July 7, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2008 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, will be coming to Florida State’s Scott Speicher Tennis Center, July 8-10. The Seminoles are proud to have four of their players participating in the tournament. On the women’s side, FSU junior Jessica Wente and senior Ania Rynarzewska are among the Top 8 seeds, coming in at first and third, respectively. Seminole senior Chris Cloer (No.1) and redshirt sophomore Bobby Deye (No. 3) are also among the top seeds on the men’s side.
For match times for all participants of the Tallahassee ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, visit the men’s and women’s tennis pages on www.seminoles.com, the official website of Florida State athletics. Rynarzewska’s first match will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday while Wente, who received a first round bye, will play her first match later in the day at 2 p.m. After receiving a first round bye as well, Cloer will begin action at 4:30 p.m. while Deye hits the court at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit is made up of six regional circuits (East, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Southwest and West) for collegiate players (events are also open to junior players and the general public). Each region consists of four consecutive tournaments played during the month of July. The ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit began in 1993 and had a record 2,624 players participate in last year’s events. All told, over 20,000 players have competed in circuit events since ’93. Indiana University women’s coach Lin Loring came up with the concept to begin the circuit and serves as its overall director.
Each tournament on the circuit includes men’s and women’s singles and doubles.
The ITA National Summer Championships presented by the USTA are the pinnacle of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit. This year’s tournament takes place Aug. 11-15 at Indiana University. Champions from this tournament gain wild cards into the Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in October, the first national tournaments of the 2007-08 collegiate tennis season.
The latest news on this year’s ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit can be found on the official ITA website is www.itatennis.com.
All consolation matches will be posted after 9 p.m. on July 8. On July 9, the schedule will be two rounds of doubles, followed by 2 rounds of main draw singles, followed by one round of consolation singles.