NCAA Champ Quinn Among 21 College Players To Qualify For ATP Accelerator Programme

The ATP-ITA programme is part of a long-term strategy to promote the rise of young talent in the professional game
June 05, 2023
University of Georgia's Ethan Quinn in action at the 2023 NCAA men's singles championships.
Paul Macpherson
University of Georgia's Ethan Quinn in action at the 2023 NCAA men's singles championships. By ATP Staff

NCAA men's singles champion Ethan Quinn is among 21 college players who will benefit from direct entry into ATP Challenger Tour main draw and qualifying fields as part of the new Accelerator Programme, a joint initiative between ATP and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The programme was developed to increase the development pathway for top players in the American Collegiate system. Following the NCAA championships last month at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona/Orlando in Florida, it was announced that 21 players would benefit from the Accelerator Programme.

Players ranked in the Top 20 of the ITA final singles rankings who have finished their education are granted up to eight Accelerator Spots at Challenger 50 and 75 tournaments, with opportunities split between main draw (for Top 10 ITA ranked players) and qualifying (11-20). Players who reach the quarter-finals or better of the individual NCAA Division I Tennis Championships also qualify for the Accelerator Programme if not already eligible via their ITA ranking. These opportunities are available from 1 July for a period of 12 months.

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Players who continue their education and qualify for the programme will receive six opportunities over six months (July–December), enabling them to benefit from the programme during their college off-season and parts of their fall season.

Accelerator Programme Qualifiers

 Player College
Eliot Spizzirri Texas 
Ethan Quinn Georgia
Arthur Fery Stanford
Ondrej Styler Michigan
Chris Rodesch Virginia
Johannus Monday Tennessee
Melios Efstathiou Wake Forest
Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc Florida State
Andres Martin Georgia Tech
Toby Samuel South Carolina
Liam Draxl Kentucky
Cannon Kingsley Ohio State
Murphy Cassone Arizona State
Andrew Fenty Michigan
Sebastian Dominko Notre Dame
Nishesh Basavareddy Stanford
Connor Thomson South Carolina
Garrett Johns Duke
Jake Fearnley TCU
Alafia Ayeni Kentucky
Alexander Bernard Ohio State

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