Wilson ITA Coach of the Year
Jay Tee | University of Chicago
In his tenth season with the University of Chicago, Tee had one of his best seasons to date leading the Women’s program to one of the best seasons in program history. Kicking things off this spring by winning the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, the Maroons would go on to win 21-straight matches against DIII Opponents to earn the program’s first No. 1 ranking in program history. Tee led UChicago to their third UAA Championship this season as well as their second NCAA National Championship appearance where they finished National Runners-Up.
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year
Magda Stepnik | Smith College
In just her second year at Smith College, Stepnik has helped the team achieve their best single season in over a dozen years. This comes after all six of the student-athletes in the Smith College lineup were all competing in their first collegiate season and without her drive and patience would have been a much different season. Stepnik is the 2021-2022 recipient of Smith Athletic’s Aspire Higher Award – which goes to an assistant coach who demonstrates excellence in coaching, unparalleled sportsmanship, a passion for sport, and a confidence that is contagious.
ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award
Anjali Devireddy | Johns Hopkins University
On the court, Devireddy’s playing career has been noteworthy. She has spent the majority of her career playing at the No. 1 position, was the 2021 Centennial Conference Player of the Year, First-Team All-Centennial Conference in singles & doubles, and is a multiple Centennial Player of the Week Recipient. On campus, Devireddy runs weekly tennis clinics for children and adolescents with autism through the Acing Autism Foundation. She did not let the pandemic slow her down as she asked to be assigned children to work with virtually through the City of Baltimore. From May to August 2020 Anjali provided grocery shopping and delivery for the elderly and vulnerable members of the Austin community through ‘Drive a Senior Northwest Austin’. Currently. Devireddy is also volunteering at the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, where she must assist in caring for and providing therapy for infants aged newborn to 3-years.
ITA Rookie of the Year Award
Sylwia Mikos | University of Chicago
In 2022, Mikos had one of the best seasons not only out of the freshman at the Division III level but out of all players as well. Playing from the No. 1 singles and doubles positions for the Maroons, Mikos achieved a 27-5 singles record in 2022, including a perfect 17-0 record in dual matches. Mikos has been named the UAA Player and Freshman of the Year in 2022 and has earned ITA Singles and Doubles All-American status for her play this season. In the final year-end rankings, Mikos finished as the No. 2 ranked singles player in the nation while ranking No 4 in the doubles rankings with partner Shianna Guo.
ITA Most Improved Senior Award
Crystal Juan | Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Juan has truly been a remarkable story of improvement. During her freshman year of 2018-2019, she was not even in the travel party for NCAA’s. In her sophomore year of 2019-2020, she played second doubles only and was not in the singles lineup before COVID ended our season, and had no season in 2020-2021. However, in 2022, Juan flipped the script and became an integral member of the CMS team who would go on to win the 2022 NCAA Team National Championship. As the team captain and No. 1 singles player, Juan compiled a 17-10 record in 2022, including a clinching win in the SCIAC Championship.
ITA Senior Player of the Year
Maria Lyven | Pomona-Pitzer
Lyven has played from the No. 1 singles position for 2 of her 3 years at Pomona-Pitzer. The Senior helped the Sagehens to a 21-3 record this season as well as an NCAA Team Quarterfinals appearance. Lyven finishes her career as the No. 10 ranked singles player in the Nation and the No. 8 ranked doubles player in the nation with partner Nina Ye.