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2018 MTI All-Tournament Team

TEMPE, Ariz. – The 2018 ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship Sports Interiors All-Tournament Team presented and Most Outstanding Player were announced on Thursday, as voted on by the 16 participating head coaches.

2018 ITA All-Tournament Team – Singles
No. 1 Singles: William Blumberg, Sophomore, North Carolina
#OracleITARanking: No. 1
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
Def. Alex Lebedev (Notre Dame) 7-5, 6-0
Def. Patrick Kypson (Texas A&M) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Def. Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

No. 2 Singles: Petros Chrysochos, Junior, Wake Forest
#OracleITARanking: No. 6
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
DNF Mitch Stewart (Washington) 6-2,5-3, DNF
Def. Daniel Cukierman (USC) 6-4, 6-3
Def. Axel Geller (Stanford) 6-4, 6-3
Def. Evan Zhu (UCLA) 6-3, 6-4

No. 3 Singles: Skander Mansouri, Senior, Wake Forest
#OracleITARanking: No. 38
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-1
DNF Enzo Sommer (Washington) 6-4,5-3
DNF Def. Logan Smith (USC) 6-1, 6-1
Loss Sameer Kumar (Stanford) 6-7 (10), 6-3, 6-4
Def. Keegan Smith (UCLA) 6-4, 7-6 (7)

No. 4 Singles: Bar Botzer, Freshman, Wake Forest
#OracleITARanking: No. 90
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-1
Def. Amit Batta (Washington) 6-3,6-1
Def. Jack Jaede (USC) 7-5, 6-2
Loss Eric Fomba (Stanford) 7-5, 7-5
Def. Logan Staggs (UCLA) 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 Singles: Walker Duncan, Junior, Georgia
#OracleITARanking: No. 19
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
Def. Alex Keyser (Columbia) 6-4, 6-3
Def. David Wilczynski (Stanford) 6-3, 6-3
Def. Jake DeVine (USC) 6-4, 6-4

No. 6 Singles: Julian Zlobinsky, Redshirt Junior, Wake Forest
#OracleITARanking: NR
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
Def. Sebastian Hawken (Washington) 6-4,6-2
DNF Jake DeVine (USC) 6-7 (5), 5-2 susp.
Def. William Genesen (Stanford) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Def. Connor Hance (UCLA) 6-3, 6-0

2018 ITA All-Tournament Team – Doubles
No. 1 Doubles: Robert Kelly, Senior / Michael Blumberg, Sophomore – North Carolina
#OracleITARanking: No. 6
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
Def. Kempin/McCormick (Notre Dame) 6-1
Def. Rinderknech/Kypson (Texas A&M) 6-2
Def. Torpegaard/Joyce (Ohio State) 6-4

No. 2 Doubles: Keegan Smith, Freshman / Austin Rapp, Senior – UCLA
#OracleITARanking: No. 39
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
DNF Clark/Kovacevic (Illinois) 5-4
Def. Wolf/McNally (Ohio State) 6-4
Def. Aguilar/Arconada (Texas A&M) 6-4
Def. Gojo/Mansouri (Wake Forest) 7-6

No. 3 Doubles: Daniel Cukierman, Freshman / Tanner Smith, Redshirt Junior – USC
#OracleITARanking: NR
#ITAIndoors Record: 3-0
Def. Scaglia/Mendoza (OK State) 6-1
Def. Chrysochos/Botzer (Wake Forest) 6-3
Def. Oosterbaan/Diaz (Georgia) 6-1


#ITAIndoors Most Outstanding Player – Petros Chrysochos, Junior, Wake Forest
In addition to being named to the All-Tournament Team, Wake Forest’s Chrysochos was chosen as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

A junior, Chrysochos is currently ranked No. 6 in the nation in singles. He won all three of his matches that he completed at #ITAIndoors. He did not drop a set all tournament, and came near to being a perfect 4-0 for the tournament had he completed his match with Washington’s Mitch Stewart in which he was up 6-2, 5-3 before the Demon Deacons clinched. Partnering with Bar Botzer for doubles, the duo went 3-1 for the tournament.

This is the 11th annual ITA Division I National Men's Team Indoor All-Tournament Team. The voting panel is comprised of the 16 participating team head coaches. Past winners of the Most Outstanding Player award are Virginia's Somdev Devvarman (2008); Virginia's Sanam Singh (2009); Virginia's Michael Shabaz (2010); Virginia's Alex Domijan (2011); USC's Steve Johnson (2012); Virginia's Alex Domijan (2013); Ohio State's Peter Kobelt (2014); Oklahoma’s Alex Ghilea (2015), North Carolina’s Ronnie Schneider (2016), and Ohio State’s Mikael Torpegaard (2017).

About the ITA Division I National Men's Team Indoor Championship
The ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship is in its 43rd year of existence. The tournament features 16 participating teams: the 15 schools who won both of their matches during the 2018 ITA Kick-Off Weekend, and the host site school. The tournament is held over four days and begins on Friday with first round play, followed by quarterfinals on Saturday, semifinals on Sunday and the final on Monday.

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