Smukler Named ITA Player to Watch at NCAA Banquet

Smukler Named ITA Player to Watch at NCAA Banquet

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the 2018 ITA Divsion III National Award winners on Thursday at the D3 National Championship banquet in Claremont, California. 

Amherst sophomore Camille Smukler was named the ITA Women's Player to Watch.

Smukler is currently ranked No. 4 in the Northeast region and No. 10 in the national rankings. Smukler's freshman year she was 11-11 at No. 1 singles, ranked 10th in the nation and played in the Individual Championships. Her first year at Amherst she got to the quarterfinals of the Northeast ITA Regional. This year Smukler has a record of 22-8. She has wins over the number one players from Middlebury, MIT, Bowdoin, Emory and Pomona-Pitzer to name a few. In the fall she reached the finals of the Northeast ITA Regional.

With Smukler playing at the top of the lineup, Amherst got to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division 3 women's tennis tournament. Smukler will begin play in the NCAA individual championships later today when she takes on Marjorie Antohi from the University of Chicago.