2013 ITA Summer Circuit Results – Week Four
SKILLMAN, NJ (July 24) – The 2013 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, was in full swing this past week. The circuit is capped off with the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships hosted by Indiana University, which is an open event with registration available here.
Here are some courtside updates:
Storming the Northern California Courts
UCLA-bound Mackenzie McDonald continues to dominate in the Northern California regional circuit. McDonald’s victory at U.C. Davis marks his third consecutive win in men’s singles events. McDonald also continued his success in doubles with partner Jayabharath Billa, who plays for Wake Forest. The dynamic duo has come out on top at all three tournaments thus far this summer. With only Sonoma State left in the Northern California circuit, McDonald will look to remain unscathed entering the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships.
Also lighting up the Northern California region, Boston College’s Katya Vasilyev defeated Lana Robins in the final round of the women’s singles at U.C. Davis. This victory marks back-to-back wins for Vasilyez, the first of which came at the University of the Pacific when she defeated Danielle Flores 6-4, 6-3. Flores bounced back from this defeat by teaming up with Vasilyev’s previous doubles partner, Jamie Pawid, for a victory in the women’s doubles event at U.C. Davis.
Tough to Repeat
After triumphing in singles and doubles at the University of La Verne-Upland, Lorraine Guillermo was unable to repeat her success at Azusa Pacific. Guillermo has been a constant presence in the Southern California region, beginning with her women’s singles final appearance at Laguna Niguel in week two of the Summer Circuit. Guillermo came very close to repeating her success at La Verne, but lost in a supertiebreaker, 10-7, to third-seeded Yuki Chang.
Supertiebreakers, Supertiebreakers and more Supertiebreakers
It’s no secret that the competition in the 2013 ITA Summer Circuit is heating up. In this past week’s tournaments alone, there were an outstanding amount of supertiebreakers. Six women’s singles finals went the distance.
In addition to the women’s singles championship in Azusa Pacific, Meghan Monaghan prevailed at Air Force, 10-2, and Whitney Kay emerged victorious at Kansas, 10-8. Kourtney Keegan defeated Sydney Campbell 10-6 at Alabama, Taylor Davidson beat Kaitlyn McCarthy 10-6 at Chapel Hill and Kelli Hine triumphed, 10-6, over Kaysie Hermsdorf in Arlington.
US Air Force Academy
Men's Singles: Hayden Sabatka (1) def. Ali Rizvi (3) – 6-4, 7-6(6)
Women's Singles: Meagan Monaghan (1) def. Madison Porter (3) – 4-6, 6-2, 10-2
Men’s/Women’s Doubles: Round robin format was played, with no final rounds
University of Kansas
Men's Singles: Vinh Pham (1) def. Jake Glazer – 6-3, 6-1
Women's Singles: Whitney Kay (1) def. Alecia Kauss (3) – 6-3, 6-7(5), 10-8
Men's Doubles: Louie Stuerke/Alec Kaczkowski def. Anthony Ibarra/Ben Newell – 8-6
Women's Doubles: Kauss/Dylan Windom def. Kay/Kate Vialle (1) – 8-4
University of Alabama
Men's Singles: Michael Rinaldi (2) def. Jess Jones – 6-3, 6-2
Women's Singles: Kourtney Keegan (4) def. Sydney Campbell – 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Men's Doubles: Andrew Dromsky/Jeffrey Brown (2) def. Andrew Goodwin/J. Jones (1) – 8-4
Women's Doubles: Kendall Woodard/Megan Kurey (2) def. Keegan/Campbell (4) – 8-6
UNC - Chapel Hill
Men's Singles: Nick Horton (1) def. Beck Bond (2) – 6-4, 6-4
Women's Singles: Taylor Davidson (1) def. Kaitlyn McCarthy (2) – 6-2, 5-7, 10-6
Men's Doubles: Ian Dempster/Horton def. Nicholas Bybel/Ben Horst – 8-6
Women's Doubles: Davidson/McCarthy def. Anna Kate Anderson/Narcissa Summerall – Def.(ns)
Men's Singles: Mitch McDaniels def. Ryan Cheung (1) – 6-7(5), 6-1, 10-4
Women's Singles: Yuki Chiang (2) def. Lorraine Guillermo – (1) 6-2, 5-7, 10-7
Men's Doubles: Caryl Hernandez/Justin Agbayani def. Kevin Bondar/Jake Yasgoor – 8-5
Women's Doubles: Stephanie Vlad/Desirae Krawczyk def. Guillermo/Regina Suarez – 8-6
Men's Singles: Jeffrey Offerdahl (3), Russel Bader (4) – Double Withdrawal
Women's Singles: Kelli Hine (2) def. Kaysie Hermsdorf – 1-6, 6-3, 10-6
Men's Doubles: Bader/Brady Bohrnstedt (7) def. Adam Krull/Jason Proctor – 8-6
Women's Doubles: Alexandra Huie/Emily Olivier def. Kelsey Grambeau/Hine (1) – 8-3
Men's Singles: Greg Andrews (1) def. Dimitrije Tasic (4) – 6-4, 6-2
Women's Singles: Nikki Sanders (1) def. Alex Chatt (12) – 6-3, 6-1
Men's Doubles: Andrews/Nicolas Montoya def. Daniel Bednarczyk/Tasic – 8-3
Women's Doubles: Marika Cusick/Alexandra D'Ascenzo def. Nikki Chiricosta/Drew Fillis – 8-0
Men's Singles: Mackenzie McDonald def. Jayabharath Billa – 6-3, 6-2
Women's Singles: Katya Vasilyev def. Lana Robins – 6-2, 6-4
Men's Doubles: Billa/McDonald def. Michael Nguyen/Everett Maltby – 8-4
Women's Doubles: Jamie Pawid/Danielle Flores d. Grace Egger/Robins – 8-0
Men's Singles: Maks Tekavec (2) def. Zach Lessen (4) – 6-3, 6-2
Women's Singles: Emily Safron def. Dana Tanenbaum (5) – 6-2, 6-4
Men's Doubles: Tekavec/Santiago Sierra def. Mehdi Abid/Kiran Mani – 8-5
Women's Doubles: Rebecca Curran/Kathleen Elkins def. Kaysee Orozco/Lily Bondy – 8-3
Upcoming Tournament Schedule:
July 26-29: Texas A&M
July 27-29: Cal State LA, Sonoma State, Indiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida
July 27-30: Cornell, UNC - Greensboro
For a full schedule and complete draw information, visit our 2013 ITA Summer Circuit page.
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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 thirty-five different tournaments. These open tournaments culminate with the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, on August 10-13. Everyone is eligible to enter the National Summer Championships.