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    The University of Illinois and the nationally-ranked Illinois men's tennis team are set to host the 2009 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Men's Team Indoor Championships. This year's tournament will run Friday-Monday, Feb. 13-16, at the MidTown Tennis Club in Chicago. The Illini once again bring arguably the biggest tennis tournament to the Windy City, as they also hosted the 2005 and 2007 events at MidTown.

    The ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship is the premier indoor collegiate team event and is the ITA's longest running tournament.

    This is the third time the Orange and Blue will host the event in the tournament's 41-year history.

    60 teams will compete in the ITA Kick Off Weekend January 30 - February 1. The top fifteen teams will then join the Illini in Chicago for the ITA National Men's Tennis Team Indoor Championships.

    In 2008, Top-seeded Virginia beat No. 3 Ohio State 4-1 in the finals at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Men's Team Indoor Championship at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

    This year, the National Indoor Championship Tournament will return to the award-winning MidTown Tennis Club in the heart of downtown Chicago. MidTown, established in 1969, is the world's largest indoor tennis facility and the first tennis club built from the ground up in any major U.S. city.

    Tennis Magazine has recognized MidTown as one of the premier tennis clubs in the country, while the USTA named it the "Facility of the Year" in 2002 and 2003. The facility features 18 cushion tennis turf courts; three platform tennis courts; tennis practice facilities; tennis instructional classes; tennis leagues, teams and tournaments; a state-of-the-art fitness center; an adjacent clubhouse; an in-house Café and a full service pro shop.

    The ITA Men's National Indoor Team Championship has featured a number of today's top professional players, including James Blake, Bob and Mike Bryan, Jeff Morrison, Amer Delic, and Kevin Anderson. Each year the National Team Indoors showcases some of the top young tennis players hoping to make their mark on the professional circuit. Furthermore, the event exposes large communities to the excitement and intensity of collegiate tennis.

    TOURNAMENT PARTICULARS

    PARTICIPATING TEAMS
    The field has been set for the 35th annual event after sixty teams competed in the inaugural ITA Kick-Off Weekend January 30 - February 1 to determine which 15 teams would join the University of Illinois at the 2009 ITA Championships in Chicago. Of the fifteen No.1 seeds in the Kick-Off competition, 14 have advanced with an opportunity to capture the elusive National Team Indoor Championship title. Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio State, Pepperdine, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Tulsa, UCLA, USC and defending champion Virginia will all make their way to Chicago FEB. 12-16.

    TOURNAMENT DATES
    Friday-Monday, Feb. 13-16, 2009

    TOURNAMENT SITE
    MidTown Tennis Club
    2020 W. Fullerton Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Phone: (773) 235-2300
    Fax: (773) 235-3830

    TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
    Holly Stalcup
    Office Phone: (217) 244-6518
    E-mail: stalcup@uiuc.edu

    MEDIA COORDINATOR
    Kassie Barry
    Office Phone: (217) 265-0170
    E-mail: klbarry2@illinois.edu

    TICKET INFORMATION
    Tickets for the 2009 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships will be sold at the Midtown Tennis Center on match days.

    Individual
    Public - $5.00
    Students -$3.00

    All Session
    Public - $15.00
    Student - $10.00

    PARKING AT THE MIDTOWN TENNIS CENTER
    Parking is available in the Mid-Town Tennis Club's parking lot.
    There will be no charge for spectator parking.

    DIRECTIONS for PARKING AT THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL
    The Doubletree Hotel is located 9 miles from Midway Airport (approximately 30-45 minutes) and 18 miles from O'Hare Airport (approximately 45-60 minutes).

    From O'Hare to Holiday Inn: Take I-90 East towards Downtown Chicago. Exit Ohio St. East. Drive 11 blocks East on local Ohio St. to Fairbanks Court. Hotel is on the left side.
    From Midway to Holiday Inn: Take I-55 East to 1-90/94 West towards Downtown Chicago. Exit Ohio St. East. Drive 11 blocks East on local Ohio St. to Fairbanks Court. Hotel is on the left side.

    Parking is available at the Doubletree Hotel for $38.00/day which does include in and out privileges. The parking facility's height clearance is 6'6". The nearest convenient parking for buses is located at the Grey Hound Station, 901 N. Halsted, (312) 408-5956. Advance reservations are required.

    SHUTTLE SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
    NO on-site shuttle transportation will be provided at the 2009 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship.

    HOTEL INFORMATION
    Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile

    CHICAGO INFORMATION
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