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Six FL collegiate players selected for 2006 ITA All-Star team

August 31, 2006 03:37 PM

The 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Star Team, which includes the nation's top-ranked players from this past season, were treated by the ITA and USTA to a weekend in New York, highlighted by activities at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.

Awards were presented to the ITA All-Stars during a luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 26, in the USTA President's Suite during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day presented by Hess.

This 23rd edition of the ITA Collegiate All-Star Team includes the nation's top-ranked men's and women's tennis players from the season-ending Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA levels, as well as champions from the 2005 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships and 2006 NCAA Championships.

This year's women's all-stars: Melissa Applebaum of Miami (Fla.) Emily Applegate of Washington & Lee (Va.), Suzi Babos of California, Alice Barnes of Stanford, Audra Cohen of Miami (Fla.). Luisa Cowper of Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) Cristelle Grier of Northwestern, Jelena Pandzic of Fresno Pacific, Alexis Prousis of Northwestern, Marta Simic of Broward Comm. College (Fla.) Diana Srebrovic of Florida and Anne Yelsey of Stanford.
The men's all-stars: Kevin Anderson of Illinois, Andre Begemann of Pepperdine, Will Boe-Wiegaard of Bates (Maine), Luigi D' Agord of Miami (Fla.), Scott Doerner of Pepperdine, Scott Green of Ohio State, Mislav Hizak of Embry-Riddle (Fla.) John Isner of Georgia, Damian Johnson of Temple College (Texas), Benjamin Kohlloeffel of UCLA, Mattias Oddone of Drury (Mo.), Ryan Rowe of Illinois and Ross Wilson of Ohio State.
The ITA has selected its All-Star Team since 1984. Past honorees include current pros: James Blake, Bob and Mike Bryan, Jill Craybas, Justin Gimelstob, Paul Goldstein, Laura Granville, Kevin Kim and Lisa Raymond.

This year's ITA Collegiate All-Star Team's travel to and from New York was made possible through a generous donation from the White family of Delaware. The gift is in memory of J. Reese White, Jr., and his love and passion for the game of tennis.






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