Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

College News
USTA Announces 2021 Collegiate Summer Team
Share:    

The USTA announced the 10 American college players named to the 2021 USTA Collegiate Summer Team. Divided equally into five male and five female players, the training program was designed to help America’s best college players assimilate to professional tennis in a team-oriented environment.

The players selected were:

William Blumberg, North Carolina, Sr.

Sara Daavettila, North Carolina, Sr.

Abbey Forbes, UCLA, Soph.

Cannon Kingsley, Ohio State, Soph.

Aleks Kovacevic, Illinois, Sr.

John McNally, Ohio State, Sr.

Emma Navarro, Virginia, Fresh.

Alexa Noel, Iowa, Fresh.

Sam Riffice, Florida, Jr.

Peyton Stearns, Texas, Fresh.

**Virginia sophomore Natasha Subhash was eligible to compete, but will be unable to due to injury.

The players were selected based on their ATP or WTA singles ranking or a combination of their pro and ITA singles rankings and Universal Tennis Rating. Players on the team are eligible to receive a grant for travel to USTA Pro Circuit events and coaching support over four weeks this summer.

Tulane head coach Mark Booras and North Carolina State assistant coach Cris James will accompany the men during those weeks, while Texas associate head coach Taylor Fogelman and Minnesota assistant Meghan Kelly will accompany the women.

The full tournament schedule began last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Sumter, South Carolina, and will continue with these upcoming events:

June 21: W60, Charleston, South Carolina

July 19: ATP Challenger, Cary, North Carolina

M25 Edwardsville, Illinois

W25 Evansville, Indiana

July 26: ATP Challenger 80, Lexington, Kentucky

Aug. 2: ATP Challenger 80 Lexington, Kentucky

M25, Decatur, Illinois

Aug. 9: W100, Landisville, Pennsylvania

“The USTA continues to recognize and support collegiate tennis as a viable part of the professional player pathway and is committed to providing the top American collegiate players with developmental and competitive opportunities,” said Martin Blackman, GM, USTA Player and Coach Development.

 
 

About RIA Eyewear

College Content at TennisRecruiting.net is sponsored by RIA Eyewear.

RIA Eyewear is a racquet sports focused performance eyewear company based in New York. Through rigorous athlete driven R&D, RIA Eyewear is developing the most technologically advanced eyewear products to change the way tennis players see the game and protect their most important performance asset, their vision. All of their eyewear is handcrafted in Italy and built specifically for the court.

Connect with RIA Eyewear on Facebook and Instagram - or on their website.

 

Leave a Comment

 

More College Coverage

12-Oct-2021
A Day In The Life: Pepperdine's Shiori Fukuda
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Pepperdine's Shiori Fukuda.

10-Oct-2021
Program History Made at ITA All-American Championships
Florida's Ben Shelton, South Carolina's Sarah Hamner and Wake Forest's Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth made history by winning titles at the ITA All-American Championships over the weekend in Oklahoma and South Carolina.

6-Oct-2021
Meet The Assistant: Santa Cruz's Jack Ventura Cruess
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Santa Cruz's Jack Ventura Cruess.

 
 College Coverage Index |   Subscribe

 

About Rhiannon Potkey

Rhiannon Potkey is a veteran sportswriter with more than two decades of experience in journalism. Potkey has covered many sports at many levels and has a passion for finding great stories. Potkey has covered the U.S. Open, junior sectional and national events, college conference championships and Davis Cup matches. Potkey is currently Content Strategist for Tennis Recruiting. You can reach Rhiannon by email at [email protected].
 
 RIA EYEWEAR
 
RIA R1 - Change the Game
 
R1 was built to change the game. Period. We breath performance, protection, and purpose into every pair that comes from our small-batch factory in Italy ...
 
See More
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/15 Sonya Macavei chooses Vanderbilt
10/15 Sebastian Gorzny chooses TCU
10/15 Nathan Cox chooses Vanderbilt
10/15 Iris Li chooses Vassar
10/15 Preston Stearns chooses Ohio State
10/15 Tyler Bowers chooses Illinois
10/15 Ethan Quinn chooses Georgia
10/15 Jack Wong chooses Chicago
10/14 Jordan Phillips chooses Colorado College
10/14 Ryan Kershner chooses Boise State

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 
RECENT HEADLINES
ITA NEWS
THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
10/17 Kalieva One of Four Juniors Reaching ITF Pro Circuit Finals; Three Unseeded Champions at Tennis Europe 14U and 16U Masters Championships; Norrie…
10/16 Recap of Hovde and Anthrop's ITF JB1 Pan American Closed Titles, Plus Videos; Kalieva Reaches $60K Semifinal; Juniors Shang, Xu, Gailis and Sieg…
10/15 Kalieva Advances to Quarterfinals at Rancho Santa Fe $60K; Teens Coleman, Xu into Norman $15K Quarterfinals; Norrie Reaches BNP Paribas Semis; Small…
10/14 A Look Ahead to JA in South Africa; Trio of Canadian Girls Advance at Norman $15K; Fritz, Norrie Reach First ATP Masters 1000 Quarterfinals at Indian…
10/13 Qualifying Complete at Four USTA Pro Circuit Tournaments This Week, Canadian Xu Ousts Top Seed at Norman $15K; Tennis Europe's Junior Masters…
Colette Lewis has covered topflight junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Read her weekly column, follow her on Twitter, and and find more of her daily commentary at ZooTennis.
 
TALK TENNIS

Page updated on Saturday, October 16, 2021
Contact our web team with any corrections