a junior, is 11-2 this season and won the Carolina Regional championship to earn her tourney ticket.
As the only tournament on the ITA calendar to showcase elite players from every level of college tennis, the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serves as the culmination of the fall season. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women. Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are champions from the USTA/ITA Division I Regional Championships held across the country in October, winners of the USTA/ITA National Small College Super Bowl, and the consolation champions, doubles finalists, men's singles quarterfinalists and women's singles semifinalists from the ITA Men's and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships.