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Universal Tennis and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) have announced the Top Movers of the Month for September. Two players were selected by UTR Rating* from each division (Division I, II, and III, Junior College, and NAIA).
Women's Division I biggest ITA Mover of the Month, Alexandra Pisareva (UTR Rating 10.32), is a senior at Oklahoma University after transferring in January from Appalachian State. She improved her UTR Rating by +0.16 after reaching the semifinals of the UTR Pro Tennis Tour Dallas Women's $25K Hard 3 in mid-September.
In the men's Division I category, the biggest mover is Tristan Sarap (UTR Rating 11.76), a freshman at Weber State in Utah. He won five matches to win the Bedford Cup in the Mountain Men's Open title, and then reached the round of 16 at the ITA Division I Men's Mountain Regional Championships.
University of Washington's Clement Chidekh (UTR Rating 14.34) has the highest UTR Rating of all the ITA Movers after improving by +0.34. He played two ATP Challengers in September in France, and went 5-2 with his losses coming against established veterans Richard Gasquet and Lucas Pouille. Chidekh, a 20-year-old from France, has played one season for the Huskies predominately at the No. 1 position.
Another Frenchman on the list, Tom Jarry (UTR Rating 11.41), plays Division II for Le Moyne College and he captured the Men's East ITA Regional Championships with six match wins. Jarry is in his fifth year and has played mostly at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles position. Caitlyn Ferrante (UTR Rating 9.04), a junior at Wesleyan University, a Division III school in Connecticut, won the MIT Invitational singles title to boost her UTR Rating by 0.16.
*UTR Ratings as of Oct. 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST.