The Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Tennis Program was resurrected in 2008 with six players attending the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Championships in Mobile, AL along with other tournaments. Jeff Sale, former USA National Junior Team member and UT Arlington graduate (currently working on MBA at UTA) serves as the player/coach for the team.
In the past three seasons the Movin’ Mavs have had players win the Tier 2 National Titles at the ITA event, Doubles National Champions as well as A Division and B Division singles titles (and A Division Doubles title) at the Cajun Classic International Tournament in 2011 in Baton Rouge.
Partial scholarships and out of state tuition waivers are available for students interested in attending UT Arlington to play Wheelchair Tennis.
Congratulations to the Movin' Mavs Wheelchair Tennis Team for the great team effort in winning the 2014 ITA/USTA Intercollegiate Wheelchair Tennis National Team Championships. Team members Josie Aslakson, Morgan Wood, Rose Hollermann, John Watson, Austan Pierce, Jeff Sale, Ricardo Lucien, Malcolm Wright, Juan Soto and Andreas Kraft. It took all 10 of the team to put together enough points to take down a very talented 2nd place University of Arizona and 3rd place University of Alabama! The Movin' Mavs used 3 points from Sale and Lucien in Tier 1 - 13 points from the rest of the team in Tier 2 and 8 points from all 10 team members in Doubles to take down the National Title!
UTA Award Winners:
Andreas Kraft - Tier 2 Champion, , Academic All American
Juan Soto - 2nd Tier Two
John Watson - 3rd place Tier Two - Academic All American
Austan Pierce - 4th place Tier Two
Malcolm Wright - 5 th place Tier Two
Jeff Sale - 3rd Place Tier 1
Jeff Sale/Ricardo Lucien - 3rd place doubles
Andreas Kraft/Juan Soto - 4th place doubles
Univ. of Texas at Arllington - 23 Points
Univ of Arizona - 18 1/2 points
Univ. of Alabama - 11 points