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February 15, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. – As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association is committed to promoting exemplary sportsmanship amongst its member coaches and all student-athletes competing on courts across the country.

The ITA does not condone – and was very disappointed with – the recent actions of Texas A&M men’s tennis player Patrick Kypson during the Aggies’ dual match with The Ohio State University on February 9, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Texas A&M University, and it’s Men’s Tennis Head Coach Steve Denton, swiftly moved to suspend Kypson from competing in the team’s next match, which took place two days later, and the ITA supported that decision.

The incident in Columbus is still under review by the ITA’s ethics and infractions committee. Should any additional penalties be assessed, we will communicate those with the public. The ITA will have no further comment regarding the situation.

Timothy Russell
ITA Chief Executive Officer

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