Nov. 7, 2012
The No. 34 ranked doubles duo earned a bid to the tournament after winning the doubles competition at the Ohio Valley Regionals back on October 22.
Also earning a spot in the singles competition was Szekely who ousted her teammate Boren for the Ohio Valley singles championship title. Boren, who is ranked 18th in the country during the fall season, earned an at-large bid to the singles championship.
Round of 32
Thursday, November 7 10:30 a.m.
No. 34 Brynn Boren/Kata Szekely (2) UT vs. No. 49 Danielle Lao/Valeria Pulido, USC
COMPETING AGAINST THE BEST
For the third time this season, the Lady Vols will compete against the toughest competition in the country.
Though ranked in the top 30 themselves in singles, and 34th in doubles, Boren and Szekely will play the nation's best players this weekend as evidenced by their first round competitors.
LAST TIME THERE
Both Lady Vols have made an appearance at the National Indoors previously in their collegiate careers, both on the doubles circuit.
Kata Szekely and Natalie Pluskota, who won the doubles championship last season at the Ohio Valley Regionals advanced to the quarterfinals of the where they fell to the No. 1 ranked team of Mallory Burdette and Nicole Gibbs of Stanford.
Brynn Boren and Maria Sorbello also won the Ohio Valley doubles championship, in 2010, and fell, also in the quarters, but to the Florida duo of Sophie Oyen and Allie Will who upset the first ranked team of Burdette and Hilary Barte (Stanford).
NATIONAL INDOORS EXPLAINED
The only championship to showcase elite players from every level of collegiate sports, the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serves as the culmination of the fall season. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.
This is the third year for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships to be held at the home of the US Open. In an effort to draw more awareness to the event, this year's Championships was pushed back a week to not conflict with the annual New York City Marathon. That decision proved to be a wise one with Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast early last week.
Ken Thomas of RadioTennis.com will be on site throughout the week starting Thursday, providing a live broadcast beginning at 10:15 am ET each day.
For complete coverage of the 2012 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, including access to draws, live scores and more, please visit the official ITA event page. Follow the ITA on Twitter, @ITAtennis, for updates and news from Flushing. Use the hashtag #NationalIndoors for all tweets in regards to the event, or search the term "NationalIndoors" to find others who are tweeting from the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 8-11.