June 7, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech sophomore Irina Falconi was named to the 2010 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America Team for Division I women’s tennis, released Monday in conjunction with the season-ending Campbell/ITA national singles and doubles rankings.
Falconi, who earned All-American honors as a freshman, joins former Yellow Jacket standout Kristi Miller as the only member’s of the women’s tennis program to earn multiple All-American honors.
She finished the season with the No. 1 ranking in singles after compiling an impressive 40-3 overall record. Falconi had won 23 consecutive matches before falling to eventual NCAA Champion Chelsey Gullickson of Georgia in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Tournament. She was named the 2010 ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Tournament MVP.
A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:
1.) Top 16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or;
2.) Reach round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships, or;
3.) Finish in the Top 20 of the final ITA Rankings.
1.) Top eight seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, or;
2.) Reach quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Championship, or;
3.) Finish in Top 10 of final ITA Rankings