Three Cavaliers Named ITA All-Americans
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Three members of the Virginia men’s tennis team were named 2010 All-Americans as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced this year’s honorees on Monday. Junior Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) was named a singles All-American, sophomore Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) was named a doubles All-American and junior Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) was named an All-American in both singles and doubles.
Shabaz becomes the fourth different Cavalier to be a singles and doubles All-American in the same year, joining Brian Vahaly (2001), Somdev Devvarman (2007 and 2008) and Dominic Inglot (2009). He also joins Devvarman and Treat Huey as the only Cavaliers to be a two-time doubles All-American. In singles, he posted a 35-11 record this season and ended the year ranked No. 7 nationally. He reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. In doubles, he teamed with Courtney to win the NCAA Doubles Championship, ending the year with a No. 5 national ranking.
Singh is a singles All-American for the second consecutive year. He posted a 39-5 singles record this season and ended the year ranked No. 17 nationally after reaching the round of 16 of the NCAA Singles Championship.
Courtney earned All-American honors for the first time in his career, becoming the 11th different Cavalier player to earn the honor. He teamed with Shabaz to win the NCAA Doubles Championship, ending the year with a 24-5 record as a duo.
With this year’s awards, Virginia has now had 25 ITA All-American honors, received by 11 different players. Eighteen of those honors have come in the past five seasons.