The Intercollegiate Tennis Association

2005 News Archives

Biola's Dee Henry, California Lutheran's Michael Gennette to honored  by USTA and ITA
Biola (Calif.) University women's tennis coach Dee Henry has been named the national winner of the USTA/ITA Campus Recreation Award and California Lutheran University men's tennis coach Michael Gennette 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. More

2005 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships

November 3-6 event is being hosted by The Ohio State University at the Racquet Club of Columbus for the first time. This is the second of three national championships played this 2005-06 season. Official page

NCAA Corner
This new listing on the left menu bar will be used to post updates and news relating to the NCAA (legislation, interpretations, rules, championships, etc.). Click here to view the latest news on the Amateurism Clearinghouse

2005 ITA National Small College Championships, presented by the USTA
Official tournament page for October 13-16 event hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers for the second straight year. Players from NAIA schools swept this year's singles and doubles titles.

2005 Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships; Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships
Official men's page  Official women's page

NCAA Division III Men's Championship Update
(Provided courtesy Chris Schneider, NCAA) Effective with the 2007 championships, the scoring in the menís championships will be changed from the seven-point system to the nine-point system. Based on the results of the membership survey, there was overwhelming support that both the menís tennis championships and the womenís tennis championships use the same scoring system. There was also a significant number of responses that favored using the nine-point system in both championships.

USTA awards grants for USA Team Tennis and Community Outreach Programs

Over $33,000 in funding provided by the USTA will be distributed to 50 USA Team Tennis and Community Outreach programs being administered by ITA-member schools this Fall. All told, 34 Community Outreach and 16 USA Team Tennis programs that are projected to work with nearly 5,500 participants are being helped by this funding. Listing

Click here to read Cal coach Peter Wright's Sight Lines from the latest issue of Tennis Week Magazine (reprinted with permission)

Steve Appleton receives 2005 ITA Achievement Award, presented by Montblanc and Tennis Week Magazine

Steve Appleton (Boise State University Ď82), Micron Technology, Inc.ís chairman, CEO and president, is this year's winner of the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Achievement Award, presented by Montblanc and Tennis Week Magazine. It was presented to him in New York on Sept. 1 during Tennis Week's U.S. Open party. More (click here to read Q&A in this week's Idaho Statesman)

Illinois' Eklov, Texas A&M's Lubinsky named ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit Players of the Year
Illinois' Andrew Eklov and Texas A&M's Anna Lubinsky (pictured) have been named the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Circuit Players of the Year. Lubinsky finished atop the Southwest Circuit point standings and Eklov finished No. 1 in the West. More

ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit again registers record participation
A record 2,465 players participated in ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit events this year, setting a new record for participation for the fourth straight year. Over 19,000 men's and women's players have played in circuit events since its inception in 1993. The ITA thanks Circuit Director Lin Loring of Indiana University of his leadership in making this program so successful, as well as the regional circuit coordinators and tournament directors.

Former UNLV Larry Easley died Sept. 12 at the age of 57 following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were on Sept. 17; the family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Easley's name to the ALS Chapter of Las Vegas. More  Click here to access website with information a fund to benefit his family.

Summer Coaching Changes

A listing of new faces in new places during the summer months.

ITA Collegiate All-Star Team, presented by The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, honored in New York
The 2005 ITA All-Star Team, presented by The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, was honored on August 26 at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. This 22nd 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. More

Champs crowned at ITA National Summer Championships
The pinnacle of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, the 2005 ITA National Summer Championships presented by the USTA, took place Aug. 13-16 at Indiana University. Official tournament page

2005 ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit completes another successful run

Click here for complete results to all 23 ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit events played in July. Click here to view the players who finished in the top three in the final point standings for their respective circuits.

NCAA Tennis Championship Committee Summer Meeting Summaries
The NCAA Division I, II and III Tennis Committees held their annual summer meetings July 11-14 in Berkeley, California. Click here to view a summary of each division's meetings. David Benjamin and Casey Angle from the ITA sat in during portions of each divisions meetings. Reprinted courtesy the NCAA News

2005 ITA All-Academic and Scholar Athlete Teams
This year's ITA All-Academic Teams and ITA Scholar Athletes
are now available. Congratulations to the 271 programs and 1477 student-athletes who are being recognized this year. Listings

USTA Senior Director of Junior and Collegiate Competition announced
Bill Ozaki has joined the USTA Player Development team as Senior Director of Junior and Collegiate Competition. More

Four past collegians highlight Wimbledon doubles final
Stephen Huss (Auburn) and Wesley Moodie (Boise State) captured their first Grand Slam doubles title together, beating Bob and Mike Bryan (Stanford) in the Wimbledon men's doubles final. Huss and Moodie, the first qualifiers to ever reach a Wimbledon doubles final, were both ITA All-Americans during their collegiate careers. Huss captured the 1998 ITA National Clay Court doubles title and Moodie reached the 1999 ITA All-American final. The Bryans, 1998 NCAA champs, have reached the finals at all three Grand Slams this year. Former Ole Miss NCAA doubles champ Mahesh Bhupathi teamed with Mary Pierce to win the mixed doubles title. The mixed crown is his fourth in a Grand Slam; he has also won four career Slam titles in doubles.

12 Named to USA Tennis Collegiate Summer Team
Twelve of the nationís top men's and womenís collegiate tennis players have been named to the 2005 USA Tennis Collegiate Summer Team, administered by the USTA and ITA. The USA Tennis Collegiate Summer Team is an elite training program for top American collegiate tennis players that began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA. It is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months. One team member, Megan Bradley, has already been named USTA Pro Circuit Player of the Week. More

ITA National Players and Doubles Teams of the Year announced
Baylor's Benedikt Dorsch and Miami's (Fla.) Megan Bradley have been named the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Players of the Year and Georgia's John Isner and Antonio Ruiz and Stanford's Alice Barnes and Erin Burdette are the ITA National Doubles Teams of the Year. More

2005 ITA All-America Teams
The 2005 ITA All-America Teams for men and women in all of the ITA's divisions have been released. Click here to view this year's teams.

2005 ITA Award Winners
Division I  
NCAA Division II    NCAA Division III
California Community College Men and Women

Complete National Championship Information
Listing and links for dates, sites and results for the season-ending NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA and Calif. CC championships that took place in May. Info 

Jeff Moore ends his amazing run at Texas

Jeff Moore announced the completion of his 23-year coaching career at Texas on June 22, concluding one of the most successful coaching tenures over the past two decades. His career as Longhorn women's coach was highlighted by two NCAA championships in 1993 and 1995 and a final appearance this past May. His 594 career victories place him at No. 2 on the Division I women's all-time list. Most importantly, Moore was widely respected and admired by his coaching peers throughout the country. The ITA wishes Coach Moore continued success and happiness in his future endeavors.

NCAA news regarding amateurism and current legislation: April, 2005 - NCAA staff members (from several key departments) initiated a conference call with ITA staff and coaches from all three NCAA divisions to discuss amateurism issues raised by NCAA tennis coaches and to provide an overview of current NCAA legislation and Student-Athlete reinstatement procedures and policies. This working group also discussed possible changes and improvements that can be made. Click here for details on this call as well as for information provided by the NCAA on Student-Athlete Reinstatement procedures.

ITA Collegiate All-Star Team to be honored in Central Park this summer
The ITA Collegiate All-Star Outing and Awards Luncheon, presented by the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, will take place for the first time at New York's Central Park on August 26. This special event has been held in New York since 1984 and at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills since 1989. Among those being honored in Central Park will be the ITA's top-ranked men's and women's players (from the final singles rankings) in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA.

Class of 2005 for ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame inducted May 25
Six new members entered the ITA Men's Hall of Fame during the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. The Class of 2005 consists of: Mike Estep (Rice), Sammy Giammalva (Texas), Paul Haarhuis (Florida State and Armstrong Atlantic), Jim Osborne (Utah), historian contributor Frank Phelps (Hamilton College) and John Sadri (NC State). More

ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award Winners for May
University of California women and Texas Tech men are this month's winners. Details

Coaching Legend Joe Cabri announces retirement from coaching
Cabri led Lander to an unbelievable run of 10 straight national titles from 1991-2000 - two NAIA followed by a record eight NCAA Division II. Full story

ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award

The ITA is again recognizing men's and women's teams from all divisions that display outstanding sportsmanship this season. The Drury men and Western Michigan women are this month's winners. Click here to nominate a program.

ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award

The ITA is again recognizing men's and women's teams from all divisions that display outstanding sportsmanship this season. The University of North Carolina men's program and Central Alabama Community College women's program are this season's first winners. Click here to nominate a program

USTA/ITA National Collegiate Wheelchair Championships
The second annual championships took place in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and featured the top players in the nation (pictured below). MTSU captures titles - complete story

Texas A&M club team captures title at USA Team Tennis National Campus Championship
2005 USA Team Tennis National Campus Championship sees 45% increase in participation; sparking interest in tennis on colleges across the country. Texas A&M club team captured third title in four years, beating Texas in the final. A record 48 teams participated in last week's event at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Championship Page

ATP, WTA stars welcome
USA Team Tennis National Campus Championship participants to Southern California
1999 ITA National Player of the Year James Blake (Harvard) and 2000-01 ITA National Player of the Year Laura Granville (Stanford) took time out to welcome members of the Villanova and USC club teams participating in this week's USA Team Tennis National Campus Championships. Click here for photos taken Tuesday at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells.

2005 ITA Division III Men's National Team Indoor Championship
Emory topped UC-Santa Cruz to capture second straight championship Feb. 28 in St. Peter, Minnesota. The event was hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College for the third straight year. Championship Page

2005 USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championship
This year's women's event returned to the University of Wisconsin for the 18th straight year Feb. 3-6.
Stanford claimed its eight title. The men's event was hosted by the University of Illinois for the first time Feb. 17-20 at the Mid-Town Tennis Club in Chicago. Baylor captured its first men's title on Sunday. Women's Championship Page  Men's Championship Page

School in need of your support
A fire last Saturday at Barton College's (Wilson, N.C.) tennis facility destroyed much of the men's and women's program's equipment, tennis offices and support facility.
The ITA is encouraging member coaches to help Barton College out, please click here for contact information.

Memo from NCAA regarding Division I Singles/Doubles Championships
Click here to view updated information from the NCAA's Tom Jacobs and Mark Bockelman regarding the NCAA singles and doubles championships for Division.


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