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ITA tabs four from Stags Tennis as All-Americans

SKILLMAN, N.J. – With four individuals being selected as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team tied with two other schools (Middlebury and Trinity) with the most selections to the ITA All-America Teams, the ITA announced on June 11.

Student-athletes can be chosen to the All-America Team in singles, doubles, or both. For the first time in their careers, junior Nikolas Marino and sophomore Skyler Butts were selected as All-Americans in singles play. Juniors Warren Wood and Joe Dorn were also chosen as All-American singles players, in addition to earning the distinction as a doubles team.

This is the third year in a row that Wood has been named an All-American in singles and the second year in a row in doubles. For Dorn, it is his first year to be named an All-American in both; in 2013, he was chosen for singles.

The Stags have not had this many men selected to the All-America Team since 2007, when a record five men were chosen by the ITA. A total of 50 individuals have been selected as All-Americans in CMS' history. For singles, Stags have been selected as All-Americans 64 times, 69 times in doubles.

A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors: 

Singles

1.) Top 8 seed in NCAA singles tournament
2.) Win one round at NCAA singles tournament

3.) Finish in the Top 20 in the final ITA Rankings

4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships 

(including players who receive at-large invitations to the tournament) 

Doubles

1.) Top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament
2.) Win one round at NCAA doubles tournament
3.) Finish in the Top 10 in the final ITA Rankings
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships 

(including teams who receive at-large invitations to the tournament)

About the ITA Awards program:
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of varsity collegiate tennis players. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches and 20,000 student-athletes from over 1,200 institutions, has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic performance. Awards are given to both men and women, on the Regional and National levels to all Divisions represented within the ITA (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Community and Junior Colleges). The ITA annually recognizes over 3,000 student-athletes on an individual and team basis from over 500 different varsity tennis programs.

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