Campus Notes
December 2002

Lester Cook

Rajeev Ram

Katie Cunha

Pramod Dabir

The USTA Futures event in Laguna Niguel, California, turned into a showcase for college talent. Texas A&M sophomore Lester Cook teamed with brother Jason, a former player for UCLA, to win the doubles title. The singles title went to Rajeev Ram, who is scheduled to join the Illinois team in January.

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The ITA has inducted six women athletes into the Women's Hall of Fame. They are: Jeanne Arth (College of St. Catherine's), Pam Richmond Champagne (Arizona State), Laura DuPont (North Carolina), Betty Rosenquest Pratt & Nancy Corse Reed(Rollins), and Ann Valentine (BYU).

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Notre Dame's Alicia Salas and Kelly Nelson both captured singles titles at the 15th Annual Eck Classic. Lara Burgarello and Missy Wright of Purdue took the doubles title.

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At the Midwest Blast, Illinois' Tiffany Eklov was the singles winner with a 6-4,2-6,6-4 victory over teammate Liina Suurvarik. The doubles trophy went to Illinois' Brianna Knue and Leila Cehajic defeated Kandis Batiste and Brandi Watts of Minnesota in the final, 8-3

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A new tour is being launched with opportunities for college players to earn ATP points. The Florida-Jamaica Wildcard Tour begins December 20th with the Delray Beach Futures. The Tour will be a series of 10 events that end in June 2003. The winner of each of the events will earn a wildcard into the next event of the Bell Caribbean Jamaica Futures Circuit.

For more information about the Florida-Jamaica Wildcard Tour, contact Dr. Michael Birzon, Attorney at Law, (407) 927-1235 or visit

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Yale senior Prateek Tandon has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Prateek is the first tennis player at Yale to earn this honor.

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Coaching Change... Bryan Getz has been named men's tennis coach at Miami. Coach Getz replaces Jay Berger, who resigned to accept a national coaching position with the USTA.

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