Indiana to Host Duo of ITA Summer Tournaments
July 26, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The fourth and final week of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Collegiate Summer Circuit Midwest Regional and the ITA National Summer Championship will take place on the campus of Indiana University.
Week four play of the Midwest Summer Circuit begins Saturday, July 30 and runs though Aug. 2 at the Varsity Tennis Center.
The summer circuit concludes back in Bloomington where, for the fifth consecutive year, IU will host the ITA National Summer Championships, Aug. 13-16. The men's and women's singles and doubles champions of the Summer Championship will receive wild card bids to the ITA Men's and Women's All-American Championship held Oct. 6-9 in Tulsa, Okla., for the men and Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the women.
The tournament is made up of five regional circuits (East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West) in which each region consists of four consecutive tournaments played in the month of July and ends with the National Summer Championship. The ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, which provides college tennis players an opportunity to compete in organized events in the summer, is the product of IU women's tennis coach Lin Loring. Over 15,000 student-athletes have participated in ITA's summer play since the tournaments inception in 1993.
Northwestern's Alexis Prousis and Minnesota's Avery Ticer captured singles titles in last year's Summer Championships in Bloomington. Indiana's Laura McGaffigan advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles. Her partner for the tournament, Kara Zeder, posted a 1-1 record in singles action.
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