Evans, Downing qualify for USTA/ITA National Championships

Evans, Downing qualify for USTA/ITA National Championships
Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com

MERIDIAN, MS -- Amy Evans (Ravenshoe, Queensland) and Katherine Downing (Pontotoc) captured the United State Tennis Association (UTA) Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Women's Double Regional Championship after defeating Ivanna Echezuria and Katy Adams of Meridian Community College 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in Meridian.

Evans and Downing will compete in the USTA/ ITA Small College National Championships October 11-14 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, AL.

The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions along with at-large selections from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA along with Junior and Community Colleges.

The Championship is the only national championship event for singles and doubles at the NCAA Division II and NAIA levels. It is also the only tournament that combines all levels of Junior/Community College, NJCAA Divisions I and III and the California division.

The singles and doubles champions at each divisional level will then compete to become the overall "Super Bowl" champions.

The "Super Bowl" champions earn wild cards into the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships with the opportunity to win the culminating event held at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Evans also finished runner-up in the No. 1 Singles after losing her first set 6-1 and then retiring her match against Echezuria due to an ankle injury.