Six Men, 10 Women Pac-10 Tennis Players Named ITA All-Americans
June 11, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced the men’s and women’s Division I All-America Team and six men and 10 women from the Pac-10 were among those selected.
On the men’s side, STANFORD sophomores Bradley Klahn (Singles, Doubles) and Ryan Thacher (Doubles), UCLA juniors Amit Inbar (Doubles) and Nick Meister (Doubles), and USC senior Robert Farah (Singles, Doubles) and sophomore Steve Johnson (Singles, Doubles) were selected as All-Americans.
On the women’s side, CALIFORNIA junior Marina Cossou (Singles) and sophomore Jana Juricova (Singles), Stanford senior Lindsay Burdette (Doubles) and junior Hilary Barte (Singles, Doubles), UCLA senior Yasmin Schnack (Singles, Doubles) and juniors Noelle Hickey (Singles) and Andrea Remynse (Doubles), USC junior Maria Sanchez (Singles) and WASHINGTON junior Venise Chan (Singles) and sophomore Denise Dy (Singles) all earned All-America status.
To earn singles ITA All-America honors, a player must be a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship and reach the round of 16, or finish in the top 20 of the final ITA rankings. To earn doubles honors, the tandem must be a top-eight seed in the NCAA Doubles Championships and reach the quarterfinals, or finish in the top 10 of the final ITA Rankings.
Farah, the Men’s Tennis Pac-10 Player of the Year, earned All-American honors for the third time in his career. The Cali, Columbia, native led the Trojans to consecutive Pac-10 and NCAA titles, closing out his career with a 126-35 overall record in singles and the No. 1-ranked singles player in the nation. Farah is the only men’s tennis player in Pac-10 history to win two Conference Player of the Year awards and three Doubles Team of the Year honors. Farah and Johnson finished as the No. 2 doubles team.
Schnack, the Women’s Tennis Pac-10 Player of the Year, was named an ITA All-American for the third time in her career. The Sacramento, Calif., native ended her career ranked No. 7 in singles and No. 5 in doubles with teammate Remynse. Schnack won both the singles and doubles titles this year at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif.