The WTN Players of the Month awards honor men and women from all five divisions (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College/California Community College) with monthly awards during the fall season.

The list of September’s WTN Players of the Month is below: 

Division I 

Ozan Baris | Sophomore | Michigan State | WTN 3.6

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Baris, ranked 25th in the ITA/Tennis-Point preseason singles rankings, defeated Spartan senior Ronnie Hohmann in the finals of the Battle in the Bay in San Francisco, California to earn his first singles title of the season.  On his way to the championship, Baris defeated #11 Karlis Ozolins of Illinois and #26 Jack Pinnington of TCU.  In the Men’s All-American Championship in Tulsa this week, Baris and junior Max Sheldon are the #2 seeds in doubles.

Amelia Rajecki | Senior | NC State | WTN 6.8

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NC State senior Amelia Rajecki, ranked #10 in the ITA/Tennis-Point preseason singles rankings, won the A1 singles draw in the College Fall Ranked Spotlight.  Rajecki recorded five ranked wins at the event, including #2 Mary Stoiana of Texas A&M and #16 Irina Cantos Siemers of Ohio State in the finals. This was the second consecutive year Rajecki took home first place having won the A2 singles draw in the 2022 ranked spotlight event.  In the Women’s All-American Championship in Cary, NC this week, Rajecki is seeded eighth in singles.

Division II

Jorge Perez | Junior | Charleston | WTN 13.3 

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The Golden Eagle junior made a statement at the Atlantic Regionals by taking both the men’s singles and doubles titles. The #2 seed did not lose a set in the tournament, defeating teammate Jowan Rawson 6-3, 6-4 in the finals.  In doubles, Perez and Rawson lost just seven games in five matches on their way to the championship. 

Jazmin Zamorano | Senior | Nebraska-Kearney | WTN 16.0  

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Nebraska-Kearney’s Jazmin Zamorano won six consecutive straight-set matches on her way to the Central Regional singles title, defeating #3 seed Florentia Hadjigeorgiou of Augustana (SD) in the finals. Zamorano joins UNK alum Vanessa Gunawan (2011) as the only two Loper women to win a regional singles championship.

Division III 

Jordan Theron | Senior | Sewanee | WTN 11.6

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Sewanee senior Jordan Theron captured the singles title at the South Regionals. Theron had his toughest match of the event against Emory’s Dean Kamenev, winning 7-6 (3), 6-4.  Theron and partner, Quinn Wicklund, also made it to the finals in doubles before falling in three sets to Emory’s Nolan Shah and Dean Kamenev. Before transferring to Sewanee, Theron reached the ITA South Regional Championship final in 2021 at Methodist. 

Ruth Hill | Junior | Trinity | WTN 17.3

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Trinity junior Ruth Hill won the Southwest Regional women’s singles and doubles titles. The #1 seed won the singles crown by defeating teammate and #3 seed Trinity Levy in the finals 6-3, 6-1.  In doubles, Hill and Olivia Kim edged Levy and Cate Cushing, 4-6, 6-0, (10-3).


Perry Gregg | Junior | Holy Cross (Ind.) | WTN 4.0

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Holy Cross College junior Perry Gregg had a standout weekend at the Men’s Central-East Regional Championships, winning both the singles and doubles titles. In the singles final, Gregg defeated Cornerstone’s Santiago Castellanos 6-0, 6-2. In the doubles final, Gregg paired up with teammate Laurenz Flender to defeat Dragan Omcikus and Luca Ebenriter of Missouri Baptist 6-3, 7-6 (3). The #1 seed in both draws secured his titles without losing a set. 

Hanna Lindeboom | Junior | William Woods | WTN 19.7

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William Woods junior Hanna Lindeboom won the Women’s Central-West Regional Championship in dramatic fashion with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over #5 seed Line Jensen of Morningside in the semi-finals, followed by a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(2) triumph over #6 seed Maria Christina Purizaca Soto of Doane in the finals.


Hugo Car | Sophomore | Eastern Florida State | WTN 13.3

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Eastern Florida State sophomore and #1 seed Hugo Car won the singles title at the Southeast Regional Championships, defeating teammate Jett Leong in the finals, before teaming up with Alexandr Achour to win the doubles title. The #2 seeded doubles pairing beat teammates Leong and Tomas Queseda Perez in the final. The Titans had an impressive run at the tournament with six players making the quarterfinals, including all four advancing to the semifinals.

Emily Thieme | Freshman | Riverside City | WTN 24.2

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Riverside City freshman and #3 seed Emily Thieme had an impressive start to her collegiate career by capturing the singles and doubles titles at the Women’s California Regional Championships. Thieme advanced through five singles rounds without dropping a set, defeating Mane Sargsyan, the #1 seed from Glendale Community College (Ca.) in the finals 7-6 (2), 6-1. In doubles as the #1 seed, Thieme and teammate Janine Kremling defeated the #2 seeded GCC pairing of Sargsyan and Jamielyn Diaz, 8-4.

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