The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 NAIA Men’s Regional Awards. Every year the ITA recognizes coaches and players for their excellence on the court and in their communities throughout the season. 

The NAIA Playing Awards include: Wilson ITA Coach of the Year, ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year, and ITA Community Service Award.

The national award winners will be announced next Wednesday, June 23rd.

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West Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Jim Bodor, San Diego Christian College
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Christian Mathis, Westmont College
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Marcus Gavelin, Lewis-Clark State College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Ethan Ha, Westmont College

Central Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Chance Joost, William Woods University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Keiran President, William Woods University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Shingi Chingaya, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Ben Grumley, William Woods University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Santiago Bracco, Southwestern College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Miguel Abete, Midland University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Southwestern College

East Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Eddy Shigley, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Kreg Eckert, Huntington University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Eli Steiner, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Aleksa Ciric, Lindsey Wilson College
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Christopher Kerswell, Judson University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Stefano Di Aloy, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Cumberland University

South Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Chase Hodges, Georgia Gwinett College
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Sanders Phelps, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Valentino Caratini, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Leo Bresson, William Carey University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Shaikh Abdullah, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Yuri Syromolotov, Middle Georgia State University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Georgia Gwinnett College

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