Back for a fourth week, the Oracle ITA Summer Circuit powered by UTR, appeared in seven locations. Across the country, the ITA and Tournament Directors continue to promote tennis as a social distancing sport through safety guidelines.
This past weekend saw tournaments at MSU Texas in Wichita Falls, Texas; Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Missouri; HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Texas; Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana; USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida; Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California; and Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California. Fourteen individuals walked away with crowning wins – two from each location.
The events saw a mixture of juniors and collegiate student-athletes walk away with wins!
MSU Texas | Witchita Falls, Texas
MSU Texas Junior men’s tennis student-athlete Alex Martinez Roca was able to maintain Mustang pride as he walked away with the men’s singles title after defeating Lucas Brown, a Blue Chip recruit for the Class of 2023, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0(10).
Junior player Katherine Petty made sure to leave her mark on the weekend. The Santa Clara commit defeated University of Tennessee Volunteer Callie Creath in a tie breaker, 7-6(7), 1-6, 1-0(8).
Plaza Tennis Center | Kansas City, Missouri
The No. 1 player in the state of Missouri for the Class of 2021, Lily Walther, defeated Brooklyn Olson after the match was retired at 0-6, 5-0. Olson is a Blue Chip recruit for the Class of 2024.
Two men’s collegiate athletes matched up to battle for the crown. Maximiliano Sanoja of Southwest Baptist University claimed the title over Jaydn Richardson of McKendree University in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
HEB Tennis Center | Corpus Christi, Texas
5-star recruit for the Class of 2021 Jeanette Mireles captured the win over Femke Tjon-A-Joe of Western Michigan University in straight sets, 6-0, 7-5.
Butler University | Indianapolis, Indiana
For the first time Cracked Racquets played host to the Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Tournament in Indianapolis.
Ava Thielman of Oakland University defeated Ellie Pittman, a 5-star recruit for the Class of 2021, 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (4).
Vanderbilt commit Michael Ross captured the crown over Preston Stearns, a 5-star recruit for the Class of 2022, in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
USTA National Campus | Orlando, Florida
An all-junior winning tournament saw University of Georgia commit Gianna Pielet take the women’s crown over Madison Sieg, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(4). Sieg is a Blue Chip recruit for the class of 2022.
Ozan Colak, a Blue Chip recruit for the Class of 2022, won by default over Jelani Sarr, a 5-star recruit for the Class of 2023.
Blackhawk Country Club | Danville, California
Another Blue Chip recruit for the Class of 2022 claimed victory. Vivian Ovrootsky defeated Carolyn Campana of Wake Forest in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.
The Bulldog from Gonzaga, Eric Hadigian, claimed victory over Yale commit Theodore Dean in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0.
Barnes Tennis Center | San Diego, California
Matthew Sah, an incoming sophomore at UC Irvine, met Ellis Short, a Princeton commit for the final. Short broke Sah’s eight-set winning streak with a 6-3 opening frame, but the San Diegan countered with a 6-4 to tally the second set. Sah emerged with a 15-13 decision.
Maxi Duncan, a 5-star recruit for the Class of 2021 only dropped two sets throughout the tournament. She met up with Camille Kiss, a UC Santa Barbara commit, for the women’s final. Duncan claimed the crown in a tie breaker victory, 1-6, 6-2, 1-0(5).
The Oracle ITA Summer Circuit, Powered by UTR returns this weekend with tournaments in Texas, Florida, and Michigan. Click here for more information and to register for upcoming tournaments!