Walker Chosen for 2000 USA Collegiate Team

May 31, 2000

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - UCLA freshman tennis player Sara Walker was chosen Wednesday to compete with the 2000 USA Tennis Collegiate Team, as announced by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Walker joins Andrea Engel of Wake Forest as the only other freshman selected to the 12-player men's and women's squad.

The 2000 USA Team consists of the top twelve American men's and women's collegiate tennis players and is an elite training program designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the professional circuit in a team oriented environment. Named to the 2000 USA Tennis Collegiate Team are:

Men:
Geoff Abrams, , Newport Beach, Calif. Sr., Stanford
K.J. Hippensteel, Roanoke, Va. So., Stanford
Alex Kim, Potomac, Md. Jr., Stanford
Jeff Morrison, Huntington, W.Va. Jr., Florida
Ryan Sachire, Canfield, Ohio, Sr. Notre Dame
Brian Vahaly, Atlanta, Ga., Jr., Virginia

Women:
Adria Engel, Glenn Ellyn, Ill. Fr., Wake Forest
Marissa Irvin, Santa Monica, Calif. So., Stanford
Laura Granville, Chicago, Ill., Fr. Stanford
Kristina Kraszewski, Torrance, Calif., Jr., Univ. of Washington
Whitney Laiho, Newport, R.I. Jr., Florida
Sara Walker, El Paso, Texas Fr., UCLA

The women's team will be coached by Shiela McInerney of Arizona State and the men's teams by Tim Cass of Texas A&M.

The 2000 men's team begins play June 12 in Berkeley, California and the women's team June 15 in Easton, Md. They will also play in four additional tournaments and have the option to play in the August 9-13 ITA National Summer Championships.


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