Perez Wins Sonoma State ITA Summer Circuit Event
Jessica Perez won the singles tournament at the Sonoma State ITA Summer Circuit Event this weekend.
July 28, 2014
Having already claimed an ITA Summer Circuit Doubles Event championship this summer in Laguna Niguel, Calif., LMU women's tennis sophomore Jessica Perez played in and won an ITA Summer Circuit Singles Event championship that was held at Sonoma State last weekend. Perez was seeded first in the tournament, but had to defeat a number of talented opponents en route to the championship, including knocking off Gonzaga's top-ranked player, Kylie Peek, in the semi-finals (2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7)) and then a very good player in Stacy Yam from UC Santa Barbara in the finals (6-4, 6-3).
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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