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Northwestern Athletics | August 16, 2016

Chatt and Lipp repeat as ITA Summer Nationals doubles champs

  Northwestern's Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp were named ITA Summer Nationals' champions.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Northwestern's duo of Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp repeated as doubles champions at the ITA Summer Nationals on Monday at Indiana University.

Lipp, a rising redshirt junior, and Chatt, a junior-to-be, captured the event for the second straight year. The tournament's fourth-seeded duo rolled to an 8-1 win over the team of Bianca Moldovan and Claudia Wiktorin of NC State to earn the crown.

With the tournament win, Chatt and Lipp earn a berth in the doubles draw of the ITA All-American in Riviera, California, in October.

Following an opening-round bye, the Wildcats' duo won four matches on Monday to earn the title. Following a pair of 8-3 victories, Chatt and Lipp disposed of the top-seeded team of Kaitlyn McCarthy and Ellyse Hamlin of Duke in the semifinal round.

The NC State team proved to be no contest for NU in the title match as Chatt and Lipp cruised to the title. Moldovan and Wiktorin had advanced to the championship with a semifinal win over the second-seeded team of Felicity Maltby and Alex Valenstein of Texas Tech.

The ITA Summer Circuit has been in existence since 1993. The circuit provides college as well as 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.
 

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