formerly Campus Notes and Junior News

February 25, 2008

Ryan Preston

Shinann Featherston

Shane Vinsant

Caitlyn Williams

Vanderbilt senior Ryan Preston was named Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

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It's been a great Mexican run for American Shinann Featherston. After making the singles finals and winning the doubles with Caitlyn Williams at the International Junior Open Club Casablanca in Mexico City, she won the singles and doubles with Monica Yajima the following week at the Jalisco event. That event was actual a sweep for the U.S. as William Parker (also a finalist the previous week) took the boys singles trophy while Max Stevens & Shane Vinsant took doubles.

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Pacific Junior Moritz Starke was picked as the Big West Player of the Week.

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Thomas Pura has made a film about what it takes to be a junior champion tennis player. To promote 50,000 Tennis Balls, A Documentary, he has rented a huge billboard on Sunset Boulevard, one of the most heavily traveled roadways in Southern California. where motorists will see it repeatedly in the coming weeks. Pura, father of top junior TJ Pura, made the movie that follows four players around the junior circuit. More information is available at http://www.50kballs.com.

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The New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) the largest junior tennis program in the United States, has appointedt of three new members to its board of directors -- Craig Effron, Karen Ikeda and Kyle Abate Kliegerman.

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InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced that Todd Martin will join the field of players at the inaugural The Residences at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman Legends Championships and the Champions Cup in Boston. Both events are in April.

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Will Gray


Elizabeth Plotkin

Tulsa's Will Gray is the Conference USA Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

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Fuzzy Yellow Balls is a great, free site for video-based instruction. Check it out at http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com.

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After clinching key wins to help Duke secure victories over a pair of ranked opponents, Elizabeth Plotkin has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week.

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February 18, 2008

Treat Huey



Now that the University of Georgia lost a match (to Ohio State at the ITA Indoors), there's a new leader in consecutive wins. The Drake University men's team have the nation's longest regular season winning streak at 27 (as of February 18th).

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Texas coach Michael Center celebrated his 300th career victory with the Longhorns first round win at the ITA National Indoors. Coach Center was also recently named the 2007 USPTA National College Coach of the Year.

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At the Condor de Plata in Bolivia, unseeded Brazilian Jose Pereira da Silva defeated fellow Junior Davis Cup teammate, Idio Escobar, to win the singles trophy.

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University of Missouri senior Chrissy Svetlic has been has been awarded this year's Brock Olivo Award, given each year by the Tiger Club of Kansas City to one male and one female Mizzou student-athlete from the Kansas City area.

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Junior Zach Frisch and sophomore Ashley Clark have been named The Summit League Players of the Week, each receiving the honor for the first time in their careers.

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The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake's Maor Zirkin has been selected as the State Farm/MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

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After his win over Chris Clayton at Harvard, Treat Huey set a new Virginia record with his 77th career dual match singles victory.

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The SEC gave Player of the Week to Christine Johnston of Kentucky.

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TCU senior Cosmin Cotet was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while junior Macall Harkins earned MWC Women's Tennis Player of the Week honors.

Megan Fudge of the Illinois women's team was named Big Ten Player of the Week.

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February 12, 2008

Kirsten Flower

David North

Mallory Burdette

Dennis Kudla

Georgia Tech swept the Atlantic Coast Conference Players of the Week honors. Kirsten Flower, who was instrumental in leading the Yellow Jackets to the ITA National Women's Team Championships and David North, who clinched the Mississippi State match that led the men to their 5-0 record, were the winners.

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Alabama menís player Javier Bes picked up the SEC Player of the Week nod after turning in a perfect 4-0 performance last weekend.

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Marcelo Areval-Gonzalez of Estonia and Mallory Burdette of the United States claimed the singles titles at the Inka Bowl in Peru. Americans Jordan Cox & Dennis Kudla were doubles winners, as were Claudia Razzetto & Valeria Solovieva.

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Kristi Miller

Georgia Rose

Celia Durkin

Noelle Hickey

The first ever All-Tournament Team was named for the ITA National Women's Team Championships. The following players were chosen:
Singles
No. 1 - Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech
No. 2 - Georgia Rose, Northwestern
No. 3 - Michaela Kissell, Miami (FL)
No. 4 - Celia Durkin, Stanford
No. 5 - Kirsten Flower, Georgia Tech
No. 6 - Suzie Matzenauer, Northwestern
Doubles
No. 1 - Kirsten Flower & Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech
No. 2 - Whitney Deason & Jessica Nguyen, Stanford
No. 3 - Noelle Hickey & Christy Striplin, Georgia Tech

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Senior Diana Martinez picked up USC-Upstate womenís tennis teamís first Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week award.

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The International Federation is preparing the launch of the ITF Junior Tennis School, a new e-learning website. Players from around the world will be able to use the site to learn from the experts about training and nutrition. For more information, visit the ITF junior tennis website.

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February 5, 2008

Treat Huey & Somdev Devvarman

Liam Broady

Laura Robson

Somdev Devvarman & Treat Huey defeated Sebastien Ripoll & Emil Lindgren during Virginia's shutout of VCU and set a new record. Somdev & Treat became the winningest Cavalier doubles team ever with 96 victories.

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Edward Nguyen became the first Canadian to win Les Petits As when he defeated Liam Broady of Great Britain in the finals, 6-4,7-5. In the girls singles, Russian Daria Gavrilova was the winner over Great Britain's Laura Robson, 6-3,6-3. Doubles titles went to Julien Cagnina & Jeroen Vanneste of Belgium and Russia's Daria Gavrilova & Irina Khromacheva.

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UNLV senior Elena Gantcheva became the first -- menís or womenís -- netter in school history to be named a Mountain West Conference Player of the Week six times in a career.

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SMASH Magazine will once again sponsor one of the few junior tennis tournaments to offer top players the opportunity to compete for a wildcard invitation into a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tier I. The 7th annual SMASH State Open Clay Court Junior Cup presented by Chrysler will be played again in Charleston at the Family Circle Tennis Center, February 22-25, 2008.

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Creighton menís player Nikita Dudar has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week.

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Christoph MŁller of Rice was selected Conference USA Men's Player of the Week and Tulsa's Alexandra Kichoutkin was the woman chosen.

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University of Tennessee senior Kaden Hensel was the SEC Player of the Week.

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Sasha Kulikova of Wake Forest has been selected Atlantic Coast Conference Womenís Player of the Week.

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DLT Sport is offering junior sponsorships and discounts on their clothing. For more information, visit their website or write to rene@dtlsport.com.

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The Indiana women's team was recognized at half-time of Sunday's men's basketball game and given the Adam Herbert Cup. The award goes to the program with the highest overall team GPA. Head Coach Lin Loring -- who recently celebrated an unprecedented 700th win -- has a squad that posted an impressive 3.63 team GPA during the fall semester.

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Both the USC Upstate men's and women's teams were victorious this past weekend, giving them their first NCAA Division I wins.

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InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced that John McEnroe will play in the first two events on the 2008 Outback Champions Series Ė The Oliver Group Champions Cup in Naples, Florida, March 12-16 and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Legends Championship April 16-20, 2008. For tickets and more information, visit the Champions Series website.

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Coaching News... Phil Stolt, who was part of the undefeated 2003 Illinois team, has returned to Champaign as Volunteer Asssitant Coach to the men.


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