Thursday, June 30, 2011

Three Big Ten Men Chosen for 2011 USTA Collegiate Team

Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State will be represented in the off-season this summer as a player from each has been chosen to train, travel and compete on fellow Americans on the  2011 USTA College Summer Team. Among the 13 men picked for the team are:

Dennis Nevolo, a senior at the University of Illinois. Nevolo finished the year with All American honors after he reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships. His final single ranking for the year was 15.

Evan King, a junior at the University of Michigan. King became the first Wolverine man since 2007 (Matko Maravic and Brian Hungin) to receive All American status and finished the season with a national ranking of 17. Evan King received another accolade this week when he was chosen by Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier as a practice partner for the team during their match against Spain July 8th.

Chase Buchanan, a senior at Ohio State University. Buchanan, who is also a two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year, earned All American honors for the third straight year. He finished the 2010-11 season ranked No. 12 in singles and No. 15 in doubles (with Blaz Rola).

The USTA College Summer Team is a program funded by the United States Tennis Association to give players exposure to elite training, as well as experience on the USTA Pro Circuit. The men’s team will be coached this year by Notre Dame’s Associate Head Coach Ryan Sachire and Bo Hodge, Assistant Coach at the University of Alabama. Both coaches are returning for a second consecutive year.

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1 comments:

jimmy jam said...

Evan King received another accolade this week when he was chosen by Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier as a practice partner for the team during their match against Spain July 8th. all available to coaches today

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