Wilson ITA Coach of the Year
Todd Wojtkowski | Case Western Reserve University
Case Western’s 2021 season was one for the record books. The Spartans finished in second place at the NCAA Team Championships — the best ever finish for a program in the Case Western Athletic Department. Overall, the Spartans finished with a 14-3 record and only suffered one loss to a Division III program.
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year
Chas Mayer | Southwestern University
The 2021 Spring season was historic for the Southwestern Men’s Tennis team and Coach Chas Mayer had a lot to do with it. The Pirates put together an outstanding season going 15-3 and finishing ranked No. 10 in the nation. The ranking was the highest in program history. Additionally, with Mayer’s guidance, Southwestern qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. Finally, Mayer helped coach the Pirates’ No. 1 singles player, Hunter Bajoit, to ITA Singles All-American honors.
ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award
Cameron Krimbill | Trinity University
Cameron Krimbill’s three years with the Trinity Men’s Tennis program can be summed up in a two words — team player. Krimbill came to Trinity as a top 10 player in the West Region, but he had no expectations. He started out in the middle of the lineup and competed hard for the Tigers. In his second year with Trinity, he moved to the top of the lineup and qualified for the ITA Cup after winning at Regionals. This season he led the Tigers the NCAA quarterfinals. He also won his first round in the NCAA Single tournament. Krimbill finished this season ranked No. 10 in singles in the nation.
ITA Rookie of the Year Award
Jordan Theron | Methodist University
In his first year at Methodist, Jordan Theron made a big impact. Playing at No. 1 singles all season, Theron posted a 12-4 record. His one loss to a Division III player came in the NCAA tournament to the No. 2 seed. Theron’s play earned him a year-end singles ranking of No. 7 nationally and No. 2 in the Atlantic South Region. Theron was also named an ITA Singles All-American — he was the only Monarch to receive the honor this season.
ITA Most Improved Senior Award
Carlos Martinez | McMurry University
Carlos Martinez’s career at McMurry has been one of hard work, patience, and steady improvement. His first three years with the Warhawks, Martinez consistently found himself ranked somewhere in the middle of the West Region singles rankings. In the shortened 2020 season, he began to breakout. Alongside teammate Chase Daniell, Martinez won the ITA Southwest Regional and qualified for the ITA Cup. He was named an ITA Doubles All-American for the first time.
ITA Senior Player of the Year
Leo Vithoontien | Carleton College
Leo Vithoontien’s senior year of tennis ended in the best way possible — by winning the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships. During his time with Carleton, Vithoontien has been an elite singles player. His all-time record stands at 51-2 at the top of the lineup. He finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in both singles and doubles. He is a five-time ITA All-American. In 2019, Vithoontien finished as the NCAA Singles Finalist.