ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team caps the 2016-17 season this week at the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Tennis Championship at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
Seeded 12th in the 14-team field, the Hawks open play in the on Wednesday with a first round match versus fifth seed Saint Louis at 9 a.m. Should Saint Joseph's win, it would advance to play either fourth seed Davidson or 13th seed St. Bonaventure at 9 a.m. in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The semifinals of the A-10 Championship will be played Saturday at 10:00 am and the championship finale is Sunday at 10:00 am and will be broadcast live on ESPN3. The winner of the A-10 Championship receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The early rounds of the A-10 Championships will be streamed through the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Center website. The free streaming for the early rounds will allow viewers to select which court to follow, with dedicated cameras on each court.
Sunday’s ESPN3 broadcast, which will include both finals (10:00 am for women’s title match, 1 pm for the men’s), will be similar to traditional television coverage of tennis events. Kevin Skinner will serve as play-by-play for the championship matches, and Rennae Stubbs will be the analyst. ESPN3, the digital platform of ESPN, reaches 69.3 million unique users and is free online with a cable TV subscription: http://www.espn.com/watch/.
Every match of the championship will be played at the new, state-of-the-art USTA National Campus, which is hosting both the A-10 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship for the first time. The 63-acre USTA Center, which includes a 12-court collegiate tennis area, houses the USTA headquarters as well as player development center and 100 courts designed for different levels of play. In addition to the 12 hard courts, the collegiate area features a future tournament show court. The collegiate courts have seating for 1,200 spectators.
Admission will be free for the A-10 Championships.