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Brown Wins ITA/UTR Summer Circuit Event at Elon
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Brown Wins ITA/UTR Summer Circuit Event at Elon

July 2, 2018

2018 ITA/UTR Summer Circuit at Elon University

ELON, N.C. — South Carolina men’s tennis rising sophomore Thomas Brown captured a 2018 ITA/UTR Summer Circuit tournament title on Monday morning by defeating top-seeded Vikash Singh (6-2, 6-2) in the championship match of this weekend’s ITA men’s singles event hosted by Elon University at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Brown, who entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, battled his way through a 32-person field over the weekend which culminated in his 6-2, 6-2 win over the top-seeded Vikash in the championship match on Monday morning.

After advancing to the round of 16 by default, Brown defeated Charlie Schuls 6-4, 6-2 to secure a spot in Sunday’s quarterfinal round.

Brown battled to a tight 7-6 (8) opening set win against Dillon Gooch to begin the second day of competition before cruising to a 6-1 second set win to earn a spot in the gold draw’s semifinal round. He would later make quick work in his semifinal match with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Benjamin Wayland to punch his ticket to Monday’s championship match.

Brown’s ITA Summer Circuit tournament win comes one week after advancing to the round of 16 in the “black” bracket of the Wake Forest University Summer Circuit event.

Brown will continue to compete individually throughout the summer while the ITA/UTR Summer Circuit continues with its third of six scheduled weeks of competition this weekend (July7-9).

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