ITA Summer Circuit Returns To Bloomington This Weekend
July 26, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University will host a leg of the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Summer Circuit this weekend with play beginning on Saturday, July 27, at 8 a.m. ET and running through Monday (July 29).
There will be a large contingent of IU men's and women's tennis players in the tournament this weekend, as six women's players and seven men's players will be in the field.
The women's players competing will be returners Katie Klyzcek (No. 2 seed), Alecia Kauss (No. 4 seed), Carolyn Chupa (No. 5-8 seed, alpha), Kayle Fujimoto, Gabrielle Rubenstein and incoming freshman Mary Beth King.
The IU men's tennis players competing will be Dimitrije Tasic (No. 1 seed), Dan Bednarczyk (No. 2 seed), Chris Essick (No. 4 seed), Elliot Yee (No. 6 seed), Alek Davila, Jacob Rother and George Rivers.
Doubles draws have not yet been determined. Singles competition is set for an 8 a.m. start on Saturday with two rounds being played. Doubles action will not begin until Sunday afternoon.
IUHoosiers.com will be the home for complete results at the end of each day. Play is expected to last until approximately 9 p.m. Saturday evening.
Nearly 30,000 men and women have competed in ITA Summer Circuit events since it began in 1993. The circuit provides college (and junior and alumni) players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year round. Although the primary focus of the circuit is to provide incoming freshman and collegiate players the chance to compete in the summer months, for NCAA compliance purposes, the events within the ITA Summer Circuit are categorized as "open"; therefore anyone is eligible to compete in these events as long as he/she is a current ITA member.
The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of nine regional circuits (Southern California, Northern California, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Central, Mountain, Southeast and Texas) and all nine regions consist of four consecutive open tournaments played during the month of July, leading up to the ITA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Ind., from Aug. 10-13. Click HERE for more information on the ITA Summer Circuit.
The circuit is the brainchild of Indiana head women's tennis coach Lin Loring and provides college tennis players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year round.
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