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    Alexis Prousis Captures Singles Title at National Summer Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Alexis Prousis has had a busy summer, winning the singles title at the National Summer Championships
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    Alexis Prousis has had a busy summer, winning the singles title at the National Summer Championships
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    Aug. 17, 2004

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern's Alexis Prousis won the singles title Tuesday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Summer Championships at the Indiana University Varsity Tennis Center.

    Prousis outlasted Vanderbilt sophomore Amanda Fish 2-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-8) in what was a close title match. The final came down to match tiebreaks, which were used throughout the tournament - a 10-point tiebreak played in place of a third set.

    On her way to claiming the title, the Lake Forest, Ill. native had to overcome a relatively low seeding in the tournament. Prousis was a Nos. 5-8 seed for the championships (seeding was done in groupings after the top 4).

    The title comes on the heels of an impressive freshman year last season for Prousis, during which she compiled a 31-10 record, including a 24-6 mark in duals, while going10-3 in the Big Ten. Her freshman campaign also yielded a 1-2 record in singles and 2-0 in doubles at the Big Ten Championship. Prousis then put together a perfect 2-0 record in singles at NCAA Regional Championship.

    The ITA National Summer Championships, presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), are the pinnacle of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, which was played at 20 regional sites throughout the country last month. Over 15,000 men and women have competed in circuit events since it began in1993. This is the 10th anniversary of the national championships, which were added to the circuit in 1994.