Week 3 Recap: 2014 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA
SKILLMAN, NJ (July 16) - The 2014 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA made its way to seven sites last weekend, with some new faces claiming glory in the hot, summer sun. Highlights of the past week's action include stories of repeated success.
Trio of double champions
After a singles semifinal and doubles final at Laguna Niguel last week, UCLA sophomore Gage Brymerprevailed in both singles and doubles at La Verne, needing a tiebreak in both matches. Brymer is coming off an extremely successful freshman campaign, where he finished No. 69 in the ITA Division I National Men's Singles Rankings, the sixth highest of any freshman.
Fellow sophomore Kassidy Jump also finished her weekend with two titles in hand, earning both crowns at UC Davis. The Arizona State Sun Devil registered a 17-10 singles record, a 16-10 doubles record and won the Pac-12 Invitational Doubles title during her freshman year.
At Wellesley, Aaron Revzin was the tournament's biggest winner, capturing both titles at the circuit event. Revzin was a sophomore member of the NCAA Team Champion Amherst Jeffs, playing doubles in the championship match against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Sustained success for Schorsch
Valparaiso's Jeffrey Schorsch was the only player to win a title in consecutive weeks, taking a singles title in Western Michigan one week removed from his doubles title in Purdue. In his freshman season as a Crusader, Schorsch made a serious impression by recording a 27-10 singles record while playing primarily first singles. He also went 21-1 in dual match doubles play with Charlie Emhardt, whom he paired with in Purdue last week.
Here are the results, broken down by site:
Men's Singles: Nicholas Baker def. Joshua Graetz - W/O
Women's Singles: Natasha Smith def. Meaghan Monaghan - 6-4, 6-1
Men's Doubles: Baker/Graetz def. Cunningham/Baklini - 8-4
Women's Doubles: Woodman/Janssens def. Kuosman/Ruiz - 8-6
Men's Singles: Gage Brymer def. Jun Wei Hang - 6-4, 7-6(3)
Women's Singles: Mira Ruder-Kook def. Karenna Manji - 6-4, 6-0
Men's Doubles: Brymer/Rapp def. Adamson/Levie - 9-8(3)
Women's Doubles: Pletcher/Guensler def. Castro/De Luca - 8-2
Men's Singles: Daniel Bednarcyzk def. Stefan Lugonjic - 1-0, ret.
Women's Singles: Ryann Foster def. Abigail Owens - 6-3, 5-7, 10-3
Men's Doubles: Martinez/Melendez def. Bednarcyzk/Sellitto - 8-7(2)
Women's Doubles: Brinson/Patterson def. Lanier/Morin-Kougoucheff - 8-6
Men's Singles: Adrian Chamdani def. Everett Maltby - 7-5, 5-7, 10-8
Women's Singles: Kassidy Jump def. Hadley Berg - 6-2, 7-5
Men's Doubles: Whittle/Maltby def. Corpuz/Haneda - 8-7
Women's Doubles: Jump/Peek def. Dean/Ferrari - 8-3
Men's Singles: David Warren def. Srikar Alla - 6-2, 6-3
Women's Singles: Fernanda Contreras Gomez def. Sarai Monarrez - 6-1, 6-3
Men's Doubles: Warren/Warren def. Alda/Davidson - 9-7
Women's Doubles: Schlotterback/Stevens def. Denton/Kruseman - 8-5
Men's Singles: Aaron Revzin def. Youssef Lahlou - 6-3, 7-5
Men's Singles: Lexi Borr def. Sivan Krems - 6-2, 6-2
Men's Doubles: Revzin/Levin def. Kote/Fallati - 8-5
Women's Doubles: Joyce/Cannon def. Borr/Sweeting - 8-1
Men's Singles: Jeffrey Schorsch def. Brett Forman - 6-4, 6-4
Women's Singles: Nelle Youel def. Lexi Baylis - 6-1, 6-0
Men's Doubles: Johnston/Boussom def. McCoy/Lalic - 8-6
Women's Doubles: Osabuhein/Boone def. Brinker/Liggins - 8-6
Second winner in "Shot of the Week" contest
Your second winner is Arielle Williams (@Ms_TennisStar16) with the below action shot of her focusing in on a backhand. Arielle 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 23. Please tweet or e-mail your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, July 22 at noon. Next week's winner will be awarded with an ITA Summer Circuit T-shirt.
Upcoming Tournament Schedule:
July 18-20: Kansas
July 19-21: Azusa Pacific, University of Pacific, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Denver, Alabama
July 19-22: UNC Charlotte, UT Arlington
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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.