SKILLMAN, N.J.—Two members of the Barry University men’s tennis team and two from the women’s tennis team garnered Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American accolades. The Buccaneer men finished the season as the national runner-up with a #2 ranking while the women won their first-ever national championship, finishing the season as the top-ranked team in the land.
The top 20 singles players and the top 10 doubles teams earn the right to be called ITA All-Americans.
On the men’s side, senior Emanuel Fraitzl earned all-American honors in both singles and doubles while junior Max Wimmer shared the award with Fraitzl in doubles. Fraitzl ended the season with a 16-7 overall mark and the #3 ranking in the country. In doubles, Fratizl and Wimmer posted a 12-7 overall mark and finished the season ranked fifth in the nation.
For Fraitzl, it is the second time he has claimed both a singles and doubles all-American award after doing so in 2009. For Wimmer, this is his third-straight ITA All-American award in doubles.
On the women’s side, seniors Barbi Pocza and Angie Werschel earned all-America accolades. Pocza took the award in singles and paired with Werschel in doubles. In singles action, Pocza posted an impeccable 15-0 regular season mark and finished the year as the second-ranked player in the country.
Werschel and Pocza posted a 17-5 doubles record and finished the season as the fourth-ranked team in the country.
This is the second year in a row that Pocza has earned all-American in both singles and doubles. For Werschel, it is her third all-American accolade after winning in singles in 2009 and 2010.