Washington U. Has Six Named to UAA All-Association 25-Year Men’s Tennis Team
St. Louis, Mo., April 22, 2013 — Washington University in St. Louis had six student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25-Year Men’s Tennis Team, announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
Washington University in St. Louis had six student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25-Year Men’s Tennis Team, announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The team consists of student-athletes who were named Most Valuable Player or accumulated five or more points, with two points awarded for All-Association first-team singles recognition, and one point for second-team singles honors in his career. Players who captured the top-flight singles title in years preceding the designation of a Most Valuable Player (1989-93) were also named to the 25-year team.
Highlighting the honorees for Washington University is John Watts, the 2009 UAA MVP and 2010 NCAA Division III singles national champion. Watts is the career wins leader at Washington U. with a 238-43 mark (.847). He was joined on the team by three other UAA MVPs from Washington U. – Neil Kenner (2003), Ari Rosenthal (2006) and Charlie Cutler (2007).
Six-time all-UAA selection and 1994 graduate Rich Berens and three-time all-conference selection and current senior Gary Parizher were also named to the team.
In 25 years, 31 teams from the UAA have finished in the top-eight with 18 advancing to the Final Four. Emory won the national championship in 2003, 2006, and 2012, while Washington University captured its lone national title in 2008. The Bears have also advanced to the Final Four the past five seasons.