Jeremy Efferding

Ryan Lipman

Ryan Thacher

Julie Ditty

Own the Zone Sporting Goods is partnering with Rally for the Cure® by providing thousands of its OTZ pink band vibration dampeners for Rally tennis events across the U.S. The OTZ band vibration dampener significantly improves in shock absorbing and is currently used by several of the world's top ranked tennis pros, including Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi. For more information, visit http://www.otzsports.com.

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This year's winners of the Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award will be honored during the induction ceremonies of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July. They are: Jeremy Efferding, Ryan Lipman, Ryan Thacher and Gary Wang.

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As Furman defeated Yale (6-1), men’s tennis Coach Paul Scarpa made history. Coach Scarpa, with 45 years of coaching behind him, became the winningest coach in college tennis with his 820th victory.

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The Bryan Brothers win at the Davis Cup match not only secured the semifinal berth for the United States, it broke the record (held by Peter Flemming & John McEnroe) for most Davis Cup wins by a doubles team. Bob & Mike Bryan were NCAA champions while at Stanford.

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Former Vanderbilt player Julie Ditty paired with Liezel Huber in doubles to defeat Argentina's Betina Jozami & Gisela Dulko, 6-2,6-3, and give the Americans a 3-2 win. The United States advanced to the Fed Cup semifinals and will play the Czech Republic on April 25th.

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Nineteen year old Beth Kushner, a former player at Keuka, was one of the victims of the Continental flight near Buffalo. Beth attended Keuka during the 2007-08 season and helped her team to a third place finish at the NEAC Championships.

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The OUATT (Once Upon A Time Tennis) World Summer Final Championship will be played in La Baule, France from June 29th to July 4th. The event features players ages 9-16 from 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.Ouatt.com.

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The NCAA Committee has chosen the University of Georgia as host for the 2010 and 2012 NCAA Men's and Women's Championships. Stanford University will host in 2011.

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Sanam Singh

Manny Diaz

Bryan Shelton

Longtime Southern California Coach George Toley worked with sportwriter Joe Jares to write The Golden Age of College Tennis: A USC Coach’s Unique Contributions to the Game. The book chronicles the impressive career of the late Toley, who led USC to 10 NCAA Championships. It was published by The Americas Group and can be purchased from Amazon.com.

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The men's varsity tennis program at Central Alabama Community College has been eliminated (along with women's volleyball) due to budgetary reasons. Coach Kathleen Thompson (kthompson@cacc.edu), has asked that letters of support and suggestions are emailed to: Athletic Director Wynn Fletcher at wfletcher@cacc.edu; Dean of Students Amanda Harkins at aharkins@cacc.edu; Dean of Finance Lynn Spraggins at lspraggins@cacc.edu; and President Dr. Steve Franks at sfranks@cacc.edu.

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The 3rd annual "Little Mo" International Open will be presented by TennisLMS. The event will take place in Tampa, Florida at the University of South Florida. Information and entry forms are available at the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation website.

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Virginia sophomore Sanam Singh was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that a multi-year agreement was reached with the Campbell Soup Company in which the company will serve as the title sponsor for the ITA College Tennis Rankings and the ITA College Players of the Year Awards.

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The United States Tennis Association named University of Georgia men's Coach Manny Diaz the 2008 USOC National Coach of the Year for Tennis. The award is selected by the nomination of the Olympic and Pan American sport organizations.

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Tulane won the Inaugural Islander Invitational with a 4-1 victory over host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

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The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has named Georgia Tech women’s Coach Bryan Shelton the PRT Jim Verdieck College Coach of the Year.

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Hofstra University Coach Amanda Foukas hired former touring pro Robert Janecek as assistant coach.

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Drew Courtney

Yasmin Schnack

Elliott Wronski

Nina Munch-Soegaard

Players of the Week/Month during February:
Atlantic Coast-
Irina Falconi, Georgia Tech
Drew Courtney, Virginia
Dominic Inglot, Virginia
Yoann Re, Virginia Tech
Ani Mijacika, Clemson
Atlantic Sun-
Jack Roux, USC-Upstate
Anna Novo, USC-Upstate
Big Ten-
Marc Spicijaric, Illinois
Conference USA-
Christoph Müller, Rice
Natalia Bubien, SMU
Nicole Briceno, Alabama
Kellie Schmitt, Marshall
Arnau Brugues, Tulsa
Gulf Coast-
Cameron Knowles, Xavier
Angelina Callis, Xavier
Metro Atlantic-
Chip Palumbo, Fairfield
Gretchen Amberg, Fairfield
Mountain West-
UNLV senior Elliot Wronski set a program record with a sixth Mountain West Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week award.
Kristina Nedeltcheva, UNLV
Kriegler Brink, TCU
Nina Munch-Soegaard, TCU
Pac-10
Yasmin Schnack, UCLA
SEC-
Chris Doerr, Mississippi State
Matt Brewer, Tennessee
Sun Belt-
Victor Melo, Middle Tennessee State

(To be listed, information should be sent to info@collegeandjuniortennis.com)

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