Bloomington, Ind.-- The fourth week of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Collegiate Summer Circuit Midwest Region wrapped up Tuesday afternoon with the finals matches of men's and women's singles and doubles.
Indiana seniors Linda Tran and Karie Schlukebir, along with incoming freshmen Dora Vastag and Kara Zeder all competed in singles play. Tran posted a 5-1 record for the tournament, falling to Ohio States Erica Fisk in the final 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(5). Schlukebir won her opening round match against Kaitilin Elliott of Butler 6-0, 6-1 before being defeated 6-2, 6-0 by Georgia Techs Lyndsey Stauss. Vastag made it to the semifinals before she fell to eventual tournament champion, Fisk 6-1, 6-2. Zeder fell to Fisk in the third round 1-6, 6-4,1-0(7). The duo of Tran and Schlukebir made it to the finals of doubles but fell 8-6 to Annie Menees (Vanderbilt)/Kristina Stastny (Notre Dame).
"This was a good tournament for all the girls. They all played well throughout the weekend. Its great to see them working hard this summer, wanting to improve as the season approaches, said Indiana Women's Assistant Coach and Tournament Director Ramiro Azcui.
The original idea of Indiana women's tennis coach Lin Loring, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit is in its 11th year. It is made up of five regional circuits (East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West) for collegiate players as well as the general public. Each region consists of four consecutive tournaments played during the month of July.
"Overall it was a great week of competition and the weather cooperated for us," Azcui said. I was excited to see the Indiana players perform well against quality competition. It is a good preview of what is to come during the championships, and we are looking forward to hosting the event."
The ITA National Summer Championships is the final tournament of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit. This year's competition will be held in Bloomington August 9-13. The men's and women's singles and doubles champions from this tournament will earn wild cards into the Icy Hot/ITA Mens and Riviera/ITA Womens All-American Championships in October, the first national tournaments of the 2003-04 collegiate tennis season.