ITA honors 2013 ITA National College Players

July 15, 2013

SKILLMAN, NJ — Florida’s Lauren Embree and Virginia’s Jarmere Jenkins were honored as 2013 ITA National College Players of the Year last weekend at the International Hall of Fame in Newport, RI.

The collegiate players were honored on Saturday, July 13 at a special Awards Luncheon during the Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, and immediately prior to the 2013 International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.

The ITA College Player of the Year Awards are given to the male and female singles players who have had the most outstanding year in college tennis.

Embree concluded her four year career in Gainesville with a staggering 117-16 singles record, including a 26-3 mark during the 2012-13 season, placing her 12th on Florida’s all-time career wins list. She was also named the ITA Senior Player of the Year, becoming the first female player since 2006 to win the award after being named the ITA Rookie of the Year earlier in their career. Embree also earned ITA All-America honors for singles this season, making her a five-time ITA All-American (four singles, one doubles).

Jenkins capped a phenomenal senior year with a pair of national titles in Illinois but none more memorable than his efforts in guiding Virginia to its first NCAA Team Championship in school history. Jenkins’ success has been a surprise to no one, as the Georgia native began his senior campaign by winning the prestigious USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships singles title. Jenkins finished his illustrious career as a four-time ITA All-American and was also named the ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Player of the Year.