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ITA Picks Xu, Yuan and Kerrigan as Men’s Tennis All-Americans

Joshua Xu, Jeremy Yuan and Erik Kerrigan
Joshua Xu, Jeremy Yuan and Erik Kerrigan

2020 ITA Men's All-Americans

CHICAGO – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) selected three University of Chicago men's tennis players as All-Americans on Wednesday.

Sophomore Joshua Xu received ITA All-American honors in singles play. Xu went 6-4 on the season while playing at the top of the Maroon starting lineup. It was his first career All-American award.

In doubles, junior Jeremy Yuan and senior Erik Kerrigan picked up All-American status. The duo posted a perfect 8-0 record between the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions. Yuan is now a four-time All-American, including three times in doubles. Kerrigan concludes his career with six All-American accolades, with three coming via doubles. Previously on Tuesday, Yuan and Kerrigan were named First Team All-University Athletic Association (UAA).

UChicago men's tennis has now produced 14 Maroons who have earned a combined 33 All-American awards.

To receive ITA All-America distinction, a player must achieve one of the following benchmarks:

  • Finish in the Top 20 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Singles Rankings
  • Finish in the Top 10 in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Doubles Rankings
  • Win ITA Fall Regional Tournament
  • Win a first-round match at the ITA National Small College Championships (ITA Cup)