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Two Gusties Repeat as Tennis All-Americans

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Gustavus Adolphus men’s tennis players Amrik Donkena (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) and Mya Smith-Dennis (Jr., Savage, Minn.) have been named to the 2013 All-America Team The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) made the announcements this week. Smith-Dennis was among the 24 men and women named to the All-America teams in both singles and doubles (10 men, 14 women). Donkena was chosen as a doubles player.

Smith-Dennis is making his second straight showing on the ITA All-America Team after earning the honor as a doubles player. He teamed with Donkena to reach the championship match of the NCAA doubles draw in 2012. Smith-Dennis secured a spot on the All-America Team in the fall of 2012 after winning the singles championship at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional. He led the Gusties in both singles and doubles wins this season, completing the year with overall records of 20-13 in singles and 23-8 in doubles.

An ITA All-American in singles and doubles last season, Amrik Donkena makes his second consecutive appearance on the All-America Team. In 2013, the Donkena/Smith-Dennis duo reached the quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles Tournament, finishing the year ranked No. 9 in the country with an overall record of 21-9 in doubles play. The duo finished with a career record of 52-14 in two seasons together.