Ten Questions with USC's Learner Tien
Freshman Lerner Tien had to wait until mid-April before he was eligible to play his first match for the University of Southern California. He recently spoke with Colette Lewis about his long wait to compete, why he decided to play in college and his plans for the next season.
Blue Chip Anderson Sees Potential for Growth at ASU
Mikel Anderson wanted to find a college program that would help him develop for a professional future. Once he visited Arizona State's campus, the blue chip junior was impressed with what he saw. Anderson has committed to the Sun Devils and may arrive early.
UNC Women Capture First NCAA Title; UVA Repeats
The University of North Carolina women captured the first NCAA team title in program history with a victory over in-state rival NC State at the Division I Championships. For the men, Virginia defended its title and denied Ohio State another shot at its first NCAA title.
Hot 100 List - May 2023
It's time to unveil the May 2023 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.
Case Western Wins Historic Division III Title; CMS Repeats
The Case Western Reserve men won the first NCAA Division III team championship in school history on Tuesday night at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. On Wednesday afternoon, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women secured their second straight NCAA title.
Barry Sweeps NCAA Division II Team Titles Again
For the fourth straight year, Barry swept the team titles at the NCAA Division II Championships. The Barry women won their sixth straight NCAA title by defeating Nova Southeastern while the Barry men secured their fourth straight national title with a win over Columbus State.
Power-Packed Elite Eight Field Set for NCAA Division I
The men's and women's quarterfinals fields are set for the NCAA Division I Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. Both reigning champions return to defend their titles while several programs are trying to break through for their first title. The women begin Wednesday and the men Thursday.
Michigan Outlasts USC in Thrilling NCAA Super Regional
In a Super Regional match filled with excitement and drama, No. 7 Michigan outlasted No. 10 USC 4-3 on Friday in Ann Arbor to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Championships for the second straight year.
Texas Computes For Five-Star Senior Rahul Sachdev
Rahul Sachdev wants to develop into a professional player and study computer science. The five-star senior from North Carolina believes he found the best of both worlds at the University of Texas. He signed with the Longhorns.
NCAA Division III Championships Reach the Elite Eight
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women still have a chance to defend their team title while the men will crown a new champion at the NCAA Division III Championships. The quarterfinal rounds begins on Friday at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
Barry NCAA Title Streaks at Stake in NCAA Division II
The Barry men's and women's teams have reigned supreme at the NCAA Division II Championships the last few years. Can they return to the top again? Both programs have reached the Sweet 16, which begins this week at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
National Seeds Populate NCAA Division I Super Regionals
Twenty-nine of the 32 national seeds remain alive as the NCAA Division I men's and women's championships enter the Super Regional phase this weekend. Eight schools have both their men’s and women’s programs still competing in the Sweet 16.
NCAA Roundtable: Dark Horse, National Champion Picks
The NCAA Division I men's and women's team championship begins this weekend across the country. Our panel of experts tackled a few questions about the tournament fields before all the action begins. Part II features dark horse candidates and national champion selections.
NCAA Roundtable: Season Storylines and Super Regionals
The NCAA Division I men's and women's team championship begins this weekend across the country. Our panel of experts tackled a few questions about the tournament fields before all the action begins. Part I features regular-season storylines and Super Regional hopefuls.
All Ages of Success Highlight the Best Performances of April
From youngsters just beginning to test their games on the international level, to teens having WTA and ATP breakthroughs, to former college champions making huge strides on the professional tours, April showcased achievements at all levels of the sport.
Five-Star Neyestani Fills the Right Spot for College of Charleston
Anna Neyestani was interested in playing for Colllege of Charleston. She just had to wait until the team's scholarship situation was sorted out. Once an opening became available, the five-star senior from Arizona made a visit and signed with the Cougars.
Four-Star Wells Gambles, Lands on Cornhusker Red
Without a resume that would warrant offers from his dream schools in the Big Ten Conference, Colson Wells took a chance on his college tennis future. The gamble paid off for the four-star senior from Michigan. Wells has signed to play for the University of Nebraska.
Five-Star Webster Charts Her Own Path with Miami Commitment
Five-star junior Savannah Webster tried not to worry when other players began committing to colleges last fall. Her patience was rewarded when the University of Miami expressed interest. Webster has committed to play for the Hurricanes.
Meet the Assistant: Georgia's Drake Bernstein
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Georgia women's associate head coach Drake Bernstein.
Four-Star Verma Attracted to Swarthmore's Overall Mission
Rishi Verma didn't know if he wanted to play college tennis until he realized how much he appreciated the sport and loved competing for a team. The four-star senior from Michigan has committed to pay at Division III Swarthmore College.
USTA Names American Junior Nominations for World Team Events
The USTA announced earlier this week the 12 juniors nominated to represent the United States in the qualifying rounds of the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and the ITF World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions.
Hot 100 List - April 2023
It's time to unveil the April 2023 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.
Justin Yi Gives Carnegie Mellon Another Four-Star
Justin Yi wasn't sure if he should contact Carnegie Mellon when he first started looking at colleges. But he took a chance and learned a valuable lesson in the process. The senior from Pennsylvania joins three other four-stars in Carnegie's 2023 recruiting class.
Chinlund, Bracks and An Win First Easter Bowl Titles; Glozman Repeats
Valerie Glozman returned to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and left with the Easter Bowl girls 18s title, while Cassius Chinlund, who had never played in a USTA Level 1 final, earned his first gold ball by claiming the boys 18s title. Ian Bracks and Claire An captured the 16s singles titles.
Eigbedion, Kotseva, Santhosh and Lee Win Easter Bowl Titles
Jason Eigbedion and Raya Kotseva swept the 12s gold balls at the Easter Bowl, while 14s champions Roshan Santhosh and Nancy Lee both earned their first Easter Bowl titles by coming back from a set down in singles at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Hello World: 16-Year-Old Filer Leaves Lasting Impact
Albert "David" Filer V died last month at the age of 16 following a short battle with brain cancer. The blue chip from Indiana leaves behind a lasting legacy of kindness, ambition and a passion to live every day to its fullest, which he did until his passing.
Challenger Titles, Junior Championships Highlight March
Hard Court Challenger titles in the Southwest, major junior championships in Brazil and Southern California, and more success for Czech women in Europe, India and North America are among the achievements of juniors and former collegians in March competition.
Ngounoue, Bigun Claim ITF J300 Titles in Rainy San Diego
In a tournament besieged by rain during the first four days, Clervie Ngounoue and Kaylan Bigun emerged as singles champions at the International Tennis Federation's J300 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Ngounoue parnterned with Qavia Lopez to claim the doubles title as well.
Recruiting Insider: Lawrence Tech's Griffin Mertz
Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospects. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from Lawrence Technological University's Griffin Mertz.
Five-Star American Molnar Ready to Join International Iowa State
Bianca Molnar didn't want to rush her college decision. But after visiting Iowa State's campus and meeting her future diverse teammates, the Cailfornia native felt an instant connection. The five-star junior waited a few more weeks before realizing the rising Cyclones were the right fit and committed.
Americans Win Inaugural FILA International Junior Titles
For Cooper Woestendick, a title at the ITF J300 FILA International Junior Championships in Indian Wells proved a breakthrough, while fellow 16-year-old Clervie Ngounoue confirmed her position as one of the world's top juniors as she balances professional and junior competition.
Four-Star Tsaturyan Stays Close to Home at D2 Metro State
Metro State head coach Josh Graetz first scouted Eduard Tsaturyan at the state high school championships in Colorado. The four-star senior wanted to stay close to home for college and signed with the Division II Roadrunners.
Kang Headlines SoCal Blue Chip Success in Bakersfield
While most eyes in the tennis world focused on Indian Wells, several Southern California blue chip boys experienced success in another part of the state. Four players won at least one round at the ITF 25K event in Bakersfield, California. Stanford-bound Kyle Kang reached the final.
Hot 100 List - March 2023
It's time to unveil the March 2023 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.
Willenborg Feels at Home in Florida, Commits to Flagler
Asher Willenborg could have stayed closer to home in Maryland and tried to play for a Division I program. But the four-star senior was more eager to play for Flagler University, a Division II program in Florida, where Willenborg has trained many times.
USF, Sense Arena Partner with Cognitive Virtual Reality Training
The University of South Florida men’s and women’s teams are the first NCAA tennis programs to partner with Sense Arena, a sports virtual reality company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. Yannick Yoshizawa, Sense Arena’s Vice President of Tennis, played at USF.
Arora Ready for His Early Arrival at Georgia Tech
Krish Arora is graduating from high school a year early so he can join the Georgia Tech men's tennis progam in the fall. The California native caught the eye of the Yellow Jackets coaches while participating in National Clay Courts.
UChicago Repeats as Division III Women's Indoor Champions
University of Chicago captured its second straight title at the ITA Division III Women's National Team Indoor Championships with a 5-1 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the final. The Maroons ensured all four Division I and III champions at Indoors this year were repeat winners.
USTA Names Recipients of Grassroots Tennis Awards
The USTA earlier this week announced its 2023 national award recipients honored for their dedication and contributions to growing the sport of tennis both locally and nationwide. The seven awards were bestowed at the 2023 USTA Annual Meeting & Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.
Star Ratings Spring 2023 Edition
After months of waiting, here they are... the Star Ratings. Find out right now how many stars you have - as The Tennis Recruiting Network proudly presents the Spring Star Ratings for 2023.
February Success Spans All Age Levels Across the Globe
From $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit tournaments to the 500 Level of the ATP Tour, former collegians made their mark in professional tennis last month. February also produced repeat champions at the Division I ITA National Team Indoor events and success for juniors on the biggest stages of the International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit in South America and Africa.
Case Western Defends DIII Men's National Indoor Title
Case Western Reserve University claimed its second straight ITA Division III Men’s Team Indoor National Championship title with a 5-1 win over No. 4 Washington University in Saint Louis at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter, Minnesota last Sunday.
2Mynds Brings Mental Fitness Training to Tennis
2Mynds, Inc., is a mental fitness training company that targets mental health through mental fitness methodology that has roots in exercise physiology. The company is working with five college programs this season.
A Conversation with New USTA National Coach Tom Gutteridge
Tom Gutteridge was recently hired as a new UTSA Women's National Coach, responsible for girls born in 2007 and 2008. Gutteridge came to the US from England after starting his coaching career following an injury at a young age.
TCU Secures Second Straight ITA National Indoor Title
TCU secured its second straight ITA Men's National Team Indoor title on Monday with a 4-0 win over in-state and conference rival Texas in Chicago. The Horned Frogs are the first repeat winners since Virginia in 2010-11.
Hot 100 List - February 2023
It's time to unveil the February 2023 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.
McPeek and His One-Handed Backhand Secure USTA Title
As the top seed, Colin McPeek was undoubtedly the favorite coming into Monday's USTA Boys 14s National Level 2 final at Grand Rapids Racquet and Fitness. But with his agressive style and one-handed backhand, McPeek was required to dig deep in the second set to secure the title.
UNC Women Win Historic Fourth Straight National Indoor Title
The University of North Carolina women prolonged their ITA Indoor National dynasty by beating Georgia 4-0 to capture their fourth straigtht title. UNC has won seven National Indoor titles, including five in the last six years and seven in the last decade.
Meet the Assistant: Trinity University's Annie Wise
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Trinity's Annie Wise.
Lee Makes History as UCSD's First Five-Star Recruit
Carson Lee never had a master plan to play college tennis. It just happened organically for the senior from Fullerton, California native. Lee made history by signing with UC San Diego to become the first five-star recruit in program history.
Williams Overcomes Tragedy to Achieve Her College Dream
Carolina Williams endured an unimaginable tragedy when her grandfather and birth mother both died in the span of an hour in different locations in the same city. Her tennis suffered in the aftermath and she wondered if her dream of playing in college was gone. It wasn't. She has signed with UT Tyler.
USTA Southern Launches Playoff Series, HBCU Opportunities
The USTA Southern Section is set to debut a four-tournament Playoff Series that will provide expanded opportunities to players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The series, which runs from March-May, will award 26 wild cards for the debut of the USTA Southern Men’s and Women’s 15K USTA Pro Circuit Tournament.
Top Women's Classes - 2023 Winter Rankings
The size of our commitment list is pushing 500 for the senior girls. With that in mind, today is a great time to check in on how schools are doing on the recruiting trail. Today, the Tennis Recruiting Network is proud to announce the Top 25 Women's Recruiting Classes for 2023.
College Players Shine in Opening Month of New Year
There's no doubt that college tennis increased its visibility during the month of January, with Ben Shelton's run to the Australian Open men's quarterfinals and three NCAA women's singles champions winning titles in the United States.
Coaches Corner: Whitman College's John Hein
No one path to becoming a college tennis coach is the same. How did they get to their current jobs? What do they look for in potential players now? In this edition of Coaches Corner, Whitman College women's head coach John Hein details his journey.
Top Men's Classes - 2023 Winter Rankings
As January comes to a close and the spring semester gets into full swing, today is a great time to take a look at the top college tennis recruiting classes. TRN is excited to present its 2023 Men's Recruiting Class Rankings - including the Top Dawgs ...
Gandra Celebrates MIT Commitment with Confetti
Nishi Gandra had already secured a roster spot offer from MIT. The four-star senior from Mason, Ohio just needed to get admitted to the prestigious Division III school. Gandra got the news in December while surrounded by family.
Meet the Assistant: Buffalo's Tony Miller
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Buffalo's Tony Miller.
Sewanee-Bound Wilson Wants to Help Other Diabetics
Ivy Wilson will be prolonging a family legacy by attending Sewanee. The three-star senior from Oklahoma has played her entire career with Type 1 diabetes, and wants to pursue a career in medicine to help others who are diagnosed.
Eight Intriguing Questions for 2023
Colette Lewis provides her annual look at developments in junior and college tennis. The 2023 Eight Intriguing Questions highlights important issues that could change the landscape of the sport in ways big and small in the coming year.
Hot 100 List - January 2023
It's time to unveil the January 2023 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.
ITA and ATP Announce Pro Pathway Collaboration
The ATP and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Wednesday announced a collaboration to accelerate the professional development pathway for players in the American collegiate system through ATP Challenger Tour playing opportunities.
Green Hopes to Inspire Change at Lane College
Venecca Green is hoping to promote change in her role as the new men's and women's head coach at Lane College, a Division II historically Black college in Tennessee. Green, a practicing lawyer, was hired after completing the USTA Fellowship in Tennis Coaching and Leadership program.
Juniors Welcomed to BNP Paribas Open in March
The BNP Paribas Open will be hosting a BNP Paribas Junior Championships during the second week of the professional event in March that takes place in the California desert city. The International Tennis Federation J300 tournament will provide younger players a view of the sport's highest level
Annapantula Makes Parents Proud with Middlebury Commitment
Ananya Annapantula's parents arrived in the United States from India with just a single suitcase. The four-star senior from Mason, Ohio has always wanted to make them proud by attending college. Annapantula has committed to play at Middlebury College in Vermont.
NEWS: NCAA Individual Championships Moving to Fall
The NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a two-year pilot program to hold the Division I men's and women's individual tennis championships in the fall of 2024 and 2025. The team championships will remain in the spring.
Tuck, Wang Capture First Gold Balls in 12s Winter Nationals
Overcoming numerous rain delays in Tucson, Arizona, Tabb Tuck and Allison Wang won their first singles gold balls by capturing the singles titles at the USTA 14s Winter National Championships at the Reffkin Tennis Center.
Reddy, Lee Capture Rain-Slogged Winter National 14s Titles
After enduring numerous rain delays, Vihaan Reddy and Nancy Lee cruised to victories in their respective singles finals to capture the gold balls at the USTA 14s Winter National Championships at the Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Friedman, Dussault Are Good Sports, Winter National Champs
Leena Friedman and Maximus Dussault not only won the 16s singles titles at the USTA Winter National Championships, they earned the sportsmanship awards for their exemplary behavior at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
Lian, Wang Go the Distance for 18s Winter National Titles
James Lian and Tianmei Wang used the break before the third set in their respective finals to regroup and try to regain momentum. Their strategies worked as they completed their runs to the singles titles at the USTA 18s Winter National Championships on Tuesday at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
Spring Star Ratings Period Begins
Twice a year, TennisRecruiting.net updates its Star Ratings - sometimes known as "The Stars". Our next update to the Star Ratings comes in mid-March - and those ratings will be based on players' highest rankings during the next eight weeks of the year - from the week of January 9 to the week of February 27, 2023. We invite players to review their player records to ensure accurate ratings.
Five-Star Kojonroj Makes Serving a Priority with Air Force
Nadia Kojonroj has always wanted to give back to her community because of all she's received in life. The five-star senior from Southern California decided a great way was to serve her country by committing to play at Air Force.
Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl Champions Dominate December
As is customary for December, most of the aces are from the three major junior tournaments during the month, making this the Cliff Notes version of the Eddie Herr International, Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl events.
Rusher's 'Unconventional' Recruiting Path Leads to FSU
Azariah Rusher had to be proactive in his college search. Since the blue chip senior spent time training in other countries and not playing major national events, he wasn't in the spotlight like some others. But the New Hampshire native landed right where he wanted at Florida State.
Give and Take: The Secret of Practice Success
Junior players who only practice with players who are better than them can be detrimental to their growth and success, according to coaches Tom Whitten and Margie Ziesinger. The best way to approach practice is to compete against opponents of all levels.
Lachinova, Ivanov Net Historic Titles at Junior Orange Bowl
Latvia's Adelina Lachinova and Bulgaria's Ivan Ivanov celebrated historic victories at the Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Florida. Both champions in the 14s division earned their countries first titles at the tournament, which celebrated its 61st year in 2022.
Hot 100 List - December 2022
It's time to unveil the December 2022 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.
Atlanta ITF Photo Gallery
The Atlanta ITF played earlier this Fall featured finals that were
All-American. In the boys' singles final, No. 4 seed Andrew Delgado
(High Point, N.C.) defeated Tygen Goldammer (Estero, Fla.) 6-2, 6-1,
while 12th-seeded Cleo Hutchinson (Santa Barbara, Calif.) defeated
Kayla Chung (Philadelphia, Pa.) 6-4, 6-4 for the girls' title.
Five-Star Fullerton Ready to Join the Badger Family
Matthew Fullerton worried an ankle injury may hinder his recruiting process. But the relationship he established with the University of Wisconsin coaches relieved his fears. The five-star senior from Minnesota has signed with the Badgers.
Historic Orange Bowl Titles for Crossley and Campana Lee
Korea's Gerard Campana Lee and Japan's Mayu Crossley made history at the ITF Grade A Orange Bowl last week by becoming the first players from their countries to win the title in their respective singles divisions. Americans Iva Jovic and Tyra Grant captured the girls doubles title.
Nguyen, Honda Capture 16s Titles at Orange Bowl
Californian Alexis Nguyen and Japan's Naoya Honda captured the 16s singles titles at the Orange Bowl in Plantation, Florida. Nguyen was the fifth consecutive girls winner from the United States, and Honda became the first boy from his country to win.
Butera Stays Committed to Penn Despite Coaching Changes
Since Luka Butera first committed to the University of Pennsylvania a few months ago, there have been two head coaching changes. But the five-star senior from New Jersey still has no doubt he wants to attend Penn and play for the Quakers.
USTA Southern Honors Althea Gibson with Scholarship
The Southern Tennis Foundation, the charitable affiliate of USTA Southern, has established a college scholarship in memory of trailblazer Althea Gibson. One of the greatest athletes of any sport, Gibson was born to sharecroppers in South Carolina before moving to New York as a child.
Karki Grateful For Opportunity to Play, Represent Rutgers
Following a serious illness as a child, Naomi Karki realized how special it was to have the opportunity to play tennis. The four-star senior from New Jersey always dreamed of playing in college and she will be staying close to home by signing with Rutgers.
Crossley and Gea Claim Eddie Herr ITF Titles
Unseeded Mayu Crossley of Japan and No. 10 seed Arthur Gea of France did not arrive at the IMG Academy as favorites for the International Tennis Federation Eddie Herr J1 titles, but they left with the winner's trophies after a week of excellent tennis.
Antonius, Exsted Claim Singles Titles at Eddie Herr
The original IMG Academy tennis complex, under construction during the 2021 Eddie Herr International Championships, welcomed the world's best junior players to an impressive new tennis stadium and indoor facility last week.
Team USA Clinches Third Straight Title at Master'U Championships
Six college players from across the country joined forces to help Team USA capture its third straight title at the 2022 Master’U BNP Paribas Championships in Honfleur, France over the weekend. It was the first time the event was played since 2019.