Every Thursday during the summer GoDuke.com will take a look back at former Duke men's tennis All-America selections. The Blue Devils have had 22 players earn a total of 39 All-America honors. Nicolas Alvarez was Duke's last All-America selection, picking up the accolade in 2015.
Joey Atas (2006-07)
A two-time All-America doubles selection, Joey Atas earned accolades both years of his Duke career, in 2006 and 2007. Atas was also an All-ACC pick in 2007.
Atas joined the Blue Devils after a two-year career at Ohio State, where he was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2004.
With doubles partner Jonathan Stokke in 2006, the two combined for 27 wins, the seventh most in a year in program history. The pair also captured eight ACC doubles victories that year, tied for the fourth most by a Blue Devil duo.
Atas and Stokke teamed up for the 2006 NCAA Doubles Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to TCU. The Duke pair ended the year ranked No. 10 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
During his senior campaign of 2007, Atas and doubles partner David Goulet capped the year at No. 9 in the ITA ledger. Atas and Goulet went 16-7 in dual match action, including a 7-5 mark versus ACC opponents, while playing all matches at No. 1. Overall, the two posted a 23-12 record, as Duke reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Atas now works at Calvert Hall, a Catholic high school in Baltimore, where he is a School Counselor and Director of the Peer Education Program. Atas remains involved in tennis, serving as Calvert Hall’s varsity tennis coach.