Walsh, a junior on the 2007-08 Ute squad, will represent her home country of Ireland at the Universiade Bangkok 2007 Games.
Aug. 8, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY - Leigh Walsh of the University of Utah women's tennis team is set to compete in the 24th Universiade Bangkok 2007 Games. Competition runs from Thursday, Aug. 9 through Thursday, Aug. 16th. All tennis matches will be held at the National Tennis Development Center, LTAT in Bangkok, Thailand.
Walsh, a junior on the Ute squad, will be representing her home country of Ireland in the Bangkok 2007 Games. She will be competing in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Colin O'Brien (William and Mary), James McGee (NC State) and Anne Marie Hogan (University College Dublin) are the others representing Ireland in tennis. Hogan and Walsh will team up in doubles, while Walsh's mixed doubles partner has yet to be determined. The first round of singles and doubles play will begin at 9:00 a.m. ICT on Aug. 9. The mixed doubles competition begins on Aug. 10.
"I am really excited to walk out at the opening ceremony," says Walsh. "It will be a great honor to represent my country at such a prestigious event."
The Universiade Bangkok 2007 Games has 20 different sports to compete in, including rifle, fencing, golf, basketball, and tennis. Athletes from over 132 countries will be represented at the games this year.