2011 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Field Features 15 from ACC

May 4, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Fifteen Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes will be among the 64-player field for the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championships, to be held May 25-30 at Stanford University's Taube Tennis Center.

ACC Player of the Year Bianca Eichkorn of Miami led the ACC contingent by earning the conference's automatic qualifying berth in singles and joined teammate Anna Bartenstein to snare the league's automatic qualifying spot in doubles.

Eichkorn and Bartenstein are joined in the women's singles field by Clemson's Josipa Bek and Keri Wong, Duke's Nadine Fahoum and Reka Zsilinszka, Florida State's Katie Rybakova and Noemie Scharle, Georgia Tech's Jillian O'Neill, Maryland's Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, North Carolina's Zoe De Bruycker, NC State's Sanaa Bhambri, Virginia's Emily Fraser and Lindsey Hardenbergh, and Wake Forest's Martina Pavelec.

Eichkorn earned a No. 7 national seed, while Clemson's Bek and North Carolina's De Bruycker are among the No. 9-16 seeded players.

Ten ACC schools placed at least one player in the 2011 NCAA singles field, and the conference landed nine duos in the 32-team doubles competition.

In addition to Eichkorn and Bartenstein, the ACC's NCAA doubles entrants include Clemson's Wong/Bek. Duke's Fahoum/Ellah Nze, Maryland's Jordaan Sanford/Sanchez-Quintanar, North Carolina's Shinann Featherston/Lauren McHale, NC State's Sandhya Nagaraj/Bhambri, Virginia's Hardenbergh/Erin Vierra and Emily Fraser/Hana Tomlijanovic, and the Wake Forest team of Kathryn Talbert/Kayla Duncan, The individual singles and doubles championships will be held at Stanford University following the NCAA Team Championships. Competition is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 25, and continue until champions are determined on Monday, May 30.

The ACC will also be well-represented in the NCAA women's team competition, which gets under way on May 13. No. 3 seed Duke, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 7 Miami, No. 11 Virginia, No. 12 Florida State, No. 14 Georgia Tech, No. 15 Clemson, Maryland and NC State all earned spots to give the ACC a conference-record tying and national-best nine teams among the field.

Below is a complete list of ACC student-athletes who will be competing in the NCAA Division I singles and doubles championship tournaments.

SINGLES
ACC Automatic Qualifier
Bianca Eichkorn, Miami

At-large selections
Anna Bartenstein, Miami
Josipa Bek, Clemson
Sanaa Bhambri, NC State
Zoe De Bruycker, North Carolina
Nadine Fahoum, Duke
Emily Fraser, Virginia
Lindsey Hardenbergh, Virginia
Jillian O'Neill, Georgia Tech
Martina Pavelec, Wake Forest
Katie Rybakova, Florida State
Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Maryland
Noemie Scharle, Florida State
Keri Wong, Clemson
Reka Zsilinszka, Duke

Seeds 1-8
7. Bianca Eichkorn, Miami

Seeds 9-16
Josipa Bek, Clemson
Zoe De Bruycker, North Carolina

Alternate Singles Selection
5. Christina Ngo, Georgia Tech

DOUBLES
ACC Automatic Qualifiers
Bianca Eichkorn/Anna Bartenstein, Miami

At-large selections
Keri Wong/Josipa Bek, Clemson
Ellah Nze/Nadine Fahoum, Duke
Jordaan Sanford/Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Maryland
Shinann Featherston/Lauren McHale, North Carolina
Sandhya Nagaraj/Sanaa Bhambri, NC State
Emily Fraser/Hana Tomlijanovic, Virginia
Lindsey Hardenbergh/Erin Vierra, Virginia
Kathryn Talbert/Kayla Duncan, Wake Forest

Seeds 5-8
Keri Wong/Josipa Bek, Clemson
Biana Eichkorn/Anna Bartenstein, Miami
Shinann Featherston/Lauren McHale, North Carolina

Alternate Doubles Selections
8. Maria Fuccillo/Rashmi Teltumbde, Virginia