With the 2022 ITA Fall Championship season now behind us, let’s take a look back on what was a historic Fall where many records were broken, with new faces solidifying their place in the college tennis landscape for years to come.
Featuring the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Regional Championships, ITA Cup, as well as the ITA National Fall Championships, more than 8,500 student-athletes participated in ITA Fall Championships over three months across all five divisions of play.
As the individual portion of the collegiate tennis year, the Fall offers student-athletes and teams an opportunity to test their skill against some of the top regional and out-of-region opponents, while competing for individual National Championships.
Some key storylines from the fall included North Carolina’s dominance over both the Women’s ITA All-American Championship and the ITA National Fall Championships.
Besides having Fiona Crawley take the Singles National Titles at both tournaments, the Tar Heels combined to place three players into the Singles Semifinals at the All-American Championships and followed that up by having three players in the Singles Quarterfinals at the Fall Championships.
For Crawley, she finishes the Fall season with a perfect 17-0 record in singles play, and she becomes the first women’s player since 2016 to win the Singles Title at both ITA Fall events.
Another key takeaway from this Fall are the men’s freshman phenoms who swept the Men’s Singles Titles in both the main draw and consolation draws at the ITA All-American Championships and Fall Championships.
Ethan Quinn (Georgia), Nishesh Basavareddy (Stanford), and Michael Zheng (Columbia), earned Singles Championships and Consolation Championships in the first national collegiate tournaments of their young careers.
At the non-Division I level, many of the perennial powerhouses continue to succeed at the ITA Cup with schools like Barry, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and Georgia Gwinnett winning individual titles this Fall.
Showing the high level of play across all five collegiate tennis divisions, the four student-athletes who received Wild Cards into the National Fall Championships all had outstanding results, with both women’s representatives recording opening-round wins.
Attention now turns toward the Spring semester when teams begin the dual-match season. On the national level, the ITA Kickoff Weekend will be the first national tournament for many Division I schools leading up to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February.
Below is a complete list of 2022 ITA National Champions from the Fall:
2022 ITA Fall Championship Winners
ITA Men’s All-American Championships (Tulsa, OK) (Tournament Homepage)
- Singles Champion: Ethan Quinn, Georgia
- Doubles Champions: Toby Samuel & Connor Thomson, South Carolina
- Singles Consolation Champion: Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford
- Doubles Consolation Champions: Jordan Chrysostom & Ryan Fishback, Virginia Tech
ITA Women’s All-American Championships (Cary, NC) (Tournament Homepage)
- Singles Champion: Fiona Crawley, North Carolina
- Doubles Champions: Nell Miller & Amelia Rajecki, NC State
- Singles Consolation Champion: Jessica Alsola, Cal
- Doubles Consolation Champions: Carolyn Ansari & Ariana Arseneault, Auburn
ITA Cup (Rome, GA) (Tournament Homepage)
- Division II Men’s Singles Champion: Santiago Perez, Columbus State
- Division II Women’s Singles Champion: Deniz Khazan, Barry
- Division II Men’s Doubles Champions: Edgar Destouet & Tom Zeuch, UIndy
- Division II Women’s Doubles Champions: Fatima Bizhukova & Natalie Espinal, Nova Southeastern
- Division III Men’s Singles Champion: Advik Mareedu, CMS
- Division III Women’s Singles Champion: Sylwia Mikos, Chicago
- Division III Men’s Doubles Champions: Vishwa Aduru & James Hopper, Case Western Reserve
- Division III Women’s Doubles Champions: Brooke Despriet & Katherine Petty, Sewanee
- NAIA Men’s Singles Champion: Paras Dahiya, Georgia Gwinnett
- NAIA Women’s Singles Champion: Violet Apisah, Keiser
- NAIA Men’s Doubles Champions: Jose Dugo & Leo Sprovieri, Georgia Gwinnett
- NAIA Women’s Doubles Champions: Cassidy Mataia & Liza Velykorodna, Georgia Gwinnett
- Junior College Men’s Singles Champion: Takeshi Taco, Cowley
- Junior College Women’s Singles Champion: Carol Mora Camacho, Seward
- Junior College Men’s Doubles Champions: Bruno Nhavene & Boruch Skierkier, Cowley
- Junior College Women’s Doubles Champions: Esmee Andresen & Arina Gamretkaia, Hillsborough
ITA National Fall Championships (San Diego, CA) (Tournament Homepage)
- Men’s Singles Champion: Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford
- Women’s Singles Champion: Fiona Crawley, North Carolina
- Men’s Doubles Champions: Andrew Lutschaunig & JJ Tracy, Ohio State
- Women’s Doubles Champions: Savannah Broadus & Janice Tjen, Pepperdine
- Men’s Singles Consolation Champion: Michael Zheng, Columbia
- Women’s Singles Consolation Champion: Chloe Beck, Duke
- Men’s Doubles Consolation Champions: Joshua Charlton & Quinn Vandecasteele, Oregon
- Women’s Doubles Consolation Champions: Patricija Spaka & Domenika Turkovic, Arizona State