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Women's Tennis Team Heads to 2012 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship as the No. 11 Seed

Senior Elja van Berlo leads the Golden Eagles into the C-USA Tournament

April 17, 2012

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's tennis team travels to Memphis, Tenn., for the 2012 Conference USA Championship as the No. 11 seed and will play No. 6 seed Houston in the opening round on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center.

Tulsa will take the top spot at the championship as the bracket for the four-day event was announced by the league office. The 26th-ranked Golden Hurricane posted a 19-3 record during the season and will earn a first-round bye along with Rice, Tulane and Memphis. All four schools rank within the ITA's top-65. The Owls follow the Golden Hurricane at No. 40 followed by the Green Wave at No. 53 and Memphis at No. 64.

Championship action begins on Thursday, April 19 as No. 8 seed East Carolina and No. 9 seed UAB at 10 a.m. ET on the B courts of the Lake Cane Tennis Center. Fifth-seeded Marshall will face No. 12 seed UTEP at the same time on the A courts.

The 2 p.m. ET afternoon session opens with No. 7 seed UCF taking on No. 10 seed SMU on the A-bank courts while No. 6 seed Houston will face No. 11 seed Southern Miss on the B courts.

For more information on the 2012 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship, fans can visit the Championship Central page.

2012 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship Schedule

FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 19
Morning Session
Match 1: (8) East Carolina vs. (9) UAB - 10 a.m./B Courts
Match 2: (5) Marshall vs. (12) UTEP - 10 a.m./A Courts
Afternoon Session
Match 3: (7) UCF vs. (10) SMU - 2 p.m./B Courts
Match 4: (6) Houston vs. (11) Southern Miss - 2 p.m./A Courts

QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 20
Morning Session
Match 5: (1) Tulsa vs. winner of Match 1 - 10 a.m./A Courts
Match 6: (4) Memphis vs. winner of Match 2 - 10 a.m./B Courts
Afternoon Session
Match 7: (2) Rice vs. winner of Match 3 - 2 p.m./A Courts
Match 8: (3) Tulane vs. winner of Match 4 - 2 p.m./B Courts

SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 21
Match 9: winner of Match 5 vs. winner of Match 6 - 12 p.m./A-B Courts*
Match 10: winner of Match 7 vs. winner of Match 8 - 12 p.m./A-B Courts*

CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
Match 11: winner of Match 9 vs. winner of Match 10 - 10 a.m./A Courts

* The highest remaining seed will play on the Bank A Courts.

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