ITA Names 14 Pac-10 Tennis Players to All-American Teams
May 30, 2008
WALNUT CREEK - Eleven Pac-10 women and three men were named to the 2008 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Teams for Division I Tennis as announced today.
UCLA's Riza Zalameda and Tracy Lin, who captured the 2008 NCAA Doubles Championship, highlight the list for the women while the Men's Doubles Champion pair of Robert Farah and Kaes Van't Hof were also named to the team.
Alex Clayton of STANFORD, the 2008 ITA National Rookie of the Year and highest ranked Pac-10 man (No. 8) joins the USC pair on the list after a stellar year in which he complied a 30-9 record and advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 Men's Singles Championship, falling to eventual national champion Sondev Dewarman of Virginia.
Joining Lin and Zalameda on the women's side are four of CALIFORNIA's national runner-up team, including seniors Susie Babos and Stephanie Kusano along with junior Claire Ilcinkas and freshman Marina Cossou. The Golden Bears were defeated, 4-0, by the UCLA Bruins in the National Championship match.
Stanford placed three on the team led by No. 4 ranked Hilary Barte, who compiled a 30-8 overall mark and was named 2008 ITA National Rookie of the Year as only a freshman. Joining her were teammates Lindsay Burdette and Jessica Nguyen.
USC joined UCLA with two All-Americans, No. 5 ranked Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu. Fink finished runner-up to Zalameda for the Pac-10 title in 2008 and also advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. As a pair, Fink and Niculescu won the 2008 Pac-10 Doubles title before being dropped in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:Singles1.) Top 16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or;2.) Reach round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships, or;3.) Finish in the Top 20 of the final ITA Rankings.Doubles1.) Top eight seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, or;2.) Reach quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Championship, or;3.) Finish in Top 10 of final ITA Rankings
The ITA National Players of the Year and ITA National Doubles Teams of the Year will be announced next week.
2008 Division I ITA All-American Teams (S - Singles; D - Doubles)
Division I Men's Tennis
|Jean-Yves Aubone||Florida State||(S)|
|Ivan Bjelica||Mississippi St.||(S)|
|Somdev Devvarman||Virginia||(S, D)|
|Drew Eberly||Ohio State||(D)|
|Robert Farah||USC||(S, D)|
|Taylor Fogleman||North Carolina||(D)|
|Steven Forman||Wake Forest||(D)|
|Chris Kearney||North Carolina||(D)|
|Bryan Koniecko||Ohio State||(S, D)|
|Austin Krajicek||Texas A&M||(D)|
|Justin Kronauge||Ohio State||(S, D)|
|Steven Moneke||Ohio State||(S, D)|
|Oleksandr Nedovyesov||Oklahoma St.||(S)|
|Enrique Olivares||East Tennessee||(S)|
|Cory Parr||Wake Forest||(D)|
|Conor Pollock||Texas A&M||(D)|
|J.P. Smith||Tennessee||(S, D)|
|Carl Sundberg||Miami (Fla.)||(D)|
|Bram ten Berge||Mississippi||(D)|
|Erling Tveit||Mississippi||(S, D)|
|Daniel Vallverdu||Miami (Fla.)||(S, D)|
|Kaes Van't Hof||USC||(D)|
Division I Women's Tennis
|Lenka Broosova||Baylor||(S, D)|
|Brook Buck||Notre Dame||(D)|
|Amanda Fink||USC||(S, D)|
|Melanie Gloria||Fresno State||(S, D)|
|Renata Kucerkova||Fresno State||(D)|
|Tracy Lin||UCLA||(S, D)|
|Sanaz Marand||North Carolina||(S)|
|Amanda McDowell||Georgia Tech||(S)|
|Ani Mijacika||Clemson||(S, D)|
|Kristi Miller||Georgia Tech||(S)|
|Megan Moulton-Levy||William & Mary||(S, D)|
|Anastasia Petukhova||Fresno State||(S)|
|Tinesta Rowe||Fresno State||(D)|
|Kelcy Tefft||Notre Dame||(D)|
|Laura Vallverdu||Miami (Fla.)||(S)|
|Riza Zalameda||UCLA||(S, D)|
|Zuzana Zemenova||Baylor||(S, D)|
|Katrina Zheltova||Sacramento St.||(S)|
|Katarina Zoricic||William & Mary||(D)|