The majority of the world does not distinguish athletes as professional or amateur. That is not the case in the United States. Though the USTA has recently passed a "Call Item" to allow professional players 18 and under to compete in USTA Super National events, the NCAA still has very specific guidelines on amateur status.
The purpose of the College And Junior Tennis Status Report is to help everyone keep up with who's turning pro and who's signed to attend a specific college. Information on this page is updated as soon as we receive it.
Bobby Reynolds-The top-ranked player in the final ITA rankings has decided not to return to Vanderbilt for his senior year and instead turn professional.
Andy Mack-The recent winner of the Southwest ITA Circuit event will be playing for Texas.
Emily Ellis-One of Kentucky's top players has signed with Lipscomb University.
Long Beach State-Beach Tennis has added six players to their women's roster for the fall. They are: Tammy Day, Nicole Bouffler, Sandra Rocha, Krystina Katayama, Jessica Konrad and Jessica Boyer.
Brian Baker-After a year of speculation, Brian has decided to forego college tennis and he has turned professional. At the moment he is ranked No. 1 in the world in Boys singles and has held that same position in the USTA National Junior Rankings for most of his teen years. Brian has signed with SFX.
Dartmouth-Jessica Kramer, one of the top players in the East, has signed to play for the Big Green.
Joanna Roth-The top-ranked Eastern player, who won the Girls' 16 doubles trophy at the Bush Florida Open, will be playing for Princeton.
University of Connecticut-Coach Glenn Marshall has inked Christine Burek, who led her high school team to its first conference title, and Allison Adamsky, a four time MVP for her school.
Tory Zawacki-After a successful junior career that included the doubles finals at the US Open Junior Championships (with Shadisha Robinson), as well as a run on the pro circuit that produced a win at a $10,000 Satellite, Tory has decided to join the Duke team. Also signed for the Blue Devils was Joanna Troulakis.
University of Texas-The Longhorns have four new freshman coming in next year -- Tas Tobias, Hubert Chodkiewicz, Andy Mack and Garrett Snyder.
Kelly McCain-The Duke sophomore has decided not to return to school and made her professional debut at the Mecco Cup. Kelly is a two-time All-American who was at the top of the ITA Rankings for most of this past season
William & Mary-ITF circuit ranked player Megan Moulton-Levy and top ranked Floridian Emily Mowery have both signed on to play for the Tribes next season.
Damar Johnson-The Jamaican who has won the Panama Bowl and the Cable & Wireless ITF Jamaica Junior Championships will play for Louisville during 2003-04.
University of Alabama-Women's coach Jenny Mainz has inked Argentinian title holder Maria Muller and ITF player Sonja Nikolic of Germany.
Heather Reynolds-After finishing her High School play with an undefeated district record, Heather has chosen to play for Georgia Southern in the Fall.
University of Akron-Jennifer Larson, a record holder on her high school team, has signed with Coach Tony Fox. Transfers Jennifer Ales from Pasco-Hernando Community College and Veronique Duchesne from Hillsborough Community College are also joining the team.
If you have information to be included in the Status Report, please send it to: Marcia@MarciaFrost.com
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