The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is proud to announce the 2020 NAIA Men ITA Regional Awards. Despite the shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ITA recognizes the hard work on and off the court from our deserving student-athletes. The NAIA Awards include: Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Player to Watch, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year, and ITA Community Service Award.

The national winners of the awards will be announced next Thursday at 8 AM PDT during a special virtual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony can be viewed on the ITA’s TwitterFacebook, and Youtube.

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East Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Christopher Veltkamp, Judson University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Michael Delebois, Cardinal Stritch University
  • ITA Player to Watch: Niccolo Rossi, Cardinal Stritch University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Camilo Erazo, Lindsey Wilson College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Camilo Erazo, Lindsey Wilson College
  • ITA Community Service Award: Judson University

Central Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Franco Poi, Southwestern College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Ryan Fung, Southwestern College
  • ITA Player to Watch: Patrick Shelepov, William Woods University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Sheldon Hawthorne, Southwestern College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Aaron Westerlund, William Woods University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Kansas Wesleyan University

South Regional Award Winners

  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Mika Kosonen, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Max Bertimon, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Player to Watch: Luke Simkiss, Keiser University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Mika Kosonen, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Federico Herrera Duran, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Community Service Award: Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Tennessee Wesleyan University

West Regional Award Winners

  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Christopher Papa, San Diego Christian College
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Tanishq Mahendru, Hope International University

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