Another exciting season of college tennis wrapped up in late May with several hundred former Mid-Atlantic junior players competing around the country and across all divisions. This year was another successful year for the Section as numerous players received national rankings, earned post-season accolades, and a select few were even crowned national champions. We would like to highlight the accomplishments of some former Mid-Atlantic junior players who truly had outstanding seasons for their universities! Know of another former Mid-Atlantic junior player who had a great season for their college team? Send us a message!
Adrien Bouchet: Emory Eagles
Adrien Bouchet played a massive role in helping Emory win the NCAA Division III Championship. The sophomore from Oakton, Va. finished the season on an 11- match singles win streak including clinching the championship match over Claremont with a 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 come-from-behind victory at Number 3 singles. Adrien was also a key contributor on the doubles court, posting a 17-8 record, primarily at the second position. Adrien’s excellent season also included Second Team All-Conference honors and a number 43 national singles ranking.
Luca Corinteli: Virginia Cavaliers
Luca Corinteli, a senior from Alexandria, Va., ended his collegiate tennis career with a third straight NCAA Division I Team Championship. Luca played a very important role in doubles for the Cavaliers, seeing time primarily at the Number One spot, where he went 11-8 with six of those wins coming over pairs with national rankings. He finished nationally ranked with three different partners: #25 with Carl Soderlund, #45 with Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, and #63 with Henrik Wiersholm. Luca also went 10-3 in singles on the season.
Mia Gancayco: Williams Ephs
Mia Gancayco was an instrumental figure in Williams reclaiming the national championship trophy for the tenth time in program history. The junior from Potomac, Md. won the deciding match in her team’s 5-4 semifinal win against Middlebury then won her singles match 6-3, 6-2 in the championship match to give the Ephs a 3-2 lead over Emory. Mia went 23-6 on the season in singles, mainly at the Number 5 position. Perhaps a more important accomplishment than her on-court success, Mia was also the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership award for the Northeast region.
Shannon Hudson: Arkansas Razorbacks
Shannon Hudson, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., concluded her outstanding collegiate career after helping lead Arkansas to a #19 national ranking and qualifying individually for both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournaments. Shannon finished ranked #51 in singles after posting a 16-16 record at the Number One position for the Razorbacks. She also finished ranked #36 in doubles after going 9-7 at the Number One position with her partner.
Caroline Lampl: Stanford Cardinal
Caroline Lampl played a huge role for the national runner-up, the Stanford Cardinal. The sophomore from Bluemont, Va. concluded her season with an impressive 25-7 singles record and a 21-10 doubles record. Caroline finished with a final national singles ranking of #92 after going 16-4 at Number 4 singles. She also held down the Number 3 doubles position for the Cardinal with a 16-9 record. Caroline was named Second Team All-Conference for her excellent season.
Harrison O’Keefe: South Carolina Gamecocks
Formerly the number one recruit in Virginia, Harrison O’Keefe turned in a stellar junior season for the 21st ranked South Carolina Gamecocks, resulting in First Team All-SEC Honors. He finished as the 71st ranked singles player in the country after posting a 27-15 record playing primary at Number 2. Harrison also dominated on the doubles court with another former Mid-Atlantic star, Yancy Dennis. The duo went 18-8 on the season, reached the NCAA Doubles Tournament, and ended ranked #16 in the country.
Nikolai Parodi: Claremont Mudd Scripps Stags
Nikolai Parodi wrapped up an extremely impressive freshman campaign with All-American Honors in both singles and doubles. The Washington native helped Claremont reach the NCAA Team Championship by defeating the #1 ranked player in the country 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5 in the Stags 5-4 semifinal win over Middlebury. Nikolai also reached the NCAA Singles Final, finished second in the country in singles, and was named the ITA Male Rookie of the Year.
Maureen Slattery: Denver Pioneers
Maureen Slattery, a senior from Newport News, Va., ended her collegiate career as one of the top players in school history. This past season, Maureen was named the Summit League Conference Player of the Year after a remarkable campaign in both singles and doubles. She finished ranked #103 in the country in singles after going 17-4 at Number 1 singles for the Pioneers. Maureen also finished #13 in the country in doubles and was honored as an All-American with her partner after they reached the NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals.
Evan Charles is a summer intern at USTA Mid-Atlantic and currently finishing up a Master’s in Sports Leadership at VCU. He’s more than familiar with the ins and outs of college tennis, having played at Mary Washington University himself.