New Mexico Hosts ITA Summer Circuit
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/27/2014

FINAL RESULTS (June 29-30)

Women's Singles

Women's Doubles

Women's Consolation Singles

Women's Consolation Doubles

Men's Singles

Men's Doubles

Men's Consolation Singles




Women’s Singles

Women’s Doubles

Women’s Consolation Singles

Women’s Consolation Doubles

Men’s Singles

Men’s Doubles

Men’s Consolation


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico will play host to one of the Mountain region stops on the 2014 USTA/ITA Summer Circuit. The event will take place from June 28-30 at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex.

The tournament will feature men’s and women’s singles and doubles play and will showcase a combination of college players (current and past) and junior competitors. Natasha Smith, Emily Olivier, Madison Porter, Susan Baklini, Sean Baklini, and Mitchell McDaniels are the current Lobo student-athletes participating in the Summer Circuit event. UNM tennis alumni and 1976 All-American honoree Tim Garcia will also compete in the ITA tournament.

The event is open to the public and presents a great opportunity for tennis fans to come and watch skilled competitors of all ages during the summer months.

Lobo Schedule of Play for Saturday:

9 a.m.

Emily Olivier vs. Carrie Alberson

Susie Baklini vs. Hannah Contrucci

Mitch McDaniels vs. Shane Trebisky

Sean Baklini vs. Conner Sieck

11 a.m.

Madison Porter vs. Anastasiya Joyner

Student-athletes from Louisiana State, Dixie State, New Mexico State, St. Lawrence, and Meridian Community College as well as a number of junior tennis players are scheduled to compete this weekend.

New Mexico is the first of three stops for the Mountain portion of the Summer Circuit. The University of Colorado and Denver University are the remaining host sites for the Mountain region.

In all, 36 events are played leading up to the 2014 ITA/USTA National Summer Championships, which will be hosted by Indiana University from August 9-12. The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system will be used to seed players at these events, as part of UTR's expanded partnership with the ITA. The UTR system rates players independent of age, gender, section, level of education or country. Weekly results from the ATP, WTA, ITF, ITA and USTA are fed into the UTR system, which already includes ratings of more than 120,000 players around the world.

Full Event Schedule (June 28-30)

Complete Women’s Singles Draw

Complete Men’s Singles Draw

*Doubles draws will be available on Saturday

The latest news on this year’s ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit can be found on the ITA website at www.itatennis.com.

About the ITA Summer Circuit

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 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.