Jamieson Takes Doubles Crown at 4th of July Tournament
July 7, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - While most were celebrating the 4th of July weekend with family gatherings and fireworks, soon to be senior Julia Jamieson was busy winning the doubles title at the Baseline Tennis Center 4th of July Classic. Jamieson also reached the semifinals of the singles draw of the three-day ITA Summer Circuit event at the University of Minnesota.
"Julia's success over the past weekend is a direct result of her dedication and strong work ethic," said Illinois head coach Michelle Dasso. "She loves the game and I'm excited for her senior leadership this upcoming season."
Thanks to being the No. 1 seed in doubles, Jamieson earned a first round bye. Then in the semis, the Illini edged out the team of Klass-Warch/Merzbacher in a tight match, 8-7(7). Next, Jamieson and her partner found themselves in another tiebreak battle, this time in the finals against two-seed Brills/Johnson. Once again, Jamieson was able to prevail in a back and forth contest, 8-7(9-7).
In singles, the Wilmette, Illinois, native got off to a good start, quickly defeating Claire Carpenter 6-2, 6-1 in the Round of 16. The quarterfinals then featured a Big Ten showdown against Golden Golpher and No. 4 seed Jessika Mozia. Jamieson took the first set 6-4 before Mozia countered with a 6-3 second set. However, Jamieson rallied in the third set super tiebreak, taking it 1-0(8). Unfortunately for Jamieson, the senior had to withdraw from the tournament due to work commitment and couldn't challenge the No. 1 seed in the semis.
"My serve and aggressiveness at the net allowed me to set up points really well," said Jamieson on what aspect of her game worked so well for her during the tournament. "This summer I've mainly been working on setting up points with my serve and forehand."