July 16, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama tennis is set to host the ITA Summer Circuit Tournament this weekend, welcoming over 120 tennis players to Tuscaloosa for the three-day weekend event. A full 64-person singles and 32-team doubles draw is expected for both men’s and women’s competition. Matches will run July 18-20 and begin at 9 a.m. CT each morning at both the Alabama Tennis Stadium and the student recreation courts.
Since its inception in 1993, nearly 30,000 men and women have competed in the ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA. Providing college and junior athletes (along with alumni) the opportunity to compete in organized events year round, the Circuit remains open to anyone as long as he/she is a current ITA member. There are nine regional circuits that span across the United States, which include 36 different tournaments.
The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of nine regional circuits (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Mountain, Texas, Northern California and Southern California) consisting of four consecutive open tournaments played during the month of July, leading up to the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana in August.
No-Ad scoring will be used for both singles and doubles matches. Singles matches will be best two out of three, while doubles will run as an eight-game pro set with a tiebreaker at 8-8.
Practice courts are available all day today on a first come, first serve basis.
Check in today with tournament director Jenny Mainz via text, phone or email at 205.310.0378 or [email protected]