ORLANDO, Fla., June 23, 2022 – The USTA today announced the 10 top American college players named to the 2022 USTA Collegiate Summer Team, the training program designed to help America’s premier college players assimilate to professional tennis in a team-oriented environment via USTA Player & Coach Development:
2022 USTA Collegiate Summer Team
- Murphy Cassone (Freshman, Arizona State; Overland Park, Kansas)
- Stefan Dostanic (Junior, USC; Irvine, California)
- Cannon Kingsley (Junior, Ohio State; Northport, New York)
- Sam Riffice (Senior, Florida; Orlando, Florida)
- Ben Shelton (Sophomore, Florida; Gainesville, Florida)
- Eryn Cayetano (Junior, USC; Long Beach, California)
- Sarah Hamner (Freshman, South Carolina; Boca Raton, Florida)
- Connie Ma (Freshman, Stanford; Dublin, California)
- Emma Navarro (Sophomore, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina)
- Peyton Stearns (Sophomore, Texas; Mason, Ohio)
Each of the players was selected based on a number of criteria, including rankings, individual collegiate tournament results or Intercollegiate Tennis Association honors. Players on the team are eligible to receive a grant for travel to USTA Pro Circuit events and coaching support over the summer.
USC assistant coach Rich Bonfiglio and Louisville assistant coach Mario Rincon will accompany the men during those weeks, while Vanderbilt assistant coach Hayley Carter will accompany the women. All three coaches will also provide assistance to any American collegians playing at tournaments throughout the summer.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.