Western Michigan to Host ITA Summer Circuit Event
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Western Michigan University will host one of the Midwest stops on the USTA/ITA Summer Circuit, with over 200 high school and college tennis players making their way to Kalamazoo to take part in the action. The event is scheduled for July 11-15, 2014, and will primarily take place at Sorensen Courts on Western Michigan's campus.
The entry deadline is Tuesday, July 8, at midnight (EST). Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and the draws have historically filled fast. Draws of 96 will be made for both men and women.
WMUBroncos.com will provide the official results from the tournament, beginning with the posting of the draws before the tournament and updated draw sheets posted at the conclusion of each day of competition. Check WMUBroncos.com for more updates as the event draws near.
CHECK-IN AND PARKING: All players competing at the Summer Circuit event must check in at Sorensen Courts on Friday, July 11 from 4-6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, check in will take place at West Hills Athletic Club. See the Directions link above. You can also find additional tournament information in the Tournament Reminders link. All attending the tournament must park in the parking ramp adjacent to the upper Sorensen Courts. No parking by the lower courts will be permitted.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SINGLES DRAWS: Draws will be posted on WMUBroncos.com on Friday, July 11. Check the Women's Tennis page for details as the event draws near. Saturday's play will consist of 2-3 singles matches with doubles to follow. All singles matches will be 2 out of 3 sets with a ten point super tie-breaker for the third set.
DOUBLES DRAW: If you plan on playing doubles you must sign-up by 12 p.m. on Saturday at the tournament desk. All doubles will be an 8 game pro-set and are tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon.
WEATHER DELAYS/ANNOUNCEMENTS: Information regarding weather delays, as well as all other announcements pertinent to the tournament, will appear on the Tournament Central page at WMUBroncos.com.
All other questions regarding the tournament should be directed to tournament director Ryan Tomlinson via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the ITA Summer Circuit
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 he/she is a current ITA member.
The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of eight regional circuits (East, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Mountain, Texas and West) consisting of four consecutive open tournaments played during the month of July, leading up to the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana in August.