Reynolds Named ITA National Player to Watch for 2003 5/22/03

ATHENS, Ga. - When a player has had as much success has Vanderbilt junior Bobby Reynolds (Acworth, Ga.), it is only logical he be recognized for his achievements. For Reynolds, the nation’s top player, the honors continue to roll in. On Wednesday night at the annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association Banquet, Reynolds was named National Player to Watch for 2003.

The ITA National Player to Watch award goes to a highly-ranked non-senior player who has had an outstanding season, has not yet won an ITA national singles title, but is expected to contend for one in th future.

Reynolds has had the most illustrious year of any Vanderbilt men’s tennis player in history. He has registered an amazing 45-6 record for the 2002-03 season, which includes a 25-1 dual-match mark. He has won 34 of his last 35 singles matches. Reynolds holds the school record most career victories (98) and singles-season victories (45). He also won the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championship in January.

During the 2002-03 season, he has been named ITA National Player of the Month on three occasions, which makes him the only college tennis player ever to earn this honor three times. Reynolds, a two-time ITA All-American, was named SEC Player of the Year and the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Following the conclusion of the NCAA Team Championship, Reynolds was named the tournament’s MVP.

2002-03 ITA National Awards

ITA National Coach of the Year: Craig Tiley - Illinois
ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year: Bruce Berque - Illinois
ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Players of the Year: David Martin - Stanford; Ryan Newport - Texas A&M
ITA National Rookie of the Year: Janne Holmia - Florida
ITA National Player to Watch: Bobby Reynolds - Vanderbilt
ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award: Vince Ng - Ohio State
ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship: Trevor Smith - Princeton
ITA/John Van Nostrand Memorial Award: John Paul Fruttero - California


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