WICHITA, Kan.- Wichita State women’s tennis student-athletes Montse Blasco Fernandez and Summer Schlotterback finished play in the second weekend of the 2013 ITA Summer Circuit at Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex on Sunday.
After receiving a bye in the first round of singles competition, Blasco Fernandez defeated Emma Baker, 6-0, 6-1 in the second round and Missouri’s Madison Rhyner, 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals. She then fell in the finals to Rachel Stuhlmann, also from Missouri, 7-5, 6-3.
Schlotterback dropped her first round match against Shea Flanagan of Connecticut, 6-4, 7-5, but was able to win the consolation bracket by defeating Amy Fugit of Emporia State, 6-3, 7-5 and Catherine Nettle, 6-0, 6-0.
Blasco Fernandez and Schlotterback then teamed up in doubles play, defeating Jessica King and Flanagan, 8-1 before falling in the final match of the bracket to Stuhlmann and Rhyner, 8-3.
About the ITA Summer Circuit: 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.