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Houston to Wrap Fall at River Oaks Invitational

Nov. 2, 2017

HOUSTON – The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis team will wrap 2017 fall play with a visit to the River Oaks Invitational, to be held Nov. 3-5 at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston.

The River Oaks Invitational will feature Houston, North Texas, Rice and Texas competing in dual-play format for each of the three days of action. The Invitational will begin with doubles play at noon on Friday and Saturday, while the final day will open at 9 a.m.

Houston will meet Texas in doubles play before facing Rice in singles competition. On Saturday, the Coogs will meet Rice in doubles play and North Texas for singles, before flipping and facing the Mean Green in doubles and the Owls in singles, on Sunday.

Aside from the tennis action, the River Oaks Invitational will also consist of various activities including a Pro-Am competition and kid’s clinic following Saturday’s action and the NJTL Clinic after Sunday’s matches.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Friday, Nov. 3 – 12 p.m.
Doubles: Houston vs. Texas | Rice vs. North Texas
Singles: Houston vs. Rice | Texas vs. North Texas

Saturday, Nov. 4 – 12 p.m.
Doubles: Houston vs. Rice | North Texas vs. Texas
Singles: Houston vs. Texas | Rice vs. North Texas
Pro-Am and Kid’s Clinic: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5 – 9 a.m.
Doubles: Houston vs. North Texas | Rice vs. Texas
Singles: Houston vs. Texas | Rice vs. North Texas
NJTL Clinic: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

THE FALL THUS FAR
The Cougars have been led in singles play by sophomore Tsveta Dimitrova who has tallied 10 wins in 2017. In October, Dimitrova reached the finals of the HEB Invitational and the quarterfinals of the ITA Texas Regional en route to finishing 8-2 in the month.


 

 

Sophomore Lauren Alter sits third on the team with five wins throughout fall play, while senior Sveva Mazzari and sophomore Constandena Nicolaou each have posted four wins.

In doubles play, Dimitrova has teamed with Mazzari to pick up four wins on the season. Mazzari has also paired with Alter for two victories in 2017.

JOIN THE CENTER COURT CLUB
The Cougars are proud to introduce the Center Court Club, a restricted-giving program that directly impacts the needs of the University of Houston Tennis program. Gifts to the Center Court Club provide financial support directly to the University of Houston Tennis program for needs beyond the program's operating budget. Revenue generated from the Center Court Club is used at the discretion of the head coach for program enhancements. Membership in the Center Court Club is annual and requires a minimum $100 gift.

LEVELS OF GIVING
WINNER
For a minimum gift of $100, supporters receive a team poster and a signed tennis ball.
ACE
For a minimum gift of $500, supporters receive a team poster and a signed tennis ball, private practice invitation and a stadium blanket.
US OPEN
For a minimum gift of $1,000, supporters receive a team poster and a signed tennis ball, private practice invitation, a stadium blanket, fleece jacket and a lesson from the coach.
GRAND SLAM
For a minimum gift of $2,500, supporters receive a team poster and a signed tennis ball, private practice invitation, a stadium blanket, fleece jacket, a lesson from the coach and a group lesson from the coaching staff.

FOLLOW THE COUGARS
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