Recht Falls in Quarters
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana tennis player senior Ryan Recht lost in the quarterfinal round of the main singles draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Summer Championships.
Recht, a No. 5-8 seed and finalist last year, lost 6-4, 6-2 to Avery Ticer of Minnesota in the round of eight. Ticer, the third-seed in the tournament, will face Devin Mullings of Ohio State in the semifinals.
The top-seed, Joey Atas of Ohio State, moved on with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Thomas Dennis of Western Michigan. Atas will battle Ohio State's Chris Klingeman in the other semifinal.
The finals are set for Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m.
The ITA National Summer Championships, presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), are the pinnacle of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, which was played at 20 regional sites throughout the country last month. Over 15,000 men and women have competed in circuit events since it began in 1993. This is the 10th anniversary of the national championships, which were added to the circuit in '94.
The singles and doubles champions from the ITA National Summer Championships earn wild cards into the first national tournaments of the 2004-05 collegiate tennis season - the Icy Hot/ITA Men's and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in October (the finalists earn wild cards into the qualifying tournaments).
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