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Bates Heads to Dunk City

Each March, the country is transfixed on March Madness, with fans filling out their brackets and rooting for underdogs. Austin Bates was among the millions that followed the run of the Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team to the Sweet 16 in 2013. Then a light went on. "March Madness is how I heard about the school," admitted Bates. "I got in contact with them, and it went from there." Story

 
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4/17 Spring Signing Week '14: Austin Bates Follows March Madness to FGCU
4/17 Spring Signing Week '14: Amanda Atanasson Tigers Up
4/16 Spring Signing Week '14: Primer on NCAA Eligibility
4/16 Spring Signing Week '14: Wolverines Snag Schalet
4/16 Spring Signing Week '14: Mira Ruder-Hook Goes Wolverine Blue
 
April 2014
THE HOT 100
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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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
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4/19 FSU @ Miami
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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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April 15
National Recruiting Roundup
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Mira Ruder-Hook Goes Wolverine Blue
Wolverines Snag Schalet
Primer on NCAA Eligibility
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Amanda Atanasson Tigers Up
Austin Bates Follows March Madness to FGCU
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Top 100 Daniel Maese Decides (A. Jones)
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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
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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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5/24 North Georgia Junior Open
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.
 
4/17 Luis Moreno chooses Anderson - SC
4/17 Karly Matthews chooses Mississippi College
4/17 Armando Garcia chooses Southwestern
4/17 Amanda Atanasson chooses LSU
4/17 Jordan Knott chooses Carson-Newman
4/17 Natalie Miller chooses Creighton
4/17 Aslina Chua chooses Michigan State
4/17 Milou Pietersz chooses Nicholls State
4/17 Tristan Nosek chooses Georgetown (KY)
4/17 Jennifer Brown chooses Mississippi State

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