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The 2022 ITA All-American Championships begin on Saturday

TEMPE, AZ. – The ITA All-American Championships begin again this Saturday as the best of Division I collegiate tennis will make their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cary, North Carolina to compete for the first national championships of the fall season.

The University of Tulsa will again host the men’s competition at the Michael D. Case Center on the University of Tulsa campus and the Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park. For the first time ever, the 2022 North Carolina, NC State and Duke Women’s Competition will be hosted at Cary Tennis Park.

Pre-qualifier action for both All-American Championships begins Saturday, while qualifiers will be held October 3-4 and the main draw October 5-9 at both locations.

In 2022, nine of the top ten ranked women’s singles players in the ITA Collegiate Tennis National Preseason Rankings Sponsored by Tennis-Point will compete in the main draw action while countless other national ranked players fill in the qualifier and pre-qualifier draws.

Nineteen of the top twenty players in the game play on the men’s side ITA Collegiate Tennis National Preseason Rankings compete in the main draw of the Men’s All-American Singles Championship.

Below is more information on some of the top seeded players competing in both the singles and doubles draws at the 2022 ITA All-American Championships.

Female Singles Top Seeds

Sarah Hammer, South Carolina – As the reigning ITA Women’s All-American Singles Champion, South Carolina sophomore Sarah Hamner will be back in action at Cary this year as she attempts to defend her title. One of the country’s best players last season as a freshman, Hamner was ranked No. 1 in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings in the 2021-22 season and enters the 2022-23 season as the No. 2 singles player in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Preseason rankings. Hamner was named SEC Freshman of the Year and was an ITA Singles All-American for her outstanding play for the Gamecocks last season.

Daria Frayman, Princeton – Daria Frayman, Princeton senior, becomes the first Ivy League tennis player to rank #1 in singles in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings and will look to continue her success in the 2022-23 season, which ranks at the All- American Championship begins. Finishing runner-up at the 2021 ITA National Fall Championship, Frayman would earn Second Team All-Ivy League honors in the 2021-22 season while earning a spot in the NCAA Singles National Championship.

Layne Sleeth, Oklahoma – Oklahoma’s Layne Sleeth, who was ranked 6th nationally last season and enters the 2022-23 season at No. 4 as a singles player, will be looking to build on an impressive youth campaign as she tries to bring the Sooners back to the States lead national spotlight this season. As a last spring ITA Singles All-American, Sleeth posted an impressive 28-9 last season, including wins over the nation’s Nos. 1, 8, 9 and 13 singles players. Sleeth was named 2022 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and also received First Team All-Big 12 honors in singles.

Chloe Beck, Duke – For her senior season in 2022, Chloe Beck is coming back from Duke, who will look to build on her junior season where she was named an ITA All-American and First Team All-ACC. Playing primarily from the No. 2 position for the Blue Devils, Beck led the team with 34 wins last season, including an 18-0 unbeaten mark in singles during the regular season. Beck earned a spot in the NCAA Singles National Championship last spring and has had 13 ranking wins over the course of the season.

Cameron Morra, Duke – A five-time ITA All-American, Cameron Morra will compete in a new shade of blue this season when she joins the Duke team as a grad from North Carolina. Ranked #6 in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Preseason Rankings, Morra was a 2022 ITA Singles All-American and earned spots in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles National Championships. Morra was a 2022 First Team All-ACC selection and helped lead the Tar Heels to three ITA National Team Indoor Championships during their time in North Carolina.

Men’s Singles Top Seeds

Stefan Dostanic, USC – As the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, USC’s Stefan Dostanic enters the 2022-23 season as the #1 singles player in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Ranking. Dostanic earned ITA All-American honors in singles and went 39-6 in singles in 2021-22, including 17-1 in doubles games from the Trojans’ No. 1 position. Dostanic won 19-5 against ranked singles opponents last season and won 17 straight games in the spring.

Cannon Kingsley, Ohio State – Ohio State’s Cannon Kingsley, who ranked in the top-16 in the 2021-22 ITA singles rankings, is a two-time ITA All-American in singles and the consecutive Big Ten Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Year. Last season, Kingsley went 22-7 in singles across all competitions, including 12 of his 22 wins over ranked opponents. Went 3-1 for the Buckeyes in the NCAA tournament and earned a spot in the NCAA singles national championship.

Inaki Montes de la Torre, Virginia — 2022 ACC Player of the Year Iñaki Montes de la Torre, who won an NCAA national championship with Virginia last season, returns to the Cavaliers this season and is looking to improve on his stellar sophomore season. Montes, who was named an ITA Singles All-American, went 22-5 in singles for the season, including numerous wins over ranked opponents. Montes earned a spot in the NCAA Singles National Championship and would advance to the Quarterfinals before falling to 2021 NCAA National Champion Sam Riffice (Florida).

Luc Fomba, TCU – TCU’s Luc Fomba is one of just three players to make the top ten in the 2022 ITA Collegiate Tennis National Preseason Rankings and will start this season as the No. 5 singles player in the country. A four-time ITA All-American, Fomba finished the season with a 36-12 overall record, including a 19-8 record against ranked opponents. Fomba was named First Team All-Big 12 and earned a spot in the NCAA Singles National Championship.

Nikola Slavic, Ole Fraulein — Another ITA All-American in singles, Ole Miss’ Nikola Slavic, is back for his 2022-23 senior season, where he will look to lead the Rebels from their top spot. Slavic posted a 22-13 overall singles record last season, was selected to the All-SEC First Team, and earned a spot in the NCAA Singles National Championship. Slavic led all Ole Miss players in individual wins as well as ranked wins with nine.

Ladies Double Top Seeds

Carmen Corley & Ivana Corley, Oklahoma – Oklahoma’s Carmen Corley and Ivana Corley, who tied for #1 in doubles at last spring’s NCAA Doubles National Championship, will be chasing more of that sister success this year at the 2022 ITA All-American Championships. Both called themselves ITA Doubles All-Americans. The duo ended the 2021-22 season with an impressive 27-7 doubles record, including beating the nation’s No. 1-5-6-7 pairs.

Anna Brylin & Brooke Killingsworth, Wake Forest – Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth become the first Wake Forest couple to win the 2021 ITA Doubles All-American Championship and enter the 2022-23 season as the No. 3 couple in the nation. Killingsworth and Brylin, who were named 2022 ITA All-Americans, compiled a 12-5 aggregate record in the regular season last spring, defeating five high-ranked opponents in the process.

Karolina Berankova & Georgia Drummy, Duke – Karolina Berankova and Duke’s Georgia Drummy, who have earned three career ITA All-American honors, enter the fall as the No. 5 team in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Doubles Rankings. The pair finished the Spring 2022 season in 14th place as a doubles team and secured wins over the course of the season against two top ten opponents in Emma Navarro/Hibah Shaikh (UVA) and Jaeda Daniel/Nell Miller (NC State).

Men’s Double Top Seeds

Stefan Dostanic & Bradley Frye, USC – USC’s Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye, who were named 2022 Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year, will team up again in the 2022-23 season and earn second place in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. Dostanic and Frye both finished as ITA All-Americans in doubles and went 16-6 overall from the No. 1 position while also going 6-1 in the Pac-12 game.

Sander Jong & Lui Maxted, TCU — TCU’s Sander Jong and Lui Maxted finish the 2021-22 season as the No. 11 pair in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings and will begin fall 2022 as the nation’s No. 3 doubles pair. The tandem compiled an 18-7 record en route to All-Big 12 Second Team honors last season.

Charles Bertimon Maxence Bertimon, VCU – After a stellar run at the 2022 NCAA Doubles National Championship last season, VCU’s Charles Bertimon and Maxence Bertimon are back for the Rams for their final year as a couple in 2022. The Bertimon brothers had a 23-10 doubles record this season and became the first doubles pairing in VCU history to advance to the NCAA semifinals last season.

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