Serving as the pinnacle of the summer season, the 2023 ITA Tennis-Point National Summer Championships Powered by ITF World Tennis Number is set to begin Friday, August 11 at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Top collegiate players from across the country, including 2022 Women’s Singles Champion Julia Fliegner, 2021 and 2022 Men’s Singles Champion Champion Jacob Bickersteth, and 2022 Women’s Doubles Champion Ellie Schoppe, will be competing to secure a wildcard spot into the main draw of the ITA Men’s and Women’s All-American Championships later this year. 

More information on this year’s top seeds can be found below.

Women’s Top Seeds

  Julia Fliegner | University of Michigan | 8.9 WTN 

Earning the No. 1 seed in this year’s women’s singles draw, Julia Fliegner enters the tournament as the 2022 ITA National Summer Championship Women’s Singles defending champion. Returning to Michigan this season following an impressive freshman year, Fliegner posted a 26-10 overall singles record, going 16-3 in singles action during dual matches at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots. In doubles, Fliegner compiled a 23-14 overall doubles record, 18-8 in dual matches. Fliegner finished the season ranked No. 54 in singles by the ITA and participated in the 2023 NCAA Singles Championship, reaching the second round.

  Katja Wiersholm | University of California, Berkeley | 9.2 WTN

The former No. 1 recruit from the state of Washington, Katja Wiersholm is set to compete this weekend and is locked in as the No. 2 women’s singles seed. Wiersholm enters the tournament following two seasons at Cal Berkeley, where she earned an All Pac-12 Honorable Mention and ITA Scholar-Athlete honor.

  Lily Jones | University of Michigan | 10.2 WTN

The second Wolverine to be in the top five seeding for the Women’s Singles draw, Lily Jones enters the tournament after a record-breaking freshman year at Michigan. Posting a 27-9 overall singles record and 24-16 overall doubles record, Jones finished the season ranked No. 111 in singles. Jones earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Big Ten Athlete of the Week, and went a perfect 8-0 in singles action during Big Ten season play.

  Ellie Schoppe | Florida State University | 11.7 WTN

Florida State Seminole and 2022 ITA National Summer Championships Doubles champion, Ellie Schoppe, looks to continue her momentum from the 2022-23 season to the tournament this weekend. A member of the Florida State Women’s Tennis 2023 NCAA Championships team, Schoppe helped the Seminoles advance to the Round of 32 and Quarterfinals of the ACC Championships. By the end of the season, Schoppe held a 13-9 record in singles, defeating opponents such as UNC’s No. 14 ranked Carson Tanguilig, Notre Dame’s No. 70 Julia Andreach, and Virginia’s No. 89 Hibah Shaikh. During the season, Schoppe had a career high ranking of No. 118 in singles.

  Anastasia Sysoeva | Syracuse University | 12.4 WTN

Rounding out the top five seeds for the women’s draw in the 2023 ITA National Summer Championships is Anastasia Sysoeva. Sysoeva enters the tournament with an ITF singles ranking of 1072, with a previous career high ranking of 231 in March 2020.

Men’s Top Seeds

  Jacob Bickersteth | University of Michigan | 4.0 WTN

As the 2021 and 2022 ITA National Summer Championship Men’s Singles Champion, Jacob Bickersteth returns to the ITA National Summer Championships as the No. 1 seed looking for a three-peat. During his junior season as a Wolverine, Bickersteth posted a 17-7 dual singles record and an overall singles record of 20-12. In doubles, Bickersteth logged a 13-8 dual record and an 18-13 record for the season. This past season, Bickersteth earned Academic All Big-Ten honors for the second straight year.

  JC Roddick | Texas A&M

After putting together a singles record of 13-5 during his debut season as an Aggie, Jerry Roddick enters the ITA National Summer Championships as the No. 2 seed. During the season, Roddick collected wins over top ranked players including Harvard’s No. 47 Marc Ktiri, Arizona’s No. 77 Herman Hoyeraal, and TCU’s No. 87 Pedro Marcos.

  James Connel | Florida State University | 4.5 WTN

In his debut season at Florida State, James Connel recorded victories against top ranked players around the country such as UGA, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, and Georgia Tech. In the ACC semifinal, Connel claimed his singles to help the Seminoles upset North Carolina and in the ACC final, Connel once again took his singles point against Virginia. Connel earned 2023 Academic Dean’s List honors, 2023 ITA Scholar Athlete honors, 2022-23 Golden Torch honors, and 2023 All-ACC Academic Team honors. Connel enters the ITA National Summer Championship as the No. 3 seed.

  Kenta Miyoshi | University of Illinois | 5.1 WTN

As a rising sophomore and stand-alone top-five seed from the University of Illinois, Kenta Miyoshi looks to make his mark at the ITA National Summer Championships as the No. 4 seed. During his debut season as a Fighting Illini, Miyoshi went 16-16 in singles, including clinching Illinois’ semifinal spot with a win over Nebraska’s William Gleason.

  Logan Zapp | University of North Carolina | 6.2 WTN

Coming in as the No. 5 seed, North Carolina’s Logan Zapp is set to compete in the ITA National Summer Championships. The rising senior compiled a singles record of 5-5, including going 2-2 in dual matches and 1-2 in the ACC regular season. Teamed with Benjamin Kittay in doubles, the pairing posted a 4-2 doubles record, including going 1-1 in ACC dual matches and 3-1 in tournament play. Zapp also went 2-1 in doubles with Peter Murphy.

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