UMW's Raulston, Canizares Gain ITA Regional Awards
University of Mary Washington junior All-American Lindsay Raulston has been named as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Atlantic-South Regional "Player to Watch" award winner, and UMW assistant coach Art Canizares has been named as the region's Assist Coach of the Year, as announced on Monday night.
Raulston, who led UMW to a 20-5 record this season in dual matches, will advance to the NCAA singles Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan, next weekend. Raulston finished 20-4 at number one singles this season, defeating six All-America players during the course of the year.
Canizares gains the assistant coach of the year award for the region for the second time in three years. The 1995 Duke University graduate is completing his seventh season with the Eagles, in which UMW has won seven Capital Athletic Conference Championships and advanced to seven NCAA Tournaments.