Clayton Repeats As ITA All-American
May 29, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Alex Clayton earned his second-straight Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American nod today, after advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship earlier this month.
In order to be selected as an ITA All-American, a singles player must be a top-16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, reach the round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships, or finish in the top 20 of the final Campbell/ITA Rankings.
Clayton fell in the quarterfinals 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to eventual champion Devin Britton of Mississippi, who became just the third freshman in NCAA DI men's tennis to capture the title. Clayton has now twice been eliminated by the eventual champion in the NCAA Singles Championship, as Somdev Devvarman of Virginia ousted the Stanford freshman in the semifinals before winning it all last year.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native, who concludes the season with a No. 19 final ranking on the Campbell/ITA national poll, ended with a 32-11 overall record (14-5 dual, 13-12 versus nationally-ranked opponents).