Katya Vasilyev wins an ITA Summer Circuit Tournament
July 17, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Sophomore Katya Vasilyev won singles and doubles titles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Summer Circuit Tournament hosted by Pacific in Northern California earlier this month.
A native of Foster City, California, Vasilyev won her first round in a super breaker 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(7). In her next match Vasilyev advanced again in a super tiebreaker, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (8). This put Vasilyev into the finals where she captured the championship with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Danielle Flores from the University of Utah.
In double competition, Vasilyev played with Jamie Pawid from University of Hawaii. The two earned a bye in the first round then won their second round match 8-4. An 8-2 victory in the semi finals advanced Vasilyev and Pawid into the final. The pair won the title in a close match 9-7 against Flores and Haley Driver from the University of Montana.
Vasilyev is the first BC tennis player to win an ITA summer tour event. "We are really proud of Katya. She has been working hard this summer. She has so much talent and it very exciting to see her results in the ITA tournament at the University of pacific."
The ITA Summer Circuit events 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 USTA/ITA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana in August.