2014 ITA Summer Circuit Kicks Off
30 Jun, 2014
Action in Pittsburgh Begins Today, Tournaments Continue All Summer
Three schools already hosted action this weekend to kick off the 2014 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA. The tournaments at Mary Washington, New Mexico and UMKC set the stage for an exciting summer of high-quality tennis, with Pittsburgh's tournament starting on Monday, June 30.
In all, 36 events are played leading up to the 2014 ITA/USTA National Summer Championships, which will be hosted by Indiana University from August 9-12. The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system will be used to seed players at these events, as part of UTR's expanded partnership with the ITA. The UTR system rates players independent of age, gender, section, level of education or country. Weekly results from the ATP, WTA, ITF, ITA and USTA are fed into the UTR system, which already includes ratings of more than 120,000 players around the world.
The circuit is played through July 29, then players are given over a week to rest before the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships.
Upcoming Tournament Schedule:
- July 5-7: Laguna Niguel, San Jose State, Wichita State, Abilene Christian
- July 5-8: Purdue, Minnesota
- July 6-8: Virginia Tech, Florida State
For complete coverage of the 2014 ITA Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, including access to draws, live scores and more, please visit the official ITA event page. Follow the ITA on Twitter, @ITAtennis, or like the ITA Facebook page for updates and news. Use the hashtag #ITASummerCircuit for all tweets in regards to the event, or search the term "ITASummerCircuit" to find others who are tweeting about the circuit.
About the ITA Summer Circuit: 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.