W&L Men's and Women's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors

W&L Men's and Women's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors

SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2014 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes recently and Washington and Lee was well represented.

Both the W&L men and women’s team earned All-Academic Team status.  The men were one of 48 Division III men’s teams to achieve a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.20 or better for the 2013-14 school year.  The W&L women were one of 85 female squads to meet the same criteria.

Additionally, six members of the men’s team were named to the ITA Division III Scholar-Athlete squad, while seven members of the W&L women’s team were honored on the team.

Among those recognized on the men’s team were seniors Trey Hatcher (Knoxville, Tenn. / Webb School) and Vincent Kim (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Cranbrook Kingswood), junior Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) and sophomores Sam Borowsky (Bala Cynwyd, Pa. / Harriton), Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin) and Brian Krouskos (Alpharetta, Ga. / Mount Pisgah Christian).

Members cited from the W&L women’s team included seniors Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis) and Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C. / Hilton Head Prep), juniors Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany), Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass. / Weston) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C. / Ashley Hall), and first-years Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) and Aalekhya Tenali (Melbourne, Fla. / West Shore).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: Be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year).

The Washington and Lee men’s team finished the 2013-14 season with an 18-5 overall record.  The Generals won the ODAC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  The W&L women went 18-3 overall, also claimed the conference title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

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