ITA Announces 2014 ITA Division I National College Players of the Year
2014 CPOY

ITA Announces 2014 ITA Division I National College Players of the Year

Men's and women's doubles teams also honored

SKILLMAN, NJ (June 18) North Carolina's Jamie Loeb and UCLA's Marcos Giron have been named the 2014 ITA National College Players of the Year, the ITA announced today. Additionally, Alabama's Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen were named the ITA National Women's Doubles Team of the Year, while Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese of Tennessee were honored on the men's side.
 
The ITA College Player of the Year Awards are given to the male and female singles players who have had the most outstanding year in Division I college tennis. The collegiate players will be honored on Saturday, July 12 in Newport, RI at a special Awards Luncheon during the Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, and immediately prior to the 2014 International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.
 
Loeb, a freshman, wrapped up an impressive season with a 53-4 singles record, including a 19-1 mark in the fall. Her 53 wins are the most in program history for the North Carolina women's tennis program. The Tar Heel won singles titles at the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships. She has been ranked in the No. 1 spot in the ITA Division I National Singles Rankings since February 11, and is the first female from North Carolina to be the top-ranked singles player. Loeb was named an ITA All-American in both singles and doubles and is the 2014 ITA National Rookie of the Year. She led her team to a runner-up finish at the 2014 NCAA Team Championships, the first national championship match in program history.
 
Giron ended a successful junior season as the Bruins' 11th NCAA Singles Champion and first since Benjamin Kohlloeffel won the title in 2006. He was ranked a career-high No. 2 heading into the NCAA Championships, and his win helped him secure the No. 1 ranking in the final ITA National Singles Rankings. He finished with a 30-5 singles record, his second-straight 30-win season, and he scored 18 ranked wins. Giron, the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships consolation winner, was ranked in Top 5 the ITA Division I Singles Rankings since February 11. He also captured the singles title at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup, defeating four straight ranked opponents. He is a two-time ITA All-American in singles, also earning the honor in 2013.
 
Alabama duo Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen surged to the No. 1 ranking on the heels of their 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship. The duo captured the program's first national title with a commanding 6-1, 6-0 victory over Georgia's No. 2 ranked duo of Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase. The Crimson Tide duo finished the season 22-4 and won their final 10 matches as they helped their team to a final ranking of No. 6 in the ITA Team Rankings, the best in program history.
 
Tennessee's Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese won their program's second ever NCAA Doubles Championship by defeating Ohio State's Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 7-6(6). The duo ended the season as No. 1 in the ITA Division I Doubles Rankings. The Vols finished with a 36-5 record and went 13-1 during major tournaments this year, also winning the 2013 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships and finishing runner-up at the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.

  

Past ITA National Players of the Year:

 

 

Men

 

 

Women

2013

Jarmere Jenkins, Virginia

 

2013

Lauren Embree, Florida

2012

Steve Johnson, USC

 

2012

Nicole Gibbs, Stanford

2011

Steve Johnson, USC

 

2011

Jana Juricova, California

2010

Robert Farah, USC

 

2010

Irina Falconi, Georgia Tech

2009

Oleksandr Nedovyesov, Ok. State

 

2009

Mallory Cecil, Duke

2008

Somdev Devvarman, Virginia

 

2008

Amanda McDowell, Ga. Tech

2007

Somdev Devvarman, Virginia

 

2007

Audra Cohen, Miami (Fla.)

2006

Benjamin Kohlloeffel, UCLA

 

2006

Audra Cohen, Miami (Fla.)

2005

Benedikt Dorsch, Baylor

 

2005

Megan Bradley, Miami (Fla.)

2004

Benedikt Dorsch, Baylor

 

2004

Amber Liu, Stanford

2003

Amer Delic, Illinois

 

2003

Amber Liu, Stanford

2002

Matias Boeker, Georgia

 

2002

Bea Bielik, Wake Forest

2001

Matias Boeker, Georgia

 

2001

Laura Granville, Stanford

2000

Alex Kim, Stanford

 

2000

Laura Granville, Stanford

1999

James Blake, Harvard

 

1999

Zuzana Lesenarova, San Diego

1998

Bob Bryan, Stanford

 

1998

Vanessa Webb, Duke

1997

Thomas Dupre, Mississippi State

 

1997

Lilia Osterloh, Stanford

1996

Cecil Mamiit, USC

 

1996

Jill Craybas, Florida

1995

Sargis Sargsian, Arizona State

 

1995

Keri Phebus, UCLA

1994

Mark Merklein, Florida

 

1994

Angela Lettiere, Georgia

1993

Chris Woodruff, Tennessee

 

1993

Lisa Raymond, Florida

1992

Alex O'Brien, Stanford

 

1992

Lisa Raymond, Florida

1991

Al Parker, Georgia

 

1991

Sandra Birch, Stanford

1990

Steve Bryan, Texas

 

1990

Debbie Graham, Stanford

1989

MaliVai  Washington, Michigan

 

1989

Tami Whitlinger, Stanford

1988

Robbie Weiss, Pepperdine

 

1988

Halle Cioffi, Florida

1987

Richey Reneberg, SMU

 

1987

Patty Fendick, Stanford

1986

Rick Leach, USC

 

1986

Caroline Kuhlman, USC

1985

Mikael Pernfors, Georgia

 

1985

Gretchen Rush, Trinity (Texas)

1984

Paul Annacone, Tennessee

 

1984

Gretchen Rush, Trinity (Texas)

1983

Greg Holmes, Utah

 

1983

Beth Herr, USC

1982

Marcel Freeman, UCLA

 

1982

Vicki Nelson, Rollins

1981

Tim Mayotte, Stanford

 

 

 

1980

Peter Rennert, Stanford

 

 

 

 

Past ITA National Doubles Teams of the Year:

 

Men

 

 

Women

2013

Henrique Cunha/Raphael Hemmeler, Duke

 

2013

Sabrina Santamaria/Kaitlyn Christian, USC

2012

Chase Buchanan/Blaz Rola, Ohio State

 

2012

Mallory Burdette/Nicole Gibbs, Stanford

2011

John-Patrick Smith/Boris Conkic, Tennessee

 

2011

Hilary Barte/Mallory Burdette, Stanford

2010

Reid Carleton/Henrique Cunha, Duke

 

2010

Natalie Pluskota/Caitlin Whoriskey, Tennessee

2009

Davey Sandgren/John-Patrick Smith, Tennessee

 

2009

Renata Kucerkova/Anastasia Petukhova, Fresno State

2008

Robert Farah/Kaes Van't Hof, USC

 

2008

Riza Zalameda/Tracy Lin, UCLA

2007

Luis Flores/John Isner, Georgia

 

2007

Sara Anundsen/Jenna Long, North Carolina

2006

Kevin Anderson/Ryan Rowe, Illinois

 

2006

Alice Barnes/Anne Yelsey, Stanford

2005

John Isner/Antonio Ruiz, Georgia

 

2005

Alice Barnes/Erin Burdette, Stanford

2004

Richard Barker/William Barker, Rice

 

2004

Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette, Stanford

2003

Richard Barker/William Barker, Rice

 

2003

Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones, California

2002

Andrew Colombo/Marc Kovacs, Auburn

 

2002

Lauren Kalvaria/Gabriela Lastra, Stanford

2001

Matias Boeker/Travis Parrott, Georgia

 

2001

Whitney Laiho/Jessica Lehnhoff, Florida

2000

Geoff Abrams/Alex Kim, Stanford

 

2000

Claire Curran/Amy Jensen, California

 

About the Intercollegiate Tennis Association

As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, NJ, administers numerous regional and national championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, and the ITA College Tennis Rankings for men's and women's tennis at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA web site is www.itatennis.com.  

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