2007 Wilson/ITA Regional Championships
Sites and dates are now set for next Fall's
championships in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JuCo.
ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award
Nominations are being accepted throughout this Spring for this
UC-Santa Cruz beat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Feb. 25 title match.
topped Ohio State 4-0 in the Feb. 19
Boise State's Luke Shields
Play for 20th championship took place Feb. 1-4 at the University of
Georgia Tech beat Notre Dame 4-2 in final.
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North Carolina senior honored on Feb. 3 at USTA/ITA National Team
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Working with your USTA Section
Click here to access a list of the USTA
Sectional campus contacts. We encourage you to explore ways to promote
your programs through a cooperative effort with your USTA section.
22nd annual ITA Coaches Convention
took place on December 14-17. The 2006 Wilson/ITA Coaches of
the Year were honored on December 15.
Update (Dec. 8)
Upon our request last month, the ITA has
received clarification of the interpretation of NCAA Div. I Bylaw
17.26.5 "Tennis Dates of Competition" provided in the NCAA Educational
Column published on October 26, 2006.
Benjamin on The Tennis Podcast Kevin McClure interviews Executive
Director David Benjamin on the ITA and its Advocacy program.
McKinley appointed Chair of USTA Collegiate Committee
ITA Hall of Fame member Bob McKinley will become Chair of the
USTA Collegiate Committee starting in January. McKinley takes over the
role for Jon Vegosen, who is now on the USTA's Board of Directors.
USTA awards grants for Tennis on Campus and Community Outreach Programs
Nearly $40,000 in funding provided by the USTA will be distributed to
Tennis On Campus and Community Outreach programs being administered by
ITA-member schools this Fall.
Champs crowned at 2006 ITA National Summer Championships
The 2006 ITA National Summer Championships presented by the USTA took
place at Indiana University August 12-15. Pictured are Purdue and
Tulsa's doubles finalists.
Another participation record for ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit
A record 2,624 players participated in ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit
events this year, breaking the record of 2,465 set just last year. Over
20,000 men and women have competed in circuit events since it began in
1993. Special thanks to Circuit Director Lin Loring and the 23
tournament directors for all of their great work!
Summer Collegiate Team Announced
The USTA announced that twelve of
the nation's top men's and women's collegiate tennis players have been
named to the 2006 USTA Summer Collegiate Team, administered by the USTA
and the ITA.
ITA National Players of the Year, Doubles Teams of the Year announced
UCLA's Benjamin Kohlloeffel
and Miami's (Fla.) Audra Cohen have been named the 2006 ITA National
Players of the Year and Illinois' Kevin Anderson and Ryan Rowe and
Stanford's Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey are the ITA National Doubles
Teams of the Year. More
2006 ITA All-America Teams
as they become available.
ITA Regional & National Award Winners
Regional and national award winners were
announced in May.
to view this year's winners.
National Championship Central
to access the websites, schedules and results from this month's NCAA, NAIA,
NJCAA and Calif. CC championships
Stanford's Dick Gould
headlines 2006 ITA Men's
Collegiate Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
The ITA will inducted nine new members into its
Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame during this month's NCAA
Championships at Stanford University on May 24. The Class of 2006
consists of coaches Dick Gould (Stanford) and Bill Wright (California
and Arizona), and players Jeff Borowiak (UCLA), Tom Edlefsen (Southern
California), Dan Goldie (Stanford), Matt Mitchell (Stanford), Jared
Palmer (Stanford), Richey Reneberg (SMU) and Ferdie Taygan (UCLA).
Colorado and Denison receive ITA National Team
The University of Colorado women's and Denison University
men's tennis teams have been honored as the recipients of the ITA National
Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of April.
Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis Championships
This year's event was hosted by Northwestern State University in
Natchitoches, Louisiana, March 17-19. LSU sophomore Shane Theriot (r)
captured this year's singles title, beating Middle Tennessee's Kevin
Green in the final. Despite several rain delays, the 2006 event was
again a great success for the collegiate wheelchair tennis program.
Fila Cup Alumni Doubles Challenge
The Fila Cup is a pilot program that targets avid varsity and recreational
collegiate tennis alumni from across the country. This spring's inaugural
event was played April 1-2 during
the NASDAQ-100 Open Championships in Key Biscayne. Pictured (l-r) women's
exhibition participants: Louise Gengler (Princeton), Emily Schaefer
(Princeton), Donna Fales (William & Mary) and Judy Levering
ITA Division III Men's National Team Indoor
Gustavus Adolphus beat UC-Santa Cruz in the February 26 final to capture the
This year's field featured: UC-Santa Cruz, Emory, Gustavus, Trinity (TX),
Kalamazoo, Pacific Lutheran, DePauw and Cal Lutheran. 2004-05 champ Emory
claimed third place.
USTA-ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships
Sixteen of the top programs in the nation gathered in Seattle Feb. 17-20.
The University of Washington was hosting for the fourth time since 1999 at
the Nordstrom Tennis Center and Seattle Tennis Club. Georgia beat Pepperdine
4-0 in the final.
University of Washington website
Stanford wins title at
2006 USTA-ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships
Sixteen of the top programs in the nation gathered in Madison Feb. 2-5.
Top-ranked Stanford beat Texas in the final to win a record third straight title.
ITA Community Outreach Guide
to learn how you can become more involved in your community
ITA Rule Changes and Updates for 2006
Adopted in December at ITA Rules Committee Meeting, effective immediately.
ITA Membership News
Click here to
access the latest news and updates from last month's ITA Coaches Convention
and the 2006 season.
Meeting notes from the ITA Coaches Convention
from divisional roundtables, Operating Committees, general membership and
rules meetings at the Dec. 11-14 ITA Coaches Convention.
Regional Championship Dates & Sites
The sites, dates and hosts are now set for the 2006 ITA Regional
Championships - Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JC.