Andrew La Cava

Tennis
Class Junior Height 5'9"
Hometown Bellevue, Wash.
High School Seattle Prep Major Economics

 

Sophomore season (2011-12) - Defended his ITA Pacific Northwest singles title with epic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) victory over senior teammate Conor Holton-Burke in the finals ... Rallied from a 6-2 deficit in third-set tiebreaker ... Advanced to ITA National Small College Championships in Mobile, Ala., drilling Trinity (Texas) Max Frey 6-3, 6-1 in play-in match ... Finished with 2-2 record at nationals, playing four of five top seeds ... Ranked No. 7 nationally in singles at end of fall season ... Played No. 1 singles during NWC spring season, posting 12-4 record (6-0 NWC), leading Whitman to fifth straight NWC title while earning Player-of-Year honors ... Also finished with 22-4 spring record in doubles, playing primarily at No. 2 with junior Jeff Tolman ... Won five of six matches to help Whitman emerge victorious against three teams in early season weekend trip to East Coast ... Early wins on East Coast and against UC-Santa Cruz helped jump Whitman to No. 1 in West Region and No. 8 in national rankings -- the highest spots in veteran coach Jeff Northam's tenure ... Twice named NWC Player of Week during spring season marked by Whitman's 19-match winning streak ... Teamed with Tolman for win at No. 2 doubles to tally Whitman's lone team point in 5-1 loss to NC-Wesleyan in second round of NCAA national team championship tournament ... Wrapped up season as one of 32 players invited to NCAA DIII national individual championship tournament, where he won his first-round match before falling to Emory senior and eventual champion Dillon Pottish 6-4, 6-4 in round two ... Finished year with No. 19 national ranking in singles while Whitman finished at No. 14 in team rankings -- Whitman's highest finish since it concluded 1987-88 season at No. 7.

Freshman season (2010-11) - Made immediate impact in first month on campus, winning singles and doubles titles at ITA's Pacific Northwest fall tournament ... Advanced to ITA's Small College National Championships in Mobile, Ala., losing 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to Trinity (Texas) senior Bobby Cocanougher ... La Cava and doubles partner Conor Holton-Burke suffered same hard-luck fate at nationals, dropping their opener in three close sets ... Earned All-Northwest Conference First-Team honors during spring season, posting records of 14-6 (9-0 NWC) in singles, playing mostly at No. 2, and 14-8 (8-1 NWC) in doubles, primarily with Holton-Burke at No. 1 ... Was part of two team points, winning in singles and doubles, as Whitman blanked Willamette 5-0 in finals of NWC playoffs ... Also notched two team points in 5-0 semifinal win over Pacific ... Teamed with Holton-Burke for huge 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles, beating top-ranked doubles team in nation as Whitman toppled ninth-ranked Trinity (Texas) during Spring Break match in California ... Contributed wins in singles and doubles in Spring Break victory over Swarthmore.

Prep - Teamed with Jason Bediones (now at Seattle University) to win Washington state doubles titles as junior and senior at Seattle Prep ... Placed sixth in state doubles as freshman ... Ranked by TennisRecruiting.net (Prep Class 2010) at No. 3 in Washington state, No. 5 in Pacific Northwest and No. 132 at national level ... Singles quarterfinalist in USTA PNW sectional tournament; semifinalist in doubles ... Twice competed in National High School All-American Foundation Championships in Newport Beach, Calif., accumulating winning record in doubles and posting notable wins in singles over Gary Parizher (now at Washington University-St. Louis) and Garrett Patton (Boise State).

Academics - Majoring in economics ... Volunteer work as Whitman freshman included local stream restoration and serving as street crossing guard for children.

Personal - Son of Vincent and Wendy La Cava ... Has younger brother Nick ... Plays intramural sports at Whitman ... Enjoys soccer, reading, Crossfit.

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