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Pomona-Pitzer Sportsmanship Photo-2017-03-08

TEMPE, Ariz. –
Voted on by a panel of the eight participating head coaches at the 2017 ITA Division III National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, hosted by Sewanee: The University of the South at the Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced on Wednesday that Pomona-Pitzer is this year’s ITA Team Sportsmanship Award recipient.

The ITA Team Sportsmanship Award, now in its third year of existence, is presented to the team that displays exceptional sportsmanship, character and ethical conduct during the national championship event.

The Sagehens, winners of the 2016 ITA Division III National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, came within a match of defending their national title, falling to No. 1 Emory in a hard-fought 5-4 contest in the 2017 final.

"The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis Team is thrilled to be voted by their collegiate peers and coaches with the ITA Team Sportsmanship Award for the 2017 ITA DIII National Women’s Team Indoor Championship,” said Pomona-Pitzer women’s tennis head coach Dr. Ann Lebedeff. “Our team wants to thank the ITA, Sewanee: The University of the South Coaches John and Conchie Shackelford, ITA officials, the Adams Tennis Center and volunteers for their work and support in organizing such an excellent and important event. We thank you for this honor."

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