Jessica Perez Wins ITA Summer Circuit Doubles Event
Sophomore Jessica Perez teamed with Alyza Benotto to win the Laguna Niguel ITA Summer Circuit doubles event.
July 9, 2014
LMU women's tennis sophomore Jessica Perez recently won an ITA Summer Circuit doubles event held in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Perez, seeded first with her partner Alyza Benotto, managed to best teams made up of players from UC Irvine, Northwestern, San Diego State, University of Pacific, University of Portland, Georgetown, UC Santa Barbara, Missouri and Duke amongst others.
Perez, who earned honorable mention All-WCC honors as a singles player and a second-team selection paired with Miya Jin in doubles as a freshman for the Lions, went 8-12 overall in singles, including posting seven victories at the #2 spot. Jin and Perez were 11-8 as a doubles team on court 1, going 9-3 against non-conference foes.
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 2014 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.
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