June 18, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – A number of honors and accolades have recently been dealt to the Notre Dame women’s tennis program coming on the heels of a stellar showing at the NCAA Championships. The Irish doubles tandem of Kristy Frilling and Kali Krisik was named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament team and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced today that Frilling will be a part of its USTA Summer Collegiate Team, which is an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players.
Irish assistant coach Julia Scaringe has been tabbed as one of two coaches to steer the USTA Summer Collegiate Team on the women’s end.
Krisik also earned an all-tournament distinction in the singles portion of the NCAAs.
Frilling and Krisik streaked through the doubles portion of the NCAA Championships as the No. 3 overall seed and earned a berth in the quarterfinals before falling to Georgia’s Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsey Gullickson (6-2, 6-1). The Irish duo rounded out the season with a 34-3 record, including a flawless run during the dual season circuit with a 25-0 mark, with each win coming at the No. 1 position.
Frilling will continue her athletic development this summer within a national program that began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA. It is designed to provide college players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months.
In addition to competing on the USTA Pro Circuit, USTA Player Development will host two Pro Tour Transition camps – one for men, one for women – for the selected players. The women’s camp will be conducted June 27-July 1 on hard courts in Boca Raton, Fla., and coached by USTA National Coach Sarah Taylor.
The top six American players from the season-ending ITA national singles rankings are eligible for automatic selections. The remaining players on each team were selected by USTA Player Development staff in conjunction with USTA National Coaches and current collegiate coaches. Eighteen of the players selected received 2010 ITA All-American honors.