Oliver Frank Rolls Through USC to Win SoCal Intercollegiates; Antonioni Fasano Wins Big Ten Singles Championship; Master’U Team Announced

The 61st Annual Southern California Intercollegiate Championships came to a close on Monday with Azusa Pacific’s Oliver Frank claiming the singles title after a straight set win over USC’s Brandon Holt. The 32-player singles draw was comprised of 29 players from D1 schools and 3 from D2 schools which made Frank’s run to the title that much more unlikely. Frank started off the tournament with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 win over UC Davis’s David Goulak and then he came from behind to defeat USC’s Jake DeVine 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. In the quarterfinals Frank defeated USC’s Laurens Verboven 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 and in the semifinals he knocked out...

National Fall Championship Field is Complete; APU’s Oliver Frank Wins a Pair at the SoCal Intercollegiates; Michigan’s Brown & Crocker Win Big Ten Dubs Championship

The majority of the field for the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships was released on Thursday but on Friday the field was completed with the addition of a handful of wild cards and a few last minute at-large selections. Baylor sophomore Bjoern Petersen was awarded an Oracle Wild Card into the singles draw which wasn’t too surprising due to Oracle’s Mark Hurd being a Baylor graduate. Georgia’s Wayne Montgomery and Walker Duncan got the extra at-large selection due to UNC’s William Blumberg and Robert Kelly pulling out due to Blumberg possibly getting a wild card into Charlottesville next week. Clemson’s Alex...

What’s Coming Up This Week

Last week was the official kickoff of the fall tournament season but things really ramp up this weekend with over 20 events taking place across the country. The ones that I’ll be following the closest are the Duke James Bonk Invite in Cary, the Hall of Fame Grass Court Invitational in Newport, and the Audi Napa Valley Classic. The Duke James Bonk Invite in Cary, North Carolina, has three flights of men’s singles and three flights of men’s doubles with Duke’s Spencer Furman, UNC’s Simon Soendergaard, Duke’s Nick Stachowiak, and Wake Forest’s Alan Gadjiev the top four seeds in the highest singles flight. Teams...

All-American Championship Selections; Cal Edges USTA Juniors; Pro Circuit Recap

Near the end of last week the ITA released the selections for the upcoming All-American Championships. The women’s event, which takes place in Pacific Palisades, California, from September 30th to October 8th, uses the ITA preseason national singles and doubles rankings to determine at-large selections while the final regional rankings from last season determine the regional representatives. Returning ITA All-Americans and the ITA National Summer Champion are granted automatic entry into the main draw. The detailed selection criteria is available here and the list of all those selected for the 32-player main draw, 64-player qualifying draw, and 64-player...

Fall is in the Air

Labor Day has come and gone which means it’s time for fall college tennis tournament action. Between now and mid-November every weekend will be filled with multiple events taking place at locations across the country.The biggest event this weekend takes place in Athens with the University of Georgia hosting the Southern Intercollegiate Championships. The SICs always have a strong field and this year is no different with Georgia hosting competitors from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Florida Atlantic, East Tennessee State, Georgia State, Georgia Gwinnett, and others. There are three flights of singles and two flights of doubles with draws and updated...