11 results for month: 05/2016


3 ATA Players Super in Doubles CMZ

This past weekend we had 3 ATA players Super in the Austin doubles CMZ. Ross Cockrell, Devan Sabapathy, Adi Iyer all qualified in boys 12s. Devan and Adi were doubles partners for the first time and won the CMZ! While, Ross made it to the finals to qualify. 

6 ATA Players Honored at CATA Awards Banquet

On Sunday May 22, Coach Newman introduced Payton Holden at the Capital Area Tennis Association (CATA) junior awards banquet and Payton was awarded the player of the year award.  Also, Sydney Gaskamp and Emily Cotton received CATA scholarships, Chase Bartlett and Kristin Kerrigan were ATA's award winners and Marcus Sweeney was recognized as MVP for the Westlake High School team. Coach Newman said that, "being able to introduce Payton Holden at the banquet was a great experience for me as many young players from Austin got to be inspired by Payton's accomplishments.  And we got to showcase in front of the entire Austin tennis community what a ...

ATA Regional Host Site for Oracle/ITA Junior Masters Championships-Powered by UTR

ATA will be a regional host site for the new Oracle/ITA Junior Master Championships, which is powered by the Universal Tennis Rating system. The inaugural Oracle/ITA Junior Masters Championships will take place during the summer and fall of 2016. Austin regional tournament at ATA will take place August 20-21, 2016. The regional events, for girls and boys, will take place at 12 sites around the United States and will be held in August and September of 2016. The top 16 UTR-rated boys and girls who register in each region will participate in compass draws in those regional events with the winner of both the girl’s and boy’s events progressing ...

Coach Newman Quoted in UTR Article

ATA CEO Jack Newman was recently quoted in an article,"The Tennis Coach's Toolbox" the Universal Tennis Blog about the Universal Tennis Rating system. Coach Newman, has been using UTR for ATA's practice ladder since August of 2015. Newman describes the process as “I update my ladder on Mondays. Kids are excited to see their progress, parents are clear how players are distributed in practice (by similar UTR) and coaches get to work with players on the same level. Everyone is happy.” To learn more about the Universal Tennis Rating System click here to read the entire article

ATA Alumni Morgan Barnhill Named Academic All-League Team

ATA alumni Morgan Barnhill was named to the 2016 Academic All-League team. Student-athletes were voted for and chosen for the honor based on their academic and athletic performances this season in the Summit League Conference. Barnhill, with a 3.8 GPA as a finance major and marketing minor, posted a 14-7 singles record and an 18-2 doubles mark during the season. Click here to read more.

Meghan O’Malley and Gabriella Cusano Win State!

Senior Meghan O'Malley and her partner Gabriella won the class 5A girls doubles state tournament for Vandegrift High School. In the finals, they played a doubles team from Alamo Heights High School and won 6-1,2-6,6-2. Congrats Meghan and Gabriella! To see the rest of the results from the tournament click here.

3 ATA Players Competing at State

In the Class 6A state tournament, Tyler Anson and his doubles partner Brendan (pictured above) will be playing for Lake Travis High School and Roger Chou will be playing singles for Westlake High School. Meghan O'Malley and partner Gabriella will be playing doubles for Vandegrift High School in the class 5A state tournament. Play begins Monday May 16th in College Station click here to follow their results. Raven Hampton the captain of the Lake Travis team said," Tyler Anson is a sophomore who has proven himself to be an invaluable member of the team in his first year. This year he has teamed up with Brendan Brown and together they have become an ...

A Few Shots From ATA CP Morning Practice

The ATA College Prep students assemble early each morning to start their day with some tennis. Below are a few pictures from recent mornings.

ATA College Prep Gains All A’s in (re)Accreditation!

The committee Lead stated that ATACP attained the highest overall scores in all 7 domains received by any school during the year and announced that CP would be recommended for re-accreditation.

Coach Strecker Voted Coach of the Year in the All-Heartland Conference

Coach Strecker was named Coach of the Year after leading the Hilltoppers to their eighth-consecutive Heartland Conference Tournament Championship. St. Edward's finished the season 9-12 overall and 4-1 in conference. Strecker has now won the honor in both years he has headed the program. Click here to read more