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Pham Roars with the Lions

From the outside, it seemed like the obvious choice. Victor Pham's older brother attended Columbia and was a member of the tennis team. Most people figured Pham would pick the school to prolong the family tradition. But Pham wanted to choose the school that was the best fit for him, and he didn't want anything to influence his decision. After doing thorough research and visiting several colleges, Pham decided the obvious choice was the right choice. Story

 
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8/26 Blue Chip Victor Pham Commits to Columbia
8/25 Opelka, Kalinskaya Claim ITF International Hard Court Titles
8/23 Premiere of Inside College Tennis with Tony Minnis at Wichita State
8/22 Musings on Proposed ITA/NCAA Division I Format Changes
8/21 ITA Announces New Division I Dual Match Format
 
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Campus Showdowns are one-day, short-format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals, and adults. These events give junior players a chance to compete against college competition on a college campus.
 
 
DateType/LocationSchool/Contact
9/06 Coed Showdown
Denver, CO
MSU Denver
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9/06 Coed Showdown
Delaware, OH
Ohio Wesleyan
Tom Drabczyk
9/06 Coed Showdown
Campbellsville, KY
Campbellsville
Kyle Caven
9/13 Coed Showdown
Wichita, KS
Wichita State
Colin Foster
9/20 Women's Showdown
Claremont, CA
CMS
David Schwarz
 
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August 2014
  CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
Earlier this month, the USTA awarded gold balls to the winners of the 2014 USTA National Championships. Take a look at these great events.
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Hard Court Championship Week
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Kylie McKenzie Completes Run at Girls 16s
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Images from the Boys' 18s and 16s Nationals
 
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8/29 Capital U Boys National Showcase
Columbus, OH
B18-12
9/05 Greensboro September Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG18-12
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Charleston, SC
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Louisville, KY
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Norcross, GA
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Smith Sterns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
8/27 Stephanie Castellanos Garcia chooses Texas Tyler
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8/27 Theresa Alison Van Zyl chooses Baylor
8/26 Victor Pham chooses Columbia
8/26 Michelle Snyderman chooses Mass. Dartmouth
8/26 Ellie Rosario chooses Mass. Dartmouth
8/26 Antonia Kohlmann chooses Mass. Dartmouth
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