June 12, 2012
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- University of Michigan men's tennis junior Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan) was named to the 2012 USTA Collegiate Team, the USTA and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced Tuesday (June 12). It is King's third consecutive year on the prestigious summer team.
The USTA Collegiate Team is an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players. The program began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA. It is designed to provide college players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the year.
In addition, USTA Player Development is hosting two Pro Tour Transition camps -- one for men, one for women -- for the selected players. The men's camp is being held June 7-13 on clay courts in Boca Raton, Fla., while the women's camp will be conducted June 10-14. Additional training opportunities for top American collegiate players will also occur over the summer in Boca Raton and Carson, Calif.
Team members were selected based on their performance at the NCAA Championships, the ITA All-Americans and the National Indoor Championships. Players' results from the USTA Pro Circuit, ATP or WTA events were also considered. All 16 of the players selected received 2012 ITA All-America honors.
Listed No. 9 in the final ITA singles rankings, King finished the season with a career-best 34-7 singles record and went 22-13 in doubles play. He was named the Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Year after posting a perfect 11-0 league record from the No. 1 position and garnered ITA All-America honors for the second straight season.
2012 USTA Men's Collegiate Team
Chase Buchanan, Ohio State
Mitchell Frank, Virginia
Jarmere Jenkins, Virginia
Steve Johnson, Southern Cal
Evan King, Michigan
Bradley Klahn, Stanford
Dennis Nevolo, Illinois
Eric Quigley, Kentucky
Ray Sarmiento, Southern Cal
Coaches: Bo Hodge (Oklahoma), Andres Pedroso (Virginia), Ryan Sachire (Notre Dame)
Contact: Leah Howard (734) 763-4423