Ten student-athletes from across the nation have been named to the 2021 USTA Collegiate Summer Team. The top 10 American college players (five men, five women) were selected for the training program designed to help America’s premier college players assimilate to professional tennis in a team-oriented environment via the USTA Pro Circuit.
The program began in 1996. It is designed to provide college players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months.
Each of the players was selected based on their ATP or WTA singles ranking or a combination of their pro and ITA singles rankings and their Universal Tennis Rating. Players on the team are eligible to receive a grant for travel to USTA Pro Circuit events and coaching support over four weeks this summer.
Virginia sophomore Natasha Subhash was eligible to compete on the team but will be unable to due to injury.
2021 USTA Collegiate Summer Team
|Sara Daavettila (North Carolina | Williamston, MI)||William Blumberg (North Carolina | Greenwich, CT)|
|Abbey Forbes (UCLA | Raleigh, NC)||Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State | Northport, NY)|
|Emma Navarro (Virginia | Charleston, SC)||Aleks Kovacevic (Illinois | New York, NY)|
|Alexa Noel (Iowa | Summit, NJ)||John McNally (Ohio State | Cincinatti, OH)|
|Peyton Stearns (Texas | Mason, OH)||Sam Riffice (Florida | Orlando, FL)|
Tulane head coach Mark Booras and North Carolina State assistant coach Cris James will accompany the men during those weeks, while Texas associate head coach Taylor Fogelman and Minnesota assistant coach Meghan Kelly will accompany the women. The full tournament schedule began last week in Tulsa, OK; and Sumter, SC.
Notably, all four coaches will provide assistance to any American collegians playing at any of the following events:
|June 21||—||W60 – Charleston, SC|
|July 19||ATP Challenger 80 – Cary, NC|
M25 – Edwardsville, IL
|W25 – Evansville, IL|
|July 26||ATP Challenger 80 – Lexington, KY||—|
|August 2||ATP Challenger 80 – Lexington, KY|
M25 – Decatur, IL
|August 9||—||W100 – Landisville, PA|
For more information about the USTA Collegiate Summer Team, click here.