First-Time Champions Crowned At ITA Women’s All-American Championships


CARY, NC – After nearly a week and a half of play from the largest individual championship at the Division I women’s tennis level, champions have been crowned in both the singles and doubles draws of the ITA Women’s All-American Championships. 

Known as one the most influential tournaments in the rise of collegiate women’s tennis, the ITA Women’s All-American Championships have seen the likes of Lisa Spain (Georgia), Jamie Loeb (North Carolina), Robin Anderson (UCLA), Danielle Collins (Virginia), Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt), and Fiona Crawley (North Carolina). 

In 2023, more players wrote their names into history as Texas A&M’s Mary Stoiana and Oklahoma’s Dana Guzman/Alina Shcherbinina were crowned the All-American singles and doubles champions. Stoiana became the first Aggie to win the ITA All-American singles title in program history while Guzman and Shcherbinia also claimed the first ITA All-American doubles title for the Sooners. 

In a three-set battle, No. 2 Stoiana found herself in trouble early, losing the first set 6-3 before rebounding back and taking the next set in a close 7-6(5) tiebreaker. The final set went to Stoiana in a decisive manner, dropping only one game to ensure the historic win 6-1. 

On her way to the title, the Aggie junior beat four ranked players including NC State’s No. 110 Sophie Abrams 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, Oklahoma State’s No. 40 Ange Oby Kajuru 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, Georgia’s No. 6 Dasha Vidmanova 7-6(5), 7-5, and South Carolina’s No. 25 Sarah Hamner 7-5, 6-4. 

In the doubles draw, Guzman and Shcherbinia won a total of seven straight matches, including three in the qualifying draw, to become the first Sooner pairing in program history to advance to the doubles finals. In the championship match, the duo defeated No. 46 Virginia’s Melodi Collard and Annabell Xu in a dominant 6-2, 6-2 victory. On the way to the finals, the Sooners defeated three ranked opponents, including Georgia’s No. 12 Mai Nirundorn and Guillermina Grant and Texas A&M’s No. 19 Mary Stoiana and Mia Kurpres. 

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