TEMPLE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2017 Division III regional award winners on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The national award winners will be unveiled next week.
The Pomona-Pitzer Tennis teams took home multiple different ITA awards including ITA West Assistant Coach of the Year in Andrew Cohn, West Senior of the Year in Jake Yasgoor and ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award in Mae Coyituo. The Sagehens also received the ITA Community Service Award on both the men's and women's side.
Cohn earned his second ITA West Assistant Coach of the year for the Sagehens and he was honored as the ITA National Coach of the Year in 2015. Cohn became an assistant coach of the program in 2014 and has helped the Sagehens maintain a top-ranked program during that time. Cohn helped the Sagehens earn the 2016 ITA Indoor National Championship and finished as the runners-up this season.
"I'm honored to have won the ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year," said Cohn. "Sagehen tennis has had a tremendous season and I am particularly proud of Mae Coyiuto for winning the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and the entire Sagehen tennis family winning the Community Service Award. I'm looking forward to a great NCAA Championships next week."
Yasgoor earned the West Men's Senior Player of the Year as he earned a bid into the NCAA Singles Tournament as the No. 1 ranked singles player in the West Region. Yasgoor earned First Team All-SCIAC honors and has won 12 of his last 14 singles matches with an 18-5 overall record.
Coyutio earned the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award this year for her outstanding contributions outside of the tennis court. On the court, Mae earned First Team All-SCIAC honors in four-straight years as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer women's tennis team. The senior played at the No. 3 and 4 lines this season and tallied an 11-5 singles record this season.