DURHAM- Duke in second year of women’s tennis Ellie Coleman will return home this weekend to compete in the Dow Tennis Classic, to be held at the Greater Midland Tennis Center October 30-November 6 in Midland, Michigan.
A native of Midland, Michigan, Coleman will compete in singles qualifying and the doubles main draw with teammate Duke Karolina Berankova. Coleman got a wild card for this year’s tournament.
“I think it’s an amazing opportunity,” Coleman said. “I’m so grateful to all the managers at Midland for giving me this experience and this opportunity. I’m super excited to be returning to the club where I grew up playing. It really is a special place for me. Power go to my home community and maybe give back a bit of everything they’ve done to support me.”
The 2022 event will feature qualifying rounds on Sunday and Monday, with the main draw starting on Tuesday. Play will continue throughout the week, with the quarter-finals scheduled for Friday November 4, the semi-finals on Saturday November 5 and the finals on Sunday November 6.
“I’m really excited about the field we have coming up. We have (eight) top 100 players, which is by far the most we’ve ever had,” said Jeff Rekeweg, director of Down Tennis Classic. “We also have two well-known personalities in Sophia Kenin and Eugenie Bouchard who are trying to get back to full fitness after coming out of injury. And then we have Ellie Colemanwho grew up in Midland and went through our competitive tennis program here and now plays at Duke.”
At least eight players ranked in the world’s top 100 will participate in the 34th annual event.
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