Fourteen Men’s Tennis Players Named ITA Scholar-Athletes; CWRU Named an ITA All-Academic Team

CWRU men's tennis team huddle

Fourteen members of the Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team was also selected as an ITA All-Academic Team, as a result of the squad's success in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year.

Spartans named ITA Scholar-Athletes included seniors Zach Hennessey, and Henry Squire, juniors Matthew Chen, Earl Hsieh, Aris Jhaveri, Neil Mabee, and Jonathan Powell, sophomores Chaitanya Aduru, Aaron Umen, and Max Vicario, and first-years James Hopper, John Kasner, Diego Maza, and Michael Sutanto.

To be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete, players much have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year.

Hennessey and Squire each claimed the honor for the fourth-straight year, while Chen, Hsieh and Mabee secured it for the third time, and Aduru, Umen and Vicario earned their second-straight ITA Scholar-Athlete certificate.

CWRU earned the ITA All-Academic Team award by virtue of its 3.717 grade point average during the academic year. To be named an ITA All-Academic Team, program must have a team grade point average of 3.2 or higher in 2019-20.

In 2020, 958 Division III Men student-athletes were named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and 125 men's tennis programs were awarded the All-Academic Team distinction.

Case Western Reserve completed the 2020 spring season with an 18-1 record in dual matches, and was ninth in the last Division III team rankings.