formerly Campus Notes and Junior News

June 27, 2008

Morgan Mays

Rebecca Bodine

Jeremy Efferding

Brennan Boyajian

At the USTA Florida Junior State Closed Championship, the following players won the titles: Courtney Colton, Morgan Mays, Rebecca Bodine, Jeremy Efferding, Brennan Boyajian, Chichi Scholl, Katerina SteCharlie Sullivan and Alexandria Stiteler.

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Utah Valley State College announced a plan to add both men's and women's tennis to its list of NCAA Division I programs.

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Please voice your support for the University of Hawaii-Hilo men's varsity tennis program as the coach and school administration look for solutions to avoid the elimination of the team prior to the 2009-2010 season. Email to the following in an effort to save the program: kmiser@hawaii.edu, luoluo@hawaii.edu, demello@hawaii.edu, geinouye@hawaii.edu, annmiser@hawaii.edu, koda@hawaii.edu, itanbreo@aol.com. Also in trouble is the men's program at High Point University. You can send your comments on that program to: nqubein@highpoint.edu, ckeilitz@highpoint.edu, mtuttle@highpoint.edu, awines@highpoint.edu, gtertzagi@highpoint.edu. And Charleston Southern has already dropped its men's team.

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Georgia Tech’s Kristi Miller has been tabbed ESPN the Magazine’s At-Large Academic All-American of the Year.

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Sixteen year old Kristie Ahn won her second straight USTA Pro Circuit event.

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Alison Ramos

Mallory Cecil

Theresa Logar

Sachia Vickery

The Southern California team prevailed over Northern California at the 35th Annual Maze Cup, 11-9. Alison Ramos clinched it with a win over Zoe DeBruckyer.

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Mallory Cecil won the $10,000 Pro Circuit event in South Carolina -- her home state -- with a three-set final over former Stanford player Theresa Logar. The two repeated the final a week later at Hilton Head, with Mallory again taking the title.

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In her first ITF event, 13 year old Sachia Vickery won the Copa Cariari 2008 in Costa Rica.

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Recent USC Upstate grad Diana Martinez became the first athlete at that school to ever earn two CoSIDA/ESPN:The Magazine Academic All-American honors in a career.

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Brad Gilbert is leaving the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) and returning to the United States.

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Bojana Jovanovski

Sam Warburg

Jesse Levine

Donald Young

At the 49th Trofeo Bonfiglio in Italy, Qualifier, Guido Pella of Argentina beat David Goffin in the finals, while Romania's Simona Halep stopped Bojana Jovanovski (3) of Serbia.

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Former Duke player Michael Yani captured both the singles and doubles championships at the Yuba City, California Challenger. He defeated Stanford alum Sam Warburg 7-6(5),2-6,6-3 to take the singles title and then teamed with Nicholas Monroe for the doubles.

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In 2006, Jesse Levine was ill and defaulted out of the final at the USTA Boys 18 Nationals at Kalamazoo against Donald Young. He got to play that match at Wimbledon, where he defeated Donald, 4-6,6-2,6-3,6-4

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The University of Charleston men's and Arkansas Tech's women's tennis teams have been honored as May's recipients of the ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award.

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Coaching Changes... Recent Michigan State grad Christine Bader has been chosen as women's tennis head coach at the University of Evansville... Shaun Wiseman has been named the new Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at the University of the Ozarks... Jesse Plote replaces Jacek Wolicki as the men's coach at Boston University... The Richmond Spiders have named Martin Perry as the new head men's tennis coach... Lya Kushnirovich is the new Head Women's Coach at Brooklyn College... Rose Ketmayura-Hanson is the new women's assistant at Dartmouth.. Jesse Tarr has joined Boise State as the new Volunteer Assistant Coach... Aljosa Piric is now the men's assistant at Georgia Tech.. Former Florida standout Chris Brandi has been named assistant coach for the Wake Forest men's tennis team, while Duke All-American grad Jon Stokke is the new women's assistant.

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June 13, 2008

Amanda McDowell
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Aurelija Miseviciute

Zuzana Zemenova

Ani Mijacika

This year's nominees for the Honda Sports Award for Tennis are Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech, Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas, Zuzana Zemenova of Baylor and Ani Mijacika of Clemson.

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Indiana's Thomas Richter was given the Big Ten Medal of Honor. First awarded in 1914, the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.

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Former college tennis player (University of Tulsa) Dustin Taylor has been hired as the coach of the NY Sportimes of World TeamTennis.

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Arizona State University both announced that they are discontinuing men's tennis program. To help with these and other college tennis programs that are in jeopardy, join the College Tennis Advocacy.

Kristie Ahn

Rebecca Marino

Alexa Glatch

Amer Delic

At the USTA $50,000 East West Bank Classic Pro Challenger, the finals were all-American with former Illini Amer Delic winning the men's singles title over Alex Bogomolov, while the women's title went to Mashona Washington over Alexa Glatch.

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Just before her 16th birthday, Kristie Ahn won the first professional event she entered, the $10,000 Pro Circuit event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the finals, Kristie defeated Rebecca Marino, who will be joining the Georgia Tech team next year.

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June 6, 2008

Riza Zalameda
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Mathieu Dehaine

Chelsey Gullickson

Audra Cohen
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UCLA players Mathieu Dehaine and Riza Zalameda were named Scholar-Athletes of the Year by the Pacific-10 Conference.

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Chelsey Gullickson, who signed a letter of intent with the University of Georgia for next fall, won the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Raleigh, North Carolina, after defeating Lauren Albanese. On her way to the final, Chelsey eliminated former NCAA champion Audra Cohen.

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Men's tennis will return to Marion Military Institute beginning in the fall of 2008 after an absence since the '90s.

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In the final tally of the 2007-08 ITA Attendance Race, the Texas A&M women and the Virgina men were the leaders.

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Former Texas A&M men’s player Bryan Wooten won his first professional doubles event at the 2008 F6 Futures Tournament in Celaya, Mexico.

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The USTA Tennis & Education Foundation announced that it will grant 54 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $287,000 this spring. Among the recipients are the $15,000 Marian Wood Baird Scholarship Award to Alison Krantz of Sugar Grove, Illinois and the $10,000 Dwight Mosley Scholarship to Tonique Merrell of Newport News, Virginia and Grace Johnson of Naples, Florida. For a full list of the awards, visit Tennis Wire.

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Radford University’s women’s tennis team received the Big South’s Team Sportsmanship Award.

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Tennis fans who can't get enough of the French Open action now can visit TennisPuzzles.com to play tournament-themed crossword, word search and wordoku puzzles. The website's debut includes three puzzles that include clues about the French Open. TennisPuzzles.com is the newest way for tennis fans to enjoy their favorite sport. The free website offer fans a way to stay mentally sharp, learn tennis history and have

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In recognition of winning the University of South Florida's first-ever Big East Championship and their efforts in the community, the South Florida women’s team received the Town & Gown Award. In addition to the award, the tennis team was honored with a check for $1,000 to be used toward their scholarship fund.

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