By Steve Pratt
Official Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Page | Points Race Standings
The six-week Oracle ITA Summer Circuit concluded this past weekend and 10 individuals earned automatic entry into the 2019 Oracle ITA Summer Championships scheduled for Aug. 9-13 on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
The top five men and top five women in the final Summer Circuit points standings earned automatic entry and a $600 reimbursement to be used towards their travel expenses to the championships. Incoming USC freshman Ryder Jackson and Vivian Cheng, who will enroll at Yale this fall, finished atop the men’s and women’s points standings, respectively. A complete list of the individuals advancing can be viewed here.
Where: Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.
Men’s Singles Final: Jan Godfrey Seno def. Maxwell Benson, 6-0, 6-4
Women’s Singles Final: Kylie Moulin def. Kaitlin Ruether, 6-4, 6-1
Getting to know the finalists: Godfrey Seno is from the Philippines and plays for Concordia University in Bronxville, N.Y. Benson is from Albany, N.Y., and plays for Presbyterian College in South Carolina. A lefty from Lithia, Fla., Moulin redshirted her sophomore season at Alabama after suffering a season-ending hip injuring in the fall. Ruether hails from Rockledge, Fla., and will be a sophomore at Xavier.
Where: Colby College in Waterville, Maine
Men’s Singles Final: John Weiler def. Ogden Timpson, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Women’s Singles Final: Priscilla Palermo def. Emily Luetschwager, 6-3, 2-6, 12-10
Getting to know the finalists: Weiler of Milton, Mass., plays his college tennis for Pomona-Pitzer in Southern California. Timpson is from Scarborough, Maine, and plays for Davidson. Palermo is from Lombard, Ill., outside of Chicago and plays for Colorado State. Luetschwager is a native of Stevens Points, Wisc., and won back-to-back Wisconsin Division I state championships in 2015 and 2016. She’s a teammate of Palermo’s at Colorado State.
Where: Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
Men’s Singles Final: Kavir Kumar def. Conor Somers, 6-0, 6-2
Women’s Singles Final: Anca Craciun def. Katie Andreini, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
Getting to know the finalists: Kumar is from Charlotte, N.C., and graduated from Charlotte Country Day School, which is also the alma mater of University of North Carolina Associate Head Coach Tripp Phillips. Kumar will be a junior for the Tar Heels in the fall. Somers is from Virginia Beach, Va., and plays for Notre Dame. He once faced top Americans Reilly Opelka and Taylor Fritz in doubles at the USTA 18s Nationals at Kalamazoo, Mich. Craciun is from Toronto, Canada, and earned her varsity letter at Michigan going 14-14 in singles her freshman year. Andreini is from Cary, N.C., where she is a rising high school senior.
Where: Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Men’s Singles Final: Patrick Harper def. Andrew Rogers by default
Women’s Singles Final: Maria Genovese def. Julia Adams, 2-6, 6-1, 10-8
Getting to know the finalists: Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Harper went 12-7 in singles and 15-12 in doubles during his rookie campaign at Tennessee. Rogers is from Brentwood, Tenn., and Harper’s Vols teammate entering his junior season. Genovese is from Lakeland, Texas, and plays for Tyler Junior College while Adams is from Knoxville, Tenn. And plays at Furman.
Where: Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
Men’s Singles Final: Paul Gota def. Jack Randall, 7-5, 7-5
Women’s Singles Final: Ava Thielman def. Maja Pietrowicz, 6-4, 6-2
Getting to know the finalists: Gota is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and will be a junior at Notre Dame. Randall is from Oswego, Ill, and will be a sophomore at Western Michigan. Thielman is from Shelby Charter Township, Mich., and started her career at Michigan State before transferring to Oakland University where she was the Horizon League Player of the Year. Pietrowicz is from Clinton Township, Mich., and will be a sophomore at Michigan State.
Where: University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn.
Men’s Singles Final: William Gleason def. Hao Nguyen, 7-6 (8), 1-0, retired
Women’s Singles Final: Hayley Haakenstad def. Ellie Kuckelman, 6-3, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Gleason is from Lincoln, Neb., and plays for the hometown Huskers at the University of Nebraska. Nguyen is from Sugar Land, Texas, and plays out of the Madden Tennis Academy and will be a freshman at Trinity University in San Antonio. Haakenstad is from Chanhassen, Minn., and will be a senior at Nebraska. Kuckleman is a recent high school senior from Overland Park, Kan., and will be a freshman at Nebraska.
Where: Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver, Colo.
Men’s Singles Final: Pedro Fernandez Del Valle def. Mitchell Johnson, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Women’s Singles Final: Anna Riedmiller def. Hada Chang, 6-3, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Fernandez Del Valle is originally from the tennis hotbed of Newport Beach in Orange County, Calif., and took his talents to the University of Denver. Johnson, who calls Centennial, Colo., home, played No. 6 for Utah State his freshman year. Riedmiller is from Wichita, Kan., and was named an All-Summit League selection her sophomore year at Denver. Chang is from Trophy Club, Tex., and like her teammate Riedmiller was also an All-Summit League pick.
Where: Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.
Men’s Singles Final: Marius Frosa def. Stefan Latinovic, 7-5, 6-2
Women’s Singles Final: Victoria Flores def. Alana Wolfberg, 6-3, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: A sophomore transfer from the University of Galati in Romania, Frosa has qualified for six ITF Futures main draw events and is a senior at Wichita State. The 6-foot-6 Latinovic is from Belgrade, Serbia, and a sophomore at Wichita State. A highly-sought-after junior recruit, Flores is from Fort Dodge, Iowa, and a junior at Georgia Tech. Wolfberg is from Orlando, Fla., and will be a freshman at Oklahoma State.
Where: Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
Men’s Singles Final: Nicklas Oberg def. Callaway Clark, 6-7 (10), 6-4, 11-9
Women’s Singles Final: Lucia Quiterio def. Sydney Jones, 6-0, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Oberg is from Plano, Texas, and will play for the University of Portland. Clark is a high school senior from Dallas who will stay home and play for SMU. Quiterio is from Portugal and will be a freshman at Texas A&M. Jones is from Carrollton, Texas, and played her freshman year for Texas Tech in Lubbock.
Where: Cal State Northridge in Northridge, Calif.
Men’s Singles Final: Hunter Clark def. Stanley Morris by default
Women’s Singles Final: Annette Goulak vs. Talya Zandberg
Getting to know the finalists: Clark is from Overland Park, Kan., and prepped at Trinity Episcopal. He plays for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Morris is from Santa Monica, Calif., and starred at Harvard-Westlake High School before joining Division III Middlebury College last year. Goulak is from Oak Park, Calif., and a junior at the University of Georgia. Zandberg is from Israel and will be a junior at Arizona.
Where: Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif.
Men’s Singles Final: Ryan Mueller def. Diego Maza, 6-4, 6-2
Women’s Singles Final: Zoe Clydesdale-Eberle def. Isabelle Bahr, 6-4, 6-0
Getting to know the finalists: Mueller is from Winston-Salem, N.C., and played his freshman year in 2019 at Wake Forest following a redshirt year. From Antigua, Guatemala, Mueller became the youngest player in Central American history to win a point at an ATP sanctioned event at 14 years of age. Maza is from Walnut Creek, Calif., and a recent high school graduate who will play for Division III Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. A graduate of Homestead High in Sunnyvale, Clydesdale-Eberle now plays for Pacific University in Stockton. Bahr is a rising high school junior from Redding, Calif.
Where: Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.
Men’s Singles Final: Jean Paul Santamaria def. Robert Daus by default
Women’s Singles Final: Danielle Blaser def. Sophia Strickland by default
Getting to know the finalists: Santamaria is from Queens, N.Y., and a high school junior. He attends Laurel Springs Online school. Daus is from Westport, Conn., and only a high school sophomore. Blaser is from Libertyville, Ill., and a junior at Boston University. Strickland is from Alpharetta, Ga., and plays for Johns Hopkins University.