2012 Summit League Tennis Championships
Hosted by: UMKC at the Plaza Tennis Center
(Kansas City, Mo.) -- The 2012 Summit League Tennis Championships begin Friday at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo. Women's Semifinal matches open the tournament at 10 a.m. (CDT) before the men get underway at 2 p.m.
Friday's women's semifinals (10 a.m. CDT) pair top-seeded Oral Roberts against No. 4 Southern Utah and two-time defending champion IPFW, the No. 2 seed, against No. 3 UMKC. Winners of Friday's matches will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. for the women's championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Men's semifinal play (2 p.m. CDT) features top-seeded UMKC, the defending champion and host, against No. 4 seed South Dakota State, which is making its first tournament appearance. The other semi pits No. 2 IPFW against No. 3 IUPUI. Winners of Friday's matches will meet Saturday at 2 p.m. for the men's championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Parking: Street parking is available for spectators throughout the Country Club Plaza. The closest parking garages are located on Wyandotte between Ward Parkway and 47th Street. All parking is free of charge.
Entrances: All spectators will enter the facility on the east side through the main entrance of the clubhouse on JC Nichols Parkway.
Ticket Prices: Admission to the championship is free.
Merchandise: A limited amount of championship T-shirts will be available for sale at the championship. Coaches are encouraged to pre-order T-shirts for their teams.
$15 short -sleeved ($17 for XXL)
$17 long-sleeved ($19 for XXL)
$30 sweatshirt hoodies ($32 for XXL)
Rain Contingencies: In the case of inclement weather, the championships will take place at the Woodside Tennis and Health Club and the Overland Park Racquet Club with court assignments and schedules to be determined.
|Women's Championshp Schedule|
|Friday, April 27||No. 1 Oral Roberts vs. No. 4 Southern Utah (Semifinal)
|Friday, April 27||No. 2 IPFW vs. No. 3 UMKC (Semifinal)
|Saturday, April 28||No. 1 ORU vs. No. 2 IPFW (Final)||ORU, 4-3
|Men's Championshp Schedule|
|Friday, April 27||No. 1 UMKC vs. No. 4 South Dakota State (Semifinal)
|Friday, April 27||No. 2 IPFW vs. No. 3 IUPUI (Semifinal)
|Saturday, April 28||No. 1 UMKC vs. No. 3 IUPUI (Final)