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UH vs UCLA women’s tennis at Mauna Lani (March 21-22)

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The University of Hawaii women’s tennis team will take part in the first-ever Mauna Lani Bay Tennis Classic on March 21-22 at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.

UH will take on visiting team, UCLA, in the two-day official ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) event.

The tournament will consist of a two-day dual-match format with three doubles matches and eight singles matches between UH and UCLA on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22 (with reverse line-ups from the Monday matches).

Spectators are invited to cheer on our hometown team as they take on UCLA, which is ranked No. 8 in the country, according to the most recent ITA rankings.

A highlight of tournament will be the singles match played under lights between the number one player for UH, Katarina Poljakova, and UCLA’s top player, McCall Jones.

WHAT: Inaugural Mauna Lani Bay Tennis Classic showcasing official ITA match between the Division 1 UH Women’s Tennis Team and UCLA.

WHERE: Tennis Club at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Big Island, Hawaii.

WHO: Eight-member UH and UCLA Women’s Tennis Teams. Head Coach of UH, Jun Hernandez and Head Coach of UCLA, Stella Sampras.

SCHEDULE: Competition begins at 11 a.m. each day with doubles matches. Singles matches at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Night matches to follow at 5 p.m. Monday with a doubles match, then the No. 1 players from UH and UCLA will go head-to-head in a singles match not to be missed.

COST: No cost to attend.

PARKING: Complimentary parking available.

REFRESHMENTS: Water and sports drinks available for purchase.

STAY: UH and UCLA friends, family and fans are invited to join the team on the Big Island and take advantage of the special room rate. The resort is offering the special tournament rate of $199 per room, per night plus tax. (almost 50 percent off normal rate.) To reserve contact reservations at (800) 367-2323 or email reservations@maunalani.com. Mention: The 2011 Mauna Lani Bay Tennis Classic to receive the special tournament rate.

For more information about The Mauna Lani Bay Tennis Classic, contact (808) 885- 6622 or visit www.maunalani.com

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