By Steve Pratt
Official Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Tournament Page | Points Race Standings
Where: Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Men’s Singles Final: Anuj Watane def. Henry Patrick Cacciatore, 7-6 (4), 6-0
Women’s Singles Final: Nicole Conard def. Naomi Kasulumbe, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
Getting to know the finalists: Watane is from Orlando and will play at North Carolina. Cacciatore is from Gainesville, Fla., and recently finished his freshman year at the University of Florida. The final showing marks the third one in four weeks on the Summer Circuit for Cacciatore, who won events in Tallahassee and Orlando. Conard is from Boca Raton and plays for Dartmouth College. Kasulumbe is a 20-year-old from Wesley Chapel, Fla., and originally from Zambia.
Where: Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass.
Men’s Singles Final: Alan Dubrovsky def. Isaac Gorelik, 6-3, 6-3
Women’s Singles Final: Rachel Lim def. Kayla Leschly, 6-1, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Dubrovsky is from Westborough, Mass., and plays for Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Gorelik is from Weston, Mass., and attends Tufts University. Lim is from Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and plays for Harvard. She also won last week’s Summer Circuit event at Tufts University. Leschly is from Weston, Mass., and will play her first season at Harvard in the fall.
Where: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.
Men’s Singles Final: Matthew Thomson def. Tate Steinour, 6-1, 6-1
Women’s Singles Final: Elizabeth Norman def. Lana Mavor, 6-3, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Thomson is from Winston-Salem, N.C., and plays at Wake Forest. Steinour is from Midlothian, Va., and is a rising senior at James Madison University. Norman is from Terre Haute, Ind., and a junior at North Carolina State and Mavor is from Yarmouth, Maine, who also plays for the Wolfpack at N.C. State.
Where: Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Men’s Singles Final: Patrick Harper def. Vincent Rettke, 6-1, 6-2
Women’s Singles Final: Yu Chen def. Georgia Fischer, 6-0, 6-3
Getting to know the finalists: Harper is from Brisbane, Australia and a sophomore at Tennessee. Rettke is from Madison, Ala., and plays for Gonzaga. Chen is from Jinzhang City, China, and plays for Auburn. Fischer is from Brentwood, Tenn., and plays for Wofford.
Where: Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Ga.
Men’s Singles Final: Matthew Kandel def. Michael Durham, 6-0, 6-3
Women’s Singles Final: Nicole Stephens def. Dakota Fordham, 7-6, 6-2
Getting to know the finalists: Kandel is from Wilbraham, Mass., and is a rising high school senior at the Groton School and being highly recruited. Durham is from Macon, Ga., and plays for Auburn. Stephens is from Atlanta and a sophomore at Michigan State. Fordham is from New York, N.Y., and a junior in high school.
Where: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
Men’s Singles Final: William Gleason def. Morgan Lohan by default
Women’s Singles Final: Martina Zerulo def. Sofia Smagina, 2-6, 6-3, 10-4
Getting to know the finalists: Gleason is from Lincoln, Neb., and will be a sophomore for the University of Nebraska. Lohan is originally from Ireland and a senior at the University of Iowa. Zerulo is from Italy and a junior at the University of Arkansas. Smagina is from Lawrence, Kan., and plays for the University of Kansas.
Where: University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
Men’s Singles Final: Jonathan Sheehy def. Wesley Barnett, 6-2, 6-2
Women’s Singles Final: Kennedy Bridgforth def. Sydney Jones, 7- 6, 6-0
Getting to know the finalists: Sheehy is from Arlington, Texas, and plays for Abilene Christian in Abilene, Texas. Barnett is from Little Rock, Ark., and will be a freshman at Rice University. Bridgforth is from Bradenton, Fla., and named to the 2019 Big 12 All-Freshman Team while playing for Texas Tech. Jones is from Carrollton, Texas, and enjoyed a successful freshman campaign at Texas Tech last season.
Where: Claremont Mudd Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.
Men’s Singles Final: Harsh Parikh def. Nic Meister, 7-5, 4-6, 10-7
Women’s Singles Final: Josie Frazier def. Vivian Cheng 4-6, 7-5, 12-10
Getting to know the finalists: Parikh is from Tucson, Ariz., and will be a freshman at Penn. Meister is from Chicago and is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna. Frazier is from Scottsdale, Ariz., and plays for Illinois. Cheng is from Santa Monica, Calif., and plays for Yale. Cheng is the leader of the women’s standings with 1,275 points, 350 points better than the second-place player after four weeks of play.