BOULDER – On the final day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit hosted by the University of Colorado, the home team reached the finals in both women’s draws, and by the end of the day, both student-athletes representing CU claimed first place honors at the South Campus Tennis Courts.
CU freshman and top-seeded Dhany Quevedo defeated third seed Meagan Monaghan, 7-5, 6-4 to claim the women’s singles draw championship, then in doubles, Quevedo made it a two-for-two on the victory stand, this time teaming up with Winde Janssens to claim the women’s doubles title. The CU pair defeated Meagan Kuosman and Linley Busby, 8-4.
The two-day event (July 6 and 7) was the first of three stops in the Mountain Region by the ITA. The United States Air Force Academy (July 20-22) and University of New Mexico (July 27-29) will be hosting similar events later in the month.
The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of eight regional circuits (East, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Mountain, Texas and West) 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.
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.