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  1. jaggy

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    Anyone planning to go? I have one here at the end of the month then the masters, I plan to look in at both
     
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    Draws, schedules and results can be found here.
     
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    This has not been the livliest of threads but next week I will pop along to watch the local one.
     
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  4. Satsuma Illini

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    I've been following the Circuit closely but I have been posting the Illini results in the Illini thread.
     
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    Went along this morning, mens field is weak and womens a bit stronger, nice to see it again though
     
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    Ya a lot of ITA summer events are very weak draws. Good there are events to play for some, but they certainly don't attract a strong field. They seem to have that rep, I asked a couple juniors if they were doing any and they said, no that is B team stuff.
     
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  7. jaggy

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    It does seem like an idea that has outlasted it's sell by date.
     
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  8. Satsuma Illini

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    It's a great idea with lots of potential, but the schools need to support it more or it's not go last. Shame really. I think it's a great chance for those who don't go on the Futures tour during the summer.
     
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    Like all tennis tournaments, there has to be a payoff. The overall winners of the summer circuit (singles and doubles) get entry into the ITA All-American tournament in October. The runners-up get into the qualifying at ITA AA.

    Top 30 (or so) players will figure that they are getting into the ITA AA because of ranking. So, you can only attract the guys who are a little lower. Maybe they need to add more main draw, qualifying, and pre-qualifying spots based on Summer Circuit results to attract more top 100 but not top 30 players.
     
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  10. floridatennisdude

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    ^^^the powerhouse schools will oppose this. Either to get their players rested and healed in the only down time for college tennis or to be able to encourage playing pro circuit events. It is good in theory, but it won't increase the level of play dramatically.
     
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    Summer series should be held in August.
    Most college kids are either resting/vacationing in July.

    Summer series beneficial for incoming freshman, and juniors.
     
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    I heard they were all interning on Wall St.
     
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    I know 2 kinds of summer tennis players. The first group is playing all over the country or in Europe, etc., the second group is actually doing internships as they are coasting into their final year and have lost that lovin' feeling. I guess there is a third group, those playing summer circuit, but those are sorta like the ones on vacation and resting I think. It's pretty chill.
     
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    2/3 of college tennis players would take a lot of offense to this post.

    Gordon Watson lost to fellow Gator Michael Alford in the final of the Gainesville Summer ITA. Both have been hard at work this summer working with our new coaches on getting better. Not just chillin.
     
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    Well the masters comes back to Btown this weekend so usually the standard is a lot higher (although still mostly lower order players). I will keep you posted about what I see.
     
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  16. Satsuma Illini

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    Any idea when the draws are coming out?
     
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    Well I went along today and enjoyed it, mild day for summer in Indiana and saw some fun matches. Only note would be seeing Nick Chappell as a 3 seed, as a junior his stock was so high, I am sorry he could not take it further or at least has not so far.
     
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    My observation has been that the draws get posted a couple of days after each event is over. Seriously, it has been that bad.
     
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    Indiana has the draws at their site and is not updating the USTA site. That is what has happened in most of these summer circuit tourneys.
     
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  20. Satsuma Illini

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    Yeah, I've given up on the USTA and ITA sites and I've been going directly to the host schools' sites from the beginning. USTA has got to have the most unorganized, difficult cornmaze website I have ever seen.
     
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    The host schools have control. If they choose to post them on multiple sites, they can coordinate that. It's redundant work so I assume they just keep one accurate draw in a format they are familiar with and the other sites just pick up the results after the fact.
     
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  22. Satsuma Illini

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    I understand that but it is the USTA/ITA championships. Their sites should at least have a link to the schools sites but nothing. This is part of the reason I started my own Illini site. Slow or nothing.
     
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    I didnt get to go today but Indiana has one player in the quarters in both singles tourneys so I am pleasantly surprised, I will make it tomorrow assuming work holds no surprises for me.
     
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  24. Satsuma Illini

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    Farris Gosea of Illinois vs. Sam Monette of Indiana for the singles title. 10 a.m. Tuesday

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    Gosea wins, Monette looks about 25 haha, could be an impact player right away for IU. Interesting.
     
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