HTRC to Host ITA Summer Circuit Event

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — One of the fastest-growing events in all of tennis, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Summer Circuit, will be contested at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex in Iowa City this weekend. Competition is slated to take place Saturday through Monday, with bracket play to begin at 8 a.m. (CT) each day. Admission is free to the public.

The 2016 ITA Summer Circuit features 50 tournaments spread across 24 states. There will be eight other tournaments held this weekend around the country. Players that advance out of the qualifying tournaments will head to Bloomington, Indiana, to take part in the ITA Summer Nationals, held Aug. 13-16 at Indiana University.

There will be two 64-player open draws for men and women featuring juniors and college players, including University of Iowa male and female student-athletes.

“As the ITA serves college tennis, and beyond, the Summer Circuit provides important competitive play experiences for college players and prospective student athletes, the finest and most motivated players still competing as junior players,” said ITA Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Russell. “In offering a premiere opportunity for tennis players to continue developing their games throughout the summer season, the ITA is proud that this extensive program continues to gain prominence with its wide-ranging regional events culminating in a superb national championship.”

The ITA Summer Circuit, which began in 1993, provides college tennis players, along with junior players and alumni, the opportunity to compete in organized events during the summer months.

“Over the last two summers, the ITA Summer Circuit has seen a staggering 26 percent increase in overall participation,” said ITA Director of Championships, Cory Brooks. “Last year alone, over 4,100 entries were accepted during the course of the five-week circuit. A big part of the attraction is that the circuit is one of the few places where current and former college players, along with incoming college players and high-level juniors, can come together and compete on an equal playing field.”

Results will be posted each evening after competition has been concluded.