August 9, 2013

Heany-Secord Names ITA All-American

(SKILLMAN, N.J.) – Carnegie Mellon University sophomore men's tennis player Christian Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) finished the year with All-America recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). All individuals were announced Wednesday when the organization released the 2013 teams. Heaney-Secord earned the honor for his play in singles competition.

Heaney-Secord's second season as a Tartan finished at the NCAA Singles Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. in May. The number one singles player for the Tartans compiled a 12-11 mark against much of the toughest competition in Division III. He earned All-America honors from the ITA for finishing the season ranked 15th nationally.

A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:

Singles

1.) Top 8 seed in NCAA singles tournament
2.) Win one round at NCAA singles tournament
3.) Finish in the Top 20 in the final ITA Rankings
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships (including players who receive at-large invitations to the tournament) 


Doubles

1.) Top 4 seed in NCAA doubles tournament
2.) Win one round at NCAA doubles tournament
3.) Finish in the Top 10 in the final ITA Rankings
4.) Win USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament
5.) Wins first-round match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships (including teams who receive at-large invitations to the tournament)