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Williams Overcomes Tragedy to Achieve Her College Dream
by Rhiannon Potkey, 8 February 2023

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.

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USTA Southern Launches Playoff Series, HBCU Opportunities
by Rhiannon Potkey, 7 February 2023

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.

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Top Women's Classes - 2023 Winter Rankings
by TennisRecruiting.net, 6 February 2023

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.

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College Players Shine in Opening Month of New Year
by Colette Lewis, 3 February 2023

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.

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1-Feb-2023
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.

30-Jan-2023
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 ...

27-Jan-2023
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.

25-Jan-2023
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.

23-Jan-2023
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.

20-Jan-2023
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.

18-Jan-2023
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.

18-Jan-2023
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.

16-Jan-2023
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.

13-Jan-2023
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

12-Jan-2023
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.

11-Jan-2023
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.

10-Jan-2023
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.

9-Jan-2023
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.

6-Jan-2023
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.

5-Jan-2023
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.

4-Jan-2023
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.

2-Jan-2023
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.

30-Dec-2022
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.

28-Dec-2022
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.

26-Dec-2022
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.

23-Dec-2022
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.

21-Dec-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.

20-Dec-2022
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.

19-Dec-2022
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.

16-Dec-2022
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.

15-Dec-2022
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.

14-Dec-2022
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.

13-Dec-2022
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.

12-Dec-2022
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.

9-Dec-2022
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.

8-Dec-2022
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.

7-Dec-2022
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.

5-Dec-2022
Celebrating Thanksgiving with National Indoors Titles
In lieu of the traditional Thanksgiving celebrations, many juniors and their families once again spent their holiday weekend competing for gold, silver and bronze balls at USTA National Indoors Championships across the country.

2-Dec-2022
Champions From All Levels Garner Aces Spotlight
After the conclusion of the college season with the National Fall Championships early last month, the focus in the rest of November turned to a historic Challenger run, the first pro titles for three American teenagers, the penultimate ITF Grade A of 2022 and titles at the ATP Finals for former collegians.

30-Nov-2022
Sankaran Rajendra Takes Game, Lyrical Skills to Johns Hopkins
Chakor Sankaran Rajendra plays tennis, studies economics and freestyle raps. All those skills helped him gain admission to Johns Hopkins. The four-star senior from Michigan has committed to play for the Division III program in Baltimore, Maryland.

28-Nov-2022
Five-Star Raidt Ready to Return to Tennessee
Conley Raidt was crying as she headed to take her first tennis lesson in Nashville. By the end, she was all smiles. The five-star junior will be returning to Tennessee for college after committing to join the Lady Vols program.

25-Nov-2022
Meet the Assistant: Georgia Tech's Alexis Casati
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 Tech's Alexis Casati.

23-Nov-2022
Avram Secures Lifelong Dream with South Carolina Commitment
Gabe Avram's dream since he first picked up a racket was to play college tennis. The blue chip junior from Charlotte, North Carolina moved another step closer to making it a reality by committing to the University of South Carolina.

21-Nov-2022
Hot 100 List - November 2022
It's time to unveil the November 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.

18-Nov-2022
From Columnist to Coach: Couch Lands Dream Job at Rose-Hulman
Greg Couch is a former award-winning sports columnist who worked for several prominent national publications. But after a career transition, he's now the head women's tennis coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a Division III program in Indiana.

16-Nov-2022
Four-Star Andrade Finds the Right Balance at Trinity
Rosabella Andrade felt the pressure to play Division I tennis when she was younger. But once she began her recruiting process, Andrade realized she wanted something different. The four-star senior from Texas has committed to play for Division III Trinity University.

14-Nov-2022
Q&A: Stearns Steers Toward Pro Success
Former NCAA champion Peyton Stearns has had a successful start to her professional career. Before a recent match on tour, she sat down with Colette Lewis for a Q&A about her post-Texas tennis life and future ambitions.

11-Nov-2022
Blue Chip Michna Makes It Official by Signing with A&M
Brayden Michna grew up attending Texas A&M camps and matches. The blue chip from nearby Taylor, Texas always knew he wanted to play for the Aggies. Michna solidified that goal by signing with Texas A&M on Wednesday.

10-Nov-2022
Four-Star Keller Feels a Strong Connection With SIUE
Grace Keller kept her options wide open when it came to her recruiting process. But the attention she received from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville head coach Adam Albertsen resonated strongly. The four-star senior from Georgia has committed to play for the Cougars.

9-Nov-2022
Five-Star Suko Joins Huskies Family, Brother at UW
Zehra Suko kept her options open, but always felt a familial tug to attend the University of Washington. The five-star senior has committed to the Huskies, providing UW with two Suko tennis players at the school. Her older brother plays for the men's team.

8-Nov-2022
Signing Week: Blue Chip Girls
It all starts tomorrow - Signing Day. The Signing Period for college tennis begins tomorrow morning, and seniors in the Class of 2023 will start signing their National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships. Take a look at where the Blue Chip girls stand before the big day.

7-Nov-2022
Signing Week: Blue Chip Boys
This coming Wednesday, November 9, is Signing Day - the first day that any senior in the Class of 2023 can sign a National Letter of Intent with an NCAA Division I or II institution. Take a look at the status of the Blue Chip boys.

4-Nov-2022
October Stars Extend Winning Streaks, Claim Multiple Titles
Winning streaks and multiple titles are the theme for October's 18 outstanding performers, along with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's first major champions of the 2022-23 season and two significant International Tennis Federation junior tournaments in the spotlight.

2-Nov-2022
Images from Rome L4
The final Level 4 National of 2022 in North Georgia was played at the beautiful 50-court Rome complex in October. In-state athletes Walker Allen (Cumming) and William Luke (Athens) won singles titles in the Boys 18s and 16s, respectively. On the girls' side, Reese Sager (Waxhaw, N.C.) won the 18s championship, while Yenna Park (Okemos, Mich.) took the 16s.

2-Nov-2022
Champions Crowned in DII, DIII, NAIA & Juco at ITA Cup
For the sixth consecutive year, the nation’s top singles and doubles players from the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and Juco levels gathered at the Rome Tennis Park in Rome, Georgia earlier this month to take part in the 2022 ITA Cup.

1-Nov-2022
USTA Southern Offering Grant for HBCU Programs
USTA Southern is offering a grant to HBCU programs in its section to partner with a local NJTL chapter to serve as mentors and host an event on their campus in January. Any HBCU program in the section can apply for the grant through Nov. 11.

31-Oct-2022
USTA Foundation Recognizes NJTL Essay Contest Winners
The USTA Foundation earlier this month selected 10 winners of the 22nd annual USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest. The winners, ranging in age from 10 to 18, are all participants in National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters nationwide. The winning essays were selected from more than 1,200 entries submitted this year.

28-Oct-2022
Sturner Ascends From BU Captain to Business Owner
Former Boston University team captain Ben Sturner credits his college experience for helping him build a successful business career. Sturner is the CEO and Founder of Leverage Agency. He is also the father of a young tennis player. He details that and more in a recent interview.

26-Oct-2022
Georgetown Leaves Good Impression on Five-Star Garofolo-Ro
Katie Garofolo-Ro always kept Georgetown in mind for college after visiting the Washington DC area with her mother while she was growing up. Once she made an official visit, the five-star senior from Houston knew it was the right fit.

24-Oct-2022
Meet The New Coach: LSU's Danny Bryan
Danny Bryan left LSU to start his head coaching career, but his heart never left LSU. The former Tigers player and assistant coach is back in Baton Rouge as the new coach for the LSU men's tennis program.

21-Oct-2022
Blue Chip Zampardo Heads South to Join NC State Wolfpack
Maddy Zampardo has spent most of her junior tennis career on indoor courts in Michigan. But when it came time to select a college, the blue chip recruit from Grosse Pointe Farms was more comfortable heading south, eager to work with the coaching staff at North Carolina State.

19-Oct-2022
Carolina On Her Mind: Four-Star Shahbaz Commits to Coastal
After making a visit to the campus during USTA National Clay Courts this summer, Sarah Shahbaz knew it was the perfect place to attend college. The four-star senior from Minnesota has committed to play for the Chanticleers.

17-Oct-2022
Hot 100 List - October 2022
It's time to unveil the October 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.

14-Oct-2022
Evans and Rice Claim ITF Pan American Closed Singles Titles
Surprises were the rule last week at the ITF JB1 Pan American Closed championships. Yet when the tournament concluded Saturday at the Top Seed Tennis Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, No. 2 seed Tatum Evans and No. 12 seed Keegan Rice had posted convincing victories to earn their first Grade 1 titles.

12-Oct-2022
Friendly Suggestion Helps Debnam Discover William & Mary
Parker Debnam didn't start talking with William & Mary until this past summer. The four-star had a friend on the men's team who suggested she reach out to the women's coaches. It led to Debnam verbally committing to the program.

10-Oct-2022
North Carolina(s) and Georgia Star at ITA All-Americans
UNC's Fiona Crawley and Georgia's Ethan Quinn captured the singles titles at the ITA All-American Championships on Sunday in North Carolina and Oklahoma, respectfully. In doubles, N.C. State's Nell Miller and Amelia Rajecki and South Carolina's Toby Samuel and Connor Thomson made history.

7-Oct-2022
Meet The New Coach: Cal State Fullerton's Trang Huynh-McClain
After spending the last four seasons as an assistant at Washington State and Kansas State, Trang Huynh-McClain has become a head coach for the first time. Huynh-McClain is taking over the Cal State Fullerton women's program.

5-Oct-2022
Blue Chip Rivera's Recovery Leads to Stanford
Hudson Rivera suffered an injury and was sidelined right at the time college recruiters were hoping to see him play. The blue chip senior from Rancho Santa Fe, California tried not it get him down. He recovered and his results improved, leading to a commitment to Stanford.

4-Oct-2022
Images from the Girls 18 and 16 Nationals
The USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 16 and 18 National Championships were held at the Barnes Tennis Center in early August. 4th seeded Eleana Yu (Mason, OH) won the 18s - along with a wild card into the main draw of the US Open Tennis Championships. 9th seeded Alyssa Ahn (San Diego, CA) won the 16s championship on her home courts. Photographer David Kenas was on site for the entire event.

3-Oct-2022
DTS Releases Exposure Series Schedule for 2023
Donovan Tennis Strategies (DTS) has released the dates and locations for its 2023 College Exposure Series. Sessions will be held in Southern California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, beginning in January.

30-Sep-2022
US Open Titles, Czech Dominance Earns September Spotlight
The last major of the year always provides many of September's highlights, and this month is no exception, with three Americans capturing doubles titles in New York. But 13 other notable performances occurred away from the US Open's spotlight, with the Czech Republic taking center stage.

28-Sep-2022
Daryaie Discovers Right Fit is Right Nearby at St. Mary's
Sofia Daryaie traveled to New York to play in a tournament and discovered more about a college program much closer to home in Northern California. The four-star senior has verbally committed to St. Mary's, attracted by the coaching staff and developmental opportunities.

26-Sep-2022
Jamea Jackson's Journey Leads to Coaching Princeton
Becoming a coach was the furthest thing from Jamea Jackson's mind in 2003 when she embarked on a career in professional tennis at age 17. But once injuries ended her time on the court, Jackson discovered how much she enjoyed helping others. She was recently named the new women's coach at Princeton University.

25-Sep-2022
Action Shots from the US Open
As always, Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com provided strong coverage of this year's US Open Junior Championships in New York. The singles competition produced an historic winner in Alexandra Eala of the Philippines and a second straight title for Spain by Martin Landaluce. Check out action shots from the event - courtesy of Paul Ballard.

23-Sep-2022
Hot 100 List - September 2022
It's time to unveil the September 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.

21-Sep-2022
Meet The New Coach: Montana State's Rob Bareford
After four successful seasons at Radford, Rob Bareford has moved west to become the new Montana State head men’s tennis coach and director of the Bobcat-Anderson Tennis. Bareford discusses his new role, his recruiting plans and how he spends his free time.

19-Sep-2022
Star Ratings Fall 2022 Edition
After months of waiting, the Star Ratings have finally arrived again. Find out right now how many stars you have as The Tennis Recruiting Network proudly presents the Fall Star Ratings for 2022.

15-Sep-2022
History, Repeats and American Doubles Title at Junior US Open
A grueling week of tennis ended in bright sunshine at the US Open Junior Championships, producing a historic winner in Alexandra Eala and a second straight title for Spain courtesy of Martin Landaluce. Americans Nishesh Basavareddy and Ozan Baris captured the doubles crown.

13-Sep-2022
Former Hurricane Hechtman Finds Joy Coaching Williams Sisters
Former University of Miami team captain Eric Hechtman has spent the past few months coaching Venus and Serena Williams. Hechtman began coaching Venus in 2019 and started working with Serena earlier this year before she announced plans for her likely retirement.

9-Sep-2022
Wisconsin Reels In Commitment From Five-Star Beduhn
Collin Beduhn used a fishing trip to Canada to help him make his college decision. The five-star senior from Minnesota realized the University of Wisconsin had everything he was looking for and has committed to the Badgers.

7-Sep-2022
Gold Balls Awarded at USTA National Doubles Championships
Six teams captured gold balls at the USTA National Doubles Championships at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Florida on August 26-28. Four of the teams were the No. 1 seeds in their division, including both 18s champions.

5-Sep-2022
Tennis Recruiting Welcomes the Class of 2029
Tennis Recruiting Network welcomes the Class of 2029 to the rankings this week. Among the young rising stars are sixth-graders Griffin Goode, Raya Kotseva, Adrian Sharma and Hannah Ayrault.

2-Sep-2022
Current, Former Collegians Shine Across the Globe in August
August was a month jam-packed with tournaments across the world. Outside of the winners of the USTA National Championships, current and former collegians and precocious juniors took center stage with great results to move up the rankings.

31-Aug-2022
Argentina's Midon, Japan's Saito Claim ITF College Park J1 Titles
The International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit tournament last week in College Park, Maryland began with rain and ended in bright sunshine, with top seed Lautaro Midon and No. 5 seed Sara Saito adding to their Grade 1 title counts as the boys and girls champions, respectively.

29-Aug-2022
Coaching Corner: Ron Gendron Moves to Nichols College
After 16 years coaching the Bryant University men's program, Ron Gendron recently stepped down to become the new head coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Division III Nichols College. He discusses the move and his goals for the future.

26-Aug-2022
Photo Gallery from The Nationals
Cool weather welcomed the best boys in the US to the Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich. The tournament had frequent delays and match postponements, pushing the Boys' 18s championship match until Monday. 16-year-old lefty Learner Tien defeated UGA commit Ethan Quinn in four sets - 7-6(7), 7-6(3) 5-7, 6-3. The Boys' 16s was an all-Florida final that was moved indoors - where 14-year-old Darwin Blanch defeated Calvin Baierl 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 for the gold ball. Check out action shots from the event ...

24-Aug-2022
Michigan Sweeps Singles Titles at ITA Summer Nationals
Junior Jacob Bickersteth defended his title and Julia Fliegner captured her first as the University of Michigan swept the men's and women's singles titles at the ITA Summer Nationals last week on the campus of Florida State.

22-Aug-2022
Hot 100 List - August 2022
It's time to unveil the August 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.

19-Aug-2022
Yu Completes Golden Run with Girls 18s Title
Eleana Yu overcame a second-set deficit and some blistering feet to capture the USTA Girls 18s National Championship singles title at Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. The Ohio native defeated 15-year-old Valerie Glozman 6-3, 7-5 in the televised final.

19-Aug-2022
Tien Earns 18s Title By Seizing His Second Chance
Learner Tien used his experience from saving match points earlier in the USTA Boys 18s National Championships to help him in the final. Tien overcame rain delays and match postponements to beat Ethan Quinn in four sets and capture the singles gold ball in Kalamazoo.

18-Aug-2022
Homecourt Advantage Helps Boost Ahn to Girls 16s Title
San Diego native Alyssa Ahn felt right at home during the USTA Girls 16s National Championships. Ahn trains at Barnes Tennis Center, and the comfort level helped lead Ahn to the singles title. She defeated Christasha McNeil 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

18-Aug-2022
Rain Can't Halt Blanch's March to Boys 16s Title
Darwin Blanch didn't let rain halt his march to the USTA Boys 16s National Championship singles title. Blanch outlasted Calvin Baierl 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the final match that was moved to the Markin Indoor Tennis Center at Kalamazoo College

17-Aug-2022
Payne Caps Dominant Run with Girls 14s Gold Ball
Bella Payne completed a dominant surge to the USTA Girls' 14 National Championship singles title at Rome Tennis Center in Georgia by winning all 14 sets she played. No. 17 Payne defeated No. 5 Maria Aytoyan 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

17-Aug-2022
Bielen Finishes Strong To Capture Boys 14 Gold Ball
Sebastian Bielen won three straight games to secure the Boys 14s singles title at the USTA National Championship. Bielen defeated Andre Alcantara 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to complete a memorable week on hard courts in muggy Alabama.

16-Aug-2022
Sohns Nets First Gold Ball at Girls 12s Nationals
Maggie Sohns captured the USTA Girls 12s National Championship in singles, while the team of Hannah Ayrault and Julia Seversen won the doubles title in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

16-Aug-2022
Reddy Strikes Double Gold at Boys 12 Nationals
Vihaan Reddy captured gold balls in both singles and doubles at the USTA Boys 12s National Championships in Mobile, Alabama. Reddy won both finals in straight sets, including the doubles title with Akshay Mirmira.

15-Aug-2022
Championship Week
The USTA National Championships took place last week, with gold balls being awarded to all age divisions at sites across the country - from Georgia to California. All week long, TRN features champions from these tournaments in our Championship Week series.

12-Aug-2022
Recruiting Insider: Middle Tennessee's Jimmy Borendame
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 Middle Tennessee State's Jimmy Borendame.


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