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2015 Summer Circuit Scroll June 25

Repeat Winners Begin Surfacing at 2015 ITA Summer Circuit 

 

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SKILLMAN, NJ (July 15) - The 2015 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by USTA, was in full swing this past weekend, with each of the nine regions across the nation hosting tournament play. Event action and champions for each site are provided below:

 

Previous Champions Return to Winner's Circle

Success bred more success for several players in the 2015 ITA Summer Circuit as five regional winners in weeks one and two struck again in week three. TCU sophomore Trevor Johnson followed up his Laguna Niguel doubles title in week two by winning the La Verne singles and doubles titles this weekend. Caitlin Bernard has also won both singles (at Wellesley) and doubles (in Pittsburgh) tournaments in consecutive weeks in the Northeast region. Nico Agrittelley is attempting a Grand Slam of the Texas Region, winning the first two (Abilene Christian and UT Dallas) of four singles tournaments in the region. Jonathan Sheehy and Parker Wynn have also swept the Texas tournaments in doubles.

 

Ohio State Women Conquer (Western) Michigan

While it wasn't exactly The School Up North, Ohio State's women's tennis team made the most of their trip to the state up north and the campus of Western Michigan, as the Buckeyes won both the women's singles and doubles championships there - and also earned runner-up honors in each draw. Sophomore Anna Sanford won the singles title, with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over teammate Miho Kowase in the final. Sanford then doubled-down with Ohio State teammate Grรขinne O'Neill and won the doubles championship, once again topping Kowase and fellow Buckeye Nicole Flower.

 

Seven Players Sweep

Seven players won both regional singles and doubles draws this week. Joining Trevor Johnson (at the La Verne Regional) and Anna Sanford (at Western Michigan) with two pieces of hardware won this week were Frances Altick (at Middle Tennessee State), Elena Muller (at UT Dallas), Hadley Berg (at Pacific), Ian Dempster (at Virginia Tech) and Gabby Smith (at Wichita State).

  

Video Highlights of the La Verne Regional Singles Finals

Courtesy of Yang Lin

Trevor Johnson vs. Max Pham

Kenadi Hance vs. Summer Dvorak  

 

Champions by Region

 

Southern California Region: La Verne

Men's Singles: Trevor Johnson def. Max Pham - 6-3, 6-2

Women's Singles: Kenadi Hance def. Summer Dvorak - 8-4       

Men's Doubles: Johnson/Blake def. Marker/Rapp - 8-2

Women's Doubles: Cooley/Dvorak def. McKenzie/Apollo - 8-5

 

Southeast Region: Middle Tennessee

Men's Singles: Grayson Goldin def. Gian Issa - 6-4, 2-6, 10-8

Women's Singles: Frances Altick def. Caroline Brinson - 6-3, 6-4

Men's Doubles: Brewer/Hills def. Hsieh/Lee - 8-5

Women's Doubles: Brinson/Altick def. Homan/Eluhu - 8-2

 

Mountain Region: Colorado

Men's Singles: Wyatt Lovera def. Avery Schober - 3-6, 6-3, 11-9

Women's Singles: Autumn Crossnoe def. Alexa Bradley - 3-6, 7-5, 10-8

Men's Doubles: Tang/Reinke def. Arney/Lovera - 8-7(3)

Women's Doubles: Woodman/Hall def. Crossnoe/Frankel - 8-5

 

Central Region: Wichita State

Men's Singles: William Little def. Dominic Patrick - 6-2, 6-4

Women's Singles: Gabby Smith def. Abby Stevens - 6-3, 6-3*

Men's Doubles: Hallestrand/Jacoby def. Patrick/Silverstein - 8-4

Women's Doubles: Smith/Sneed def. Schiller/Stevens - 8-3

 

Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Tech

Men's Singles: Ian Dempster def. Will Albright - 7-5, 4-6, 10-7

Women's Singles: Alyssa Smith def. Audrey Ann Blakely - 6-7(2), 6-3, 10-6

Men's Doubles: Dempster/Lehfeldt def. Newman/Ogden - 8-2

Women's Doubles: Ogunbesan/Washington def. Blakely/Frey - 8-6

 

Midwest Region: Western Michigan

Men's Singles: Timothy Wang def. Max Fleigner - 6-1, 7-5

Women's Singles: Anna Sanford def. Miho Kowase - 6-3, 6-0

Men's Doubles: Woody/Krimbill def. Johnston/McCauley - 8-3

Women's Doubles: Sanford/O'Neill def. Kowase/Flower - 8-4

 

Texas Region: UT-Dallas

Men's Singles: Nico Agritelley def. Miguel Alda - 6-3, 7-6(3)

Women's Singles: Elena Muller def. Minying Liang - 6-3, 6-3

Men's Doubles: Sheehy/Wynn def. Bell/Nash - 8-1

Women's Doubles: Muller/Zogg def. Calla/Richter - 8-4

 

Northern California Region: Pacific

Men's Singles: Logan Staggs def. Josh Pompan - 6-0, 4-6, 10-6

Women's Singles: Hadley Berg def. Natalie Looney - 6-2, 6-2

Men's Doubles: Giannini/Verbeek def. Wade/Maltby - 8-3

Women's Doubles: Looney/Berg def. McColl/Chen

 

Northeast Region: Wellesley

Men's Singles: Chris Grant def. Daniel Wright - 6-2, 6-3

Women's Singles: Caitlin Bernard def. Emma Alderman - 5-7, 6-1, 10-6

Men's Doubles: Born/Wright def. Roddy/Wolfe - 8-4

Women's Doubles: Alderman/Zaki def. Stevens/Stewart - 9-8

 

*Gabby Smith's victory over Abby Stevens occurred in the semifinals, and after the two remaining semifinalists double-defaulted Smith became the champion of the regional

 

Upcoming Tournament Schedule:

   

July 17-19: Kansas

July 17-19: Denver

July 17-20: Rutgers

July 18-20: Alabama

July 18-20: Azusa Pacific

July 18-20: UC Davis

July 18-21: UNC Charlotte

July 18-21: UT Arlington

July 18-21: Notre Dame

 

For a full schedule and complete draw information, visit our 2015 ITA Summer Circuit page.

 

About the ITA Summer Circuit

Since its inception in 1993, nearly 30,000 men and women have competed in the ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA. Providing college and junior athletes (along with alumni) the opportunity to compete in organized events year round, the Circuit remains open to anyone as long as he/she is a current ITA member. There are nine regional circuits that span across the United States, which include 36 different tournaments.