Spring Signing Week '13: Aidan Talcott Decides on Denver
Aidan Talcott enjoys making short comedy videos as a hobby, but when
it comes to tennis, he's very serious. Talcott, 17, of Sea Cliff, New
York, recently decided on the University of Denver as his college
destination after weighing offers from several top schools.
Countdown: Bush headed to Wash U in St. Louis
Jeremy Bush called his college destination his "perfect choice."
Bush, who turned 18 in February, is headed to Washington
University in St. Louis. "It was the perfect choice for me," said
Bush, a senior at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
"They have one of the best Division III teams in the country, and I
thought that I would possibly be able to help the team win a national
Fall Signing Week '12: Alanna Wolff Heads to Princeton
Alanna Wolff is at home with her college tennis destination - both
literally and figuratively. Wolff, who lives in Perth Amboy, New
Jersey was born in Princeton; used to practice there when she was
little, and won her first tournament there, so it seems fitting that
she will attend college at Princeton University.
Countdown: FSU Loads Up In-State Recruits
Jake Albo, Grayson Goldin, Jose Gracia, Jr. and Jack Haffey have long
battled it out on the tennis courts as junior tennis players in the
state of Florida. Starting next season, they will no longer be rivals
as they hit the courts as members of the Florida State University
men's tennis team.
Stewart Takes Boys 16s Title at the Beach
Prior to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 16s
National Clay Court Championships, Mitch Stewart had a fairly small
bucket list. He wanted to win a gold ball in a USTA event and he
wanted to play tennis in college. Cross one of those off after the
third-seeded Stewart dispatched 13th-seeded Baker Newman, 6-1; 6-2 at
the Delray Beach International Tennis Center on July 22.
Higuchi wins Battle of California in 14s
For years, Emma Higuchi and Angela Kulikov often talked or texted
about playing in a final of a tennis tournament. This past weekend,
the two best friends found themselves competing for a gold ball at the
National Clay Court Girls' 14s Championships at the Veltri Tennis
Center at Plantation Central Park.
Fall Signing Week '11: Watson Heads to the Swamp
Gordon Watson enjoys sun, surf and skeet shooting and he will parlay
it into a college tennis career at the University of Florida. I loved
[Coach Jackson], campus and players, and it felt like home," said
Watson, who is ranked 12th nationally, fifth in the southeast and
third in Florida. "I really loved the other schools on my list, but I
realized that I wanted to continue my training in Florida after my
Countdown: Willenborg Headed to Penn
Athleticism runs in the Willenborg family. Blaine Willenborg is the
latest member of the family to make his mark in the tennis world and
has committed to attend the University of Pennsylvania next year.
Madison Bourguignon Wins First Gold Ball
Unseeded Madison Bourguignon went deep into the Girls; 14 National
Clay Court Championships, taking on the country's top-ranked Girls 14
player, Katerina Stewart in the title match. Waiting out multiple
weather delays, Bourguignon took out Stewart with a 6-3, 6-2 victory,
erasing two previous losses to Stewart earlier this year.
Spring Signing Week '11: McCourt Heads to the Tigers
When Zack McCourt first tried tennis lessons at age six, he hated it.
"I absolutely hated it," McCourt said emphatically. "I gave it another
shot when I was nine, and played once or twice a week, but finally
fell in love with it when I was 10." Fast forward eight years and
McCourt, 18, of Sunrise, Florida, is headed to Princeton University.
Spring Signing Week '11: Dancu Signs with DePaul
Joshua Dancu enjoys playing tennis and the drums - but he acknowledges
their differences. "I feel less stress performing drums because a
miscalculation will not cost me a match," said the Florida senior. "As
I have gotten older and more experienced, they each provide a
different type of rush." This fall, Dancu will take both of his talents to
the city of Chicago, where he will compete for the DePaul University Blue
Black Wins Tiebreaker Over Shiskina in 14s Final
Tornado Ali Black lived up to her nickname as she saved match point in
the third set and pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4) victory over
14th-seeded Maria Shishkina to win the USTA Girls' 14s National Clay
Court Championships at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center at Plantation
Central Park on Sunday. The match - completed just seconds before a
downpour - featured dramatic twists and turns.