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Ruder-Hook Goes Blue

Mira Ruder-Hook has a slight difference in opinion to the popular quote "winning isn't everything. It's the only thing." "Wins are more fun," said the senior from Denver, Colorado. "But it's the losses that have motivated me." That attitude propelled Ruder-Hook to more wins and a lofty ranking - and opened up many college options for the Blue Chip senior. Today, the Blue Chip senior announces her college decision - and it involves Blue. Story

 
HEADLINES
4/16 Spring Signing Week '14: Mira Ruder-Hook Goes Wolverine Blue
4/15 Spring Signing Week '14: Henry Adams to Abilene Christian
4/15 Spring Signing Week '14: How is College Tennis Different?
4/15 Spring Signing Week '14: National Recruiting Roundup
4/14 Spring Signing Week '14: Gaels Bring in Banner Class
 
April 2014
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The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

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 USTA CAMPUS KIDS' DAYS
Campus Kids Days are designed to expose more junior players to college tennis varsity team matches. Across the country, each college coach will select a team match that junior players in the local community are encouraged to attend.
 
Men's Matches
Date  Match-Up/LocationContact
4/16 PEP @ San Diego
San Diego, CA
Matt Brooklyn
4/19 FSU @ Miami
Miami, FL
Mario Rincon
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Allentown, PA
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Peoria, IL
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Los Angeles, CA
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Manhattan, KS
Steve Bietau
 
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Spring 2014
SIGNING WEEK COVERAGE
All week long, The Tennis Recruiting Network brings you special coverage of Spring Signing Week 2014. Make sure to come back daily to check out all the content we have to offer - and to monitor our commitment lists.
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National Recruiting Roundup
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Mira Ruder-Hook Goes Wolverine Blue
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5-Star Amanda Atanasson Decides (S. Dearth)
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Marlys Bridgham Heads to Dayton (B. Henley)
 
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National Showcase Tournaments are USTA-sanctioned events open to players from all sections. Compete against players outside of your district or section - and earn credit towards your Tennis Recruiting ranking.
 
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4/19 Harry Gilbert's Easter Open
Daytona Beach, FL
BG18-12
4/24 114th Ojai Valley Junior Tournament
Ojai, CA
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4/25 Hudlow Jr. Hardcourt Championships
Norcross, GA
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Rome, GA
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6/13 JTCC National Open Showcase
College Park, MD
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6/23 98th La Jolla J.r Tennis Tournament
La Jolla, CA
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6/27 Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL
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RECENT COMMITMENTS
Smith Sterns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
4/16 Mira Ruder-Hook chooses Michigan
4/16 Monica Behrle chooses Webster
4/16 Allen Wang chooses Wagner
4/16 Janae Chinn chooses La Verne
4/15 Haley Resnick chooses Coe College
4/15 Brady Anderson chooses Coe College
4/15 Daniel Moyer chooses Boise State
4/15 Leigh Dubcak chooses Texas Dallas
4/15 Anna Olsen chooses St. Petersburg
4/15 Colleen O'Brien chooses Michigan State

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