Tallahassee, FL – Attracting many of the rising stars in college tennis, the 2023 ITA Tennis-Point National Summer Championships powered by WTN have officially gotten underway from the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center located on the campus of Florida State University.
With the first round of the singles and doubles main draw taking place today, representatives from Michigan, Wake Forest, Florida State, and many others took to the courts on the opening day of play looking to earn their spot into the second round of play.
In the men’s singles draw, Thomas Navarro (UNLV), Nicholas Herdoiza (Northwestern), Diego Marin, Henry Bilicic (Trinity College), Braden Hanning, Noah Eisenberg (Cornell), Ethan Carr (Chattanooga), Pavan Uppu, Mert Oral (Michigan), Max Pettingell, Philip Bosman (South Alabama), and Owen Megargee (Northwestern) all earned opening round victories.
Looking ahead to tomorrow, some notable matches include; JC Roddick (Texas A&M) (2) against Owen Megargee (Northwestern), Justin Lyons (Florida State) (8) against Noah Eisenberg (Cornell), and Jacon Bickersteth (Michigan) (1) against Thomas Navarro (UNLV).
Women’s singles saw Lillian Zheng, Lauren Chisholm (Southwestern), Libbie Hamilton (Belmont), Jessica Maras (Queens (NY)), Ellison Reynoldson (Wisconsin), Cade Cricchio (Florida State), Ariel Johnson (Wisconsin), and Elizabeth Harper each secure their spot into the second round of play.
The top seeds in the women’s draw will be in action tomorrow as 2022 ITA National Summer Champion and this year’s top seed, Julia Fliegner (Michigan), Katja Wiersholm (Cal) (2), Lily Jones (Michigan) (3), Ellie Schoppe (Florida State) (4), and Anastasia Sysoeva (Syracuse) will all take to the courts for the first time tomorrow.
In doubles, the round of sixteen is set on the men’s side of play, while the quarterfinals are now set for the women. Each will play a round of doubles tomorrow as the men move towards the quarterfinals and the women the semifinals.
Play will continue tomorrow from the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center with singles play leading off the day before doubles action follows later in the afternoon. Be sure to follow along on the ITA website and social media pages to keep up with all the action.