July 18, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Alabama will welcome over 120 tennis players to Tuscaloosa for the ITA Summer Circuit tournament, which will run July 19-21 at both the Alabama Tennis Stadium and the student recreation courts.
Matches will begin at 9 a.m. CT each morning. The tournament will consist of 64-person singles draws and 32-team doubles draws for both men and women. There will also be singles and doubles consolation draws for first-round losers only.
Nearly 30,000 men and women have competed in ITA Summer Circuit events since it began in 1993. The circuit provides college (and junior and alumni) players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year round. Although the primary focus of the circuit is to provide incoming freshmen and collegiate players the chance to compete in the summer months, for NCAA compliance purposes, the events within the ITA Summer Circuit are categorized as "open"; therefore anyone is eligible to compete in these events as long as they are a current ITA member.
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.
Draws will be posted as they become available on Friday afternoon.