200University of Minnesota men's tennis player Nic Edlefsen's (Minneapolis, Minn.) remarkable run at the 2005 ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., came to an end today with a loss in the quarterfinals of the singles draw. Unseeded in the tournament and nationally- unranked, Edlefsen fell to No. 21 seed Nick Rinks of Michigan State, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, in his fourth straight three-set match.
The lone Golden Gopher to advance past the round of 32, Edlefsen went 3-0 at the Midwest Regional. The Minneapolis native is now 5-2 this season in singles matches.
Minnesota closes out the fall season on Nov. 11-14 at the Big Ten Singles Championship in East Lansing, Mich. The 2005 ITA Midwest Regional Championships continues through Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Seventeen ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women are taking place over these last two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country. The 2005 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the nation's premier collegiate indoor tennis tournament, is the second of three national championship events for college tennis this season. The first events -- the Riviera/ITA Women's and Polo Ralph Lauren Men's All-American Championships -- were held earlier this month, and the third event is the season-ending NCAA Championships in May.
The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from these Wilson/ ITA Regional Championships held across the country, the ITA National Small College champions, top performers from the ITA All-American Championships and at-large card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Overall, more than 7,000 players from nearly 600 schools participate annually in the ITA Regional and National Intercollegiate Championships.
2005 ITA Midwest Regional Championships
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Oct. 24, 2005
Quaterfinals - Nick Rinks (Michigan State) def. Nic Edlefsen (MN) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2