WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 28, 2011) - The William and Mary women's tennis team will host a USTA Campus Kids Day on Saturday, April 2, in conjunction with the Green and Gold's home match with Big East foe Syracuse. Campus Kids Days are designed to expose current and aspiring junior players (and their parents and coaches) to college tennis. The match is slated for an 11 a.m. start time at the Millie West Tennis Facility. Admission to Tribe Tennis matches is free.
Kids' Day activities on court will be between singles and doubles. An autograph session with Tribe Tennis posters along with a question and answer session with players will follow the match. Refreshments and snacks will be available, and the first 10 kids in attendance receive a Tribe Tennis hat.
W&M is coming off a 4-3 upset victory over No. 40 Brown on Sunday. W&M trailed 3-2 with two three-set matches on the court. Freshman Jeltje Loomans evened the match at three by winning the final three games of the third set at the No. 4 singles post. Sophomore Marlen Mesgarzadeh won for the fifth time in her last six matches to clinch the match with a three-set victory at the No. 3 position. Sophomore Anik Cepeda notched the Tribe's other singles victory at the No. 5 slot, while the College claimed the doubles point with victories by Cepeda and freshman Hope Johnson at the No. 1 post and Loomans and senior Lauren Sabacinski at the No. 3 position.
Syracuse enters the match with the Tribe at 13-5 overall and 6-1 in the Big East. The Orange went 2-1 over the weekend with 7-0 wins on the road at Army and St. John's, before falling at conference foe Rutgers, 4-3, on Sunday. The Tribe and Orange have one common opponent in Boston University. Syracuse fell to the Terriers in Boston, 6-1, while the Green and Gold tallied a road win over BU, 6-1.Following the Kids Day against Syracuse, the Green and Gold will close out the regular season with a pair of Colonial Athletic Association matches. W&M travels to VCU for a 3 p.m. start on Wednesday, April 13, before hosting Old Dominion at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15.