June 7, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Five UCLA tennis players were officially named All-Americans on Thursday, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its list of the top players for the 2011-12 season.
The UCLA women were one of four schools to place four players on the All-America team, joining Florida, USC and Cal. Freshman Robin Anderson (Matawan, N.J.) was the only Bruin to earn All-America honors for both singles and doubles. She reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championships and finished at No. 5 in the Final ITA Rankings. She was also a doubles All-American with fellow freshman Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.), as the duo finished the season ranked No. 9 in the nation.
The Bruins' two other All-Americans on the women's side were Courtney Dolehide (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Pamela Montez (La Quinta, Calif.). The Bruin duo reached the semifinals in doubles at the NCAA Championships, finishing the season ranked No. 4 nationally.
On the men's side, senior Nick Meister (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) earned All-America honors by being one of the top 16 seeds in the NCAA Singles Draw. It marks the second All-America honor of his career, as he was a doubles All-American in 2010.
A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:
1.) Top 16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or;
2.) Reach Round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships, or;
3.) Finish in the Top 20 of the final Campbell/ITA Rankings.
1.) Top eight seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, or;
2.) Reach Quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Championship, or;
3.) Finish in Top 10 of final Campbell/ITA Rankings
Click HERE to see the full 2011-12 ITA All-America teams.