Krimbill Named Program’s First ITA All-American; Spartan Men 13th in Final National Poll

CJ Krimbill becomes Case Western Reserve's first ITA All-American. (photo by John Evans)
CJ Krimbill becomes Case Western Reserve's first ITA All-American. (photo by John Evans)

SKILLMAN, N.J. – Freshman Christopher Krimbill (Scottsdale, Ariz./Shadow Mountain) has been named Case Western Reserve University's first Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American by virtue of his No. 19 ranking in the year-end national singles poll. In addition, the Spartan men finished the season as the 13th-ranked team in the nation.

The ITA grants individual All-American status to those players ranked in the final top 20 for singles or top 10 for doubles as well as student-athletes that won a round at the NCAA Championship Tournament or captured their respective region at the United States Tennis Association/ITA Championship.

The Spartan men (22-7), ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation this spring, earn the best end of season ranking in program history. The team concluded the 2011-12 campaign at No. 18 and the 2010-11 season at No. 19.

The All-American honor caps the best freshman season in team history for Krimbill, who was also named ITA Central Region Men's Rookie of the Year and University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year. Overall, he was 25-10 in singles play with 15 of his matches coming in the top spot. In doubles action, Krimbill went a combined 31-8 with five different partners.

In addition to his No. 19 national ranking, Krimbill ranked ninth in the ITA Central Region for singles and ninth along with senior Kyle Gerber (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Preparatory) for doubles.

The Spartans turned in a historic season that ended in the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Led by Wilson/ITA Central Region Coach of the Year Todd Wojtkowski, Case shattered the school record for wins and earned the first team berth to the NCAA Championship in school history.

Spartans in the Rankings


ITA National Poll

ITA Central Region Poll




CJ Krimbill

#19 (singles)

#9 (singles), #9 (doubles)

Will Drougas


#18 (singles)

John Healey

#15 (doubles)

#3 (doubles)

Nicolas Howe

#15 (doubles)

#3 (doubles)

Kyle Gerber


#9 (doubles)