CHAPEL HILL --- The No. 8 North Carolina women's tennis team will welcome VCU, DePaul and Auburn to the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Saturday and Sunday for the 2013 ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The event, which features 60 teams nationally at 15 different sites, will determine this year's qualifiers for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships to be held Feb. 8-11 in Charlottesville, Va.
No. 46 VCU and No. 65 DePaul will meet in Saturday's first match at 9 a.m., with the eighth-ranked Tar Heels and No. 68 Auburn set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday's schedule features matches at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with Carolina playing the afternoon match regardless of Saturday's results.
Carolina opened its 2013 dual match season Wednesday with a pair of 7-0 wins over UNC Greensboro and Elon. The Tar Heels have a nation-leading seven singles players ranked in the ITA top 125 as well as a pair of doubles tandems.
Live scoring for all four matches will be available at GoHeels.com.
9 a.m. VCU/DePaul
1 p.m. North Carolina vs. Auburn
9 a.m. Auburn vs. VCU/DePaul
1 p.m. North Carolina* vs. VCU/DePaul
*North Carolina will play the late match Sunday regardless of Saturday's results