Wilson ITA Coach of the Year
Daniel Pollock | Johns Hopkins University
Daniel Pollock from Johns Hopkins University has been named the 2023 Wilson ITA Coach of the Year. On the court, Pollock has led Hopkins to two straight Centennial Conference Championships and in 2023, Hopkins finished the season 21-4 and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals. Under Pollock, the Johns Hopkins team has shown clear development on the court. This season three singles players and two doubles teams were ranked in the ITA Atlantic South Regional Rankings. This includes two first year players who also achieved a national ranking this season. Johns Hopkins has had back-to-back Conference Players of the Year and the 2023 Conference Rookie of the Year.
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year
Kevin Ye | Emory University
Kevin Ye from Emory University has been named the 2023 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year. This year, Ye joined the Eagles staff full-time as the assistant coach and has helped lead the team to another successful year. During his year here, he has been integral in developing some of the top doubles teams in the nation, with the Eagles No. 1 team being ranked No. 1 in the region, their No. 2 team being ranked No. 9, and their No. 3 team currently holding a perfect 11-0 record against DIII opponents. He helped lead the Eagles to a 14-7 record in 2023 in which they reached the NCAA Tournament and a Semifinal finish, losing to eventual National Champions, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship
Janie Marcus | Pomona Pitzer
Janie Marcus from Pomona Pitzer has been named the 2023 ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award winner. Everyday you see Marcus on a court, you will see no one more excited to hit tennis balls, work on her game, and build up her teammates around her. Her infectious love for tennis, relentless positivity, and everyday fight has helped turn the Pomona Pitzer program into where they are headed today. She is the type of selfless leader and player that every coach would love to have. On the court, Marcus has been a steady contributor in the Pomona Pitzer lineup which has been one of the top programs in the country over the past few seasons.
ITA Rookie of the Year
Eleni Lazaridou | Kenyon College
Eleni Lazaridou from Kenyon College has been named the 2023 ITA Rookie of the Year. As a first year player, Lazaridou has stepped up big for the Kenyon program, playing at the No. 1 singles position for the entirety of the season. Finishing with a 25-4 overall record in singles play, she would only lose one match over the entire spring season and several ranked wins throughout the spring and fall. At her first NCAA Singles Championship, Lazaridou reached the Semifinals of the tournament, and was seeded as the No. 4 overall seed in the entire event.
ITA Most Improved Senior
Stephanie Shulman | Emory University
Stephanie Shulman from Emory University has been named the 2023 ITA Most Improved Senior Award winner. Shulman has had an unconventional career at Emory. She hardly cracked the lineup as a freshman, did not return to campus during her sophomore season due to COVID, and slowly made her way into the singles lineup last year, finishing the season with a perfect 4-0 record in UAA/NCAA post-season play at the No. 4 position. Fast forward to this year, she opened her senior fall season by capturing the ITA South Regional Singles Title and advancing to the Quarterfinals at the ITA Cup. She has played from the No. 1 singles spot for Emory all season and also serves as the team captain.
ITA Senior Player of the Year
Sarah Pertsemlidis | MIT
Sarah Pertsemlidis from MIT has been named the 2023 ITA Senior Player of the Year. As a captain for MIT, Pertsemlidis has helped lead the Engineers to new heights in 2023, reaching a program best No. 3 in the country after a third place finish at the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championships this spring. Ranked as high as No. 2 in the ITA Singles Rankings, Pertsemlidis finished her senior season with an 11-4 dual-match record and has earned All-American status once again in 2023, making it back to back All-American seasons for the MIT standout.