Campus Notes
December 2000


Megan Bradley

Brian Vahaly

Bo Hodge

Ansley Cargill
Alex Kim
Alex Kim
Laura Granville
Laura Granville
Geoff Abrams
Geoff Abrams
Shuon Madden
Shuon Madden
Marissa Irvin
Marissa Irvin
Martina Nedorstova
Martina Nedorstova
Dumitru Caradima
Dmutru Caradima
Claudia Meza
Claudia Meza
Daniel Andersson
Daniel Andersson
Tres Davis
Tres Davis
Jeff Morrison
Jeff Morrison
Ramsey Smith
Ramsey Smith
Doug Root
Doug Root
Stephanie Hazlett
Stephanie Hazlett
Whitney Laiho
Whitney Laiho
Zuzana Lesenarova
Zuzana Lesenarova
KJ Hippensteel
K.J. Hippensteel
Amy Jensen
Amy Jensen
Kristina Kraszewski
Kristina Kraszewski
Ilona Kordonskaya
Ilona Kordonskaya
Ryan Sachire
Ryan Sachire
Justin ONeal
Justin O'Neal
Rick Leach
Rick Leach
Alicia Salas
Alicia Salas

At the Army Invitational at West Point, Erik Scharf of St. John's defeated Akshay Jagdale of Rutgers, 5-7,6-2,4-6, in Flight A singles. Brian Scharf, also of St. John's won the Flight B singles over Temple's Gaurav Kumar.

It's that time of year when colleges begin to annouce their recruits for the next season. Among the latest letters of intent signed are:
Duke-Kelly McCain and Susan Abromeit. McCain is a highly ranked junior (both nationally and internationally) who recently won a satellite event in Evansville, Indiana. Abromeit is also top ranked nationally and has competed in ITF events.
Texas A&M-Nathan Price finished his high school studies this Summer and will be joining the team in January. The No. 1 junior from Oklahoma played USTA Futures Tournaments this Summer.
Wake Forest-Katie Martzolf is the three time defending Indiana state champion. In high school play Martzolf has posted a 78-0 career record in singles.

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association just added a new ITA Winter Circuit to the college schedule. The Tournaments will take place at the end of December and beginning of January and will allow both college and high school players the opportunity to keep in shape this slow time of year. The five regional tournaments will be using experimental formats. The ITA hopes that the Winter Circuit will have the same success as the ITA Summer Circuit, which begin in 1993. For more information, contact the ITA at ITAAmy@aol.com


November 2000
Top junior Megan Bradley has signed a letter of intent to play for UCLA next Fall. Megan was ranked No. 1 in the USTA National Girls' 16s singles last year and was a doubles finalist at this year's USTA Girls' 18 Supernationals.

This year's inductees into the ITA Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame are:
Julie Anthony/Stanford-1966 USTA collegiate doubles winner and top 20 player during her professional career;
Janie Albert Willens/Stanford-USTA National collegiate singles champion in 1964 and doubles champion in 1967;
Emily Burrer Foster/Trinity (Texas)-the only collegiate player to win national singles and doubles titles in consecutive years (1968-69); Patrica Henry Yeomans/Occidental-won nine USTA championships. Yeomans also initiated the official Women's Intercollegiate Championships in 1968.

The University of Florida men's team won eight of nine matches played as they hosted the Gator Invitational. Troy Hahn led the team by ending the weekend a perfect 3-0.

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October 2000
Columbia's Oscar Chow won this year's Princeton Fall Invitational.

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As of this season, the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships will be played in November instead of February. With this change and the ITA's new tournament calendar comes the elimination of the T. Rowe Price National Claycourts. The event that was just completed was the last.

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Andrew Seni used the home advantage to capture the singles title at the Ball State Fall Invitational.

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The championship at the Cissie Leary Invitational went to Temple's Danira Penic.

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At the T. Rowe Price Claycourts University of Virginia's Brian Vahlay became the only current men's player to have played in the finals of three ITA Grand Slams.

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Oliver Choo of Harvard took the trophy at his school's Crimson Fall Classic.

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Georgia dominated their On The Border Challenge. The Bulldogs finished the three-day event with a record of 42 wins in 47 matches. Freshman Bo Hodge made his home tournament debut with a win over Clemson's Josh Gotti.

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Katarina Markovski of South Carolina won the Furman Fall Classic.

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Murray State's Nikola Aracic took the Middle Tennessee Tennsi Classic title for the second consecutive year.

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New Mexico's Natalia Alekhova won her school's Fall Invitational.

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In addition to their T. Rowe Price Claycourt titles, Oskar Johansson and Bea Bielik picked up other trophies in September. Johansson won the River Oaks Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships and Bielik won the William & Mary Invitational.

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Francis Marion hosted the Southern Women's Clay Court Championships, which was won by Lee McRae's Ana Skafar.

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Courtney Iseldyke of Seton Hall won the Eastern Collegiate Touranment in West Point, New York.

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September 2000
Incoming Duke freshman Ansley Cargill fell in the first round of the U.S. Open to former University of Florida player Dawn Buth. Cargill entered the Open as the youngest American in the top 300 (No. 258). (Full Coverage of All College and Junior Players at the Open.)

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Bo Hodge, who had previously decided to take a year off and play the professional circuit, has changed his mind and is now attending the University of Georgia. Hodge, who reached the semifinals at the USTA Super Nationals, will begin playing with the Bulldogs immediately.

Ruth Haude PhD and Michael Johnson, M.D. were chosen as winners of the 2000 Rolex Achievement Awards. Haude was in the front of women's tennis as coach at Indiana State Teachers College of Pennsylvania (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Johnson played for Clark University, receiving the Coach's Sportsman Award and the Herbert Award for outstanding student athlete. He has since become a doctor and been very active in HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The Rolex Achievement Award was created in 1994 by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. and the ITA to pay tribute to past participants in the world of collegiate tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers.

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Texas A&M coach Tim Cass was named one of the 40 Most Influential People Under 40 in Tennis by Tennis Industry Magazine. Cass was this also year's recipient of Big 12 Coach of the Year and ITA Region VI Coach of the Year.

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August 2000
Carolijn van Rossum of William & Mary and Tom Hand of LSU have been named recipients of the Tennis Magazine/Arthur Ashe Junior Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. The players will be honored at the Rolex All-Star Awards ceremoney on August 25th. Also being honored at that event are Stanford's Laura Granville and Alex Kim as Tennis Magazine/ITA National Players of the Year.

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Coaching Changes...After 28 years as the men's coach, Dave Snyder is resigning his position at the University of Texas... Southern Mississippi named Susan Aurich women's tennis coach.

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Seton Hall has suspended their men's tennis program.

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And Don't Forget... September 1-4, 2000--1st Annual " The older I get the better my backhand used to be" Pro, Collegiate and Junior Tennis Reunion at the US Open. Remember the van trips over spring break to Clemson, South Carolina. Remember the ecstasy of winning the deciding doubles match with your whole team rooting you on. Now you have a chance to get together with old teammates and tennis friends at the 2000 US Open. We are inviting our tennis friends: old, young, superstars and benchwarmers, to celebrate our long forgotten tennis careers.Join us for an exciting and fun filled Labor Day weekend in NYC. The Open will be the backdrop for tennis watching, playing and reminiscing. Just call Judi Lerner at AYS Sports Marketing and reserve confirm your spot with a credit card deposit of $200. Extra charges will be based on your customized itinerary. Call Judi today at 1(877) 282-7100. Full payment for weekend packages must be confirmed by August 15, 2000.

July 2000

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The USTA Summer Team has already achieved major accomplishments this summer. NCAA winner Alex Kim of Stanford won the USTA Chandler Cup Futures singles title as well as the doubles with partner Geoff Abrams. Also taking home a trophy was Arizona State's Alison Bradshaw who won the USTA $10,000 Satellite event in Sprinfield, Missouri.
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Shuon Madden, a Junior at Texas A&M, was named Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year by the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas All-Sports Association.

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Coaching Changes... North Carolina-Greensboro named Jeff Trivette men's and women's coache... Dave Balogh was chosen as the assistant coach for the Florida Gators... A special good-bye to Frank Brennan who is retiring after 21 years and 10 NCAA titles as Stanford's women's coach. Lele Forcod, assistant to Brennan since 1988, has been promoted to head coach.

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June 2000
Notes from the NCAAs... The Georgia men wre absent from the NCAA round of 16 for the first time since 1983. The '83 championships were also hosted by the Bulldogs... On the other hand, the Georgia women ended Stanford's 48-match win streak when they clinched the NCAA title... The Lander Senators won the school's eighth NCAA II national championships, the most ever overall in Division II... Laura Granville became the ninth Stanford player to win the NCAA women's singles title when she defeated teammate Marissa Irvin. Irvin was a finalist for the second straight year. Alex Kim was the 13th Stanford player to win the men's singles.

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Drew University coach Ira Miller has been chosen to coach the U.S. Open Men's and Women's teams at the 16th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 7-27, 2000. The Maccabiah Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an event for over 5,600 world class Jewish Athletes in almost 30 sports. The U.S. tennis team will be comprised of six men and six women between the ages of 18-35. A tryout will be held January 8-12, 2001 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. For more information, or to obtain an application, call (877) 687-2043, ext. 19 or visit www.MaccabiUSA.com.

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Coaching Changes...Boston College has named Nigel Bentley women's coach... Jenny Garrity takes over as women's coach at North Carolina-Wilmington... Washington & Lee's coach Mike Walsh will no longer coach the men's tennis team, but will remain as the wrestling coach. David Detwiler will take over the tennis team.

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Texas A&M boasted honors from the Big 12 Conference for five players as well as Coach of the Year for Tim Cass. Shuon Madden received the Men's Player of the Year award while Ryan Newport was named Newcomer of the Year. Also recognized were players chosen for All-Conference Teams: Martina Nedorstova & Lisa Dingwall for doubles; Cody Hubbell for singles; and Dumitru Caradima for both singles and doubles.

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Marissa Irvin has been named the 2000 recipient of the Honda Sports Award for tennis. The Stanford is now automatically nominated for the Honda-Broderick Cup.

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This year's inductees into the ITA Collegiate Men's Tennis Hall of Fame were: Coaches David Benjamin (Princeton), Brian Eisner (Michigan & Toledo) & John Hammill (Miami-FL); and players Crawford Henry (Tulane), Mikael Pernfors Georgia & Henry M. Slocum, Jr. (Yale).

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Florida State players Kia Asberg and Alida Gallovits were named to the All-ACC Team.

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Among those chosen for GTE Academic All-District teams are: Andrew Nisker, Vanderbilt; Jarin Skube, Texas A&M; and Martina Nedelkova, Virginia Commonwealth.

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May 2000
For anyone who thought it was too late to start playing competitive tennis, think again. Grand Canyon's Claudia Meza didn't start taking lessons until her junior year in high school. The sophomore is is currently collecting wins and is ranked No. 17 in the NCAA Division II West Region rankings. We'll hear a lot more from Claudia in the near future.

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The Wake Forest women ended Duke's 12 year, 116 match ACC win streak with a 6-3 win. The last conference match Duke had lost was March 30, 1988.

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The Colonial Athletic Association presented top honors to Virginia Commonwealth's Paul Kostin, Daniel Andersson, Fernando Sanchez and Raluca Ciulei. Kostin received his fourth CAA Coach of the Year Award while Andersson earned his second Player of the Year Award. Sanchez and Ciulei garnered Rookie of the Year Awards.

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Texas A&M has signed Tres Davis, currently ranked No. 1 in the Boys 18s by the USTA. Tres is also a three-time national doubles champion. Joining him as a freshman at Texas A&M will be Khaled El Dorry, the No. 3 ranked player in Egypt. On the women's team, Tyler Junior College sophomore Marjorie Terburgh also signed a letter of intent.

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Camp Wekeela, a residential camp in Maine, is hiring tennis instructors. For more information, visit www.campwekeela.com.

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Top-ranked Florida junior Jeff Morrison became just the fifth player in Gator history to reach 100 career singles wins.

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Duke junior Ramsey Smith was named MVP of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Ramsey was also named to the 2000 All-ACC Squad along with teammates Doug Root and Andres Pedroso.

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The University of Florida placed six players on the 2000 SEC Tennis Academic Honor Roll. They are: Trey Adocock, Will Brown, Dylan Mann, Nathan Overholser, Stehpanie Hazlett and Whitney Laiho.

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I'm happy to pass along the following information about the First Annual Collegiate, Junior and Pro Tennis Reunion September 1-4th 2000 in New York, New York (at the 2000 US Open). The weekend will be hosted by former tour player, Gretchen Rush-Magers and Benjy Robins and will be professionally coordinated by "At Your Service" New York expert, Judi Lerner.

Remember the van trips over spring break to Clemson, South Carolina? Remember the ecstasy of winning the deciding doubles match with your whole team rooting you on? Now you have a chance to get together with old teammates and tennis friends at the 2000 US Open. We are inviting our tennis friends: old , young, superstars and benchwarmers, to celebrate our long forgotten tennis careers. Join us for an exciting and fun filled Labor Day weekend in NYC. The Open will be the backdrop for tennis watching, playing and reminiscing.

If you are interested in going, call Judi Lerner at 1-877-282-7100 (judi@ays-sports.com). Full payment for weekend packages must be confirmed by July 1, 2000. For more info and package prices please contact: Judi or Gretchen Magers at (619)222-6254 (sandg@home.com).

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April 2000
In the March 1st WingspanBank.com Collegiate Rankings, Laura Granville of Stanford took the No. 1 spot from San Diego's Zuzana Lesenarova. Lesenarova had previously been in that position since December 8, 1998.

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For the fifth time, Virginia Commonwealth coach Paul Kostin was named USPTA Mid-Atlantic College Coach of the Year.

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The Wake Forest women broke Florida's 114 match regular season win streak at thier meet this month. The Gator streak goes back to 1995.

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The first annual USA Team Tennis National Campus Championships will take place April 28-29 at the University of Texas-Austin. The event will consist of sport clubs and intramural tennis teams from various colleges and universities.

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Glenn Michibata will take over for retiring David Benjamin as Princeton's men's coach. Michibata played for Pepperdine (1979-83), followed by a professional tennis career and a stint as Assistant Coach at Southern California.

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This month Shuon Madden of Texas A&M was named Big 12 Conference Tennis Player of the Week for the fifth time.

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Pomona Pitzer's women's coach Dr. Ann Lebedeff received the 1999 Tennis Educational Merit Award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Welcome back to Stanford sophomore K.J. Hippensteel who is in the lineup for the first time this year. Hippensteel has been recovering from a ruptured spleen.

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March 2000
At the Princeton Invitational, the home duo of Amanda Hastings-Phillips and Gailor Large took the doubles title with a 8-4 win. In the singles, Cynthia Tow of Boston College finished the finals with a 6-1,6-3 win over Princeton's Pryia Bhupathi.

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The win of the Stanford men at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships kept up with the California streak. Since 1990, either Stanford ('00,'98,'95,'94,'92) or UCLA ('99,'97,'96,'93,'91) has won the event.

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At the Rolex Indoors...The Daniel Andersson/Jeff Morrison men's singles final was historic since it was the first time in the tournament's 22 year history that the top two seeds met in the finals... Laura Granville was the fourth straight Stanford women to reach the women's singles final and the third straight to win it... Amy Jensen of California picked up her third career ITA Grand Slam doubles title... Duke Junior Ramsey Smith won the tournament's USTA Sportsmanship Award. Smith received the award for "displaying outstanding sportsmanship and exemplifying the spirit of college tennis throughout the tournament."

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Virginia Commonwealth captured the VCU 4-1 Invitational with help from top-ranked Senior Daniel Andersson.

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February 2000
Ohio Dominican announced that it is adding programs in men's and women's tennis.

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At the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational Indoor Tournament, Justin Natale of Brown won the singles after defeating Matt Hamlin of Washington, 3-6,6-4,7-5. The Columbia team of Salil Seshadri/Akram Zaman won the doubles

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Clemson's Marco Gojanovic took home the title at the Harvard Invitational. At the same time, teammate Tomas Boneicki won the ACC Indoors.

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As of February 2nd, Wingspan.com Collegiate Tennis Team Rankings will be released on a weekly basis.

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Virginia Commonwealth's women lost a tough 4-3 final to Pepperdine at the Minnesota Court Classic.

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Wake Forest's Adria Engel won the ACC Women's Indoor Championships.

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Stanford sophomore Marissa Irvin advanced to the second round at the Australian Open before losing to eventual champion Lindsay Davenport, 6-4,7-5. Irvin climbed to No. 130 in the WTA Rankings before returning to Stanford.

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Princeton's Kavitha Krishnamurthy won the Georgia Women's Invitational after defeating Cynthia Tow of Boston College, 6-4,6-1.

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Host team Minnesota won the Ice Volley Tournament title after defeating Washington, 5-2.

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Stanford's sophomore K.J. Hippensteel withdrew from the Rolex National Indoor Championships after being hospitalized with a tear to his spleen. It is not known when the winner of the Reebok/ITA Men's All-American Championships will return to the court.

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The following players picked up titles at the Pac-10 Indoor Tournament:
Flight I Singles-Kristina Kraszewski/UW defeated Teryn Ashley/US, 6-3,7-5;
Flight II Singles-Ilona Kordonskaya/UW defeated Abigail Spears/UCLA, 2-6,6-3,7-6(3);
Flight III Singles-Zeta Wagner/UW defeated Catherine Hawley/UCLA, 4-6,6-3,6-4;
Flight II Doubles-Zuzana Stunova/Peggy Wu-UW defeated Zeta Wagner/Jennifer Svanfeldt, 5-0

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January 2000
No. 1 ranked Missouri Valley Tennis Association (MVTA) junior Nathan Price has signed on to play for the University of Oklahoma in the Fall.

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The ITA will be experimenting in February with new, shortened formats at the USTA/ITA National Indoors. The two experimental formats consist of three eight game pro set doubles matches, followed by six singles matches with a 10-point match tie-breaker to be played instead of a third set. The variation in these formats deals with the scoring in doubles. One format awards one point for each of the doubles matches won. The other format, which will be used at the Indoors, awards two points to the team that sweeps all three doubles matches and one point if a team wins two of three. Offering two points for a doubles sweep means there is a possibility a match can be tied 4-4 after singles, in which case overtime will be played (the three doubles teams go back on the court for l0-point "match" tie-breakers and the team that wins two of the three wins the team match 5-4).

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Luis Haddock, a native of Puerto Rico who is ranked in the USTA Boys' 18 top 20, has signed a letter of intent to play for Notre Dame in the Fall. Haddock currently has a 4.0 g.p.a. in High School.
Caylan Lesilie and Alicia Salas have also chosen to play for Notre Dame. Leslie is ranked in the Girls' 18s top 20 and Salas has won three straight Colorado state singles titles.

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The following players were invited to the USA Collegiate National Camp: Jeff Morrison (Florida), Shuon Madden (Texas A&M), Ryan Sachire (Notre Dame), Brian Vahaly (Virginia), Doug Root (Duke), K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford) and Justin O'Neal (Florida).

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Southern California's men's coach Dick Leach won the 41st Annual National Hardcourt Father and Son Championships with son Rick. Rick Leach was a four-year USC All-American who now plays professional.

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