We missed this story over the weekend, but Virginia freshman Mitchell Frank became the second consecutive freshman Cavalier to win the ITA All-American singles championship, following in the footsteps of sophomore Alex Domijan. Virginia and Stanford are the only two schools to have a freshman win the event, with each school doing so twice. Georgia is the only other school to win the event back to back years.
Frank is ranked the No. 1 freshman/newcomer by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, who released their preseason rankings last month. Sophomore Alex Domijan is ranked the overall No. 1 in singles. The only other UVA player to start the season ranked No. 1 is Somdev Devvarman, who went on to win two individual national championships while at Virginia.
Jarmere Jenkins is ranked No. 18, Drew Courtney No. 21, Julen Uriguen No. 65 and Justin Shane No. 82. Two doubles teams were also ranked by the ITA -- Drew Courtney and Steven Rooda at No. 12 and Jarmere Jenkins and Julen Uriguen at No. 52.
Virginia hosts the UVa Fall Classic this weekend, the ITA Atlantic Regional next weekend, and the USTA Charlottesville Challenger the following weekend as part of their Fall tennis schedule.