Hawks Standout in ITA Tennis Rankings
TEMPE, AZ- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced the Division II men's and women's fall rankings. The Chowan University women's tennis team currently ranks No. 6 in the Atlantic Region; their highest ranking to-date. The Chowan men's tennis team sits No. 3 regionally; maintaining their ITA ranking from the end of the 2015-16 season. Individually, Polina Novachuk ranks No. 20 in singles play with Farid Hajizada and Mateusz Izycki ranking No. 5 and No. 12 in men's singles, respectively.
The women's tennis team posted a 25-6 overall record in 2015-16 while earning the CIAA Northern Division and CIAA Tournament crowns. The Hawks also secured an appearance in last year's NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament.
On the men's side, the Hawks ended the 2015-16 campaign with a 21-7 overall record and captured the CIAA Champsionship for the first time in program history. The Hawks went on to the NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament and secured the first NCAA Division II post-season victory for Chowan in any sport with a 5-3 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan.
The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men's and women's varsity tennis at all levels- NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College.
Comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's coaches representing over 2,200 teams across the country from all three NCAA Divisions, as well as the NAIA and Junior and Community Colleges, the ITA oversees activities involving over 20,000 varsity college student-athletes. In addition to ITA collegiate coach members, the ITA welcomes collegiate varsity players, junior players, corporate, and affiliated membership of alumni, associate, college parents, conferences & associations, international federations, junior family and professional.