All-College Tennis Showdown Hits the Courts in Texas Today
11 Aug, 2020
It’s an all college tennis finals lineup after today’s quarterfinal and semifinal action. A pair of title and trophies, along with prize money, will be on the line Tuesday when the finals of the 2020 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships are played at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center at Texas A&M University.
Championships of the men’s and women’s singles main draw will be decided tomorrow as the first serve is slated for 9:00 am CT.
Jonathan Sheehy, a former standout at Abilene Christian University and recent graduate transfer to Oklahoma, will take on Texas A&M’s Hady Habib in the men’s singles main draw final. Sheehy, who is the defending men’s singles and doubles champion from last year’s event, rallied from a first-set loss in the semifinals to defeat Andrew Rogers of Tennessee, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 to reach the finals. Habib bested Illinois’ Zeke Clark in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the Championship match.
It’s an all SoCal matchup for the women as the University of San Diego’s rising junior, Solymar Colling will go head to head with Pepperdine’s returning senior, Jessica Failla. Colling defeated North Carolina State’s senior Adriana Reami, 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11), while Failla — who entered the tournament as the one-seed — topped North Texas’ alumna Maria Kononova, 6-1, 6-4.
2020 marks the third season that Oracle and the ITA are awarding prize money at the event. The prize money will be awarded as follows:
For more scores and the complete draws, visit myutr.com. The Championship matches at the 2020 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships powered by UTR will resume at 9 am CT tomorrow (Tuesday). Both matches will be available to view, for free, via PlaySight.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with assistance from Texas A&M University, continues to promote tennis as a safe and social-distancing sport.