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Recruiting Feature
Top Men's Classes - 2020 Rankings
by TennisRecruiting.net, 25 May 2020

As we move into summer and towards reopening, the Class of 2020 has been moving forward. As of today, over 1,600 seniors have reported commitments to college tennis programs, and more are making verbal commitments each and every week. The decision-making will continue, but now is a good time to check in on where where things stand. Today, TRN and Mizuno are excited to bring you their poll of the Top 25 Men's College Tennis Recruiting Classes.

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Signing Profile
Crawfishing and Tennis Are a Way of Life For LSU-Bound Koch
by Rhiannon Potkey, 22 May 2020

Ben Koch grew up on his grandfather's crawfish and rice farm in Louisiana. His mother, Emily, a former college tennis player, is a crawfish farmer. Koch is staying close to the family farm for college. The blue chip senior has signed with LSU.

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Recruiting 101
Meet The Assistant: Texas' Brandon Wagner
by Rhiannon Potkey, 21 May 2020

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 Texas men's assistant Brandon Wagner.

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Player Spotlight
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sylvia Eklund and Andrew Zabelo
by Rhiannon Potkey, 20 May 2020

TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sylvia Eklund and Andrew Zabelo.

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19-May-2020
Asokumar Recovers From Illness to Reach College Tennis Goals
Arjun Asokumar was told he may never play competitive tennis again after suffering from a brain illness at age 13. Not only did he recover, he made the long climb back to five-star status. The Chicago native has committed to Johns Hopkins.

17-May-2020
Alabama's Alison Baumgardner Broke SEC Gender Barriers
Roberta Alison Baumgardner became the first woman in Southeastern Conference history to play a varsity sport when she joined the Alabama’s men’s tennis team in 1963. She didn't seek to become a gender trailblazer, though. She just wanted to face good competition.

15-May-2020
USTA Cancels 2020 National Clay Court Championships
The USTA announced Friday it has canceled the 2020 National Clay Court Championships due to the continuing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The events were scheduled to take place July 12-19 at seven different cities across three states.

14-May-2020
Determination Helps Five-Star Collins Reach Fresno State
Karl Collins was willing to travel nearly an hour on public transportation to get to training every day. The dedication was rewarded when the five-star senior from Richmond, California signed with Fresno State.

13-May-2020
Recruiting Insider: UC Irvine's Elizabeth Ferris
Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospets. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from UC Irvine women's head coach Elizabeth Ferris.

12-May-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Ethan Nguyen, Beavin Twins
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ethan Nguyen and twins Katie and Emma Beavin.

11-May-2020
Llona Is The "Brick" That Launched Saint Michael's Rebuild
Ivan Llona was recruited from a high school match to help change the fortunes of the Saint Michael's men's program. After thinking he would never play college tennis, the Vermont native has become the "brick" of the rebuild.

8-May-2020
How Coaches Are Recruiting During The Shutdown
The coronavirus pandemic has prevented college coaches from their normal recruiting practices. They can't have any in-person contact, meaning no hosting visits to campus or watching matches at tournaments. How have they adjusted to still get to know recruits? They let us know in the latest Coaching Roundtable.

7-May-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Kirstin Hailey and Daniel Haley
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Kirstin Hailey and Daniel Haley.

6-May-2020
Blue Chip Rapolu Makes An Early Jump to Join Texas
Malaika Rapolu is graduating a year early to join the Texas program in the fall. The blue chip from Cedar Park, Texas wants to take advantage of the better training available with the Longhorns as she pursues her goal of playing professionally.

4-May-2020
Impact of COVID-19 on TRN Rankings
COVID-19 has had broad impact across all walks of life - including junior tennis. Tennis governing bodies like the USTA and ITF have announced delays to junior tennis competition that may stretch out for a while. TRN rankings and ratings use USTA and ITF results, and today we are announcing changes to our rankings going forward.

1-May-2020
Kvitova, Tiafoe Among All-Time Great April Aces
With no tennis last month, Colette Lewis decided to continue the 12-year run of her monthly Aces column by featuring 16 teenagers, highlighted in previous Aprils, who went on to reach the ATP and WTA Top 100.

30-Apr-2020
Five-Star Heuser Changes Direction, Picks Hometown Illinois
Megan Heuser thought she wanted to leave home to attend college outside of the Big Ten Conference footprint. But after the five-star junior visited Illinois, she realized staying in state to play for the Illini was the best option.

29-Apr-2020
Four-Star Phillips Gets GameDay Treatment At Dayton
Davis Phillips made his official visit to Dayton when ESPN's GameDay crew was on campus for a Flyers men's basketball game. The support he saw helped the four-star junior from South Carolina determine Dayton was the right place to commit for college.

28-Apr-2020
Hot 100 List - April 2020
It's time to unveil the April 2020 edition of 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.

27-Apr-2020
Gillinov Extends Family Tradition By Committing to Yale
Nicole Gillinov is set to become teammates with her big sister once again after committing to Yale. The five-star senior from Ohio is extending a family tradition by attending the Ivy League school. Her father is also a graduate.

24-Apr-2020
Blue Chip Cooksey Opts For Maize and Blue
Blue chip Will Cooksey grew up as a University of Michigan fan, so his recent verbal commitment to the program is hardly a surprise. The 16-year-old from Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan will be the third generation in his family to attend Michigan.

23-Apr-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Cydney Rogers and Broc Fletcher
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Cydney Rogers and Broc Fletcher.

21-Apr-2020
Blue Chip Broadus Rides Early Wave with Pepperdine Commitment
Savannah Broadus was already leaning towards committing to Pepperdine, but her decision was expedited because of the coronavirus pandemic. The blue chip junior wanted to ensure she had scholarship money and a roster spot for 2021.

20-Apr-2020
Five-Star Derek Hsieh Selects University of Chicago
As a five-star recruit, New Jersey’s Derek Hsieh drew interest from many Division I programs. But the 17-year-old high school senior wanted to emphasize the academic side of the recruiting equation, which led him to verbally commit to Division III’s University of Chicago.

16-Apr-2020
USTA To Provide Relief Fund, Status of U.S. Open Undetermined
The USTA unveiled a plan on Thursday to oversee a commitment of more than $50 million to help tennis deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at the grassroots level. The status of whether the U.S. Open, a major revenue generator, will be canceled or postponed is expected to be determined by June.

16-Apr-2020
Robotic Tennis: McCandless Ready for all Caltech Has to Offer
Kyle McCandless had good options close to home to puruse his love of engineering and tennis. But the four-star senior from Massachusetts wanted to find a sunnier location for college and chose to commit to Caltech.

15-Apr-2020
Four-Star Landreth Gets Surprise Offer From Ragin' Cajuns
Grant Landreth wasn't sure what to expect when he met Louisiana head coach Mark Jeffrey for coffee. The four-star senior from Lafayette got an early Christmas gift and a chance to fulfill a childhood dream with the Ragin' Cajuns.

13-Apr-2020
USTA Prolongs COVID-19 Suspension, Cancels Some Events
After discussions with its Medical Advisory Committee, the USTA is extending the suspension of USTA sanctioned events and products through May 31 and has canceled some events due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

13-Apr-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Gray Voelzke, Divya Venkatarama
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Gray Voelzke and Divya Venkatarama.

10-Apr-2020
ITA's Tennis For America Aims to Establish Year of Service
The ITA is introducing a new nationwide pilot program, Tennis for America. Based on a Year of Service model, it provides 12 months of paid, full-time community work for young Americans transitioning from college to professional careers.

8-Apr-2020
How an Extra Year of Eligibility Impacts College Teams, Recruits
The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibilty to spring sport athletes that had their season abruptly canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will that impact college rosters and recruiting in the next few seasons? Our Coaching Roundtable attempts to address those issues.

7-Apr-2020
Spencer Ready for New Experiences at Saint Louis University
Mya Spencer wanted to get away from home and sign with a program that could offer her a great financial package. She found both at Saint Louis University. The four-star senior has signed with the Billikens.

6-Apr-2020
Meet The Assistant: Washington & Lee's Hailey Barrett
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 Washington and Lee's Hailey Barrett.

3-Apr-2020
Persistence Helped Loudermilk Finally Connect with UConn
Nicholas Loudermilk decided to take another shot and email UConn again after hearing there were changes on the coaching staff. He finally got a response and arranged an official visit. The four-star senior from Anderson, South Carolina loved the school, and has committed.

2-Apr-2020
CMS Senior Organizes Donations to Help Medical Facilities
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Anastasia Bryan-Ajania initiated a donation drive among athletic programs and science departments to collect personal protective equipment for medical facilities. She is encouraging other colleges to do the same to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

31-Mar-2020
Want To Get Recruited? It's The Perfect Time to Use TRN
The first priority right now is health and safety. But with no chance to play tennis, it's a good time for players to update their profiles and upgrade to a subscription to enhance their chances of getting recruited. Coaches are on our site now more than ever.

30-Mar-2020
NCAA Grants Waiver For All Spring Sport Athletes To Return
The NCAA Division I Council has approved a blanket waiver to give all spring sport athletes, which includes tennis players, whose season was abruptly canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

29-Mar-2020
NCAA Takes Major Financial Hit and More Could Be Coming
The NCAA has suffered big financial losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic resulting in the NCAA basketball tournament being canceled. There could be much harder hits coming if the football season is impacted.

27-Mar-2020
Short Month of Tennis, But No Shortage of Aces
With tennis coming to an abrupt halt on March 12, an abbreviated version of the monthly Aces column seemed likely. Yet with just two weeks worth of competition, 17 performances stood out, including three ITA National Indoor champions crowned on the first day of the month.

26-Mar-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sam Goidel and Alyssa Getty
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sam Goidel and Alyssa Getty.

25-Mar-2020
Barrow Finds The Right Fit Is Close To Home At Mercer
There is no tournament Samuel Barrow doesn't look forward to playing. He plans months in advanced and counts down the days. His weekends will soon be filled with college matches as the four-star senior is staying close to home to attend Mercer.

24-Mar-2020
Emory's Spring Break Trip Ends in Uncertainty For All
The Emory women's tennis team was on a spring break trip to Florida when the Eagles found out their season was canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Head coach Amy Bryant is still trying to come to grips with the new reality and uncertain future.

23-Mar-2020
Unexpected Visit Results in Texas Tech Commitment For Evans
Kailey Evans didn't plan to visit Texas Tech during her college recruiting process. But once the blue chip junior did, she realized she wanted to play for the Red Raiders and made a verbal commitment.

20-Mar-2020
Hot 100 List - March 2020
It's time to unveil the March 2020 edition of 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.

19-Mar-2020
The Season-Ending Meeting Coaches Weren't Expecting
College coaches around the country had to break the news to their players that the season was over much earlier than expected because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The meetings weren't easy, and the reality is still sinking in for many.

18-Mar-2020
Basavareddy Deals With Abrupt End to ITF Caribbean Event
Nishesh Basavareddy and three other U.S. boys experienced an abrupt ending to a USTA-led trip to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic for Junior ITF events because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. They all made it home safely.

16-Mar-2020
How the Coronavirus Is Impacting Junior Tennis
Many junior tournaments and events have been cancelled or suspended as a result of the heightened concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Find out how organizations are reacting and what the next steps might be.

13-Mar-2020
Blue Chip Montgomery Hits Jackpot in Las Vegas
The odds were against an unranked teenager capturing a $25,000 tournament in just her fourth professional-level event. But 15-year-old blue chip Robin Montgomery rolled the dice and came up a winner last week at the Oracle Pro Series event in Las Vegas.

12-Mar-2020
Sacrifices Makes Iowa Commitment Even Sweeter for Weiss
Her family would drive 20 hours to tournaments, sleep in their caravan and work multiple jobs to help Oliva Weiss achieve her goals in tennis. The four-star junior from Michigan saw one reward come through earlier this year when she committed to Iowa.

11-Mar-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Daniel Haley and Evelyn Safar
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Evelyn Safar and Daniel Haley.

10-Mar-2020
Friendly Recommendation Leads Brady to Marquette
Ian Brady listened to his trainer's advice and decided to learn more about Marquette and head coach Steve Rodecap. The four-star senior from Indianapolis liked what he learned, and has committed to the Golden Eagles.

9-Mar-2020
Diaz Reaches Record-Breaking Milestone at Georgia
Georgia's Manny Diaz became the all-time winningest men's head coach in Southeastern Conference history on March 1st when Georgia defeated Ohio State. Diaz passed his former coach and mentor, Dan Magill, with win No. 707 and has already added more. He reflects on the milestone's meaning.

6-Mar-2020
Pratt's Persistence Leads to Northwestern
When five-star recruit Sydney Pratt was growing up in Chicago, she occasionally participated in tournaments at the Northwestern University campus. But playing for the Wildcats seemed an unattainable dream as she entered high school. That is no longer the case.

5-Mar-2020
Recruiting Corner: Middlebury Men's Coach Bob Hansen
Recruiting is not an exact science. Different programs have different needs and methods to finding players. In this month's Recruiting Corner, Middelbury men's coach Bob Hansen reveals his approach to recruiting and what he looks for in players.

4-Mar-2020
Columbia Hits All the Right Notes For Five-Star Ruger
Henry Ruger is more than just a tennis player. The five-star from Philadelphia also sings in the Keystone State Boychoir and has traveled around the world to perform. Ruger is taking his diverse interests to Columbia, where he will play in the fall.

3-Mar-2020
February's Top Performing Players Spanned the Ages
The month of February provided a host of highlights, with players aged 13 to 35 winning titles in Australia, North and South America and Europe. In addition, college tennis crowned three new national indoor champions and a trio of former collegiate stars earned ATP Challenger titles.

2-Mar-2020
Star Ratings Spring 2020 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 2020.

1-Mar-2020
Action Shots from the Southern Level 2
The older half of the USTA Southern L2 Championships were held in Rome, Georgia, at the new 51-court tennis center on the Berry College campus. The weather was cold all weekend - and rain cut the championships short. But photographer Bill Kallenberg was on hand for TennisRecruiting.net and captured these images.

28-Feb-2020
Meet the Assistant: North Carolina State's Cris James
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 North Carolina State's Cris James.

26-Feb-2020
A Day In The Life: Howard's Dominique Jackson
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Howard's Dominique Jackson.

25-Feb-2020
Holcomb-Jones Striving for Excellence with NJTL Leadership
Former college player and college coach Sean Holcomb-Jones is now the manager of USTA Foundation Excellence Program & Corporate Activations. As TRN celebreates Black History Month, Holcomb-Jones details his story and his future goals in this edition of "Where Are They Now?"

24-Feb-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Jolie Taty and Gabriel Sardo
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Jolie Taty and Gabriel Sardo.

21-Feb-2020
Texas Tech Opportunity Opens Doors for Talaba
Gabriela Talaba was unsure about her future while playing pro events at age 18. A conversation about college tennis led the Romanian to an opportunity at Texas Tech. It's a decision that gave Talaba a brighter outlook on and off the court.

20-Feb-2020
Roundtable: What Makes Playing for HBCU Programs Special
What makes playing for Historically Black Colleges and Universities special or unique? In honor of Black History Month, our Coaching Roundtable panel provides some insight into what attracts their recruits to their schools.

19-Feb-2020
Chaudhary Achieves Goal of Signing with Stanford
Aryan Chaudhary's top choice for college was always Stanford. The blue chip Bay Area native wanted to stay close to home and represent the Cardinal. He'll get his chance next fall after signing with Stanford.

18-Feb-2020
Hot 100 List - February 2020
It's time to unveil the February 2020 edition of 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.

17-Feb-2020
Player Spotlight of the Week: Ainsley Heidbreder, Alex Bigsby
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ainsley Heidbreder and Alex Bigsby.

14-Feb-2020
Blue Chip Coleman Commits To Blue Devils
After taking her official visits last fall, Ellie Coleman was still mulling her college choice. The 16-year-old high school junior believed there was too much at stake to rush her decision, so it wasn’t until last month that blue chip verbally committed to Duke.

12-Feb-2020
Krug Twins Double Their Commitment to Duke
Connor and Jake Krug knew they wanted to attend college together and prolong their successful doubles career. The blue chip juniors had visited Duke many times to watch college basketball games, and fell in love with what the tennis program had to offer. They committed to Duke in December.

11-Feb-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Elizabeth Vollmin, Anderson Smith
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Elizabeth Vollmin and Anderson Smith.

10-Feb-2020
Heart Awareness Match Has Personal Meaning at Colgate
Colgate tennis is holding its fourth annual Heart Awareness Match on Feb. 23 to raise money for the Golisano Children's Hospital. The match means a lot to head coach Bobby Pennington, whose son, Clifford, underwent lifesaving heart surgery as a newborn.

7-Feb-2020
From Division III to Pro Tennis: Talking with Eudice Chong
Few Division III graduates pursue careers in professional tennis, but Eudice Chong was an outlier from the very beginning of her career at Wesleyan. The 23-year-old Hong Kong native discusses the improvements she's made, her future goals and Wesleyan's sustaining success.

5-Feb-2020
Longhorns, Likely Short Stay: Blue Chip Stearns Picks Texas
Peyton Stearns intends to play college tennis for one year before pursuing a full-time professional career. The blue chip senior from Mason, Ohio felt Texas provided the best package to fit her needs. She has committed to the Longhorns.

4-Feb-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Noah Van Dyke, Kylin Sadler
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Noah Van Dyke and Kylin Sadler.

3-Feb-2020
Current and Former Collegians Highlight Last Month's Standouts
Current and former collegians provide the bulk of a dozen highlights from the first month of the decade, but young competitors from ages 13 to 18 also chalked up notable results last month, including the year’s first junior slam champions.

2-Feb-2020
Orange Bowl Photo Gallery
Florida hosts many big tournaments at the end of the year, and the Orange Bowl Interational Tennis Championships is a big one. Hosted at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla., the event attracts players from across the world. Robin Montgomery and Thiago Tirante won the 18s singles championships - while Ashlyn Krueger and Daniel Rincon took home the 16s titles. Check out action shots from the event ...

31-Jan-2020
Smith: Tennis Needs to Start Fun to Remain Fun
When kids are starting to play tennis, it has to be fun and that has to stay with them forever. Because once you reach the pro level and it becomes a business, you have to find ways to enjoy it. Former USC coach Peter Smith addresses junior tennis in his latest column.

29-Jan-2020
Hernandez Set to Become First in Her Family to Attend College
Sayda Hernandez used tennis to achieve her educational dreams. Once the five-star senior arrives at Indiana in the fall, she will become the first in her family to attend college. Hernandez wants to be a role model for her siblings.

28-Jan-2020
How Much Does On-Court Body Language Factor Into Recruiting?
How much do college coaches pay attention to a player's body language on the court when they are recruiting? We asked several coaches from around the nation to provide their thoughts for this month's Coaching Roundtable.

27-Jan-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Derek Distelrath, Isabella Pescatore
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Derek Distelrath and Isabella Pescatore.

24-Jan-2020
Nakashima Makes Next Step From Virginia to Pro Tour
After experiencing success in professional events and gaining confidence he could contend at that level, Brandon Nakashima decided to leave the University of Virginia after his freshman season. The San Diego native believes he gained a lot of positives from his one season in college tennis.

23-Jan-2020
Five-Star Mikeal Carpenter Could Be Program-Changing Recruit
Rather than sign with a bigger program, Mikeael Carpenter decided to stay close home at Morgan State. The five-star senior from Maryland has known Morgan State head coach Matt Townes his entire life and feels comfortable at the HBCU in Baltimore.

22-Jan-2020
Hot 100 List - January 2020
It's time to unveil the January 2020 edition of 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.

21-Jan-2020
Selby's College Goals Take a New Direction with CMS
Sena Selby grew up dreaming about playing pro tennis or joining a Division I program. But as she began looking at colleges, she realized Division III was a better fit for her aspirations. The four-star from New York has committed to play for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

20-Jan-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Ryan Rajakar and Hope Moulin
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ryan Rajakar and Hope Moulin.

17-Jan-2020
Eight Intriguing Questions for 2020
Each year Colette Lewis looks ahead to an assortment of issues facing college and junior tennis, with two of the questions for the 2020 edition focusing on where two crown jewel events will be held. Find out the answers to this year's Eight Intriguing Questions.

16-Jan-2020
The Next Big Stage for Four-Star French is RPI
Tennis isn't the only passion for John French. The four-star senior from Raleigh, North Carolina also performs in school plays and sings in the choir. He found a college program that supported his diversity. French has committed to RPI.

15-Jan-2020
Transitioning From The Tennis Court To The Emergency Room
After finishing her college tennis career at the University of Evansville, Ashton Schwerin Ramirez attended medical school and is now an emergency medicine physician. Playing tennis helped prepare Schwerin Ramirez for some of the stressful situations she encounters.

14-Jan-2020
Blue Chip Neal Works Hard to Earn Opportunity at Yale
Mature beyond his years, it was no surprise to his coaches that Luke Neal committed to Yale early. The blue chip junior from Northern California has become an example to other players at local clinics for his hard work and dedication.

13-Jan-2020
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 first eight full weeks of the year - from the week of January 6 to the week of February 24, 2020. We invite players to review their player records to ensure accurate ratings.

10-Jan-2020
Captain Kathy: Talking with USTA's Head of Women's Tennis
Kathy Rinaldi is the head of women's tennis at the USTA and the United States Fed Cup captain. She recently sat down with Colette Lewis to discuss her roles, her thoughts on U.S. tennis and her best piece of advice for parents.

9-Jan-2020
Zapp Plays Big Points Well, Captures Boys 18s Title
Logan Zapp was prepared for a challenging final against a familiar opponent and came through when it mattered most. The UNC signee beat fellow Floridian Ben Shelton in three sets in the Boys 18s singles final at the USTA Winter Nationals to win his fourth career gold ball.

9-Jan-2020
Shelton Gains Confidence During 18s Title Run
Emma Shelton wanted to get some match play under her belt and boost her confidence. The University of South Carolina freshman got just that during her run to the Girls 18 singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. Shelton beat future USC teammate Sarah Hamner in the final.

8-Jan-2020
Validating Performance for Codd in 16s Championship Run
Katie Codd thought her hard work was paying off. But winning a gold ball in singles and a silver ball in doubles at the USTA Girls 16s Winter Nationals validated her feeling. The Carlsbad, California native had never won a ball before arriving in Lake Nona.

8-Jan-2020
Proof is in the Pudding: Quinn Captures Boys 16s Title
Ethan Quinn ate bread pudding every night for dessert at the USTA Winter National Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. The sweet superstition worked as Quinn captured the Boys 16s singles title without losing a set. Lucas Brown and Aidan Kim won the doubles title.

7-Jan-2020
Warming Trend: Kong Breaks Through to Win Boys 14s Title
Daniel Kong captured his first gold ball by winning the Boys 14s singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships. The New York native beat Humza Noor in three sets in the final. Carson Baker and Lucas Coriaty were the doubles champions.

7-Jan-2020
Maltby Captures Two Gold Balls at Girls 14s Winter Nationals
Susanna Maltby captured the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Girls 14s Winter Nationals in Arizona. The blue chip from Illinois, seeded third, defeated No. 10 Ava Bruno in the singles final and teamed with Sage Loudon to capture the doubles crown.

6-Jan-2020
Zhao and Kelley Capture 12s Singles Titles, First Gold Balls
The singles and doubles champions at the USTA Boys and Girls 12s Winter Nationals all captured the first gold balls of their careers. Elena Zhao won the girls singles title and Gray Kelley captured the boys singles title.

3-Jan-2020
Florida is the Focus for December's Aces
The three major junior tennis tournaments in Florida last month produced a remarkably consistent cast of characters as the year came to a close. Their performances in Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl highlight the December Aces.

2-Jan-2020
Moss Receives Friendly Welcome at Washington and Lee
Gabriela Moss was interested in Washington and Lee University for its strong academics and tennis program. But once she got on campus, she discovered a few traditions that made her feel even more welcome. The four-star from Arizona has committed to the Division III program.

1-Jan-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sifa Butcher, Eliyahu Pinkney
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sifa Butcher and Eliyahu Pinkney.

31-Dec-2019
A Day In The Life: Georgia Gwinnett's Valentino Caratini
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of juggling practices, matches and classes. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Georgia Gwinnett's Valentino Caratini.

30-Dec-2019
Recruiting Insight From a Mother, Coach and Player
Courtney Hance has witnessed the recruiting process from many different angles. She's a former Division I player, a mother of four tennis-playing children and a coach to many junior players. Hance reveals what she's learned along the way.

27-Dec-2019
Yakoff and Basavareddy Capture Junior Orange Bowl 14s Titles
Overcoming rain and a compressed schedule, Americans Stephanie Yakoff and Nishesh Basavareddy took the 14s titles at the 58th edition of Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Florida. Mirra Andreeva of Russia and Benjamin Gusic Wan of Great Britain claimed the championships in the 12s division.

26-Dec-2019
Essential Campus Visit Tips from USTA
A campus visit is the best way to evaluate whether a college is the best fit for any player. The USTA provides a few tips on what to consider during an unofficial or official visit, and the best questions to ask about every college on each trip.

24-Dec-2019
Zukic Discovers Home Away From Home at Western Michigan
Nejla Zukic could have stayed close to home and gone to Louisville, where her high school campus is located. But she wanted to gain some independence, and found a home away from home at Western Michigan. The four-star senior signed with the Broncos last month.

23-Dec-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Joshua Nelson and Tianna Dixon
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Joshua Nelson and Tianna Dixon.

20-Dec-2019
Montgomery, Krueger Among Orange Bowl Singles Champions
Robin Montgomery, Thiago Tirante, Ashlyn Krueger and Daniel Rincon overcame every challenge to capture singles titles at the 73rd edition of the Orange Bowl in Florida. Tirante's victory secured the year-end No. 1 ITF World Junior ranking.

19-Dec-2019
Hot 100 List - December 2019
It's time to unveil the December 2019 edition of 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.

18-Dec-2019
Four-Star Elizabeth Yu Bowed Over By Bowdoin
Elizabeth Yu was impressed when Bowdoin hired Ben Lamanna to take over the women's program. She made a visit to Maine, and realized she loved everything else about the school. The four-star senior from New Jersey is announcing her commitment to Bowdoin.

17-Dec-2019
Bentz Leaves Comfort Zone by Choosing Erskine
Emma Bentz thought about playing it safe and attending college very close to home. But the three-star senior from Georgia decided to expand her horizons a bit by signing to play for Division II Erskine in South Carolina.

16-Dec-2019
Spotllight Players of the Week: Marc Goedemans, Sally Walser
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Marc Goedemans and Sally Walser.

15-Dec-2019
Images from the Eddie Herr
The weather was perfect all week for this year's Eddie Herr International Tennis Championships at the IMG Academy. No. 2 seed Thiago Tirante (ARG) took the boys' title, while qualifier Eva Lys (GER) surprised the girls' field. ZooTennis provided coverage of the event - and submitted this gallery of photos.

13-Dec-2019
Argentina's Tirante, Germany's Lys Claim Eddie Herr ITF Titles
The ITF Grade 1 Eddie Herr Championships at the IMG Academy produced expected and unexpected winners, with No. 2 seed Thiago Tirante of Argentina taking the boys title and qualifier Eva Lys of Germany earning the girls title.

12-Dec-2019
Americans Sweep Eddie Herr 16s Titles, Historic 12s India Win
American players swept the 16s division titles at the Eddie Herr International Championships at IMG Academy, with the United States capturing all four championships in that age group. Manas Dhamne made history in the 12s, becoming the first player from India to win an Eddie Herr singles title.

11-Dec-2019
X Marks the Spot for Five-Star Imani Graham
Imani Graham's recruitment to Xavier was unlike anything head coach Doug Matthews had ever experienced. The dream scenario became a reality for the Musketeers when the five-star senior from Florida signed with the program last month.

10-Dec-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week: Alessandra Armour, Patrick Cronin
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Alessandra Armour and Patrick Cronin.

9-Dec-2019
Alternate Reality: Billups Takes Advantage of Showcase Entry
Leyton Billups arrived for the TRN College Showcase at the ITA Coaches Convention on Sunday as an alternate. After somone pulled out of the draw, the junior took advantage of the opportunity to help get seen by coaches and pursue his dream of playing college tennis.

6-Dec-2019
Cadeau Drawn to Howard and Benefits of HBCUs
Attending an HBCU wasn't a requirment for Justin Cadreau. But once he visited Howard University, the three-star from New Jersey realized how much the school had to offer. Cadreau fulfilled a lifelong goal by signing with Howard this week.

5-Dec-2019
Collegians Past and Present Have November to Remember
Tennis eases into its off-season in November, at least on the Tour level, but the opportunity to start 2020 on a positive note keeps those striving to move up competing throughout the month. Current and former collegians had impressive results to highlight the monthly Aces column.

4-Dec-2019
FGCU Players Run Their Own Free Clinics to Give Back
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's team hosts at least five free clinics each fall as a way to give back to kids in the local community. The players plan and run every clinic while their coach watches from the sidelines.

3-Dec-2019
Coachspeak: Talking Points for Recruits to College Coaches
Communication is paramount in the recruiting process. But what are the most important questions for recruits to ask during their correspondence with college coaches? We provide a list of essential talking points to find out as much as possible about a school, program and coach.

2-Dec-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week: Casey Hishinuma, McKenna Wheatley
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Casey Hishinuma and McKenna Wheatley.

1-Dec-2019
Action Shots from the Broward Turkey Classic
Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier this month, players converged on the Tennis Center of Coral Springs for an adiplayer National Showcase Tournament. Photographer Fritz Moore was onhand to capture action shots from the event.

28-Nov-2019
Giving Thanks: College Coaches Express Holiday Gratitude
Thanksgiving Day is a time to express gratitude for the things and people in your life. In honor of the holiday, we asked college coaches around the country what they are thankful for in our latest edition of the Coaching Roundtable.

27-Nov-2019
Keeping Up: Capital City Classic Debuts at Michigan State
Michigan State saw the trend spreading around the country, so the Spartans decided to host the state's first men’s professional tournament since 1988. The $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit Capital City Tennis Classic debuted last week, providing Michigan State players an opportunity to sample professional tennis.


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