ITA Names 13 Pac-10 Tennis Players To All-America Teams

May 29, 2009

SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Ten Pac-10 women’s tennis players and three men’s players were named to the 2009 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Teams for Division I Tennis, the ITA announced today.

CALIFORNIA’S Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova, who captured the 2009 NCAA Doubles Championship, highlight the list for the Conference.

Joining the Cal duo on the women’s side are STANFORD’s Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette, who finished runner-up to Andersson and Juricova in the doubles championship.

ARIZONA STATE sophomores Kelcy McKenna and Micaela Hein were also tabbed All-Americans after advancing to the quarterfinals in the NCAA doubles draw. UCLA and Pac-10 Champion USC each placed two players on the team. Sophomore Andrea Remynse and junior Yasmin Schnack represent the Bruins, while senior Amanda Fink and junior Gabriela Niculescu, the Pac-10 doubles champs, represent the Trojans.

On the men’s side, USC, the 2009 NCAA Team Champion, places junior Robert Farah and freshman Steve Johnson on the team. The pair advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Doubles Championship. Stanford's Alex Clayton, last year’s ITA Rookie of the Year, also earns All-America status after finishing his season in the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles draw.

A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors: Singles 1.) 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. Doubles 1.) 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.

2009 ITA All America Teams
(S - Singles, D - Doubles)

Men's Tennis    
NAME S/D SCHOOL
Bruno Agostinelli S Kentucky
Omar Altmann S, D Pepperdine
Jean-Yves Aubone S Florida State
Bassam Beidas D Pepperdine
Jonas Berg S, D Mississippi
Devin Britton S Mississippi
Arnau Brugues S Tulsa
ALEX CLAYTON S STANFORD
Clay Donato D North Carolina
ROBERT FARAH S, D USC
Taylor Fogleman D North Carolina
Steven Foreman D Wake Forest
Guillermo Gomez S Georgia Tech
Jamie Hunt D Georgia
Dominic Inglot S, D Virginia
Dean Jackson S San Diego
STEVE JOHNSON S, D USC
Bryan Koniecko S Ohio State
Austin Krajicek D Texas A&M
Dimitar Kutrovsky S Texas
Denes Lukacs S Baylor
Steven Moneke S Ohio State
Oleksandr Nedovyesov S Oklahoma State
Cory Parr S, D Wake Forest
John-Patrick Smith S, D Tennessee
Conor Pullock S, D Texas A&M
Tim Puetz D Auburn
Bruno Rosa S Rice
Davey Sandgren D Tennessee
Nate Schnugg S, D Georgia
Sanam Singh S Virginia
Michael Shabaz D Virginia
Neal Skupski D LSU
Blake Strode S Arkansas
Bram ten Berge D Mississippi
Alexey Tysrenov D Auburn
Daniel Vallverdu S Miami (Fla.)
Michael Venus S, D LSU
Jay Weinacker S NC State

 

Women's Tennis    
NAME S/D SCHOOL
MARI ANDERSSON D CALIFORNIA
HILARY BARTE S, D STANFORD
Josipa Bek S, D Clemson
Marrit Boonstra S Florida
Csilla Borsanyi D Baylor
Lenka Broosova D Baylor
LINDSAY BURDETTE D STANFORD
Mallry Cecil S Duke
Fani Chifchieva S Auburn
Julia Cohen S Miami (Fla.)
Bianca Eichkorn S Miami (Fla.)
Megan Falcon S LSU
Irina Falconi S Georgia Tech
AMANDA FINK D USC
Kristy Frilling D Notre Dame
Nadja Gilchrist D Georgia
Laura Gioia S Furman
Sophie Grabinski D North Carolina
Chelsey Gullickson S, D Georgia
Ina Hadziselimovic D Clemson
MICAELA HEIN D ARIZONA STATE
JANA JURICOVA S, D CALIFORNIA
Renata Kucerkova D Fresno State
Lauren Lui D Northwestern
Sanaz Marand S, D North Carolina
KELCY MCKENNA S, D  ARIZONA STATE
Ani Mijacika S, D Clemson
Aurelija Miseviciute S Arkansas
Maria Mosolova S Northwestern
GABRIELA NICULESCU D USC
Ellah Nze S Duke
Anastasia Petukhova D Fresno State
Natalie Pluskota D Tennessee
ANDREA REMYNSE D UCLA
Georgia Rose D Northwestern
Nina Munch-Soegaard S TCU
YASMIN SCHNACK D UCLA
Kelcy Tefft D Notre Dame
Laura Vallverdu S Miami (Fla.)
Caitlin Whoriskey D Tennessee
Keri Wong D Clemson
Reka Zsilinszka S Duke

 

 

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