June 27, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio Chase Buchanan, a member of the Ohio State men’s tennis team, was selected to the 2011 USTA Collegiate Team the United States Tennis Association and Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Monday. The program, which began in 1996, is an elite training program for the Top American collegiate tennis players.

As part of the series, Buchanan and 18 other student-athletes will gain valuable USTA Pro Circuit exposure while remaining a part of a team-oriented environment. Team members were selected based on their performance at the NCAA Championships, the ITA All-American Championships and the National Indoor Championships. Players’ results from the USTA Pro Circuit, ATP or WTA events were also considered. All 19 student-athletes selected received 2011 ITA All-America honors.

Buchanan, who was a singles and doubles All-American in 2010, was a singles honoree this season. The New Albany, Ohio, native posted a 34-7 overall record, including a 29-3 dual record and 10-0 ledger in the Big Ten Conference. Buchanan, the two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year, was 16-1 at No. 1 singles, while also going 13-2 at the No. 2 position.

2011 USTA Collegiate Team Administered by the USTA and ITA
Sekou Bangoura, Florida (SO, Bradenton, Fla.)
Chase Buchanan, Ohio State (JR, New Albany, Ohio)
Alex Domijan, Virginia (FR, Wesley Chapel, Fla.)
Steve Johnson, USC (JR, Orange, Calif.)
Evan King, Michigan (SO, Chicago)
Bradley Klahn, Stanford (JR, Poway, Calif.)
Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M (SR, Brandon, Fla.)
Dennis Nevolo, Illinois (JR, Gurnee, Ill.)
Eric Quigley, Kentucky (JR, Pewee Valley, Ky.)
Tennys Sandgren, Tennessee (SO, Gallatin, Tenn.)
Ray Sarmiento, USC (FR, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Michael Shabaz, Virginia (SR, Fairfax, Va.)
Rhyne Williams, Tennessee (SO, Knoxville, Tenn.)