2023 ITA Regional Small College Championships – Week Three Recap


In the final week of the 2023 ITA Regional Small College Championships, the last group of players booked their tickets to Rome, Georgia for the ITA Cup on October 12-16. 

In Division II, Lubbock Christian’s Martins Abamu won his second consecutive South Central Regional singles championship. In doubles, Texas Permian Basin’s Takumi Katsuda and Jonas Krahofer took home the title, defeating Midwestern State in the finals. 

In D-III, Matthew Michibata had a historic weekend at the Northwest Regionals, becoming the first The College of New Jersey’s singles champion since assistant coach Michael Klimchak in 2007. Michibata also won the doubles title with Harrison Maitland-Carter for the first regional doubles title in program history. 

The Gustavus Adolphus men’s team also had a historic weekend with Midwest Region singles and doubles titles.  Gage Gohl won the singles title and partnered with Tyler Haddorff for the doubles crown in a 10-7 match tie-breaker in an all-Gustavus championship match. 

In an all Claremont-Mudd-Scripps final at the West Regionals, Lindsay Eisenman won the women’s singles title and continued a dominant weekend by capturing the doubles title with Ella Brissett. The Middlebury men’s team took care of business at the New England Regionals with Julian Wu winning the singles title and Hugh Hentschel and Thehan Wijemanne earning the men’s doubles title. Similarly, the Case Western Reserve men’s team dominated the Central Regional with Ajay Majenthiran capturing the men’s singles title and Vishwa Aduru and Diego Maza taking the men’s doubles title.

Rounding out Division III play, Pacific (Ore.) swept the competition at the Northwest Regionals with Cassidy Binder sweeping the women’s singles and doubles championships with sister Sydnie Binder. 

In NAIA, junior Perry Gregg from Holy Cross (Ind.) swept the Men’s Central-East Regionals in men’s singles and doubles with Laurenz Flender. At the West Regional, Westcliff earned titles on the men’s and women’s sides with Felix Veyhle winning men’s singles and doubles with Max Mueller. Anna Ruiz Masip and Elena Gunfaus won the women’s doubles. 

Northwestern Ohio made a statement at the Midwest Regionals with Sergio Conde bringing home the singles title and teammates Martin Stanchev and Malik Omarkhanov taking the doubles crown. Alizee Ripolles also left her mark on the tournament by becoming the first Racer to win the women’s regional singles title since 2016. 

Other dominant performances at NAIA included the Xavier (La.) doubles pair of Jacobi Bain and Nereo Suarez earning the Gulf Regional title and Mbali Langa and McKenna Wheatley winning women’s doubles by defeating the top three seeds. 

At the NJCAA and CCCAA levels, Gavin Sonntag and Enrique Silveria from American River College won the men’s doubles title at the Northern California Regionals, taking out the top-seeded team. Laney Reddick and Bella Hernandez continued the trend for the American River Beavers by winning the women’s doubles title. In the Southern California Regionals, the Glendale Community College men dominated with the singles title going to Jean-Baptiste Badon and the doubles crown earned by Adam Ridaoui and Tory Bailey. At the Southern Regionals, Helen Hernandez of Jones won both the women’s singles and doubles titles with partner Molly Bennett. 

The complete list of Week Three ITA Regional Small College Championship flight winners is below:

Division II

Men’s Midwest | Allendale | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Flight A Champion: Ruben Fonga, Tiffin 
  • Men’s Doubles Flights A Champions Cedric Drenth & Daniel Grey, Wayne State

Men’s South Central | Lubbock | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Flight A Champion: Martins Abamu, Lubbock Christian 
  • Men’s Doubles Flight A Champions: Takumi Katsuda & Jonas Krahofer, Texas Permian Basin 

Division III

Men’s and Women’s West | Claremont | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Draw 1 Champion: Advik Mareedu, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 
  • Men’s Doubles Flight 1 Champions: Eshaan Lumba & Matthew Feng, Pomona-Pitzer 
  • Women’s Singles Flight 1 Champion: Lindsay Eisenman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 
  • Women’s Doubles Flight 1 Champions: Ella Brissett & Lindsay Eisenman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 

Men’s New England | Brunswick | Tournament Page 

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Julian Wu, Middlebury
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Hugh Hentschel & Thehan Wijemanne, Middlebury 

Men’s Northeast | Madison, NJ | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Matthew Michibata, TCNJ
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Matthew Michibata & Harrison Maitland-Carter, TCNJ

Men’s Southeast | Fredericksburg | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Raghav Jangbahadur, Carnegie Mellon 
  • Men’s Doubles Championship Draw Champions: Peter Leese & Rishi Charan Shankar, Mary Washington 

Men’s Central | Kalamazoo | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Ajay Mahenthiran, Case Western Reserve 
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Vishwa Aduru & Diego Maza, Case Western Reserve 

Men’s Midwest | Saint Peter | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles ITA Regional Championship Draw Champion: Gage Gohl, Gustavus Adolphus
  • Men’s Doubles ITA Regional Championship Draw Champions: Gage Gohl & Tyler Haddorff

Men’s Southwest | San Antonio | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Draw A Champion: Joshua Bode, Concordia Texas
  • Men’s Doubles Draw A Champions: Connor Whittington & Jared Perry, Trinity

Women’s South | Sewanee | Tournament Page

  • Women’s Singles Champion: Emily Kantrovitz, Emory
  • Women’s Doubles Champions: Brooke Despriet & Katherine Petty, Sewanee 

Women’s Northwest | Newberg | Tournament Page

  • Women’s Singles Main A Champion: Cassidy Binder, Pacific
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Sydnie Binder & Cassidy Binder, Pacific 


Men’s and Women’s Gulf | New Orleans | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Draw A Champion: Kyllian Savary, Our Lady of the Lake
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Jacobi Bain & Nereo Suarez, Xavier (La.)
  • Women’s Singles Draw A Champion: Victoria Vieten, William Carey
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Mbali Langa & McKenna Wheatley, Xavier (La.) 

Men’s and Women’s Midwest | Marion | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Sergio Conde, Northwestern Ohio
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Martin Stanchev & Malik Omarkhanov, Northwestern Ohio
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Alizee Ripolles, Northwestern Ohio
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: France Antezana & Sofia Munoz, Indiana Wesleyan

Men’s and Women’s Central-East | Worcester | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Perry Gregg, Holy Cross (Ind.)
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Laurenz Flender & Perry Gregg, Holy Cross (Ind.) 
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Laura Matamoros, Cornerstone 
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Kia Carvalho-Landell & Nicole Martinez, Holy Cross (Ind.)

Men’s and Women’s West | Phoenix | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Felix Veyhle, Westcliff
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Max Mueller & Felix Veyhle, Westcliff
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Valentina Urelli, Menlo
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Anna Ruiz Masip & Elena Gunfaus, Westcliff


Men’s and Women’s Southern |  Ellisville | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Flight A Champion: Arne Sohmer, Copiah-Lincoln CC
  • Men’s Doubles Flight A Champions: Simon Ojeda & Loic Hiss, Meridian CC 
  • Women’s Singles Flight A Champion: Helen Hernandez, Jones
  • Women’s Doubles Flight A Champion: Helen Hernandez & Molly Bennett, Jones

Men’s and Women’s Central | Arkansas City, KS | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Reiya Komagata, Cowley
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Reiya Komagata & Bruno Nhavene, Cowley
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Yerkezhan Arystanbekova, Cowley
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Yerkezhan Arystanbekova & Arina Babenko, Cowley

Men’s and Women’s Southwest | Plano | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: TBD
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Connor Whittington & Jared Perry, Trinity

Men’s and Women’s Northern California | Sacramento | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Alexander Lauinger, Bakersfield 
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Gavin Sonntag & Enrique Silveira, American River
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Aerial Xu, Community College of San Francisco 
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Laney Reddick & Bella Hernandez, American River

Men’s Southern California | Fullerton | Tournament Page

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Jean-Baptiste Badon, Glendale CC 
  • Men’s Doubles Champions: Adam Ridaoui & Tory Bailey, Glendale CC

Women’s Florida | Tampa | Tournament Page

  • Women’s Singles East Champion: Catherine Goldman, Hillsborough CC
  • Women’s Doubles Champion: Yoana Dudova & Catherine Goldman, Hillsborough CC
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