(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team will participate in the 2018 Hall of Fame Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Grass Court Invitational on September 14-16 in Newport, Rhode Island. The three-day event will be held on the historic Bill Talbert Stadium Court and additional grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, all of which have hosted many of the sport's greatest tennis legends over the years.
For the third consecutive year, the ITA partners with the International Tennis Hall of Fame to present the Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational. Todd Martin, CEO of the Hall of Fame, extended eight invitations to Division III teams (four men, four women), marking the first time teams outside of Division I will compete in the Grass Court Invitational.
The Tartans are one of the four women's programs to play in the invitational. Two University Athletic Association (UAA) institutions will join the Cardinal and Gray, Emory University and the University of Chicago, along with Washington and Lee University.
Each participating team will take part in flighted singles play on Friday and Saturday, with doubles action slated for Sunday. Match results will count towards a player's overall record and are Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings-eligible.
Play will take place from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The invitational is free of charge and open to the public, providing a great opportunity for fans to see high caliber competitive tennis. During the event days, admission to the museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will be reduced to $8 from the standard $15, making it a great time for tennis fans to visit. Admission to the museum for kids ages 16 & under is always free.
Carnegie Mellon's Lineup