Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Week Five Recap

Katarina Kozarov Julia Adams Furman
Furman's Katarina Kozarov and Julia Adams met in the finals of ITA Summer Circuit action last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Furman Athletics)

By Steve Pratt

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Where: University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.
Men’s Singles Final: Andy Andrade def. Joshua Goodger, 6-1, 6-7, 10-6
Women’s Singles Final: Anna Bright def. Ali Despain, 5-4, retired
Getting to know the finalists: The former IMG Academy player from Bradenton, Fla., Andrade was an NCAA All-Tournament team selection last spring and won 27 matches in singles during his sophomore year at host-site Florida. Originally from Wallington, England, Goodger fell to his Gator teammate in the final. Bright is from Boca Raton, Fla., and plays for Cal where she posted 27 wins in singles. Despain trained at the Smith Stearns Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and will be a freshman at Clemson.

Where: Furman University in Greenville, S.C. 
Men’s Singles Final: Jake Munns def. James Roelofse 5-7, 6-4, 12-10
Women’s Singles Final: Katarina Kozarov def. Julia Adams 6-4, 4-6, 14-12
Getting to know the finalists: England’s Munns is a senior at Furman while Munn’s Furman teammate Roelofse is from South Africa. The Furman senior Kozarov is from Novi Sad, Serbia, and trained as a junior at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Adams is from Knoxville, Tenn., and the fourth Furman finalist from the event.

Where: Cleveland Racquet Club in Cleveland, Ohio 
Men’s Singles Final: Nico Mostardi def. Luke Phillips, 6-3, 6-4
Women’s Singles Final: Samantha Memije def. Rylie Hanford, 6-3, 7-6
Getting to know the finalists: Mostardi is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and will be a senior at Cleveland State. Phillips is from Pittsburgh and is a teammate of Mostardi’s as a junior at Cleveland State. Memije is from Monroeville, Pa., and a senior at Michigan State. Hanford is from Chesterland, Ohio, a suburb outside Cleveland who is a rising high school sophomore and trains at CRC Tennis Academy.

Where: University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa 
Men’s Singles Final: Robert Krill def. Jack Randall, 6-2, 6-1
Women’s Singles Final: Elise Van Heuvelen def. Claire Reifeis, 6-4, 7-5, 10-6
Getting to know the finalists: Krill is from Elm Grove, Wisc., and plays for Wisconsin. Randall is from Oswego, Ill., and plays at Western Michigan. Van Heuvelen is from Iowa City, Iowa, and is a rising senior at the University of Iowa. Reifeis is from Indianapolis and plays for the University of Nebraska. 

Where: Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
Men’s Singles Final: Josh Bortnick def. Jadyn Richardson, 6-1, 6-3
Women’s Singles Final: Vasiliki Karvouni def. Ivana Corley, 6-3, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Bortnick is from Prairie Village, Kan., and will be a sophomore at Arkansas. Richardson is from Wichita, Kan., and plays for McKendree University, in Lebanon, Ill. Karvouni is a native of Athens, Greece and now resides in Lawrence, Kan., where she will be a freshman at Kansas. Corley is from Albuquerque, N.M., and finished 15-12 overall in singles during her freshman year at Oklahoma.

Where: Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
Men’s Singles Final: Jack Wagner def. Carlos Martinez, 6-4, 6-4
Women’s Singles Final: Olivia Peet def. Kate Daugherty, 6-2, 6-0
Getting to know the finalists: Wagner is from Edmond, Okla., and plays for Kenyon College in Ohio. Martinez is from Mexico and is a senior at McMurry University. Peet is from England but lives in Lubbock where she plays for Texas Tech. Daugherty is from Dallas and plays for Dallas Baptist University.

Where: Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. 
Men’s Singles Final: Pranav Kumar def. Jack Pulliam, 6-2, 6-4
Women’s Singles Final: Annette Goulak def. Madeline Lamoreaux, 6-4, 6-4
Getting to know the finalists: Kumar is from Boston and is a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M. Pulliam is from Manhattan Beach, Calif., and plays for Texas A&M. Goulak is from Oak Park, Calif., and a junior at the University of Georgia. Lamoreaux is from Mesa, Ariz., and posted a 14-8 record in singles during her first season at Eastern Washington University.

Where: Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.   
Men’s Singles Final: Anders Gibbons def. Jack Ninteman, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Women’s Singles Final: Hannah Jones def. Cassidy Binder, 6-1, 6-3
Getting to know the finalists: Gibbons is from Seattle and will start play at Dartmouth in the fall. Ninteman is from Tualatin, Ore., and will play Pac-12 tennis at the University of Arizona. Jones is from South Ogden, Utah, and was an All-Mountain West honoree in doubles her senior season at Utah State. Binder is a rising high school senior from Beaverton, Ore., outside of Portland.

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