CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced today (June 6) the recipients of the 2023 Division I Men’s Regional Awards. Every year the ITA recognizes coaches and players for their excellence on the court and in their communities throughout the season.
For the third straight year, Virginia head coach Andres Pedroso was named the Wilson ITA Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region while associate head coach Scott Brown was voted the region’s top assistant coach. Ryan Goetz was voted the region’s Senior Player of the Year.
Goetz helped lead the Cavaliers to their second straight NCAA Championship and third straight ACC title, including winning the clinching point of the conference championship match against Duke. The ITA Doubles All-American was a 5-8 seed this year in the NCAA Doubles Championship, also earning All-ACC honors in doubles. He posted a 27-5 record in singles, including going 23-3 in the spring. He All-NCAA Tournament Team honors at No. 4. He finished out his collegiate career with a 109-39 record in singles and an 86-40 record in doubles.
Goetz is the fourth Virginia player to earn the honor, joining Ryan Shane (2016), Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (2017) and Carl Söderlund (2021).
Brown and Pedroso guided Virginia to its second straight NCAA title and a 30-4 record, including their third straight 12-0 run through the conference schedule. The team won 22 straight matches to close out the season. In addition to Goetz, they also mentored Iñaki Montes and Chris Rodesch to All-America honors this season.
The national award winners selected from the pool of 12 regional winners for each honor will be announced next Monday, June 12.
Atlantic Regional Award Winners
Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year: Andres Pedroso, Virginia
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Scott Brown, Virginia
Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Ryan Fishback, Virginia Tech
ITA Most Improved Senior: Nicola Vidal, Old Dominion
ITA Rookie of the Year: Cosme Rolland de Ravel, Old Dominion
ITA Senior Player of the Year: Ryan Goetz, Virginia