2014 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA action heats up
SKILLMAN, NJ (July 9) - Nine sites hosted summer tennis action over the last week for the 2014 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA. Highlights of the past week's action include multiple winners, finalists and tight matches.
Back-to-back finals for Goodwin
Soon to be high school senior Johnny Goodwin cruised to his second final in as many weeks, but came out on the losing end at Wichita State. Goodwin fell to former Cowley College and Fresno Pacific standout Lloyd Bruce-Burgess 3-6, 6-1, 10-2. Bruce-Burgess, an ITA All-American, finished the 2010 season as the No. 3 ranked player in the ITA Junior/Community College National Men's Singles Rankings.
Two for one
Four players earned singles and doubles championships at circuit events. Alexis Nelson, Adam Ambrozy, Jason Kros and Bruce-Burgess captured two titles over the weekend at Minnesota, Pittsburgh, San Jose State and Wichita State, respectively.
Going the distance
Forcing a match tiebreak in the singles finals was a trending item in Week 2, with seven singles final going to a decisive 10-point breaker. At Wichita State, both singles finals went down to the wire with Bruce-Burgess and and Rachel McNeely prevailing.
Here are the results, broken down by site:
Men's Singles: Alan Nunez def. Sam Giammalva - 6-4, 6-2
Women's Singles: Chloe Lee def. Katelyn Jackson - 6-4, 2-6, 10-7
Men's Doubles: Holman/Haynes def. Giammalva/Lampasas - 8-5
Women's Doubles: Denton/Kruseman def. Jackson/Tarwater - 8-6
Men's Singles: Cole Fiegel def. Grayson Goldin - 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
Women's Singles: Natalia Maynetto def. Caroline Brinson - 6-2, 6-4
Men's Doubles: Landau/Perrigan def. Harris/Wilson - 8-6
Women's Doubles: Bear/Dailey def. Lindl/Martin - 8-4
Men's Singles: Alec Adamson def. Austin Rapp - 6-4, 7-6(11)
Women's Singles: Jessica Failla def. Cassidy Spearman - 7-5, 6-2
Men's Doubles: Dawson/Tseng def. Brymer/Rapp - 8-5
Women's Doubles: Benotto/Perez def. Dawson/Scott - 8-4
Men's Singles: Michael Sinha def. Tony Leto - 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
Women's Singles: Alexis Nelson def. Madeleine Johnson - 6-3, 6-2
Men's Doubles: Al Houni/Al Houni def. Leto/Leto - 8-6
Women's Doubles: Jamieson/Nelson def. Brills/Johnson - 8-7(9-7)
Men's Singles: Adam Ambrozy def. Zachary Bessette - 6-1, 5-7, 10-4
Women's Singles: Sarah Dvorak def. Hailey Barrett - 6-2, 6-4
Men's Doubles: Ambrozy/Kumar def. Hazlett/Wu - 8-3
Women's Doubles: Blakely/Frey def. Dvorak/Tsukamoto - 8-6
Men's Singles: Damon Niquet def. Alex Lawson - 7-5, 6-4
Women's Singles: Brooke Austin def. Alexandria Chatt - 6-0, 6-0
Men's Doubles: Emhardt/Schorsch def. Lugonjic/Rother - 8-2
Women's Doubles: De Santis/Niehaus def. Boyd/Youel - 8-4
San Jose State
Men's Singles: Luke Bohuslav def. Srayas Kolachalam - 6-2, 7-5
Women's Singles: Sarai Monarrez def. Stephanie Nguyen - 6-3, 6-1
Men's Doubles: Kim/Simonides def. Wadwani/Ang - 8-3
Women's Doubles: Sidell/Bajet def. Pahz/Farrell - 8-1
Men's Singles: Jason Kros def. Garrett Weinstein - w/d
Women's Singles: Ansley Speaks def. Paige Cline - 7-6(3), 2-6, 10-7
Men's Doubles: Kros/Kros def. Riazzi/Swindler - w/d
Women's Doubles: Cline/Smith def. Speaks/Lucas - 8-6
Men's Singles: Lloyd Bruce-Burgess def. Johnny Goodwin - 3-6, 6-1, 10-2
Women's Singles: Rachel McNeely def. Abby Stevens - 7-5, 2-6, 12-10
Men's Doubles: Bruce-Burgess/Norman def. Davids/Davids - 8-3
Women's Doubles: Schlotterback/Stevens def. Herder/Goodwin - 8-5
First winner in "Shot of the Week" contest
Your first winner is Yvonne Gwynn Baker with the below photo of her and her son Nicholas Baker at the Wichita State event. Nicolas, who will be a senior at Metropolitan State University in the fall, advanced to the semifinals where he lost to the eventual champion. Yvonne will be awarded with an ITA drawstring bag.
Remember to submit your pictures for the "Shot of the Week" contest, with the next winner to be selected on July 16. Please tweet or e-mail your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, July 15 at noon. Next week's winner will be awarded with an ITA drawstring bag.
Upcoming Tournament Schedule:
July 12-14: La Verne, UC Davis, Wellesley, Colorado, Middle Tennessee
July 12-15: Western Michigan, UT-Dallas
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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.