John Paul Fruttero
The ITA-USA All-Star Team swept their competition at Waseda University with the Japan Collegiate All-Star Team. NCAA doubles champion Raquel Kops-Jones picked up singles and doubles wins both days. Also instrumental in the USA's team accomplishments were multiple winners John Paul Fruttero and Amer Delic. Matches were played in a format similar to World Team Tennis.
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There have been 24 men and 18 women named to the Verizon Academic All-American Team. They are:
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Iona College has eliminated its Tennis program as well as the Ice Hockey team.
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Coaching Changes... John Nelson has left San Diego State to take the position at the University of Hawaii. Jim Schwitters just retired from that team after 39 years... Women's coach Erin Jex resigned from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee... Western Illinois University head coach Art Peterson announced his retirement after 22 years... Dr. Brenda Burgess has decided to "pursue other professional opportunities within the athletic world" and will not return as women's coach of Southwest Texas State... Also pursuing other endeavors is Peter Magnusson, who left Indiana State to return to school for a Ph.D. in Business Administration... Barbara Young retired from Lafayette after 28 years of coaching there... Texas-El Paso (UTEP) announced that Alisha Woodroof was out as women's coach... Sandy Collins has moved up from assistant coach to the head position at Texas Tech. She replaces Virginia Brown... New Orleans is looking for a new coach for both its men's and women's teams as Jim Hunter has left... UNLV has fired men's coach Larry Easley after the worst season in the school's history...
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