Sept. 22, 2002

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Inclement weather in the South Bend area has forced dramatic changes in the Sunday schedule of the Tom Fallon Invitational. Due to logistical reasons arising when the 11-team tournament moved from the outdoor Courtney Tennis Center (with 24 courts) to the indoor Eck Tennis Pavilion (with six courts), five teams chose to forego the final day of play in the face of waiting hours before getting on the courts.

Teams with flights scheduled were given priority on the indoor courts and, thus, Indiana State, Michigan, Northwestern, William & Mary, and Wisconsin will not compete on Sunday.

The remaining six teams will continue play indoors today with the possibility of moving outside if the weather improves. Harvard and Brown began singles action at 10:30 a.m. on all six indoor courts. Following that, Ball State and Maryland will resume singles matches begun outside earlier this morning, using half of the courts. Meanwhile, Notre Dame and Purdue will compete in six singles contests on the other three courts. Doubles play may follow afterwards if teams desire it.

The William & Mary-Wisconsin singles matches originally scheduled for 7:30 a.m. were not played due to a change in the Tribe’s travel plans.