The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released the list of 2017-18 ITA Scholar Athletes and All-Academic Teams on Tuesday. A pair of Forester men earned the individual honor and Lake Forest also made the cut as a team.
The individuals were junior Joe Bove and sophomore Nick Zazove, who were also named Academic All-Midwest Conference earlier this month. Zazove also earned the same award as a freshman last season. Lake Forest's team honor is the first in program history.
The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2017 and spring 2018).
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.
Lake Forest posted an overall record of 14-8 with a mark of 7-1 in league play last season. The Foresters also reached the championship match of the four-team MWC Tournament for the fourth straight season.