The Courtney Tennis Center is playing host to NCAA women's competition for the sixth time in the last decade.

Courtney Tennis Center Will Feature Four NCAA Practices Open To The Public On Thursday

May 10, 2006

Fans and media will be able to get a sneak peak at all four teams participating in the Notre Dame subregional of the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship, as the Courtney Tennis Center will play host to a series of open practices on Thursday. The practice schedule is as follows: Notre Dame from 1-3 p.m.; Michigan from 2-4 p.m.; Nebraska from 3-5 p.m.; Valparaiso from 5-7 p.m. Play begins in the tournament on Friday, as the Wolverines and Cornhuskers will clash in a first-round match at 10 a.m. (ET), with the Irish-Crusaders contest to follow at 1 p.m. The winners will play in Saturday’s second round at 1 p.m.

Admission to all Thursday practices is free. Single-day tickets to the matches are $5 for adults and $3 for children (16 and under), college students, and senior citizens over 55. To purchase, call 574-631-7356 or see

Members of the media wishing to interview coaches or players will have that opportunity following the respective team’s practice on Thursday. To set up interviews, media members should contact Notre Dame tennis SID Bo Rottenborn at or 574-631-8642.

For more information about this week’s NCAA tennis action at Notre Dame, see’s NCAA Tournament Central.