Two Earn ITA All-American Recognition

(SKILLMAN, N.J.) – Two Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis players finished the year with All-America recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The individuals were announced Wednesday when the organization released the 2013 teams. Junior Katie Cecil (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View) earned the honor for the second time for her play in singles competition and paired with Angela Pratt (Saratoga, Calif./St. Francis) to earn the honor in doubles competition.

Cecil played her way to the national quarterfinals during the NCAA Singles Championship and finished the year ranked seventh nationally. The junior earned her first doubles All-America award after winning her first-round match with Pratt at the NCAA Doubles Championship. It was the first appearance at the Championships in doubles action for both players. The pair finished the year ranked 10th 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)