Fighting Illini Women's 15K tournament schedule released

URBANA - Atkins Tennis Center announced the schedule for the Fighting Illini Women’s 15K Futures tennis tournament starting this Sunday. The event, which offers free admission to the general public, will run Sunday, November 5th through Saturday, November 11th.

The competition begins on Sunday at 10am with the qualifying draw of 32 women vying for a spot into the main draw, which will commence on Monday after the conclusion of the qualifying matches. In addition competing for WTA and ITF rating points, the top finishers share a total purse $15,000.

Last year's doubles champions, Megan Heuser and Kate Duong, are back looking to repeat finish. The field of competition will feature rising international players from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, China, and other countries around the globe.

The brackets for the qualifying round are expected to released on Saturday.

Tournament Schedule:

Sunday, November 5th: Qualifying draw of 32 players will begin at 10 a.m
Monday, November 6th: Qualifying draw finishes. Main draw matches to follow, 10 a.m. start
Tuesday, November 7th: Main draw match play will resume with a 10 a.m. start
Wednesday, November 8th: Main draw match play will resume with a 10 a.m. start
Thursday, November 9th: Doubles semi-finals and Singles quarter finals 10 a.m. start
Friday, November 10th: Doubles final and Singles semi-finals, 10 a.m. start
Saturday, November 11th: Singles final at 10 a.m.