Campus Notes
May 2006

The NCAA has suspended Arkansas player Aurelija Miseviciute for one year because it has been confirmed that she played professionally as a teenager. The suspension comes at a time when there have been numerous articles and inquiries involving the amateur status of foreign college tennis players. It began with a NY Times article with NCAA Champion Benedikt Dorsch holding a check in 2003 for prize money and has blossomed into multiple investigations. In fact, Vanderbilt's chancellor spoke out publicly to urge the NCAA to toughen its rules on amateurism.

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College advocates have been doing their best to save tennis programs that have been marked to close. While a $18,000 check to the University of New Hampshire was said to not be enough to make a dent in what was needed, the University of Rhode Island program was saved. The fight to save the University of Colorado program continues with a website dedicated to the cause. You can read more about their efforts in Peter Dopkin's article on

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Patty Fendick-McCain, currently coaching at the University of Texas, has been named the NCAA Division I Tennis Most Outstanding Student-Athlete. The award is being given as part of the NCAA 25th Anniversary celebration. Coach Fendick-McCain played at Stanford from 1983-87. She was a two-time singles champion and led Stanford three team titles during her time on the team.

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The Northern Colorado women won their final Independent Championship over IPFW. The team will join the Big Sky Conference next season.

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Gustavus Adolphus won its 21st MIAC Conference title in 25 years with a 6-0 win over Carleton.

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This year's inductees into the ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame will be coaches Dick Gould, Stanford and Bill Wright, California & Arizona, as well as players Jeff Borowiak, UCLA, Tom Edlefsen, Southern California, Dan Goldie, Matt Mitchell & Jared Palmer, Stanford, Richie Reneberg, SMU and Ferdie Taygvan, UCLA.

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Coaching Changes... University of Minnesota men's coach David Geatz has resigned his position effective at the conclusion of the season. Coach Geatz has been with Minnesota for the past 18 years and is the Gophers all-time winningest coach. No replacement has been named yet... Hofstra has named Michael Sowter, formerly the Assistant Women's Coach at Marist College, its Head Men's & Women's Coach... Illinois women's coach Sujay Lama has resigned his position after eight seasons.

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