Almost 1,400 players took to the courts this weekend to compete in the Oracle ITA Summer Circuit powered by UTR. Week 6 marked the largest number of tournaments held across the United States during a single week of the Summer Circuit.
Some of the elite collegiate players and top juniors took home the title – and prize money at one tournament. Tournaments were held at Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Cleveland Racquet Club in Cleveland, Ohio; Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida; Texas A&M in College Station, Texas; Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California; Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, California; Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas; Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center in Raleigh, North Carolina; and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Summer Circuit play will return for one final week before the Oracle ITA National Summer Championships powered by UTR at Texas A&M. The National Summer Championships will be held in College Station, Texas from August 7-11.
Baylor Sai | Montgomery Bell Academy
A Blue Chip from the Class of 2021, Baylor Sai notched a statement tournament win in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. After easily downing his opponents in the first two rounds, Sai matched up with Tennessee’s Andrew Rogers in the quarterfinals. The rising senior Vol took the first set, but Sai dug in and fought back. After taking the second set in a tiebreaker, Sai won the hard-fought super tiebreaker, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 1-0 (9). In the finals, Sai downed Tomas Rodriguez, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, in a super tiebreaker.
Ann Guerry | Westminster Schools
Five-star recruit Ann Guerry powered through the Summer Circuit tournament at the Adams Tennis Complex. Guerry walked away with the tournament crown after downing University of Memphis freshman Monique Woog. She blanked Woog in the first set and finished the match off strong, 6-0, 6-3.
Alex Bancila | University of Illinois
In Cleveland, Alex Bancila of the University of Illinois matched up against top juniors and collegiate players. In the semifinals, Bancila clashed with Michigan State sophomore Carson Gates. Gates challenged Bancila by taking the first set, but was unable to secure the match, 2-6, 6-1, 1-0. Bancila moved onto face Brett Winters of Xavier University in the finals. He downed Winters in a super tiebreaker.
Anna Roggenburk | Xavier University
Xavier freshman Anna Roggenburk notched three wins over collegiate players en route to her victory at the Cleveland Racquet Club tournament. Roggenburk downed new Kenyon player Victoria Vasquez, incoming Xavier player Blessing Nwaozuzu and Madeleine Lynch of Wake Forest. In the semifinals, Roggenburk was challenged by her new teammate Nwaozuzu, but ultimately took the match in a super tiebreaker.
Adam Duan | Saviano High Performance Tennis
Class of 2021 junior Adam Duan swept through the Palm Beach Atlantic tournament over the weekend. Duan’s closest match was in the semifinals against Jacob Lowen, 7-5, 6-2. In the finals, Duan posted identical sets – 6-1, 6-1 – to take home the crown.
Madison Sieg | Greenwich, CT
Class of 2022 powerhouse Madison Sieg takes home the tournament title in Palm Beach. Sieg blanked two of her opponents. Her closest match was in the finals against blue chip Sydni Ratliff, 6-3, 6-4.
Guido Marson | Texas A&M University
Playing at his home tournament, Guido Marson made it the second straight week that a Texas A&M player has won an ITA Summer Circuit tournament. Marson’s faced teammate Austin Abbrat – and winner of last week’s prize money tournament at the Bay Area Racquet Club – in the finals. In the quarterfinals, Marson downed fellow Aggie Kenner Taylor, 6-4, 6-0.
Savannah Broadus | Carrollton, TX
In Texas, blue chip recruit Savannah Broadus took home the women’s title at the ITA Summer Circuit event at Texas A&M. In the round of 16, Broadus defeated SMU Mustang Kiana Graham, 6-0, 6-2. Broadus advanced to the finals without much of a challenge. In the finals, five-star recruit Jeanette Mireles started off strong taking the first set. Broadus eventually won in a super tiebreaker, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (4).
Issa Yoshida | University of Portland
University of Portland rising junior Issa Yoshida downed UC Davis rising sophomore Andrei Volgin in the finals of the ITA Summer Circuit tournament at Blackhawk Country Club this weekend. Yoshida recorded a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Volgin.
Katherine Duong | Cupertino, CA
Illinois commit Katherine Duong claimed the women’s title at the Blackhawk Country Club tournament in California. The blue chip recruit defeated Zoe Clydesdale-Eberle, University of the Pacific (CA), in the quarterfinals to the tune of 6-1, 6-4. Facing five-star recruit Leyden Games in the finals, Duong forced a super tiebreaker after dropping the first set. She took the match 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8).
Noah Laber | Middlebury College
In Ojai, incoming Middlebury player Noah Laber took home the title without dropping a single set all tournament. Laber faced Henry Bilicic – incoming Trinity College (CT) player – in the finals.
Mika Ikemori | Huntington Beach, CA
Mika Ikemori finished the ITA Summer Circuit tournament in Ojai the same way she started it – in a super tiebreaker. After taking the first set in her round of 32 matchup against Thelma Sepulveda, Ikemori faltered and dropped the second forcing a tie break. After moving on from her long opening round match, Ikemori won the next three matches in straight sets. In the finals, once again the match was decided in a tiebreak. Ikemori secured the title with a 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (7) win.
Bradley Frye | University of Southern California
In the only prize money tournament of the weekend, USC’s Bradley Frye took home the men’s title. Frye faced a slew of collegiate players en route to the title: McKendree’s Jaydn Richardson and Wichita State’s Alexander Richards and Marius Frosa. Frye faced Frosa in the finals where he notched a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Adel-Byanu Abidullina | University of Central Oklahoma
The UCO rising junior took home the women’s title and the prize money at the Wichita State tournament. Abidullina faced UC Santa Barbara commit Camille Kiss in the finals. After dropping the first set to Kiss, Abidullina went on to take the match 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7).
Gonçalo Ferreira | Liberty University
En route to the men’s title at the Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center tournament, Goncalo Ferreira defeated three collegiate opponents – including his own Liberty teammate, Rafael Da Silva, in the finals. Aside from the semifinals, Ferreira won all of his matches in straight sets. It took a super tiebreaker in the semis for Ferreira to defeat incoming University of Tennessee at Chattanooga player Peyton Gatti.
Abbey Forbes | UCLA
Bruins standout Abbey Forbes did not drop a single set en route to her victory at the ITA Summer Circuit tournament at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center. Forbes faced several top collegiate players during the tournament. In the semifinals, Forbes defeated NC State’s Anna Rogers 6-1, 6-3. Rogers finished the 2020 season ranked No. 32 in the Oracle ITA Singles Rankings. In the finals, Forbes matched up against Vanderbilt’s Anna Ross. Forbes blanked Ross in the first set, but had to hold off a late rally in the second to win 6-0, 7-5.
Gavin Young | Apple Valley, MN
Minnesota commit Gavin Young ran through the gauntlet of junior and collegiate players at the University of Minnesota tournament this weekend. Young did not drop a set the entire tournament. He secured the title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over four-star Mujtaba Ali-Khan in the finals.
Kolie Allen | Ohio State University
Ohio State’s Kolie Allen took home the women’s title in Minnesota this weekend. In the finals, Allen played Florida State’s Nandini Das. After a tight first set, Allen secured her win by blanking Das in the second.