2013 ITA National Collegiate Summer Championships

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  1. TopDawg

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    Tournament held in Jaggy's backyard in Bloomington. Here is the draw for the 4 day tournament that starts today and runs through Tuesday.

    Seeds:
    1 Chris Diaz (Ohio St.)
    2 Adam Lee (Wake Forest)
    3 Austin Smith (Georgia)
    4 Jess Jones (Alabama)
    5 Austin Powell (NC State)
    6. Wyatt McCoy (Notre Dame)
    7 Nelson Vick (UNC)
    8 Kyle Koch (South Carolina)

    Seeds 9-16 (Alpha)
    9 Beck Bond (NCST)
    9 Daniel Bednarczyk (Indiana)
    9 Hunter Callahan (Ohio St)
    9 Sean Donohue (Alabama)
    9 Andrew Goodwin (Alabama)
    9 Mihir Kumar (Northwestern)
    9 Brian Page (Illinois)
    9 Dimitrije Tasic (Indiana)
     
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    Looks like a good tournament. I glanced at the draw and saw a number of quality players unseeded.
     
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    Day 1 results

    Nelson Vick (UNC) upset by Morgan Mays (Wake)
    Hunter Callahan (Ohio State) upset by Alex Sanders (SMU)
    Mihir Kumar (NW) lost to Nick Horton (incoming NC State recruit)

    A couple of other seeds lost but I wouldn't call them upsets since a few of those guys are still in high school
     
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    I was down at Cincy at the slam qualies so missed first two days, will get there tomorrow.
     
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    The results page lists Andrew Dromsky as "Tennessee." The only record I can find of him online is the Georgia Southern roster. Is he transferring to Tennessee?
     
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    Day 2 Results.

    Quarterfinals:
    Diaz (OSU) vs. Mays (Wake)
    Page (ILL) vs. Weber (NCST)
    Powell (NCST) vs. Lied (Mich St)
    Tasic (IND) vs. Lee (Wake)
     
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    I haven't seen or heard anything - I don't know how accurate those school listings are. They've got 10 different guys showing from Indiana but half aren't on their roster.
     
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    Indiana have added a bunch, the assistant coach told me today they expect 14 on the fall roster.

    Tasic had a long hard win over Lee which took 3 hours (with a champs TB 3rd set) and I doubt he would recover to play I think Lied who had a short win after a default. I couldn't stay to find out so Im awaiting the page updates.

    Diaz was very solid looking. That's really the only 2 I could follow.
     
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    Day 3 Results

    Drew Lied (Michigan St) knocked off Chris Diaz (Ohio St) to win it and get the wild card into the All American's in Tulsa. One thing I didn't like about this tournament was them playing a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set. That's what the ITA was trying to do with that rule change last year before it got defeated. Makes no sense for these guys not to play best of 3 sets. Anything can happen in a 10 point TB.
     
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    I saw that and wondered what the heck was going on. I thought we convinced them that it was a dumb idea and they retracted their decision. Are they trying to sneak a fast one on us? If they try that at the All-American, or the Indoors, we need to raise up a protest again.
     
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    For Indiana, tasic had a good summer, we are very bottom heavy so need someone to step up and win now and then at 1 and 2. Monette the obvious number one just had elbow surgery too.
     
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    Just a guess having been to one this summer that had a 128 men and 64 women's draw. A few factors in play. 1 Time, lots of matches and multiple matches played each day, including doubles in 3-4 days. 2. Heat, yea they should've able to handle it. The tournament I was at was 90+ degrees every day. 4. Courts, not all venues have more than enough courts, it varies. 4. Weather, rain delays, and we had them, can be an issue. 5. Not sure how much influence the coaches have over the summer series. I'm sure many are happy to see their players playing a tournament, regardless of the 3rd set format.
     
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    He showed up on UT's roster today. Seems like he'd have a tough time cracking the top 6 at UT and he only has 2 years left. Odd move
     
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    Why don't the best college players play this tourney?
     
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    Here is a link for 2014. That other link sends you back to 2009.

    I saw where UCLA recruit Austin Rapp beat Gage Brymer in the semis of the Laguna Niguel in So Cal before falling in the finals to Alec Adamson from UC Davis.

    No expense taken to put this bracket together at San Jose State.
     
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    Often it's because they play ITF Futures.
     
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    Sam Monette seeded 1 at the national ITA finals
     
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    ITA series viewed by college players as the B team player's tournament. Top D1 lineup players typically don't play, tends to be good competition for midrange college player.
     
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    As a general rule you're correct, the best college players play Futures. But in many ITA tournaments there's a top flight player, sometimes more than a few. Not all top flight players play futures during the summer, some don't play at all and some hit an ITA or two, some go home internationally and if you don't see them in a futures they may be playing for a club. What college tennis players do over the summer is all over the map.

    Look at the finals this week. There are many very good players in the draw.
     
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    Agree, that's why I said typically, there is usually a good player or couple in any of them, but they are used more for match practice by the better players rather than great competition. The good players don't play through the ITA circuit all summer, the level is significantly lower than solid lineup players at the better schools want to play. I don't think there are many lineup players from the top schools out at these things for example.
     
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    Very heavy rain apparently in Southern Indiana so the schedule will be way behind, 8 indoor courts will help.
     

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