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Tyler Mitrovic Commits to Rochester Institute of Technology

Grade 12 student-athlete Tyler Mitrovic is set to grow his academic and athletic talents at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) following his commitment to the school’s tennis team.

“Rochester Institute of Technology is ranked in the top 100 schools in the United States and has a business programme that is ranked ninth in New York,” says Mitrovic. “RIT tennis coach, Tom Linhart, is a mentor I look forward to working with as I develop my game and work towards my educational goals.”

SMCS student-athlete Tyler Mitrovic

Mitrovic, a Basilian Book Award winner and Honour Roll student at St. Michael’s College School (SMCS), plans to complete a dual major in finance and accounting while playing for RIT’s competitive tennis team.

“The tennis programme competes in the highly competitive Liberty Conference, NCAA,” he says. “The team has never missed the playoffs and is among the top programmes in the NCAA Division 3.”

He adds, “I expect to compete in both singles and doubles but appreciate that I will earn my tennis line. My goal is to be an All-American.”

The talented student-athlete has been involved in the sport since he was nine and currently trains at the Hotel X in Toronto and The Supreme Court in Markham.

At SMCS, Mitrovic is captain of the Tennis team and plays line 1 singles.

SMCS student-athlete Tyler Mitrovic signs with RIT

“I’ve played on the tennis team since Grade 10 and we have come second place each year,” he says. “I also earned the Tennis MVP in Grade 11.”

Mitrovic’s talents in the sport have also provided him with numerous successes outside of SMCS, including being the only player to achieve an undefeated record of 8-0 while competing in the USP (University Sports Program) College Showcase in Florida and Boston in the summer of 2023. In November 2023, he also won the USTA (United States Tennis Association) U18 State Championship at the Inspiration Academy of Sarasota.

“Tyler is a quiet but dedicated and passionate player,” says Calvin Cahatol, Head of the Theology Department and tennis coach at SMCS. “He has served as our tennis team’s captain for a couple of years now and he has always been a reliable and uplifting leader. It is no surprise that he has been acknowledged for his academic and athletic prowess. I’m sure that he’ll continue to achieve great things at RIT.”

In addition to competing on the SMCS Tennis team, Mitrovic is also a member of the St. Mike’s Mechanics Club.

“St. Michael’s College School has had a profound impact on my development as a student-athlete,” says Mitrovic. “The demanding academic environment has taught me time management and discipline, while the tennis programme has instilled teamwork, resilience, and determination. Together, they’ve shaped me into a well-rounded individual ready to take on the many challenges of university.”

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