TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is proud to announce that the 2018 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships Powered by UTR is now a prize money event.
A total of $20,000 will be distributed among the men’s and women’s singles and doubles divisions at the National Summer Championships, hosted by TCU. The 2018 event takes place August 10-14 at the Bayard Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
In addition to the prize money, the men’s and women’s singles and doubles champions receive a wild card into the ITA All-American Championships main draw, while the finalists earn a wild card into the qualifying draw, provided they are a returning Division I student-athlete.
The ITA is now accepting entry submissions for the 2018 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships Powered by UTR. The event is classified as “open,” meaning anyone can apply for entry and players do not need to participate in any prior ITA Summer Circuit events to enter. It is important to note that the Top 5 finishers in the ITA Summer Circuit Points Race do gain automatic entry into the main draw, along with up to $600 in travel reimbursement for the event. To apply, all prospective competitors must be a current member of the ITA.
The 2018 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships Powered by UTR will feature a 64 singles draw and a 32 doubles draw for both genders. A qualifying singles draw of no more than 64 players will be held on Friday, August 10, with players competing for one of 16 qualifying spots. Qualifying and main draw singles will also both offer a one-match consolation for all first-round losers.
Purchase an ITA Summer Playing Membership
To apply for entry into the 2018 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships powered by UTR, please visit the link the below. To register, you will need a PIN number that you can only get by purchasing an ITA membership. You will be required to pay the entry fee ($75) during this process. Players that fail to gain entry will be refunded:
Prize Money Breakdown
Main Draw Singles (Men & Women) – Total Purse $7,500
Champion – $3,000
Finalist – $1,500
Semifinalists (2) – $750
Quarterfinalists (4) – $375
Main Draw Doubles (Men & Women) – Total Purse $2,500
Champion Team – $1,250
Finalist Team – $625
Semifinalist Teams (2) – $312.50