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March 25, 2008

Bojana Jovanovski

Bruno Rosa

Stephanie Davison

Michael Breler

The United States Tennis Association has named the U.S. coaches for this summer's Olympics. Fed Cup Captain Zina Garrison will coach the women; Rodney Harmon, USTA Director of Men's Tennis, will coach the men; and Head U.S. National Wheelchair Team Coach Dan James will act as coach for the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team.

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At the 25th Copa Gerdau in Brazil, Jose Pereira enjoyed the homecourt advantage and defeated Estonia's Marcelo Arevalo, 7-6(4),6-1 for the boys singles title while Romania's Elena Bogdan won the girls' over Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, 6-1,2-6,6-1. Axel Michon & Guillaume Rufin of France were doubles winners, as was Khristina Mladenovic & Maryna Zanevska.

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Sixty year old Sheila Johnson retired from teaching high school and went to college -- to play college tennis. Read more about her story on Sports Illustrated.

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Former player Levar Harper-Griffith has started the Global Tennis Foundation to help junior tennis players with financial aid. Read more about it in Richard Pagliaro's Tennis Week column.

The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake senior Dalibor Pavic and Illinois State's Julia Zubkova have been selected as the State Farm/MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

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Elvira Serrot of Central Florida and Bruno Rosa of Rice were named Conference USA Players of the Week.

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Texas sophomore Stephanie Davison was selected as the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week and Texas Tech's Michael Breler took the men's. (Read more about Michael's win over Texas A&M on Tennis.com's College Section.)

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The University of Southern California swept the Pac-10 Player of the Week awards with Leyla Entekhabi and Abdullah Magdas taking the honors.

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Boston University's Cori Lefkowith received America East Tennis Performer of the Week.

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Andrie Meiring of Samfordwas named Tennis Female Athlete of the Week by the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Arkansas' Ela Kaluder was honored as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.

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March 18, 2008

Shinann Featherston

Lauren McHale

Jordan Cox

Amer Delic

BYU-Hawaii's David Porter captured his 1,000th career victory on March 10 to become just the sixth tennis coach from an NCAA or NAIA school to reach this milestone.

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Shinann Featherston made it three for three when she won her third consecutive ITF doubles title -- with three different partners. The last was at the Costa Rica Bowl with Lauren McHale. Also at that event, Eugenie Bouchard won the girls singles and Jose Gerard Meza Paniagua the boys. Jordan Cox & Michael Davis were the boys doubles winners.

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Former Illini Amer Delic, was featured on the Tennis Channel’s original series “Inside Tennis With The Koz” on March 18th. Amer was the 2003 NCAA singles champion and an integral part of Illinois’ National Championship that same year. Visit the Tennis Channel or Inside with the Koz websites for additional airdates and times.

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Georgia Tech's women's team was honored by both houses of the Georgia Legislature at the state capitol, recognizing the team for their special achievements during the 2007 season, when they won the NCAA Championship.

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Juan Vazques-Valenzuela and Ana Bogdan took the titles at the Banana Bowl.

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Patrick McEnroe

Jesse Levine

Audra Cohen

Coco Vanderweghe

The ITA has announced the 2008 Men's Hall of Fame Inductees, to be honored at the NCAA Championships in Tulsa. They are: Robbie Weiss, Pepperdine; Steve Denton, Texas; Jim Pugh, UCLA; Don Johnson, North Carolina; Patrick McEnroe, Stanford; Chris Woodruf, Tennessee; David DiLucia, Notre Dame; Coach Jerry Noyce, Minnesota; and one contributor, Tom Jacobs, Kansas.

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Former college players Jesse Levine (Florida) and John Isner (Georgia) received main draw wildcards into the Sony Ericsson Open, as did junior Coco Vandeweghe. Audra Cohen, the 2007 NCAA champion from the University of Miami, received a wildcard into the Qualifying event along with junior Sloane Stephens and Rhyne Williams.

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The Active Network, a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions, has signed on to provide online registration for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) memberships, conventions and 85 ITA administered college tennis tournaments. In addition, Active will rebuild ITA's web site.

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Riza Zalameda

Arnau Brugues

Tanner Stump

Kriegler Brink

A new site for sports enthusiasts has been created. Sport Sherlock allows visitors to post listings for coaching, equipment for sale, promote courts & clubs, suppliers and more. It is free for all, including free user email, sport forums and a sports only directory. Check it out at http://www.sportsherlock.com.

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UCLA's Riza Zalameda, the Pac 10 Player of the Week, came up short in her bid to qualify for the 2008 Pacific Life Open, falling in three sets to Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva, 3-6,6-1,7-6(5). Riza had upset Julia Goerges of Germany in the opening round.

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Tulsa's Thalia Diaz-Barriga and Arnau Brugues were named the Conference USA Players of the Week.

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Wichita State senior Albert Ballesta was named the Missouri Valley Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week.

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Tanner Stump of Mississippi State has been named the Southeastern Conference Men's Freshman of the Week.

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Texas Tech junior Christian Rojmar was honored as the Big 12 Player of the Week.

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Javier Tori earned his first Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week award.

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Western Illinois' Ashley Clark and Zach Frisch swept The Summit League Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

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TCU's Kriegler Brink and Macall Harkins were named the Mountain West Conference Players of the Week.

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Anna Novo earned the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week award.

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March 11, 2008


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is sponsoring a race to see which college programs attract the most attendence. In the first results from January-February, the following teams are in the lead:
Total Attendance - Division I Men
1. Virginia 4,208

Average Attendance - Division I Men
1. Illinois 635
Single Match - Division I Men
1. Virginia at Illinois 1,231 January 25

Total Attendance - Division I Women
1. Texas A&M 1,777

Average Attendance - Division I Women
1. Texas A&M 592

Single Match - Division I Women
1. Houston at Texas A&M 714 February 2

For complete results, visit ITATennis.com

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Asia Muhammad


Kevin Anderson

Sixteen year-old Asia Muhammad received a tournament wildcard to participate in the Tennis Channel Open’s Hilton Cup in her native Las Vegas and took it all the way to the finals before falling to Camille Pin, 6-4,6-1. At the Tennis Channel's ATP event, former Illinois' standout Kevin Anderson upset his way through the qualifying and main draw before Sam Querrey took him out -- in three sets -- in his first ATP final.

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Yale is sponsoring a program, New Haven Tennis Outreach, to provide free tennis coaching, academic tutoring and mentorship for New Haven youth. "The program reaches those who could not otherwise financially afford this incredible opportunity," said Men's Coach Alex Dorato. In the inaugural year of the program, 11 children between the ages of seven and eleven are picking up tennis rackets and receiving instruction from the student-athletes and coaches of the Yale tennis teams. In the summer, the students will receive a full scholarship to attend all four weeks of the Blue & White Championship Tennis Camps run by the Yale coaches.

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UMBCCoach Keith Puryear has been named 2007 Mid-Atlantic College Coach of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).

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Jose Pereira of Brazil and Bianca Botto of Peru were the unseeded winners at the Asuncion Bowl in Paraguay. Seeds took the doubles, however, as Marcelo Arevalo & Christopher Diaz-Figueroa won the boys title and Anna Brazhnikova & Sandra Zaniewska were the girls winners.

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The Big 12 Conference selected Texas sophomore Dimitar Kutrovsky as its Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.

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University of Georgia freshman Javier Garrapizhas been named both the SEC Player of the Week and the SEC Freshman of the Week.

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Nina Munch-Soegaard

Julie Blackmore

Ruben Gonzales

Kristi Miller

Nina Munch-Soegaard was named the Mountain West Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.

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Wichita State's Stephanie Dalmacio was picked as theMissouri Valley Conference Tennis Player of the Week.

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Illinois' Ruben Gonzales earned his second Big Ten Men's Player of the Week honor this year. Julie Blackmore of Ohio State was named the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

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Martin Boström of Drake was named The Summit League Player of the Week for the second time this season. It was the same week the school received its highest ranking in history (33).

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Fairfield University sophomore Paulina Rys was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.

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SMU’s David Kuczer and Alexandra Kichoutkin of Tulsa are this week’s Conference USA Tennis Players of the Week.

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Georgia Tech senior Kristi Miller has been tabbed the ACC Women’s Tennis Performer of the Week.

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March 4, 2008

Julia Cohen

Melanie Oudin

Ani Mijacika

Lauren McHale

The new Wilson/ITA Intern Program, will recognize outstanding Varsity Tennis Student-Athletes and Team Managers. A select few will be awarded a Wilson summer internship at their headquarters in Chicago. Head or Assistant Coaches, marketing staff or sports information staff members can submit nominations. Visit the ITA website for more information.

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Longtime Southern California coach George Toley, who led the Trojans to ten NCAA team championships during his 27-year reign (1954-80), has passed away at age 91. The services will be private and the family has requested, in lieu flowers, donations be made to the George Toley Memorial Tennis Fund, c/o Ron Orr, USC Athletics, Los Angeles, Calif. 90089-0602.

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Florida's Julia Cohen was named the SEC Women's Freshman of the Week.

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The National High School All-American Foundation Boys Team Tennis Tournament announced its field of 16 of the best high school boys tennis teams in the country to compete at the Ninth Annual NHSAAF Boys’ Team Tennis Tournament. The event will be played March 28-29, 2008 in Newport Beach, CA. The teams invited are: Iolani School, Oahu, HI; Corona del Mar High School, Newport Beach, CA; Horace Mann School, Riverdale, NY; Menlo School, Atherton, CA; Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, CA; Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ; Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara, CA; Seattle Preparatory School, Seattle, WA; Waccamaw High School, Pawley's Island, SC; Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA; University High School, Irvine, CA; Harley Allendale Columbia High School, Rochester, NY; Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA; Brophy Jesuit Prep High School, Phoenix, AZ; Jesuit High School, Sacramento, CA.

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The Missouri Valley Conference announced Drake senior Dalibor Pavic has been selected as the State Farm/MVC Tennis Player of the Week.

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Ani Mijacika of Clemson is the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Player of the Week.

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Sixteen year old Melanie Oudin mae her first USTA Pro Circuit Final and came within points of winning it. The unseeded Georgian fell to No. 2 seed Barbora Strycova, 6-3,5-7,7-6(5).

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Conference USA coose Ksenia Tokarieva of SMU and Dan Cornei of UAB as their Players of the Week.

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It was an all-American girls final at the La Libertad Junior Open in El Salvador. Danielle Mills defeated Lauren McHale for the win. Lauren did pick up the doubles title with partner Gabriela Mastromarino. In the boys, Tigre Hank of Mexico was the singles winner while Cesar Escobar Serrano & Benito Jose Suriano took the doubles trophy.

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TCU's Cosmit Cotet and Anna Sydorska were named the Mountain West Conference Players of the Week.

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Former Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College player, Michael Johns is one of the contestants on American Idol. Support the former varsity college tennis player by watching Michael's performances on American Idol on Fox TV and vote for him.

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Andre Begemann

Bassam Beidas

Kellen Damico

Zuzana Zemenova

Pepperdine ruled the 119th Pacific Coast Doubles Championship. Andre Begemann & Omar Altmann were the winners over teammates Bassam Beidas & James Lemke, 3-6,6-2,6-4.

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The TCU men's tennis team has been placed on probation for two years and been forced to reduce scholarships. The NCAA Division I committee issued the violations because of "impermissible phone contacts" and "a failure to monitor by the institution and the former head coach." Inlcuded are 105 phone calls made by members of the men's coaching staff to 24 prospective student-athletes from summer 2002 to spring 2006.

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Wayne Bryan has been named the 2008 PTR Professional of the Year.

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Texas freshman Kellen Damico was selected as the Big 12 Conference’s Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.

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Baylor senior Zuzana Zemenova was selected as this season’s first recipient of the Big 12 Conference Women’s Player of the Week Award.

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The Texas Tech men's team defeated host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 4-2, to clinch the H.E.B. Championships.

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Winthrop women's coach Cid Carvalho reached a milestone with 250 career wins.

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Jennifer Magley

Coaching Changes... Former University of Florida player Jennifer Magley has been named Head Women's Coach at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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