Maroon Tennis Racks Up Nine ITA Tennis All-American Awards

Jeremy Yuan, Erik Kerrigan, Nicolas Chua, Tyler Raclin, Marjorie Anthohi, Claire Handa
Jeremy Yuan, Erik Kerrigan, Nicolas Chua, Tyler Raclin, Marjorie Anthohi, Claire Handa

2018 ITA Division III All-Americans

CHICAGO – Six University of Chicago tennis players pulled in a haul of nine All-American awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Wednesday.

The doubles duo of sophomore Tyler Raclin and first-year Jeremy Yuan received the honor following their run to the NCAA semifinals in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships. The tandem's semifinal berth was the farthest a UChicago men's tennis pairing has ever reached, equaling the feat achieved in 2017 by Erik Kerrigan and Ninan Kumar. Over the course of the season, Raclin and Yuan posted an overall doubles record of 26-8. Raclin is now a two-time doubles All-American.

Yuan was also a singles All-American in the wake of his ITA Central Region singles title from the fall. The University Athletic Association (UAA) Rookie of the Year tied for the team lead in singles wins at 27-7.

Kerrigan achieved All-American status in singles for the second-straight year. The sophomore qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship and advanced to the round of 16. Kerrigan tallied an 18-10 singles record playing at the top three spots in the order throughout the season.

Nicolas Chua concludes his career as the most decorated Maroon men's tennis player in school history. He clinched his fourth-straight singles All-American award, while also qualifying for the national singles bracket for the fourth year in-a-row. Chua logged an 11-8 singles mark in his senior campaign. His final career tallies stand at 77-39 in singles and 70-26 in doubles.

Sophomore Marjorie Antohi and first-year Claire Handa were dual All-Americans in both singles and doubles play. They combined to hold down the top doubles spot for the UChicago women's squad with a 15-8 mark, and reached the NCAA round of 16 in the doubles bracket. Antohi and Handa were selected individually into the NCAA singles bracket as well. Handa went 22-7 and Antohi was 20-7 in singles during the 2017-18 season.