June 3, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The NCAA Champion Virginia men’s tennis team had seven players ranked in the year-end national singles and doubles rankings, released Wednesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Cavaliers, who ended the season at No. 1 in the ITA team rankings, had four singles players and three doubles teams in the final individual rankings.
Virginia led all schools with four players ranked in the top 50 of the singles rankings. NCAA Singles Champion Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) ended the season at No. 2, tying his career-high ranking. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.), who reached the NCAA semifinals, was No. 12 in the year-end rankings. Mitchell Frank (Annnandale, Va.), the 2015 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, ended the season at No. 17. The top-20 year-end ranking will give Frank All-America honors in singles for the third time in his career. Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) ended his rookie season with a career-high No. 50 ranking.
In doubles, the duo of Shane and Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) end the season with a No. 5 national ranking. Kwiatkowski finished the year ranked in doubles with two different partners, at No. 40 with Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) and No. 76 with J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.).
The Cavaliers will have three ITA singles All-Americans, with Shane and Kwiatkowski earning the honor with their performance in the NCAA Singles Championship and Frank finishing in the year-end top 20. Shane and Corinteli will be doubles All-Americans as a result of being a top eight seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship.