The Intercollegiate Tennis Association

2003 News Archives

2003 ITA Coaches Convention
The 19th annual ITA Coaches Convention took place Dec. 12-15 at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami. This four-day event featured numerous clinics with some of tennis' top minds, informative meetings on issues affecting college tennis and the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year banquet and ceremonies. Photo Recap

Sportwall Coaches Challenge

12/15/03 - Sportwall International hosted a "Sportwall Coaches Challenge" at this year's ITA Coaches Convention. The event's finals were rained out on Sunday, but Sportwall International split the prize money, awarding each of the finalists $100. Alabama's Daryl Greenan had the highest score in the preliminary competition. Full Story

Preserving American Collegiate Tennis
12/2/03 - This column appears in "Sight Lines" in the November 25 issue of Tennis Week. The author is Jon Vegosen, who was All Big Ten on the Northwestern University tennis team in 1973 and serves as vice chair of the USTA Collegiate Committee and chair of its subcommittee, Preserving American Collegiate Tennis (PACT).

USTA/ITA national award recipients for Community Service and Campus Recreation
12/3/03 - University of Delaware men's and women's tennis coach Laura Travis has been named the national winner of the USTA/ITA Campus Recreation Award and Boise State men’s tennis coach Greg Patton is the national winner of the USTA/ITA Community Service Award. They were honored on December 12 at the ITA Coaches Convention at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, during the ITA General Membership Meeting. Full Story/Sectional Winners

2004 ITA Achievement Award
11/11/03 - The ITA Achievement Award
pays tribute to past participants in the world of collegiate tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers. Click here to access the nomination form for the 2004 award.

Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis
11/9/03 - Click here to view a photo gallery highlighting some of the top collegiate wheelchair tennis players in the country in action at the LSU Showcase.

ITA Fall Rankings
National and reginonal Fall ITA Rankings are now available for all divisions: Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, and NJCAA.

Update on NCAA Bylaw and the ARS Directive
And Click here to view the latest news on the Bylaw and the updated wording to it (as of 10/29). More news on this will be posted after the NCAA Convention in January

ITA national tournaments to be broadcast on this fall

8/21/03 - Four ITA national events will be broadcast on this fall. offers live, streaming audio, play-by-play, of tennis tournaments from around the world, via the Internet. Full Story

National championship teams honored locally, regionally
8/21/03 - Thee Broward Community College women's tennis team received a proclamation from the Town of Davie (Florida) and Mayor Tom Tuex at the town council meeting on August 20 in recognition of winning the 2003 NJCAA Division I national title. Other championship teams are also being honored this summer. Full Story

Gene Sperling receives ITA Achievement Award

8/29/03 - Gene Sperling (University of Minnesota '82) was honored as the winner of the 2003 ITA Achievement Award, presented by Montblanc, on August 28 at Tennis Week's U.S. Open party at the "92" Suite in New York. The ceremonies included (in photo/l-r) Tennis Week's Gene Scott, Colleen Goudie of Montblanc, tennis legend Stan Smith, Sperling and ITA Executive Director David Benjamin. Full Story

Vanderbilt's Fish, Minnesota's Ticer named ITA Summer Circuit Players of the Year
8/27/03 - Vanderbilt's Amanda Fish and Minnesota's Avery Ticer have been named the 2003 ITA Summer Circuit Players of the Year. Full Story

Ashe Award winners recognized in New York 
8/24/03 - The 2003  ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners Trevor Smith of Princeton and Kristen Stubbs of Virginia Tech were honored on Aug. 24 at the home of former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, along with the USA Tennis NJTL Arthur Ashe essay contest winners. Full Story/Photo

College tennis' top-ranked honored in New York
8/22/03 -
The 2003 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team, presented by The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, was honored on August 22 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. Full Story   Photo Gallery  

Michigan to host this year's ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
8/13/03 - The 2003 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the second of three national championships for collegiate tennis this season, will be hosted by the University of Michigan November 6-9. Full Story

Another record-breaking year for ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit
8/12/03 - A record 2,005 players participated in this year's ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, shattering the record of 1,662 set last year. The ITA would like to thank all of this year's participants, tournament and circuit directors, and ITA National Summer Circuit Director Lin Loring of Indiana who helped make this possible.  

Catching up with the USA Tennis Collegiate Team
8/15/03 - The USA Tennis Collegiate Team, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players that began in 1996 and is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the USTA professional circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months. Full Story

NCAA Committee Summer Meeting Updates

8/4/03 - The NCAA Division I, II and III Tennis Committees held their summer meetings last month in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Click here for additional information and summaries from these meetings.

ITA Academic Awards Announced

7/16/03 - 1,104student-athletes received ITA Scholar Athlete honors this year; 238 programs earn ITA All-Academic Team honors. Full List 

2003 ITA All-America Teams 
5/30/03 - The 2003 ITA All-American Teams for all divisions are available. 2003 ITA All-America Team

ITA salutes Ashe, Osuna and Leary Sportsmanship award winners

6/6/03 - Fourteen exceptional student-athletes from the ITA's six divisions received national sportsmanship awards last month. Full Story

ITA National Doubles Team of the Year announced 
6/6/03 - California's Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones and Rice's Richard and William Barker have been named the 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Doubles Teams of the Year. Full Story

ITA National Players of the Year announced 
6/5/03 - Stanford's Amber Liu and Illinois' Amer Delic, the NCAA singles champions, have been named the 2003 ITA National Players of the Year. Full Story

ITA-USA All-Star Team goes unbeaten in Japan
6/16/03 - The ITA-USA All-Star Team picked up two victories in weekend matches against Waseda University and the Japan Collegiate All-Star Team in Tokyo. On Sunday the ITA-USA All-Stars came from behind to beat the Japan All-Stars 4-3, and they edged Waseda 4-3 on Saturday. The ITA-USA All-Stars were taking part in the Centennial Celebration of Waseda's men's and women's varsity tennis programs. ITA National Player of the Year Amer Delic (pictured) of Illinois played a key role in Saturday's win over Waseda. Full Story and Photos

ITA Survey Results for Bylaw 
5/03 - Click here to view the results from the survey regarding a proposed amendment to NCAA Bylaw (the one-year grace period rule for Division I).

2003 National Championships
5/03 - Links for results to all the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA and Calif. CC Championships taking place in May.


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