Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Powered By UTR – Week One Recap

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By Steve Pratt 

Where: Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas
Tournament Director: John Walker.
Men’s Singles Final: Jackson Cobb (Austin, Texas) def. Matheus Leite (Lubbock, Texas), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Women’s Singles Final: Delara Zamani (Frisco, Texas) def. Jayci Goldsmith (Dripping Springs, Texas), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (3), 10-7
Getting to know the finalists: A mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech, Cobb will be a junior this fall. Leite is Cobb’s Red Raider teammate and also an engineer major from San Paulo, Brazil who recently completed his freshman year. Zamani is a recent Texas Connections Academy graduate who will play in the Pac-12 starting in the fall with the University of Washington. Goldsmith is a recent high school graduate who will play next season for Texas A&M. She is familiar with Texas A&M’s George P. Mitchell Center as she won the 2017 Texas high school Class 5A state singles championship at the facility in May to become the first girls’ singles champion in Dripping Springs High School history.

Where: Chapman College in Orange, Calif. 
Tournament Director: Will Marino
Men’s Singles Final: Ethan Prost (Phoenix, Ariz.) def. Fernando Fonseca (Ojai, Calif.) 7-6 (5), 6-4
Women’s Singles Final: Solymar Colling (Orange) def. Tatum Burger (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), 6-1, 6-2
Getting to know the finalists: Formerly of Connections Academy, Prost completed his freshman year at Loyola Marymount near Los Angeles. Fonseca is a senior at the Weil Academy. The Villa Park High graduate Colling will play for the University of San Diego in the fall. The Steamboat Springs High grad Burger will play her college tennis at the University of Denver. 

Where: Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. 
Tournament Director: Jennifer Lutgert
Men’s Singles Final: Robert Krill (Elm Grove, Wisc.) vs. Chase Colton (Sunrise, Fla.) 
Women’s Singles Final: Anastasia Goncharova (Evanston, Ill.) def. Caroline Pozo (Wildwood, Mo.), 7-5, 3-6, 10-7
Getting to know the finalists: Krill completed his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin. The soon-to-be Badgers junior Colton one year ago recorded UW’s fifth-highest freshman win total since 1990 with 22. Goncharova will head west to play for UC-Santa Barbara. The Northwestern sophomore Pozo won three straight Missouri Class 2 singles state championships after finishing as state runner-up as a freshman. 

Where: USTA National Campus, Lake Nona, Fla.
Tournament Director: Scott Treibly
Men’s Singles Final: Red Flight: Vasyl Kiselyov (Orlando, Fla.) def. Fons Verberne (Netherlands), 6-2, 6-4
Women’s Singles Final: Red Flight: Alana Wolfberg (Orlando, Fla) def. Slade Coetzee (Miami Beach, Fla.), 6-2, 6-2
Getting to know the finalists: Kiselyov is originally from Crimea, Ukraine, and played his freshman year at the University of Central Florida. The Holland native Verberne played for St. Leo University in Florida. Wolfberg is a local East Orange Tennis Academy senior-to-be, as Coetzee will also be at New Village Academy in Miami Beach. 

Where: University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
Tournament Director: Meg Peavy
Men’s Singles Finalist: Marko Guzina (Toronto, Canada)  
Women’s Singles Finalists: Cameron Morra (Rockville, Md.) and Lauren Lemonds (Carmel, Ind.) 
Getting to know the finalists: Guzina completed his junior campaign at Ball State and earned All-Mid-American Conference Second Team and Academic All-MAC honors. Morra will be starting at the University of North Carolina in the fall. Lemonds will play for Michigan State. 

Where: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Tournament Director: Mason Hemmer
Men’s Singles Final: Jake Trondson (St. Paul, Minn.) def. Calum MacGeoch (Scotland) 0-6, 6-2, 10-5
Women’s Singles Final: Claire Reifeis (Indianapolis) def. Emily Luetschwager (Stevens Point, Wisc.), 6-3, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Tronsdon is a junior at Division III Hamline University in St. Paul. MacGeoch is a senior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Reifeis played No. 2 singles for the University of Nebraska and will be a junior in the fall. Luetschwager will be a sophomore at Colorado State. 

Where: University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. 
Tournament Director: Mike Erwin
Men’s Singles Final: Nolan McCaig (Modesto, Calif.) vs. Coby McCaig (Modesto, Calif.) 
Women’s Singles Final: Ashley Yeah (Los Gatos, Calif.) def. Sara Choy (Palo Alto, Calif.), 6-2, 7-5
Getting to know the finalists: Nolan McCaig will begin his sophomore campaign at Midwestern State University in Texas. Nolan’s younger brother Coby also advanced to the final. Former high school rivals, Choy prepped at Sacred Heart Prep while Yeah played at Los Gatos High. 

Where: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. 
Tournament Director: Jeff Wyshner
Men’s Singles Final: Rrezart Cungu (Winston Salem, N.C.) def. Eduaro Nava (Northridge, Calif.), 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Women’s Singles Final: Adriana Reami (Miami) def. Chandler Carter (Dallas), 6-1, 7-5
Getting to know the finalists: Cungu, who has a career-high UTR of 14.37, joined NCAA team champion Wake Forest in January. He has represented Montenegro in the Davis Cup. Nava is a sophomore who plays at TCU. Reami was the N.C. State team MVP as a sophomore last season. The Wake Forest junior Carter’s father played golf at SMU. 

Where: Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan. 
Tournament Director: Colin Foster 
Men’s Singles Final: Dylan Bednarczyk (Stillwater, Okla.) def. Max Kurzban (Loch Lloyd, Md.), 7- 6 (5), 6-3
Women’s Singles Final: Jessica Anzo (Temecula, Calif.) def. Caitlin Calkins (Tulsa, Okla.), 6-1, 6-3
Getting to know the finalists: Bednarczyk is a new Oklahoma State transfer from the University of Nebraska where he played as their No. 1 or 2 singles player. He is originally from Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. Kurzban won five doubles matches and played four singles matches at the No. 6 position as a TCU freshman. Anzo is a University of Oregon recruit while Calkins played primarily No. 6 for Purdue last season as a sophomore.

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