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May 12, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Three members of the Virginia men’s tennis team received ITA Atlantic Region awards, the organization announced Tuesday. Two players and one coach were honored for a 2015 season that saw the Cavaliers (25-3) win their ninth consecutive ACC title and reach the NCAA round of 16 for the 12th consecutive year.

Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) was named the ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year. He is the sixth Cavalier to be named the top senior player in the region, joining Brian Vahaly (2001), Somdev Devvarman (2008), Michael Shabaz (2011), Jarmere Jenkins (2013) and Alex Domijan (2014). Frank is ranked No. 20 nationally in singles and has posted a 16-3 record this spring. He will be making his fourth NCAA Singles Championship appearance later this month.

Frank is also the region’s nominee for the Arthur Ashe Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership. He is the fourth Cavalier to be nominated for the award, joining Devvarman (2007), Sanam Singh (2011) and Domijan (2013).

Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) became the sixth consecutive Cavalier to be named ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year. The nation’s No. 77 ranked singles player has posted a 17-3 singles record during his freshman season, earning All-ACC honors.

Brian Boland was named the ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, his sixth ITA regional coach of the year honor in his 14 seasons at Virginia. He was named the ITA National Coach of the Year in 2008.

All are now candidates for the ITA National Awards, announced May 19 in Waco, Texas, the day of the NCAA Tournament men’s and women’s championship matches.

Virginia opens play in Waco with a NCAA round of 16 match against Columbia. Match time at the Hurd Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University is 4 p.m. CT.

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