ITA News and Notes
USTA Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis Rankings
Click here for news from last
month's ITA Coaches Convention and for information on the
various ITA events and programs this winter/spring.
Click here to access the notes
from the various meetings held during the December convention.
These notes include rule updates for this season.
Danny Fik and
Sarah Casteel finished 2004 at No. 1 in men's and women's
singles. Middle Tennessee's Russell Rodriguez and Kevin Green
are No. 1 in men's doubles and Arizona's Nicole Saltzburg and
Kristen Mohr are No. 1 in women's doubles. This year's USTA
National Collegiate Wheelchair Championships take place March
18-20 at Middle Tennessee.
Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Coaches Convention
The ITA is
commemorating 20 years of its annual ITA Coaches Convention this
December 11-14 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida.
Another great lineup of speakers highlight this year's schedule.
The 2004 ITA Coaches Convention will feature over 20 clinicians,
including many of the leaders in the world of tennis.
Coaches Convention Page
Day One Photo Gallery
Clinics Photo Gallery (Days
2, 3 & 4)
Twelve coaches honored
by ITA, Wilson and USTA
On Sunday, December 12, 2004, the ITA and Wilson
honored the Wilson/ITA National Coaches of the Year and the ITA and USTA honored the USTA/ITA Community Service and Campus Recreation
Photos from Award Presentations
Lewis-Clark State's Fong, Florida Gulf Coast's Horton honored by USTA and ITA
Lewis-Clark State College men's and women's tennis coach Kai
Fong has been named the national winner of the USTA/ITA Campus
Recreation Award and Florida Gulf Coast men’s tennis coach J.
Webb Horton is the national winner of the USTA/ITA Community
Service Award. They will be honored on December 12 at the ITA
Coaches Convention at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami,
during the ITA Membership and Awards Banquet.
Louise Gengler to take on new role with ITA as Director
of Campus and Community Outreach
The ITA is pleased to announce that Louise Gengler, who
served for many years as Chair of the lTA Women's Operating Committee Chair as
well as a member of the ITA Board of Directors, will remain actively involved
with the association. Her new part-time position as Director of Campus
and Community Outreach will include helping ITA-member coaches develop
outreach programs within their respective communities and on
Click here for information on how to contact Gengler.
honoring Mark McCormack at ITA Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame
Click here to view the display honoring Mark H. McCormack at the College
of William & Mary's McCormack-Nagelson Tennis Center, home of the ITA
Collegiate Women's Hall of Fame.
2004 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
The 2004 ITA National
Intercollegiate Indoor Championships took place November 4-7 at
the University of Michigan. Pictured are men's doubles champions
Scott Green and Ross Wilson (r) of Ohio State. They topped
Stanford's KC Corkery and Sam Warburg 8-5 in the men's doubles
final. They are the first duo since 1992-93 to win the ITA
All-American and National Indoor titles in the same season.
of the 2004 ITA National Indoor Championships (includes links to
Wilson/ITA Regional Championships)
ITA National Small College Championships
The 2004 ITA National Small College
Championships, presented by the USTA, took place at Florida Gulf
Coast University in Fort Myers October 14-17. This event
featured the top players in NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and
Official Page of 2004 ITA National Small
ITA All-American Championships
The first of three national championships for singles and
doubles during the 2004-05 season took place at the Champions
Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oct. 1-10 for the men and the
Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, California, Oct. 2-10
for the women.
Official Page of 2004 Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American
Page of 2004 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships
32 programs to receive USTA grants
We're excited to announce that the USTA has allocated over
$20,000 in funding for 32 different community outreach and USA
Team Tennis programs being run by ITA coaches on their college
campuses. This summer, coaches
submitted grant applications
to be considered for
these two programs. The ITA
received tremendous response,
selection process proved to be
Click here to view the coaches
who were granted funding based
on the materials that were submitted.
of Texas honors NCAA Champ Baylor
Texas Governor Rick Perry recently honored the
2004 NCAA Division I Men's Champion Baylor Bears. Pictured is Baylor coach
Matt Knoll and the rest of the NCAA champs with Gov. Perry (center/holding
shirt). Baylor and NCAA women's champ Stanford are expected to be honored by
President Bush at the White House in January.
James O' Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award winners
10/17/04 - Southern Indiana's Joe Epkey and Broward (Fla.) Community College's Karine Ionesco were named the 2004 recipients of the James O' Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award, presented by Rolex Watch, U.S.A, Sunday.
The James O' Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award goes to a men's and women's player who displays outstanding sportsmanship and exemplifies the spirit of college tennis during the course of the ITA National Small College Tennis Championships.
The award is given in memory of the late Jim Sargent, former Media Manager for
Rolex Watch, U.S.A.
NCAA Update on Professional Teams
Click here to access new information on the
NCAA website regarding professional tennis teams. Additionally, the NCAA
encourages coaches to work with their compliance officers to review any
student-athlete or prospective student-athlete to determine whether or not
he/she has played on a team in either of these leagues (listed at the above
link). Schools also need to review what information they obtained in
determining eligibility as compared with the information the NCAA did (and
the NCAA can assist in the review of this information).
of 2004 inducted into ITA Women's Hall of Fame Sept. 18
9/13/04 - The Class of 2004 was inducted into the ITA Women's Hall of
Fame at the College of William & Mary on Sept. 18. The late Mark McCormack
was honored at this year's ceremonies, which are the first since his
death last May. The ITA Women's Hall of Fame opened in 1995 thanks to a
generous donation from McCormack and his wife Betsy Nagelsen. It is housed
at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center on the William & Mary campus. Tennis
great Monica Seles was also hand to help pay tribute to McCormack. Seles
also attended the first induction ceremony in 1995. The ITA Women's Hall of
Fame Class of 2004 consists of: Barbara Scofield Davidson (Miami-Fla.), Dr.
Belmar Gunderson (UNC-Greensboro), Barbara Jordan (Stanford) and Kathy
Fareed receives 2004 ITA Achievement Award, Presented by Montblanc
8/31/04 - Doctor George Fareed (University of California-Berkeley
'66) was honored as the winner of the 2004 Intercollegiate
Tennis Association Achievement Award, presented by Montblanc, at a
reception hosted by Tennis Week on Sept. 2.
ITA Collegiate All-Star Team honored at historic West
Side Tennis Club
8/27/04 - The 2004 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team (pictured/right), presented by The Nick Bollettieri
Tennis Academy, was honored on Friday at the historic West Side
Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. This 21st edition of the ITA Collegiate
All-Star Team includes the nation's top-ranked men's and women's tennis
players at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA levels.
ITA Summer Circuit Players of the Year
Minnesota's Avery Ticer and North Carolina's Kendall Cline, this year's ITA
Summer Circuit Players of the Year. Ticer won two titles on the Midwest
Circuit as well as at the circuit-ending ITA National Summer Championships.
Cline won three singles and two doubles titles on the Southwest Circuit and
reached the quarterfinals at the national event.
Third straight record-breaking year for ITA Collegiate
8/20/04 - A record 2,067 players participated
in this year's ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, breaking the record of 2,005
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.
Official Tournament Page
for the Aug. 14-17 ITA National Summer Championships
ITA Summer Circuit Schedule & Results
named title sponsor for ITA Regional Championships
8/5/04 - Wilson Racquet Sports is expanding its partnership with the ITA and
will serve as title sponsor of the 2004 ITA Regional Championships this
fall. Wilson has also renewed its continuing role as the official tennis
ball, racquet and accessory company for the ITA.
NCAA Summer Meetings
8/2/04 - Notes from last month's NCAA tennis committee
meetings are now available on the NCAA web site. Click here for links to:
Summer Coaching Changes
8/2/04 - Click
here to view the latest head coaching changes.
Online Trade Show Open
Visit this section frequently to
view the web sites of tennis industry leaders.
Online Trade Show
Univ. of West Alabama reinstates men's and women's tennis
The ITA applauds the University of West Alabama, which recently
announced plans for the reinstatement of men's and women's tennis as varsity
sports beginning in the fall of 2005. The programs were dropped in 1997 but have
been added, in part, to reach the new NCAA minimum for 10 varsity sports
starting in 2005. Do you know of any schools without tennis that are below 10
varsity sports? If so, please email these to the ITA at
Tennis Warehouse becomes official shoe and clothing
supplier for the ITA
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has announced a
new partnership with the Tennis Warehouse to become its new official shoe
and clothing supplier starting this 2004-05 season.
ITA and Pro
Support Systems, Inc., announce new partnership
The ITA and Pro Support Systems, Inc., are
pleased to announce a new partnership to benefit ITA-member coaches.
PSS will offer hand-crafted, individually molded shoe insert device
for interested ITA coaches and their teams through this new,
non-medical, endorsement program. These supports are designed to
balance and control biomechanical foot function while providing
cushion and shock absorption.
Incredible, no risk partnership offer for ITA Members from
Sportwall Intl. Inc.
A free preview of the Sportwall Sports-PC™ at Your
Facility this Summer: If you have been eyeing the Sportwall
Sports-PC for your facility but have been unable to convince the
financial decision makers to make the investment, then this
opportunity is for you.
2004 ITA All-Academic Teams & Scholar Athletes
7/26/04 - 269 programs and 1,455 student-athletes
receive special recognition from the ITA this year for academic excellence.
Named to USA Tennis Collegiate Team
7/9/04 - Twelve of the nation’s top
men's and women’s collegiate tennis players have been named to the 2004 USA
Tennis Collegiate Team, administered by the USTA and ITA. The USA Tennis
Collegiate Team is an elite training program funded by the USTA for the top
American collegiate tennis players that began in 1996. This program is
designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the USTA professional
circuit in a team-oriented environment during these summer months. Pictured
(l) are team members Brian Wilson of Illinois and Jeremy Wurtzman of Ohio
State with ITA Executive Director David Benjamin
Express Collegiate All-Star Team in China
6/19/04 - The
American Express Collegiate All-Stars were in action Friday in
sweeping the men's and
here for photos from this week's trip.
Lester Cook's journal
from China on the
Texas A&M web site.
Check out these photos of team on the
Tennis Magazine - China web site from festivities earlier this week.
ITA National Doubles Team of the Year announced
6/10/04 - Stanford's Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette and Rice's Richard
and William Barker have been named the 2004 ITA National Doubles Teams of
the Year, the ITA announced today.
ITA National Players of the Year announced
6/8/04 - Baylor's Benedikt Dorsch and Stanford's Amber Liu have been named
the 2004 ITA National Players of the Year. Dorsch and Liu will be honored at
ITA All-Star Outing and Awards Luncheon, presented by
the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy,
on August 27 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Express Collegiate All-Star Team heads to China
6/8/04 - Ten players and three coaches selected by the ITA to represent the
United States on the 2004 American Express Collegiate All-Star Team head to
China June 13-21. Tennis legend Stan Smith will
serve as honorary coach.
2004 National Championship
Listing of champions and links to results for all divisions.
ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award winners
5/19/04 - The DePaul women’s and Pepperdine men’s tennis teams have been
honored as this month's recipients of the ITA National Team Sportsmanship
Award. Full Story
Fort Myers to host 2004 ITA National Small
College Championships at Florida Gulf Coast University
5/13/04 - The Lee County Sports Authority, in partnership with Florida Gulf
Coast University, will host the 2004 ITA National Small College Championships to
be played October 14-17 on the FGCU campus in Fort Myers.
ITA Men's Hall of Fame Class of 2004
5/11/04 - The Class of 2004 has been announced for the ITA Men's Hall of
Fame: Gardner Larned of William & Mary, Billy Lenoir of Arizona, Jim
Delaney of Stanford and Larry Nagler of UCLA. They will be inducted on May
26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124 Update
5/704 - The proposed amendment to NCAA Div. I Bylaw #126.96.36.199 (the one year
grace period rule) has recently approved by the NCAA Management Council. The
legislation still needs to be adopted by the NCAA Board of Directors. If
adopted, the new legislation itself is effective August 1, 2004. Click
here to view the detailed NCAA announcement of this bylaw
ITA, American Express
Announce Collegiate All-Star Team to Compete in China this Summer
5/6/04 - Ten players and three coaches have been selected by the ITA to represent the
United States on the 2004 American Express Collegiate All-Star Team in two
exhibition team matches in China June 13-21. Tennis legend Stan Smith will
serve as honorary coach.
Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis
5/2/04 - Host Texas-Arlington's Danny Fik and
Sarah Casteel captured the singles titles Sunday at the inaugural United
States Tennis Association (USTA) National Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis
Championships at the UTA Tennis Center.
Innovations Committee Update
4/21/04 - At USTA Annual Meeting in Puerto last month, the Innovations Committee (of
which ITA Executive Director David Benjamin is a member) discussed several new
approaches to format/scoring, which may be of interest to the college community.
3/30/04 - The
USTA College Committee met in Puerto Rico on March 23 at the USTA Annual Meeting
here to read a summary of the committee's presentation and
here to view
its PowerPoint presentation (in pdf.). Formed in 2002, the USTA
College Committee’s charge is to develop and promote the growth of American
collegiate tennis at the varsity level, and to provide assistance as requested
by the Plan for Growth II Steering Committee on promoting recreational and
intramural tennis activities on college campuses.
ITA Online Directory - New User
4/1/04 - A reminder that the new user name and password to access the ITA
Online Directory takes effect today, April 1, 2004. Coaches & current
auxiliary members have been sent an e-mail with the information. If you did
not receive it, please contact Penny Sing, ITA Membership Coordinator by
ITApsing2@aol.com for the new user name and password.
ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award for April
4/16/04 - The San Diego State women’s and Washington & Lee and Oregon men’s
tennis teams have been honored as this month's recipients of the
Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Sportsmanship Award, the
ITA announced today.
ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award
3/17/04 - The William & Mary men and Georgia
Tech women are the first winners of the 2004 season.
a team for next month
Texas A&M captures
title at USA
Team Tennis National Campus
3/11-13/04 - The
Team Tennis National Campus Championships
took place March 11-13 at the Florida Tennis
Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., and featured the top club and intramural
tennis teams in the country. A record 33 different schools participated
this year. Texas A&M beat Virginia 30-9 to win its second title in three
ITA commercials airing on The Tennis Channel
2/28/04 - This month two 30-second
commercials showcasing the ITA and the benefits of collegiate tennis will
begin airing on The Tennis Channel. One features James Blake and the other
features the Bryan Brothers.
and Sportwall International, Inc., enter partnership
2/28/04 - The ITA Board of Directors and Sportwall International, Inc.,
are pleased to announce a new partnership that will be beneficial for all
ITA-member coaches and players.
Emory captures title at ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championships
2/27-29/04 - Emory topped host Gustavus Adolphus 5-2 on
Feb. 29 in the championship match at the
2004 ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championships in St. Peter,
2004 USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships
2/5-8/04 - The Illinois men repeated as champions and the Stanford women won
a record seventh title at the 2004 USTA/ITA National Men's and Women's Team
Indoor Championships, which took place Feb. 5-8 in Seattle and Madison,
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Stanford's Liu, UCLA's Lam named USTA Sportsmanship Award winners
2/7/04 - UCLA's Chris Lam and Stanford's Amber Liu both
received the United States Tennis Association Sportsmanship Award Saturday
at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
Understanding the new USTA Junior Ranking System
2/04 - Dede Allen,
former coach at Wake Forest University and former USTA Administrator for
Junior Competition has written guidelines
and explanations to help college coaches better understand the USTA's
implementation of the new Points Per Round (PPR) ranking system for junior
ITA and Nick Bollettieri High School
Tennis Outreach Program
1/26/04 - The ITA and Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy are pleased to introduce
the High School Tennis Outreach Program. This program is designed to promote
tennis within the community by having our ITA member varsity coaches educate
high school coaches through coaching clinics.
ITA News & Notes - January, 2004
1/13/04 - News
and notes from the 2003 ITA Coaches Convention as well as
upcoming ITA membership news. 1/19 - NCAA Legislation Updates:
here for news on the Division III "reform" proposals from the
NCAA web site. At the Division I level, the proposal to amend Bylaw 188.8.131.52
(the 1-year grace period rule) took the next step towards passage last week.
It has been sent out for comment by the NCAA Management Council, and will be
voted on a second time in April.
Meeting notes from the ITA Coaches Convention
1/13/04 - Complete
summaries from last month's ITA Coaches Convention.
Former Presbyterian Tennis Player Killed in Service
On January 2, former Presbyterian College women's tennis player Kimberly
Hampton was killed during a mission in Iraq, representing her country as a
captain in the U.S. Army. Kimberly was a very special, gifted tennis player and
individual, garnering numerous awards during her playing career. She is to be
buried Saturday with full military honors.
More information on Kimberly from the Presbyterian College web site