NEW YORK – The 2013 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship will begin Wednesday, May 22 on the campus of the University of  Illinois with Columbia’s senior Nicole Bartnik in action.

Bartnik, recently named the ITA Northeast Region Senior of the Year, will take on Alabama’s Alexa Guarachi in the opening round. Bartnik and Guarachi met back in the fall at the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, with Guarachi claiming a 6-3, 6-2 victory.

Bartnik and Guarachi are slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. EST at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex. Illinois will provide a live stream and stats of all courts via their tournament central page.