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Gratitude is the Hallmark of Aprill's Tennis Journey
by Rhiannon Potkey, 18 September 2019

From positive role models to an emotional outlet to a college opportunity, Brandon Aprill appreciates everything tennis has provided him. The four-star senior from Mountain View, California has committed to continue his career at Carnegie Mellon University.

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SMU Tops the List: Five-Star Krall Commits to Mustangs
by Rhiannon Potkey, 17 September 2019

Liam Krall is announcing his commitment to SMU. The five-star senior from Bronxville, New York likes the school's location, smaller size and opportunity to grow as a player and person.

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Dickson Puts in the Work to Earn Division I Opportunity
by Rhiannon Potkey, 11 September 2019

Jonah Dickson realized he had ground to make up if he wanted an opportunity to play Division I tennis. The Southern California native worked to improve his game and the results followed. The four-star senior has committed to Boston University.

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Coaching a Major Influence in Snyder Committing to UCF
by Rhiannon Potkey, 5 September 2019

Coaching helped Quinn Snyder grow more confident in himself. He's hoping coaching at the college level can improve his development even more. The five-star senior from New Jersey has committed to the University of Central Florida.

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4-Sep-2019
Pomona Makes a Friendly Impression on Moore-Thomson
Samantha Moore-Thomson received a warm welcome on her recruiting visit to Pomona College. The four-star senior from Denver realized she wanted to play for a Division III program and Pomona-Pitzer checked all the boxes.

27-Aug-2019
Andreach's Search Starts and Ends with Notre Dame
Julia Andreach fell in love with the idea of playing for Notre Dame at a young age. She just needed to make sure she chose it for the right reasons. After a thorough search process, the five-star rising senior committed to the Fighting Irish.

7-Aug-2019
Injury Helps UCLA-Bound Ong Realize Benefits of College
Vanessa Ong was focused on a pro career until suffering an injury that sidelined her for a prolonged period. It opened her eyes to the benefits of college, and the blue-chip rising senior from Oklahoma has committed to play for UCLA.

5-Aug-2019
Hawaii's Brilhante Gets Discovered By Pacific
Maile Brilhante knew it would be hard to get recruited to play Division I college tennis while living in Hawaii. But the four-star rising senior never gave up on her dream, and received an offer from the University of the Pacific. She committed last month.

9-Jul-2019
Baylor Provides Panic Relief for Blue Chip Boch-Collins
Audrey Boch-Collins started to worry when college coaches didn't respond to her emails right away. Baylor helped relieve her stress by showing interest. The blue chip rising senior from Las Vegas committed to the Lady Bears last month.

2-Jul-2019
Fishback Bucks Stereotypes to Become High-Level Recruit
Ryan Fishback is not your typical blue chip recruit. He doesn't attend an academy. He plays multiple sports in high school. But it didn't prevent the New York native from fulfilling his college dreams. Fishback has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.

25-Jun-2019
Schneider Makes It Official After One Visit to Ohio State
Lara Schneider only made one college visit during her recruiting process. That was all she needed to realize Ohio State was the right fit. The five-star rising senior from South Carolina has verbally committed to the Buckeyes.

24-Jun-2019
Blue Chip Gawande Leaps at the Chance to Attend Harvard
Sanyukta Gawande may be a star on the tennis court, but she continues to attend gymnastics practice for nine hours each week. The blue chip rising senior embraces high-level challenges, and has committed to play at Harvard.

13-Jun-2019
Blue Chip McKennon Feels Wanted By ASU
Max McKennon noticed how invested the Arizona State coaches were in his recruitment process. The blue chip rising senior from Newport Beach, California appreciated their commitment, and returned the favor by committing to the Sun Devils.

11-Jun-2019
Creath Ready to Write Her Next Chapter at Tennessee
Callie Creath enjoys reading a good book whenever possible. The five-star recruit from Texas is ready to open a new chapter in her life this fall when she arrives at Tennessee to join the Lady Vols. Creath signed with the program in December.

5-Jun-2019
Five-Star Lovett Ready for New Experiences at Tulane
Henry Lovett wanted to leave California for a new experience in college. The five-star senior from Los Angeles signed with Tulane, a revived program built on recruits like Lovett looking for unique challenges.

8-May-2019
Prinyarux Finds a Division I Match in Rutgers
Alisa Prinyarux didn't think her game was good enough to play Division I. But once she stopped worrying and started having fun, Prinyarux improved and received Division I interest. The five-star junior from Kansas has committed to Rutgers.

19-Apr-2019
Childhood Friendship Leads Dostanic to USC
Stefan Dostanic's childhood friendship with Colter Smith helped lead the blue chip senior to signing with USC. Smith is the son of USC head coach Peter Smith, and the families became close over the years.

18-Apr-2019
Nick Forester Taking Unique Playing Style to Bates
Nick Forester and his ambidextrous playing style will be gracing the courts at Bates College in the fall. The three-star senior from Maine plays with two forehands, having adopted the approach when he was 9.

9-Apr-2019
Timing Was Right for Giddens and Auburn
Blue chip junior Maxwell Giddens didn't know he was going to commit to Auburn during his visit last weekend. But once he sensed the moment was right, Giddens decided to tell his parents and futures coaches he wanted to be a Tiger.

26-Mar-2019
South African Connection Helps Texas Land Ryngler
South African tennis connections helped kickstart the recruiting process that led Lexi Ryngler to sign with the University of Texas women's team. Ryngler is completing high school a year early to be eligible to play for the Longhorns next fall.

21-Mar-2019
Neighborhood Chores Help Lead Martin to Georgia Tech
Andres Martin did neighborhood chores to help pay for his tournament entry fees when he was younger. The work paid off as the blue chip senior has signed to play with Georgia Tech and will be staying close to home for college.

18-Mar-2019
Unofficial Family Visit Leads DeSpain to Clemson
Ali DeSpain didn't think she would end up attending Clemson. But once she walked on campus and met the coaches, she couldn't envision herself anywhere else. The blue chip senior has signed to stay close to home with the Tigers

15-Mar-2019
Gibbons Goes Green By Committing to Dartmouth
Anders Gibbons will be attending college three time zones away from his Seattle home. The four-star senior has committed to play at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. He made his decision after his final unofficial visit.

6-Mar-2019
Crowley Comes Full Circle By Signing with Northwestern
Briana Crowley first attended tennis camp at Northwestern when she was 8 years old. The blue chip senior will be returning to the courts, only this time as a member of the team. The blue chip senior has signed with the Wildcats.

14-Feb-2019
Bickersteth Gets "Dream" Offer From Michigan
Jacob Bickersteth grew up dreaming about staying close to home and having his family watch him play for Michigan. Once he received an offer from the Wolverines, the five-star junior didn't hesistate to commit.

5-Feb-2019
Blue Chip Lin Stays Close to Home with UW Commitment
Yolanda Lin thought she may want to go away for college. But the blue chip junior realized she loved the Pacific Northwest, and everything the University of Washington had to offer. Lin committed to the Huskies last month.

17-Jan-2019
Five-Star McCaig Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Him Down
Coby McCaig was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 7 years old. The Modesto, California native has managed his condition while developing into a five-star senior prospect. McCaig has signed to play at the University of Pacific.

31-Dec-2018
The Price is Right for Keyser at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Benjamin Keyser wanted to find a school that didn't break the budget for his college tennis career. The four-star senior from Virginia found the total package at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Keyser signed with the Mustangs last month.

27-Dec-2018
Yale Makes a Believer Out of Blue Chip Kung
Chelsea Kung didn't think it was possible to balance a rigorous academic load with high-level tennis at an Ivy League school. Yale proved her wrong. The blue chip from Texas will be joining the program in the fall of 2019.

26-Dec-2018
Blue Chip Lins Finds Athletic and Academic Match at Harvard
Blue chip junior David Lins found the right athletic and academic match at Harvard. The Boca Raton, Florida resident has verbally committed to join the Crimson in the fall of 2020.

12-Dec-2018
Tran's Period of Healing Leads to Picking Tar Heels
Reilly Tran used her recovery time from hip surgery to begin researching her college options. The blue chip junior from Virginia realized the University of North Carolina was the place she was meant to be, and has commited to the Tar Heels for 2020.

9-Dec-2018
Being a Good Sport Matters to USC-Bound Cayetano
Eryn Cayetano has been lauded for her good sportsmanship with numerous awards and compliments. The five-star senior from Corona, California will bring her good behavior to USC, where she has committed to play for the Women of Troy next fall.

6-Dec-2018
Ryan Ali Embraces Smaller Size to Reach Division I Goal
Despite standing just 5-foot-3, Ryan Ali holds his own on the tennis court. The four-star senior from California recently signed to play at Santa Clara University. He wants to be a role model for other smaller players.

16-Nov-2018
Salute To Service: Four Star Jose Pledges to Army
Joel Nathan Jose takes great pride in representing his country, and wants to serve in the military. The four-star senior from New Albany, Ohio has committed to play for Army. His mid-match salute last spring gave spectators chills.

15-Nov-2018
Hopper Ready For More Fun at Case Western Reserve
James Hopper needs to be having fun to be successful in tennis. Hopper's game improved once he embraced that philosophy. The four-star senior wants to keep the fun going in college at Case Western Reserve University.

15-Nov-2018
Georgia Tech-Bound Cohen Was Raised To Compete
As the older sister to four brothers, Gia Cohen doesn't back down from competition. The blue chip from Florida is bringing that drive to Georgia Tech. Cohen signed with the Yellow Jackets this week, and is arriving in January.

14-Nov-2018
Blue Chip Wolfberg Signs with Oklahoma State
Blue chip Alana Wolfberg didn't think she wanted to attend college far from home. But the Oklahoma State coaching staff made a lasting impression on the Orlando native. She signed her National Letter of Intent with Oklahoma State this afternoon during a ceremony at her high school.

13-Nov-2018
Hohmann Finds a Coaching Connection at LSU
If you want to know why Ronald Hohmann is signing with LSU, it's fairly simple. The blue chip senior wants to play for Andy Brandi. Hohmann believes Brandi can help him reach is goal of playing professionally.

13-Nov-2018
Self-Motivated Shugar Elevates Game, Commits to Alabama
Avi Shugar didn't think playing high-level Division I tennis was a possibility two years ago. But the four-star senior from Oregon worked hard to improve his game and will be signing with the University of Alabama this week.

8-Nov-2018
Junmoke James Stays in the Game at Lehigh
Junmoke James wasn't sure if she would find a place to play Division I tennis until receiving an email from Lehigh. The four-star senior from Georgia with a passion for writing short stories will be signing with the Mountain Hawks this month.

7-Nov-2018
Fresno State-Bound Baturyn Makes all the Right Moves
A former competitive chess player, Daniel Baturyn is tactical about the moves he makes on and off the tennis court. The five-star senior left California for South Carolina to train at an academy, and his game greatly improved. He is signing with Fresno State next week.

7-Nov-2018
Blue Chip Angelica Blake Chooses Stanford
Blue chip senior Angelica Blake is announcing her commitment to Stanford. Blake discovered her love for tennis by grabbing a stranger's racket at age 4 and begging to go hit balls while living in the UK.

6-Nov-2018
Five-Star Gupta Ready To Help Penn Ascend
Aditya Gupta wanted to find the best mix of academics and tennis for college. The five-star senior from Southern California didn't limit his options to only Ivy League schools, but discovered Penn provided everything he wanted.

30-Oct-2018
Kuckelman Twins Were a Package Deal for Nebraska
Chloe and Ellie Kuckelman are not only twin sisters, they are best friends. They wanted to stay together in college, and Nebraska showed interest from the very start. The four-star seniors from Kansas will both be signing with the Huskers next month.

26-Oct-2018
Jachuck Heading to Harvard
Ronan Jachuck did his homework before deciding where to attend college. The blue chip senior found the right fit - athletically and academically - at Harvard. Jachuck verbally committed last February, and received his "likely letter" this month.

23-Oct-2018
Mossmer Follows Family History at Stanford
Nicole Mossmer was an elite level youth soccer player until deciding to pursue tennis at age 14. Although many questioned the change, Mossmer followed her heart and developed into a blue chip. She will be signing with Stanford, where both her parents played sports.

18-Oct-2018
Mercer, Cash Make Double Commitment for Ohio State
They didn't make a promise to attend the same school, but doubles partners J.J. Mercer and Robert Cash both found the right fit at Ohio State. The blue chip seniors are signing with the Buckeyes next month and hoping to continue their partnership in college.

17-Oct-2018
Drummy's Journey Leads to Vanderbilt
Georgia Drummy moved from her home in Ireland to Florida to improve her tennis and face better competition. The next step in Drummy's career comes next month when she signs to play at Vanderbilt and then joins the program in January.

16-Oct-2018
Competitive Spirit Drives Blue Chip Zhang to Duke
Andrew Zhang's competitive drive has been evident from the moment he started playing tennis. Attracted to Duke's athletic spirit and tradition, the blue chip recruit from Michigan is signing with the Blue Devils next month.

15-Oct-2018
Dodd Heading West To Play For Sacramento State
Three-star Grace Dodd knew during her official visit she wanted to attend Sacramento State. The Farmers Branch, Texas native is a strong doubles player and hopes to contribute to the Hornets in any way needed.

10-Oct-2018
Five-Star Senior Spencer Gray Chooses Auburn
Believing it's a place where he can thrive, Spencer Gray has committed to Auburn. The five-star recruit from Boca Raton, Florida made his decision on Monday night after taking his official visit to the school in early September.

5-Oct-2018
Epilepsy Doesn't Sideline Four-Star Gabby Dellacono
Gabby Dellacono was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 10. Instead of holding her back, the condition motivated Dellacono to work even harder in tennis and become an advocate for other children. The four-star from Connecticut will be signing with Brown next month.

28-Sep-2018
Blue Chip Nanda Chooses Bruins
Motivated by a rejection when he began playing competitive tennis, Govind Nanda made a commitment to improving. That determination has now led to another commitment: the blue chip recruit is just months away from becoming a UCLA Bruin.

26-Sep-2018
Blue Chip Hadigian Ready to Work for Gonzaga
Intrigued by the vision of the new coaching staff, blue chip senior Eric Hadigian has committed to Gonzaga. Hadigian has the option of enrolling early to play this spring or waiting until next fall to play for the Zags.

25-Sep-2018
Miller Finds Perfect Fit in Her Own Backyard at Michigan
Karina Miller didn't have to search far to find the perfect fit for college. The blue chip junior from Ann Arbor committed to the University of Michigan last week, and will represent the school located in her backyard.

19-Sep-2018
Five-Star Redelijk Announces His Commitment to SMU
Five-star senior Jordi Redelijk is announcing his commitment to SMU. The Florida native made his decision on Tuesday night, having formed a close relationship with new head coach Grant Chen during the recruiting process.

13-Sep-2018
Brown Goes Blue to Prolong Family Legacy
Jaedan Brown will be prolonging a family tradition by attending the University of Michigan. The blue chip junior from Granger, Indiana committed to the Wolverines after taking her official visit last weekend.

27-Aug-2018
Second Visit Makes Lasting Impression on Texas-Bound Woldeab
Siem Woldeab's first visit to Texas was marred by weather delays. The Longhorns lured the blue chip senior back for a longer vsiit and he fell in love. Woldeab committed to Texas on the day he returned home to San Diego.

30-Jul-2018
Rollins Finds His Potential Match at Texas A&M
Having endured a string of injury setbacks early in his career, Pierce Rollins has worked his way back into competitive form. The rising senior blue chip from Tulsa, Oklahoma recently committed to Texas A&M.

13-Jul-2018
Family Helped Prepare Campana For Vanderbilt
Carolyn Campana grew up in a tennis-playing family and was motivated to challenge her older brothers. The sibling support helped Campana develop into a blue chip prospect preparing to begin her freshman year at Vanderbilt.

21-Jun-2018
Deers, Raccoons and Tennis: Madison Tattini Loves Them All
Five-star senior Madison Tattini is not the prototypical country club tennis kid. The Utah signee lives on 50 acres of land in Illinois and has raised more than 50 animals, including raccoons and deer. Tattini wants to be a veterinarian once she finishes her playing career.

8-Jun-2018
New Coaches Welcome O'Dell To Virginia
Despite a coaching change last year, Amber O'Dell remained committed to attending the University of Virginia. The blue chip was welcomed by the new coaching staff with open arms and will be arriving to begin classes this summer.

30-May-2018
Blue Chip Zink Mindful of Commitment to Georgia
Tyler Zink practices meditation to help achieve a state of mindfulness and improve his performance on the court. The blue chip junior spent the last few months contemplating his college decision and recently committed to Georgia.

8-May-2018
Blue Chip Brooksby Sees Growth Potential At TCU
Jenson Brooksby wanted to find a program at a smaller school that could help develop his game. The blue chip junior from Carmichael, California found what he was looking for at TCU. He verbally commited right after the Horned Frogs clinched the Big 12 Conference regular-season title.

2-May-2018
UCLA-Bound Forbes Finds Perspective Through Her Autistic Brother
Abigail Forbes has gained perspective beyond wins and losses through her younger brother, Luke, who is autistic. The blue chip junior from Raleigh, North Carolina recently committed to UCLA, where she plans to study pre-med and focus on pediatric research to help try and find a cure for autism.

1-May-2018
In Sickness and In Health, Texas-Bound McDonald Loves Tennis
Evin McDonald discovered his love for tennis while spendng a month in a hospital being treated for a serious illness. The blue chip junior from Bethesda, Maryland has taking advantage of every opportunity the sport has offered, and recently committed to play at Texas.

25-Apr-2018
Legendary Mentorship Guides UCLA-Bound Taylor Johnson
Taylor Johnson has been mentored by Billie Jean King since she was 10 after a chance meeting at a YMCA brought them together. King recently helped Johnson make her college decision, with the blue chip junior committing to UCLA. Johnson will be an early arrival for the Bruins.

18-Apr-2018
Grant Is Fully Committed to Tennis, Florida
Will Grant is hard to keep off the court. The blue chip junior often needs to be told to take a break by his family because his passion to improve his so strong. Having recently committed to Florida, Grant will likely test the NCAA hours limit once he arrives in Gainesville.

12-Apr-2018
James Madison Reels In Karpinski For Signing Class
Maryland native William Karpinski is signing to play for James Madison University. Outside of playing tennis, the three-star recruit enjoys deep-sea fishing and caught a barracuda several years ago on a family trip.

11-Apr-2018
Furman Was Worth The Wait For Taylor Melville
Taylor Melville didn't want to be pressured into making a college decision. The five-star Georgia resident wanted time to learn more about schools. Furman allowed Melville to do her research, and she rewarded the program's patience by committing to the Paladins.

11-Apr-2018
Kush Learns The True Value of Academics
Adam Kush's tennis thrived at an academy, but his grades suffered with online schooling. Kush moved back home, improved his grades again and began exploring colleges. He is signing with Division II Anderson University, with most of the scholarship money coming from his academic success.

10-Apr-2018
Zimmermann Finds the Right Fit at Georgetown
Lindsay Zimmermann wanted to attend a smaller private school that was near a big city. The five star from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina found the right fit at Georgetown. Zimmermann will be signing to play for the Hoyas during the Spring Signing Period that begins this week.

10-Apr-2018
Persistence Pays Off For Khalafallah
Shaddy Khalafallah didn't think playing Division I college tennis might work out for him. But through hard work and constant emails, the three-star senior from Moline, Illinois will be signing his letter of intent to play for Marquette University.

9-Apr-2018
Five-Star Amber Shen Is Committed To Helping Others Heal
Watching her mother battle colon cancer inspired Amber Shen to pursue a career in medicine. The five-star from Boulder, Colorado has committed to MIT, where she wants to study biological engineering and take advantage of research opportunities.

4-Apr-2018
Some Pain, All Gain for USC-Bound Willson
Danielle Willson got her start in tennis by being whacked in the face with a water balloon. It led to a love for the sport that remains strong. The five-star senior from Newport Beach, California is staying close to home to play for USC.

3-Apr-2018
Four-Star Anukornchaikul Selects Johns Hopkins
Naevin Anukornchaikul wanted to attend a strong research university with a quality tennis program. The four-star recruit from Irvine, California found a school that will give him that and more by committing to Johns Hopkins.

2-Apr-2018
Late Blooming Eugenia Lee Overcomes Doubters
After receiving an email telling her about the JV team in college, Eugenia Lee was motivated to get an offer to play varsity. The three star from Allison Park, Pennsylvania rapidly improved and the coaches at the University of Chicago took notice. Lee has committed to play for the Maroon women.

23-Mar-2018
Blue Chip Cerdan Bound for Maize and Blue
With 23 offers, Andrea Cerdan could have been overwhelmed by the next step in the recruiting process. But three factors put the blue chip junior on the path toward the University of Michigan: a promising unofficial visit, a love of indoor tennis and her coaches.

22-Mar-2018
Four-Star Daniel Krulig Heading To Denver
Daniel Krulig's dream was to play college tennis at an American university. The dream will soon become a reality for the four-star senior from Florida. He will be joining the University of Denver men's program in the fall.

21-Mar-2018
Family Helps Bacalla Achieve College Tennis Goal
Michelle Bacalla's family had a major influence in her tennis career and her college recruiting process. Her two older brothers played college tennis, giving her a blueprint to follow when it came time for her to make a decision. The five-star from Skokie, Illinois has signed to play for the University of Iowa.

16-Mar-2018
Trice Pickens Makes Northwestern His Pick
Trice Pickens is following in the footsteps of a fellow Cary, North Carolina native by signing to play at Northwestern University. The five star believes he can develop his game at Northwestern while receiving a quality education.

13-Mar-2018
Meghana Komarraju Felt A Call To Serve
Meghana Komarraju found herself drawn to the service academies as she began the recruiting process. They offered everything she wanted - an opportunity to play Division I tennis, strong science and math classes and leadership skills that would last throughout life. The four star senior from Virginia decided to stay close to home and commit to Navy.

8-Mar-2018
UVA Commit Hopes To Inspire Through Actions, Words
Natasha Subhash is staying close to home by committing to the University of Virginia. The blue chip junior has a stutter, and is hoping her platform as a talented tennis player can help inspire any other kids that have a similar issue and are struggling to cope with the disorder.

7-Mar-2018
Yim Recovers From Back Injury, Commits to Harvard
Alan Yim worried his college prospects might dim when he was sidelined by a back injury for eight months. But Harvard remained loyal in its pursuit of the blue chip junior from Bellevue, Washington, and Yim recently committed to the Ivy League program.

1-Mar-2018
USC Commit Ryder Jackson Is Uniquely Dressed For Success
Ryder Jackson has a distinctive style on the court when it comes to clothes with a soccer jersey and visor as his attire of choice. But it's the blue chip junior's game that attracted college coaches. Jackson ended his recruiting process by committing to play for USC.

21-Feb-2018
Blue Chip Cannon Kingsley Makes Ohio State His Top Choice
Ohio State wasn't on Cannon Kingsley's initital list when he began exploring his college tennis options. But the Buckeyes made a lasting impression on the blue chip junior from Northport, New York, and he committed to play for Ohio State last week.

13-Feb-2018
Yarlagadda Takes A Balanced Approach To UNC Commitment
Anika Yarlagadda was attracted to the University of North Carolina for more than just a strong tennis program. The blue chip junior wants to be a doctor, and UNC is well respected for sending students to medical school. The combination led Yarlagadda to commit to the Tar Heels on her second visit to campus.

1-Feb-2018
Extended Travel Plans Leads Alshon To Virginia
Christian Alshon took his mother's advice and decided to extend a recruiting trip. The blue chip junior made a visit to Virginia and instantly knew he'd found the right college for him. Alshon verbally committed to play for the defending NCAA champion Cavailiers.

25-Jan-2018
Kotzen Goes Back To His Roots With Columbia Commitment
Blue chip junior Alexander Kotzen engaged in a thorough recruiting search, visiting 10 schools and hiring a consultant to help research his options. In the end, Kotzen decided to commit to Columbia, which is located only a few blocks from where he attended elementary school.

16-Jan-2018
Shvets Feels Right At Home At Princeton
Brianna Shvets used to drive by Princeton University with her parents when she was young and wear Princeton T-shirts during her matches. Her longtime dream of playing for her hometown university has become a reality. The blue chip senior from New Jersey has committed to Princeton and received her acceptance letter.

12-Jan-2018
Blue Chips Zein and Kessler Will Team Up Again at Florida
Blue chip recruits Marlee Zein and McCartney Kessler are both joining the NCAA champion University of Florida Gators, but their paths to Gainesville have been starkly different. The one-time doubles partners are excited to be starting their college tennis journey together, and Florida head coach Roland Thornqvist is thrilled to have them.

27-Dec-2017
Kourkina Relieves Stress by Committing to Vanderbilt
Dasha Kourkina wanted to relieve the stress and anxiety brought on by the college recruiting process. Once she visited Vanderbilt, the blue chip junior from Brooklyn found her solution. She verbally committed to play for the Commodores.

21-Dec-2017
Mother's Influence Helps Harvard-Bound Eason
Rachel Eason has a role model close to home in her mother, who has raised her as a single parent. They were able to celebrate together last week when Eason received her admitance letter from Harvard. The blue chip senior will begin playing for the Crimson in the fall of 2018.

20-Dec-2017
Zhu Carries Quiet Confidence to Penn
Kevin Zhu recevied his admittance letter from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business last week. The blue chip senior from Houston will bring a quiet confidence to the Penn roster once he arrives in the fall of 2018.

12-Dec-2017
The Name Game: Brigham Signs with BYU
By name alone, Brigham Andrus seemed destined to attend Brigham Young University from the moment he was born. The Highland, Utah, native signed to play for BYU during the early signing period and will join the Cougars after serving a two-year Mormon mission. His older brother has also signed to play for BYU.

6-Dec-2017
Duke-Bound Johns Puts Sportsmanship First
Atlanta's Garrett Johns has committed to Duke. The blue chip junior is known for more than just his success on the court. He's known for his good sportsmanship and compassion for others.

29-Nov-2017
Gallagher Ready To Begin College At 16
Blue chip Sedona Gallagher is graduating from high school two years early so she can begin attendng the University of Washington. The 15-year-old signed her National Letter of Intent during the early signing period two weeks ago.

16-Nov-2017
LSU Commit Is A Woman Among Boys
Maggie Cubitt grew up playing tennis with a group of boys. Although they made her cry at first, Cubitt eventually earned their respect. They helped the five-star junior develop into a successful player who just committed to LSU.

10-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Thorough Search Leads to UVA
Ryan Goetz didn't want to leave any stone unturned during his recruiting process. The blue chip senior from New York visited numerous schools and researched each program intensely. Goetz realized the University of Virginia was the best fit for him.

10-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Opportunities Knock for Simion
Tennis provided Teodora Simion a way to ease her homesickness when her family moved to the United States from Romania. The well-rounded recruit will continue playing the sport in college, having signed with Marian University. Simion wants to pursue a career in medicine and possibly work on healthcare legislation in Washington D.C.

9-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Coaching Move Alters Mayo's Choice
Alyssa Mayo wanted to play for Alison Swain. Once Swain was named the head coach at USC, Mayo's recruiting took a West Coast turn and a jump to Division I. The four-star signed with USC this week.

9-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Sorel's Growth Spurt Forces Introspection
Jack Sorel struggled with his game after a major growth spurt changed his body. He lost confidence, but he never quit. The four-star senior from Alpharetta, Georgia, has adapted a new style and is signing with Kennesaw State.

8-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Choy Was Born To Play For Stanford
Literally from birth, it seemed Sara Choy was destined to play for Stanford. The blue chip grew up dreaming about joining the program and representing the university. Choy will make things official this week by signing her National Letter of Intent.

8-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Kypson Pushes Back Decision
Blue chip Patrick Kypson is still debating whether to turn professional right away or pursue a college career first. The No. 1-ranked senior boy on Tennis Recruiting Network's list, Kypson will consider a myriad of factors in the next few months before he announces his decision.

8-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Adventure Awaits Graver at Auburn
Blue chip senior Sophie Graver is signing to play at Auburn University. The New Jersey native made an adventurous pact with Auburn coach Lauren Spencer if Graver decided to play for the Tigers.

7-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Home Court Advantage for Horve
Lucas Horve won't experience as much cultural shock as some college-bound players. The five-star senior grew up 45 minutes from the Illinois campus and has been training on the courts for many years. He will officially sign to join the Illini this week.

6-Nov-2017
Fall Signing Week 2017: Pellerito Picks William & Mary
As someone who has always loved team events for the camaraderie and competition, Dan Pellerito couldn't wait to play college tennis. The five-star from Syosset, N.Y., has committed to William & Mary.

1-Nov-2017
Countdown: Lilien Takes Tennis Trail to Oregon
Julia Lilien thought she might grow up to be a swimmer or a golfer. But once she discovered tennis, Lilien fell in love with the sport. The five-star recruit will continue playing at the college level, having committed to Oregon.

31-Oct-2017
Countdown: Back Healed, Pratt Goes Back To Wisconsin
Jared Pratt didn't let scoliosis keep him from achieving his tennis dreams. The blue chip senior has overcome surgery and committed to Wisconsin, the state where he first began playing tennis competitively.

27-Oct-2017
Countdown: Kowalski Finds A New Home At Georgia
Meg Kowalski left home to attend the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy and instantly felt welcomed. The blue chip from Illinois experiened that same comfort level once she visited the University of Georgia. She committed to the Bulldogs two years ago and never wavered on her decision.

26-Oct-2017
Countdown: Blue Chip Andrew Fenty Goes Blue
A connection to a former private coach led to Andrew Fenty making an unofficial visit to the University of Michigan. The blue chip senior realized the school was a perfect fit for this athletic and academic ambitions.

25-Oct-2017
Countdown: Brylin Ready For Change At Wake Forest
Anna Brylin enjoys exploring new areas and meeting new people. She will get that chance at Wake Forest, where the five-star from New Jersey has committed to play. Brylin's father played in the NHL and she spent parts of her childhood living in Russia.

24-Oct-2017
Countdown: Rios Stays Close To Home At Ole Miss
Christopher Rios always dreamed about staying close to home and representing Ole Miss. It will soon become a reality. The four-star senior from Baldwyn has committed to play for Ole Miss.

20-Oct-2017
Countdown: Air Force Class Ready To Serve
Their commitment goes far beyond just tennis. The members of this year's Air Force men's recruiting class are committing to serve their country. Some have relatives in the military and others were inspired by friends. The diverse group is ready to work together on and off the court.

17-Oct-2017
Countdown: Family Matters To Ohio State-Bound Allen
Family support has helped Kolie Allen develop into a blue-chip recruit worthy of receiving multiple Division I offers. The Illinois native has committed to play at Ohio State, the first school she visited during the recruiting process.

14-Oct-2017
Countdown: Sweet Music for Indiana's Recruiting Class
A talented tennis player and musician, Carson Haskins is fueled by a stubborn persistence to achieve his goals and retain a balance in his life. The blue chip senior from Ballwin, Missouri, has committed to play at Indiana University.

12-Oct-2017
Countdown: Hilderbrand Headed To UCF
Trey Hilderbrand will have access to the same facility where many of the top Americans train once he begins college. The blue chip from San Antonio has committed to the University of Central Florida, which plays its home matches at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

11-Oct-2017
Countdown: Rock Chalk for California's Deming
Having grown up in California, Julia Deming planned to stay home and attend college in the state. But once she made a visit to Kansas, Deming changed her mind. The five-star from Fallbrook has committed to Kansas.

10-Oct-2017
Countdown: Benkaim An Early Arrival For Utah
Struggling to make progress in his game, Russell Benkaim decided to head to Utah early after committing to the program. The outgoing four-star from Florida will be arriving in Salt Lake City in January and play for the Utes during the spring season.

7-Oct-2017
Meier Stays Loyal To Nebraska
Mason Meier, the No. 1-ranked player in Nebraska, decided to stay close to home by committing to the Huskers on Friday night. Meier had considered other Big Ten schools, but had a "special feeling" about representing his home state at the flagship college.

6-Oct-2017
Notre Dame Comes Calling for Koscielski
Maeve Koscielski grew up attending Notre Dame sporting events, and the school was her No. 1 choice for college. Once she received the call offering her a spot on the women's tennis team, the five star didn't hesitate to accept. She won't have switch affiliations since her high school team is the Fighting Irish as well.

5-Oct-2017
Maloney Pulls Rank By Committing To Michigan
Using a group chat as motivation to rise in the rankings, Patrick Maloney became a blue chip. The senior from Oyster Bay, N.Y., recently committed to Michigan, a school he targeted at the start of his recruiting process. Maloney worked his way onto Michigan's radar through improvement in his game the last two years.

6-Sep-2017
Siniakowicz Hopes To Boost Brown’s Fortunes
Robert Siniakowicz wasn't discouraged by Brown's recent lack of success in the Ivy League. The five-star senior viewed it as an opportunity to help the program improve in deciding to commit to the Bears.

5-Sep-2017
Sweet Dreams: Maximilian Wild Commits To UCLA
Maximilian Wild followed his instincts and committed to UCLA on Monday night. The five-star senior from Murrieta, Calif., already has friendships with four freshmen on the Bruins' roster and loves the history of athletic success at UCLA.

29-Aug-2017
Yale Gets A Player With A Bulldog Menality
Michael Sun may only stand 5-7, but he doesn't back down from any challenge. The five-star senior recently made a verbal commitment to Yale. His coach believes Sun was overlooked because of his size and will prove it once he reaches college.

28-Aug-2017
Rotsaert Goes From Stanford Camper To Commit
Alexandre Rotsaert attended Stanford tennis camps as a kid. The blue chip senior will be returning to the courts in Palo Alto next year as a member of the team after verbally committing to the Cardinal last month.

9-Aug-2017
Henderson Flips Into Georgetown
Sophie Henderson was born into Cirque du Soleil and had Olympic gymnastic aspirations before injuries took over. Thanks to her older sister, tennis and non-profit work fell into her life – as well as a scholarship to Georgetown.'

8-Aug-2017
Frye Commits to the Trojans
After taking family vacations to the state, Bradley Frye wanted to attend college in California. The rising senior blue chip with a love for magic tricks found the right fit at USC and verbally committed to the Trojans in June.

3-Aug-2017
Cernoch Makes Memorable Commitment to UNC
Rising senior blue chip Brian Cernoch made a commitment to the University of North Carolina while standing on the outer courts at Wimbledon last month.

16-Jul-2017
Navarro Gives Early Commitment to Duke
Rising sophomore blue chip Emma Navarro gave a verbal commitment to Duke after making a visit to the campus during the college season. The South Carolina resident is preparing to play in the Girls 18 clay courts and Girls 16 hardcourt nationals this summer.

23-Jun-2017
Duo Decides on Princeton
Bored with the standard playground options at a public park near his Portage Michigan home, blue chip Bill Duo, then five years old, decided to join his parents and older sister on the tennis court. A dozen years later, that curiosity has resulted in an opportunity to play for one of the country's top schools, with Duo recently announcing his verbal commitment to Princeton for 2018.

14-Jun-2017
Whitney Osuigwe Reflects on French Open Title
Last weekend at Roland Garros, fifteen-year-old Whitney Osuigwe achieved a number of firsts on her way to becoming the first American to win the French Open girls title since Jennifer Capriati in 1989. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis spoke to her recently by phone about her win in Paris, her love of red clay, her goals and her plans for this summer.

13-Jun-2017
Rohan Sachdev Stars on the Court and in the Spelling Bee
Drill work has always had a double meaning for Rohan Sachdev. Wearing an adidas headband and gripping his Babolat racket, Rohan spent many hours mimicking tennis strokes in the house while his mother quizzed him from a nearby table. He'd spell a word in the middle of hitting a forehand against air. He'd spell another during the completion of a serve. Being a nationally-ranked junior tennis player and nationally-recognized speller is a balancing act Rohan mastered throughout his childhood.

16-May-2017
Jimena Rodriguez-Benito Heads to Penn Early
Blue Chip junior Jimena Rodriguez-Benito turns 17 in July, however she has already turned the page on her high school career. Rodriguez-Benito, who has taken classes through Laurel Springs for nearly three years, has decided to graduate early and commit to Penn - a year ahead of her graduation class.

15-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Sarianna Kuuttila is Excited to be a Spartan
Sarianna Kuuttila, who is best known on and off the court as "Sara," has committed to the Michigan State Spartans for the 2017-18 season. The 5-Star recruit has decided to trade in the desert for the cold beauty of East Lansing, Michigan, but the change is not as surprising as it may seem.

14-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Commodores Land Meyer
Amanda Meyer wasn't sure tennis was the sport for her. The blue chip recruit took her first lesson to please her parents and until last year, playing at a top Division I school wasn't a certainty. But as her results improved and her confidence grew, the 17-year-old Floridian now marvels at what the sport has given her, including an opportunity to play and study at Vanderbilt University.

13-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Ajai Shekhera Heads to UCSB
Ajai Shekhera is a park-bred player. He didn't begin his tennis career at a country club. Nobody in his family had any experience with the sport. Shekhera aspired to become a soccer star until two friends invited him to hit with them at the local park courts. Nearly a decade later, Shekhera's friends don't play tennis anymore, and he's going to play tennis in college. The five-star from Campbell, Calif., has committed to play at UC Santa Barbara.

12-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Riley McQuaid is an A&M Aggie
Riley McQuaid's resourcefulness, resilience and optimism have enabled her to weather tough losses and injuries that beset top athletes. McQuaid used those qualities when she was informed six days before the Fall signing period that her scholarship offer had been withdrawn. She was stunned, but she quickly regrouped - and her survival instincts led her to College Station, Texas.

12-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Berdusco Decides on Pepperdine
Bradenton's Brian Berdusco turned three difficult losses into a huge win. After first-round losses in main draw singles, consolation singles, and doubles at the 2016 Winter Nationals, Berdusco gained a new focus in his tennis. The win? Berdusco is excited to announce his commitment to Pepperdine University for Fall 2017.

12-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Top Texan Shin Makes Cardinal Commitment
Throughout her entire college decision process, senior Blue Chip recruit Janice Shin visited several of the country's top universities, all of which have strong women's tennis teams and solid academic reputations to match. But one school stood out for the top-ranked player from Texas, and when she finally got the call with good news from the coaches at Stanford, Shin announced that she would be joining the Cardinal tennis team this fall.

10-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Hada Chang Signs With Denver
Hada Chang will soon become a Pioneer in the world of women's college tennis. Chang, who hails from Trophy Club, Texas, signed a National Letter of Intent last fall with the University of Denver Pioneers.

10-Apr-2017
Spring Signing Week '17: Austin Barr Commits to Williams
Austin Barr is just the kind of the recruit any school would want. A fierce competitor, Barr is a talented 5-Star recruit whose favorite moments come in the team environment. An excellent student, Barr will take his tennis talents from his home state of Ohio to Williams College in the Northeast this Fall.

5-Apr-2017
Countdown: Puerto Rican Standout is a Xavier Muskeeter
Unlike many of his top-ranked peers, Alejandro Rodriguez-Vidal opted to train in Puerto Rico to hone his tennis. He spends his summers and winter holidays in his home in Orlando, Florida, and hits the courts sometimes, but he is mainly a product of Puerto Rican tennis. The plan has worked well for him - the 5-Star senior recently committed to Xavier University in Cincinnati.

4-Apr-2017
Countdown: Lilienthal Commits to Cornell's Big Red
When it came to finalizing her decision on a college commitment, senior 5-Star Recruit Cheyenne Lilienthal certainly had her pick of some of the top universities in the country. After visiting all of the Ivy League schools, the 17-year-old from Land O' Lakes, Fla., took her time weighing her options before finally announcing that she would commit to Cornell University's Big Red tennis team.

29-Mar-2017
Countdown: Ysabel Gonzalez Rico finds the Right Fit at Emory
From starting to play tennis at the age of five, to ballgirl at the French Open, then moving to the United States while in high school and now committing to play her college tennis at Emory University, Miami's Ysabel Gonzalez Rico has come a long way in a relatively short period of time.

28-Mar-2017
Countdown: Anchors Aweigh for Andrew Ton
The United States military improved Andrew Ton's life a generation before he was born. So it's small wonder that Ton, a 5-Star left-hander from Milpitas, Calif., has committed to attend the U.S. Naval Academy and play tennis for the Midshipmen.

23-Mar-2017
Countdown: Jacob Brumm to California
As a promising junior growing up in Southern California, Jacob Brumm was content to play tournaments and work on his game. But when he learned about college tennis, he became a huge fan and followed the sport avidly. Now a Blue Chip senior, Brumm received attention of the college coaches he was following. And last November, Brumm committed to the University of California at Berkeley.

22-Mar-2017
Countdown: Taylor Bridges Commits to the Wolfpack
Taylor Bridges, a top-50 national recruit from Mesa, Ariz., signed with N.C. State and coach Simon Earnshaw in November. The Dent Tennis Academy product is coming off a successful year where she reached the singles finals of ITF events and had great success in doubles. TRN talked with Bridges earlier this month about her goals for college tennis, a time when she quit the sport, and her tennis trips to New Zealand and Costa Rica.

15-Mar-2017
Countdown: Katya Tabachnik Rides with the Broncos
Katya Tabachnik was carefully considering her options when she had a breakthrough in her college recruiting process. She thought more about where she would be happiest rather than choosing the best tennis or academic program. The San Francisco native, chose to stay close to home by committing to Santa Clara University. The Jesuit university in the Silicon Valley provided the right mix of elements the five-star recruit was seeking for her future.

14-Mar-2017
Countdown: Crawford Headed to Florida
Growing up, Oliver Crawford played tennis, football, travel baseball and basketball. It wasn't until age 12 that he played in his first tennis tournament. Fast-forward five years and the 17-year-old Spartanburg, South Carolina, teen is headed to the University of Florida after signing a national letter-of-intent with the Gators.

13-Mar-2017
Countdown: Talcott Signs with the Tribe
After being sidelined for several months with a back injury, Finbar Talcott still remembers the feeling of the ball on his strings again is something he will never forget. His appreciation for the game in the years following that injury helped him achieve his goal of committing to play college tennis. Talcott is excited to commit to William & Mary for Fall 2017.

17-Feb-2017
Sanford's Options: North Carolina or Pro Tennis
Blue Chip Alexandra Sanford decided long ago the school she wants to attend, committing to the University of North Carolina in the fall of her sophomore year. Now the 18-year-old from Westerville Ohio has another choice to make - joining the Tar Heels this fall or pursuing professional tennis.

21-Dec-2016
Michigan Bound: Jones to Join Wolverines
Blue Chip junior Alyvia Jones, who recently moved to Louisiana from Michigan, starting seriously considering her college options in January of her sophomore year. After looking at several top schools, Jones found the perfect fit back in her home state, committing to join the Wolverines in Fall of 2018.

12-Dec-2016
Top Ten Senior Stephanie Schrage Commits to Princeton
Never mind that blue chip senior Stephanie Schrage has consistently ranked number one in the USTA Girls Eastern Section in the 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s divisions - or that she is ranked in the top ten of the senior class. Schrage lists high school tennis success as one of her favorite accomplishments. The team player will get the chance to excel for her college team next year - as a Princeton Tiger.

30-Nov-2016
In Troubled Times, Tennis Creates Bridge with Atlanta Police
Officer Jarius Daugherty stands on the court, a racket in his hand and a full complement of police equipment on his belt. At the moment, however, he's just trying to keep the ball in play as he runs a tennis drill for a bank of youngsters with varying tennis skills. Daugherty isn't much of a player; he only recently picked up a racket at the beginning of an 11-week program called Volleys Against Violence. However, what he lacks in skill is more than made up for in commitment.

11-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Georgetown Gains 5-Star Recruits Lee, Ross
Next year, Georgetown University will field a strong roster that will include the addition of two 5-Star Recruits - Connor Lee and Luke Ross. Both young men have committed to joining the freshman class on the Hoyas men's tennis team for Fall 2017. While the players will be traveling from opposite ends of the country, they share a common goal in taking the Georgetown team to the next level as teammates.

11-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Well-Traveled Gordon Returns Home
Seventeen-year-old Michaela Gordon has traveled the world for tennis competition, playing all four junior slams as well as major events in Europe, Asia and Central America. Yet when it came time to select a college for the next step in her development, the blue chip from Los Altos Hills California found what she needed in her backyard, at Stanford University.

10-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Sah Commits to Stanford
Blue Chip senior Timothy Sah is one of the top junior tennis players in the country, and his results from this past summer back that up, capturing the singles title at the USTA Southern California Sectionals and reaching the quarterfinals in Kalamazoo. Next year, Sah will take his game from San Diego up to Palo Alto - where he will compete for the Stanford Cardinal.

10-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Chiu Heads to Dartmouth
During her 18 years on this Earth, Abigail Chiu's life journey has taken her from Hong Kong to Austin, Texas. Next year, Chiu will make yet another trip, to Hanover, New Hampshire. The talented Chiu will become a member of the Dartmouth College women's tennis team.

10-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Turchetta Heads West to Stanford
The pressure to decide is always intense for a blue-chip athlete such as Sam Turchetta. Numerous colleges reached out to him, and he welcomed all of the options. But a school in California was always at the top of the list.

9-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Wan Decides on Columbia
Christie Wan plans to study business in college, and that is appropriate since she is all business on the tennis court. The 17-year-old 5-star blue chip prospect from Fullerton, Calif., has spent the past two years at Sunny Hills High School after she transferred from Whittier Christian High School. And today she is excited to announce her decision to continue her career at Columbia University.

9-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Tsygura Commits to the Cavaliers
The Scott Brown connection again is reaping recruiting rewards for men's college tennis' best team of the decade. With Brown, a former Virginia assistant coach, as the matchmaker, Blue Chip 17-year-old Kyrylo Tsygura of North Potomac, Md., has committed to play for the Cavaliers.

9-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Rice Follows Mother's Footsteps to Arkansas
Add another legacy to the storied history of the University of Arkansas as Blue Chip senior Tatum Rice of Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Ark., will stay in state and play tennis for Coach Michael Hegarty at the U of A. While on the surface this may have seemed like an easy and logical decision for the 17-year old right-hander, Rice said it was a difficult choice.

7-Nov-2016
Fall Signing Week '16: Colorado's Ross Commits to Dartmouth
It all started around the age of two for Casey Ross. He would walk around with a special cut-down squash racket - swinging at balls. Ross is now a 5-star senior, and he recently verbally committed to Dartmouth because of its unique academic and athletic environment.

2-Nov-2016
Countdown: Huryn - From Russia, With Love for Tennis
Aleks Huryn's journey to college tennis in Philadelphia, started as a five-year old learning the sport from his mother, Sveta, in Russia. When the five-star recruit graduates from high school this spring, he said he couldn't be more excited to announce that he will be a Penn Quaker.

1-Nov-2016
Countdown: Norman Chooses the Dukes
As she shoots for the stars, Elizabeth Norman will take aim from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Norman, a well-traveled 5-Star recruit who lives in Marietta, Georgia, committed in July to play for James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

26-Oct-2016
Countdown: Mendelsohn Rides the Waves
Max Mendelsohn likely would have committed to Pepperdine even if it wasn't located in scenic Malibu. But as he gazed at the ocean from the famous spot many coaches bring recruits, Mendelsohn's decision came into greater focus. "I just fell in love and knew it was the place I wanted to be," Mendelsohn said. "The view doesn't hurt either."

25-Oct-2016
Countdown: Alex Angyalosy Chooses the Red Raiders
Five-star recruit Alex Angyalosy from Boca Raton, Fla., has committed to join the Texas Tech University women's tennis team. Angyalosy will definitely delight Lady Red Raiders fans at the McLeod Tennis Center with her all-around, counter-puncher style of play. But Angyalosy, an honor student at the Florida Virtual School, also plans to pursue the pre-medicine program at the northwestern Texas institution, located in Lubbock.

21-Oct-2016
Countdown: Bruins Beckon Bolton
Elysia Bolton has nearly two years of junior tennis remaining, but the 16-year-old blue chip already knows the location of the next stage of her career: the UCLA campus in Westwood.

20-Oct-2016
Countdown: Illini to Welcome Brown
The Fighting Illini have nabbed one of the top players in the country to join their team in 2017. Iowa's Alex Brown has announced he's signing with the Orange and Blue.

14-Oct-2016
Countdown: Van Alphen Stays Close to Home at USC
The phrase "beginner's luck" is often tossed around to explain instances of surprising or unexpected success, but that term does not seem appropriate to describe Sydney Van Alphen's winning the first tennis tournament she ever entered. She has been a natural since the beginning. That natural inclination helped her earn a college scholarship to the USC Trojans for next Fall.

12-Oct-2016
Countdown: Bernstine Follows Father, Chooses Hokies
When Chase Bernstine finished his first two seasons of tennis at Goochland High School with a perfect record, recording two state singles titles and a doubles title in the process, his teachers and classmates thought he was going to go out and win the US Open. While he hasn't done that yet, Bernstine has parlayed his on-court success into a spot in Blacksburg, Va., next Fall at Virginia Tech.

11-Oct-2016
Countdown: Georgia Snares Coppoc and Goulak
Georgia's academic and athletics reputation proved to be irresistible to a pair of blue chips and have verbally embraced the Bulldogs. Morgan Coppoc and Annette Goulak, who have played successful doubles together, were delighted to have the opportunity to play on the same college team.

26-Sep-2016
Keegan Smith Stays Home at UCLA
Keegan Smith was considering taking visits to North Carolina, Washington, Arizona State, Michigan and the University of San Diego. But the blue-chip recruit never made the travel plans. He kept his suitcase in the closet and committed to UCLA.

8-Sep-2016
Kawai Will Play for Illini
After taking visits at schools from Texas to Pennsylvania, 18-year-old Asuka Kawai has decided to play for the Fighting Illini, beginning in the fall of 2017.

22-Jul-2016
Top-Ranked Blumberg Chooses Carolina Blue
As he considered his options for college, Blue Chip William Blumberg encountered a problem - every school he visited went to the top of his list. Blumberg considered Duke, USC, Wake Forest, Stanford, Virginia and North Carolina before finally paring his choice down to the Cavaliers and Tar Heels. In the end, the nation's top-ranked senior liked what he saw to UNC, and he plans to graduate early and join the Tar Heels in January for the 2017 spring season.

24-Jun-2016
Zhu Heads to UCLA
A program with the history and reputation of UCLA doesn't need a sales force, yet Evan Zhu, who will join the Bruins this fall, found himself surrounded by advocates for the school while in Southern California. A trio of former UCLA stars - Nick Meister, Dan Kosakowski and Haythem Abid - had practiced with, coached or competed against the 17-year-old, five-star recruit and were eager to see him in True Blue and Gold.

21-Jun-2016
Top Texan Chase Wood Chooses Florida State
"My parents always said that once your heart feels right, you'll know it," said Chase Wood, referring to his college choice. Wood's parents knew exactly what they were talking about as both played collegiate tennis - mom for Tennessee and dad for Arkansas. Taking into consideration his family's advice, athletic history and his own goals, the 17-year-old blue chip recruit and top-ranked Texas player verbally committed to Florida State University.

6-May-2016
McNally's Path Leads Straight to Columbus
Born and raised an Ohio State football fan, John McNally always expected to join the Buckeyes once it became clear his level of play would allow him to compete for one of the nation's top programs. Dismissing a brief temptation to look elsewhere, the 17-year-old blue chip from Cincinnati has announced his commitment to Ohio State for the fall of 2017.

25-Apr-2016
JJ Wolf Stays Home at Ohio State
JJ Wolf's success in tennis was consistent, but the emotional commitment to the game did not happen until recently. "I just fell in love with tennis," Wolf said. "I didn't like tennis that much until this past summer." Still a high school junior, his newfound dedication and passion for tennis has him focused on a pro career, but not before sharpening and maturing his game at Ohio State.

15-Apr-2016
Spring Signing Week '16: Battaglia Joins the Bulldogs
After a stellar summer in 2015, Madison Battaglia's college recruiting search got more complicated. Always interested in the academic advantages of the Ivies, the 18-year-old from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, considered the other offers she received, but when the time came to make a decision, the blue chip relied on the experiences from her official visit to New Haven to select Yale.

14-Apr-2016
Spring Signing Week '16: Sean Hill Confident Selecting Wake Forest
Berkeley, Calif., is 5-star recruit, Sean Hill's home for now, but not for long. After narrowing his list, Hill said he made not a quick, but a calculated decision to continue his tennis career by playing college tennis at Wake Forest.

14-Apr-2016
Spring Signing Week '16: Shelby Groeneveld Chooses the Sea Lions
To some teenagers the idea of choosing a college more than 2,500 miles from home might be a little unsettling. That's not the case at all for Shelby Groeneveld. Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Groeneveld will be switching coasts this fall when the 17-year-old Calvary Christian Academy senior walks on the campus at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and shortly after that takes the court for the Sea Lions.

13-Apr-2016
Spring Signing Week '16: Tiffany Huber Picks the Cards
Five-star senior Tiffany Huber has graduated from high school, and she is ready to enter the highly-competitive world of college tennis. Huber, who has lived in Boca Raton, Fla., for the past four years, considered a number of schools from the Big Ten, Big 12, and Southeastern Conferences. Today, Huber announces that she will become a member of the University of Louisville Cardinals women's tennis team next fall.

13-Apr-2016
Spring Signing Week '16: Alhogbani Chooses the Cavaliers
If Five-star senior Ammar Alhogbani has his way, soccer won't dominate sports conversation in his homeland of Saudi Arabia. People will be talking about tennis - and his role in it. Alhogbani and his family live in Alexandria, Va., just more than a two-hour drive from the reigning NCAA champions at the University of Virginia. Alhogbani is excited to announce his commitment to the Cavaliers, who are seeking their third team crown in four years.

11-Apr-2016
Spring Signing Week '16: Guns Up for Jackson Cobb
Texas Tech coach Brett Masi grabbed himself an old school commitment when he convinced Jackson Cobb to leave Austin for Lubbock.

5-Apr-2016
Countdown: Ty Gentry Stays Close to Home at Oregon
Ty Gentry is a natural talent, and even without his discipline to be exceptional, his athleticism and raw power would be anything but ordinary. Gentry's experienced coaches describe him as one of the best junior athletes they have worked with. Next year, the Blue Chip recruit and two-sport athlete will bring his six-foot-five frame to Eugene to play college tennis for the University of Oregon.

4-Apr-2016
Countdown: Bocchi Brings a 'World' of Experience to UMass
While most incoming college freshmen, especially those embarking on a journey that includes being a student, athlete face an adjustment period when it comes to academics, athletics and social matters. 4-Star recruit Martina Bocchi feels she's ahead of the curve as she heads to Amherst, Mass. The daughter of an Italian diplomat, Bocchi has lived on three different continents while developing her game before committing to the University of Massachusetts.

25-Mar-2016
Countdown: Ambrozy Joins Lions' Lair
Adam Ambrozy took his fifth official recruiting visit last fall to ensure he had left no stone unturned. Both Columbia and the blue chip recruit benefitted from that decision, when, just days after his trip to the New York City campus, Ambrozy committed to the Lions.

23-Mar-2016
Countdown: Jayson Fung Crossing the Country for Amherst
Jayson Fung started his college search by looking at several Division I programs. The more he explored his opportunities, the more Fung realized he needed to expand his options. Although Fung wanted to play for a highly-competitive tennis program, he wanted a more balanced college experience. The five-star recruit began focusing on the Division III level, and found the perfect match at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

22-Mar-2016
Countdown: Christina Rosca Commits to the Commodores
Throughout her junior career, Christina Rosca has become quite the recognized athlete around New Jersey, reaching the top of the rankings in her home state and cracking the top 25 on the national level. It is no surprise that she also caught the eye of several prominent collegiate coaches. Rosca decided this past fall to join the Vanderbilt women's tennis team later this year in Nashville.

16-Mar-2016
Countdown: Robert Levine a Blue Chip Blue Devil
Most blue-chip recruits get ready for college tennis by playing each other at nationals such as Kalamazoo or ITF junior events. Blue Chip senior Robert Levine of Bedford, N.Y., has taken a different route - playing almost exclusively in ITF Futures pro tournaments, grinding through qualifying in Texas, Florida, the Dominican Republic and Canada. He has had some strong results - which helped him commit to Duke University for Fall 2016.

15-Mar-2016
Countdown: Isabella Lorenzini Commits to the Wolverines
Five-star recruit Isabella Lorenzini of Clarendon Hills, Ill., will continue to compete over the next year for her Hinsdale Central High School girls tennis team. The junior captured the Illinois High School Association Singles Championships in 2015 after placing second two previous years - and she has played on three state championship teams. But, in the fall of 2017 Lorenzini will head to Ann Arbor, Mich., and become a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines.

9-Mar-2016
Ten Questions with Les Petits As Champion Stefan Leustian
Fourteen-year-old Stefan Leustian reached the third round of the Junior Orange Bowl in December, one of the few times he had competed against international players. In the six weeks that followed, the Northern California resident began to post increasingly impressive results, both in the United States and in Europe. Colette Lewis caught up with Leustian at the USTA National Spring Team Championships - talking with him about his recent performance, his titles, and more ...

8-Mar-2016
Blue Chip Senior Ashley Lahey Rides the Waves
Blue Chip senior Ashley Lahey of Hawthorne, Calif., has demonstrated her resilience. After reaching singles finals at both the Easter Bowl and Hard Court Nationals in 2013, Lahey suffered injruies that plagued her throughout 2014 and the beginning of 2015. But she worked hard to make a comeback, and her results and ranking climbed ascended quickly over the past year. Today, Lahey is excited to commit to Pepperdine University for Fall 2016.

19-Feb-2016
Surrounded by Tennis, Jones Blossoms
Tennis takes hold early in Midland, the longtime home of February's Dow Corning Tennis Classic. Known for its community outreach and the local schoolchildren who arrive by the busload for early round matches, the tournament has been an integral part of the small Michigan city's sports scene for nearly three decades. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com talks with fifteen-year-old Alyvia Jones, a blue chip recruit who lives in Midland, about her game as well as her experiences growing up in a tennis town.

12-Feb-2016
A Conversation with Raveena Kingsley
Seventeen-year-old Raveena Kingsley made several important decisions last fall. The No. 1 recruit in the Tennis Recruiting Network's Class of 2016 decided to stop playing junior tennis after the US Open, and selected LSU for her collegiate career. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com talked with Kingsley about her recent results, her college decision, her introduction to the game, her preparation when facing a new opponent and the pro players she admires.

26-Jan-2016
Blue Chip Senior Gaby Pollner Chooses the Tigers
Ever since she first moved to Boca Raton, Fl., five years ago to develop her tennis, Westchester, N.Y., native Gaby Pollner has built a strong junior career résumé that includes appearances at two junior Grand Slams and a career-high ITF ranking inside the top 130. And now that she is taking the next step into a college career, the Blue Chip recruit has announced that she will return to her northern roots this fall and play for the Princeton Tigers.

13-Jan-2016
Blue Chip Senior Jessica Livianu Commits to St. John's
Blue chip senior Jessica Livianu received more than 75 letters from Division I colleges across the country. While she appreciated each one, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native focused on schools in the northeast. After narrowing her list to St. John's, Columbia, and Penn, she took a visit to St. John's that blew her away - and she recently committed to Head Coach Lauren Leo and the Red Storm.

9-Dec-2015
15-Year-Old Trent Bryde Wins ATP Qualie Match in Atlanta
Sitting in the restaurant of his training facility, Trent Bryde coolly answered a series of questions about the best week of his young tennis life. Bryde was only 15 last July when he won the BB&T Atlanta Open Wild Card Challenge, earning entry into the ATP World Tour 250 qualifying event over a host of seasoned college players. Adding to Bryde's stunning success was a first-round qualie victory over 33-year-old ATP World Tour pro Catalin-Ionut Gard.

18-Nov-2015
Bucknell Is In His Blood
Even though Senior Max Palmer moved to Houston right before he started high school, he always knew he would come back to his native Northeast for college. Palmer prefers training and playing on indoor courts - a necessary mainstay for northeastern schools. Playing on the fast courts allows him to maximize his talents - and it also forces him to work on staying a bit more patient. With that in mind, Palmer recently committed to Bucknell University in Pennsylvania for Fall 2016.

15-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Mack Galvin Flies with the Falcons
When it comes to choosing a college, all students must choose wisely, putting every consideration into one of the most important decisions of their life. This is even truer for a tennis player who has to consider the team he'll be playing and practicing with all the time. That choice becomes even more of a commitment when you choose to attend the United States Air Force Academy. Mack Galvin never took that lightly.

14-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Sophia Adams Goes Spartan
Sophia Adams once visited North Carolina for a wedding. She liked it so much that she's going back to play tennis there. That's how a Miami girl became the latest tennis recruit for UNC-Greensboro.

12-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Jenna Friedel Heading to Cambridge
The initial plan was to make several visits to see colleges. But Jenna Friedel canceled the rest of her itinerary after only one stop. She didn't need any more campus tours. The blue chip senior knew Harvard University was the one.

12-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Fighting Irish Bet on Gamble
Playing his first tournament at 9 years old in his hometown of Webster, New York, Matthew Gamble was disappointed in his 8-0 defeat. Gamble continued with tennis, choosing it as his only sport at age 14 - developing a booming forehand and an aggressive style of play that has earned him a top-15 ranking throughout high school. And today, Gamble announces his commitment to play college tennis at the University of Notre Dame.

11-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Blue Chip Emma Higuchi is a Cardinal
Recruiting interest was high on Emma Higuchi, whose résumé includes titles at the Easter Bowl and National Clay Courts, silver and bronze USTA balls, and World Juniors participant. Higuchi took her time and visited a number of schools this year before eventually deciding to take the five-hour drive north from her home in Los Angeles to Stanford University.

11-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Hady Habib Heads to Texas A&M
Hady Habib, a Blue Chip senior who hails from Houston, is regarded as a tenacious tennis player who will bring explosive energy and a huge forehand with him to college. Wanting to stay in the Lone Star State, Habib strongly considered Baylor and Texas before ultimately deciding to join Steve Denton's squad at Texas A&M University.

11-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Kenya Jones Chooses the Jackets
To say that Kenya Jones is constantly looking for an opportunity is an understatement. Whether it's an opportunity to learn in school, advance her tennis career, think ahead to a possible internship or maybe even choose to excel in multiple sports, Jones is game. This fall, Jones weighed all the options and opportunities that were presented to her as she decided to accept a tennis scholarship to play for Coach Rodney Harmon and Georgia Tech.

10-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Madison Tedford Joins the Frogs
Last Fall, Madison Tedford was a mess. Her legs were hurting from what turned out to be a shin fracture, which led to her forehand breaking down. But after some time off from competitive tennis and revisiting the fundamentals with her coaches at TBarM Tennis, Tedford is playing the best tennis of her life. The Four-star senior recently made her college decision as well - heading to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

9-Nov-2015
Fall Signing Week '15: Hoffmann Stays Close to Home at Cal
Elite Southern California tennis players looking to play at the college level have a built-in advantage - they can keep their search fairly close to home. Bjorn Hoffmann is a lifelong Southern Californian who went this route - making only a handful of unofficial visits before deciding to make a verbal commitment to the University of California at Berkeley.

4-Nov-2015
Countdown: Georgia Finds Stars Close to Home
It didn't take Georgia coach Manny Diaz too long to find one of his recruits for the 2016-17 season. Maybe a shout down the hall of his Athens, Ga., home was enough to snag the second of his sons for the team. In addition to his youngest son Alex, two other top recruits from the South - Alex Phillips and Robert Loeb - are also slated to become Bulldogs in Fall 2016.

3-Nov-2015
Countdown: Zoë Spence Joins the Irish
From the tournament she helped originate in West Africa, to numerous countries she has visited to play on the International Tennis Federation circuit, Zoë Spence is well-traveled even by junior tennis standards. When next summer arrives, though, she'll settle at a place she and her family know extremely well: Notre Dame.

30-Oct-2015
Countdown: Fighting Illini Claim Clark
Zeke Clark's competitive fire made the Oklahoma resident one of the nation's top recruits. Although several Big 12 schools closer to home were in the picture, the Big Ten's University of Illinois won the battle for the 17-year-old from Tulsa, who will join the Fighting Illini in the fall of 2016.

28-Oct-2015
Countdown: Horton Stays Close to Home at Coker
As a kid, Hunter Horton attended tennis camps at the Coker College campus and sparked a connection with the coaches over the years. It was that personal connection with the school - and a new friendship with his future teammates - that Horton said made it a clear choice for his collegiate career.

27-Oct-2015
Countdown: Cao Twins are Bound for Memphis
The college search for four-star identical twins Josephine and Katherine Cao began and ended in Memphis, Tennessee. Hoping to get acquainted with various colleges and tennis coaches at the 2015 National Clay Courts, the Cao sisters were separately approached by coaches from the University of Memphis. A short while later, the sisters happily gave their verbal commitments to the Tigers.

24-Oct-2015
Countdown: Bojczuk Heads to Notre Dame
Blue Chip junior Ally Bojczuk played most sports growing up, but nothing compared to tennis. She first walked on a court at age 8, and she loved to play even when she couldn't rally. She set to hard work and steadily improved to where she is a top player in the nation in both singles and doubles. Fast forward to today - where the top recruit is committing to a certain school in South Bend, Indiana...

21-Oct-2015
Countdown: Kaden Funk Headed to Penn
Five-star senior Kaden Funk has had a great run in junior tennis. Playing in the tennis-rich state of Florida, he has numerous wins over current college players, and he won the Class 4A state championship as a sophomore. Next year, Funk will take his tennis talents and his strong academic skills to the Ivy League and the University of Pennsylvania.

20-Oct-2015
Countdown: Coffman Chooses Dallas Baptist
Three-star recruit Madeline Coffman is a well-traveled young lady. Coffman played tennis her freshman year of high school in Houston, her sophomore year in Purcellville, Va., and finally, in her current home of Flower Mound, Texas. Starting in January, Coffman will have to travel only 30 miles to Dallas, Texas, where she plans to become a member of the Dallas Baptist University women's tennis team.

17-Oct-2015
Countdown: Maria Smith Heads to Berkeley
Maria Smith, who has spent short stretches over the past few years in the Golden State for tennis training, will call California home for the next four years, starting in January 2016. The senior from Houston, Texas, is graduating a semester early and will join the Golden Bears of the University of California, Berkeley.

14-Oct-2015
Countdown: Goulak Heads to UC Davis
The UC Davis men's tennis program was the first to contact David Goulak during the recruiting period, but it was his visit to the campus that pushed it to the top of his list. "I just felt like I was wanted, and they made me feel that way more than any other school that I visited," said Goulak. The 5-star recruit from Oak Park, Calif., native has verbally committed to the Aggies.

13-Oct-2015
Countdown: Bihel Has 'Golden' Opportunity with Gophers
Top USTA Midwest recruit Karyna Bihel has been playing tennis since the age of four, but she only started thinking about the possibility of playing college tennis last summer after reaching the quarterfinals of a Midwest Closed tournament. After careful consideration and an official visit, Bihel committed to play tennis at the University of Minnesota next Fall.

12-Oct-2015
Countdown: Howells Chooses the Irish
William Howells wanted to find a college with a good athletic reputation. He wanted to find a college with a strong academic background. But Howells also wanted something more. He believes he found it at the University Of Notre Dame.

12-Oct-2015
Countdown: Favero Has a Cavalier Attitude
Want to spend time with Camille Favero? Take a number. The 17-year-old senior maintains a 4.2 grade point average, is a classically trained violinist, volunteers with special needs children, and is a Blue Chip senior. Next year, Favero will head to Charlottesville, Va., to join Mark Guilbeau and his Virginia Cavaliers.

30-Sep-2015
Pietro Rimondini Commits to the Big Red
Blue Chip senior Pietro Rimondini is originally from Italy. The Rimondini family moved to the United States when he was ten years old for better tennis and educational opportunities. The talented 17-year-old from Boca Prep International School has committed to Cornell University where he will continue his tennis career.

25-Aug-2015
Lane Leschly Heads to Harvard
Tennis runs in Lane Leschly's blood. His grandfather, Jan, achieved a world ranking of No. 10 in 1967, and his father, Mark, who is also Lane's coach, competed for Harvard. Recently, the Blue Chip senior committed to the Crimson over a host of other top schools - joining Head Coach Dave Fish who had coached his father nearly thirty years ago.

24-Aug-2015
Alex Rybakov Chooses TCU
Blue chip Alex Rybakov, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2015, had expected to bypass college and jump directly to the pro tour. But this summer, the 18-year-old Floridian decided to investigate the college route, which led to his selection of TCU as the program best suited to help him prepare for a professional career.

27-Jul-2015
Ten Questions with World Junior No. 1 Taylor Fritz
Just over two years ago, Taylor Fritz played his first International Tennis Federation junior tournament, the Claremont Grade 4, which is within driving distance of his San Diego area home. Last month, after reaching the French Open boys final, where he lost to Tommy Paul in the first all-American final in that tournament's history, Fritz took over the No. 1 spot in the ITF junior rankings. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com caught up with Fritz at Wimbledon.

15-Jul-2015
Jada Hart Commits to the UCLA Bruins for Spring 2016
Once the idea of playing college tennis became a more viable option, Jada Hart went through a methodical process of searching for the right program. The 17-year-old Blue Chip recruit from Colton, Calif., naturally explored colleges close to those of her Southern California home in addition to looking at a few top universities on the East Coast. In the end, the opportunity to play for the UCLA Bruins and stay in Southern California was too good to pass up.

22-Jun-2015
Coppoc Commits to Georgia
Even though she just completed her sophomore year of high school, Morgan Coppoc has already made her college plans. The 16-year-old Coppoc, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently gave her verbal commitment to the University of Georgia. The Blue Chip athlete will graduate high school in 2017.

15-May-2015
DeVine's Back
Jake DeVine was playing the best tennis of his life when he first felt a twinge in his back in November 2013. That twinge led to a 14-month layoff for the 17-year-old Californian, but now healthy and competing again, he will join the Southern Californian Trojans this fall.

24-Apr-2015
Gators Suit Neel
Sixteen-year-old Ingrid Neel moved from Minnesota to Florida three years ago to train at the IMG Tennis Academy in Bradenton. Ranked No. 2 in the class of 2016, Neel now considers herself a Floridian, a mindset that led her to verbally commit to the University of Florida Gators recently.

17-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: State Champion Otero Picks Penn State
Five-star senior Oliver Otero has been a major contributor to high school championship teams in two states. As a freshman in Winston-Salem, Otero competed for the Reynolds Demons when they won the 2012 North Carolina state crown - and, after moving to Coconut Grove, Fla., he helped the Coral Gables Senior HS Cavaliers win a championship in Florida. Otero will bring that track record to State College, Pa., next year when he competes for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

17-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: Urbinati Announces Commitment to Boston College
Deciding on a college can be a difficult and stressful process, as senior 5-Star Recruit Jacqueline Urbinati has learned when she had several great schools on her list. But after taking one look at the campus at Boston College, meeting the coaches and seeing a couple familiar faces on the team, Urbinati was convinced, and she has announced her commitment to the Eagles team beginning this fall.

16-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: Illinois State Champ Eddie Grabill to Dartmouth
Five-star senior Eddie Grabill is a coach's dream - he is an excellent individual player, but also the consummate team player. Grabill helped his high school win the Illinois state championships, including his doubles title in 2013 and the singles title in 2014. In December 2014 Grabill committed to play for Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

15-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: Alexis Nelson from Twin Cities Heads West
With many tennis players committing early, Blue Chip junior Alexis Nelson got an early jump on the college recruiting game. Her junior year not quite over, Nelson has made a verbal commitment to play for the University of California, Berkeley, in Fall 2016.

15-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: Alexander Keyser Commits to Columbia
At the start of his college search, Alexander Keyser did not have Columbia University. on the list of schools he considered attending. By the end, it was his top choice. The San Ramon Valley High junior has verbally committed to play for the Lions.

15-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: Zalewski Commits to the Demon Deacons
Joanna Zalewski didn't start playing tennis until she was 11. Until then, her favorite sport was fencing. She played her first tennis tournament at 12, and she won it. Zalewski is coached primarily by her parents, who never played much tennis themselves, and attends a public school. That is not the usual path for a Top-20 recruit, but Zalewski has made it work. Today, Zalewski kicks off our Signing Day Coverage by announcing her college choice...

13-Apr-2015
Spring Signing Week '15: Pomona Power - Kim Signs with Sagehens
There were no fancy academies or marathon practices. There were no 10-and-under tournaments or tennis camps. Instead, Joy Kim of Van Nuys, Calif., took a slow and steady approach on her road to a college tennis career. Her story culminated during her junior year when - after making eight unofficial trips to various schools - she decided on Pomona College in nearby Claremont.

8-Apr-2015
Countdown: Jacqueline Carr Commits to the Herd
Much of America learned about Huntington, W.Va., and its most prominent university via the movie "We Are Marshall." Jacqueline "Jackie" Carr has decided to experience it fully. Carr, a Five-Star recruit from Rogers, Ark., committed to the Thundering Herd last fall.

7-Apr-2015
Countdown: Morgan Stone Heads to Santa Clara
Going to University of Georgia Bulldog Tennis Camp for the first time at age nine was the catalyst behind Morgan Stone's realization that he wanted to play college tennis one day. Even though he was born and raised in Atlanta, his family has many California connections. Theose connections helped bring Stone to the West Coast - he has committed to play college tennis at Santa Clara University.

2-Apr-2015
Countdown: Toledo Commits to Iowa State
It didn't take long for Claudia Toledo to settle on a college destination. She decided to attend Iowa State University after just one visit in early November. She connected with the coaches - Armando Espinosa and Chris Williams - and loved the what the school and tennis program have to offer.

1-Apr-2015
Countdown: Yangeng Jiang Continues Journey at Bowdoin
Few tennis players in the class of 2015 have traveled a longer road to becoming a four-star recruit than Yangeng Jiang of Pennington, N.J. The story of Yangeng - who recently committed to academically renowned Division III school Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine - begins in his native China, where he was a promising junior tennis player in a country that is only recently making an impact on the sport worldwide.

26-Mar-2015
Countdown: Reto Heads to Melbourne and Florida Tech
Alahna Reto of Plano, Texas, has signed the National Letter of Intent with Florida Tech, an NCAA Division II institution. Reto, a four-star recruit, had a number of reasons for wanting to become a member of the Panthers women's tennis team next fall. In addition to wanting to make an impact on the college tennis world, the 5-foot-7 right-hander also likes the biomedical engineering program.

25-Mar-2015
Countdown: Sameer Kumar Heads to the Cardinal
Navigating the college recruiting process can be a confusing endeavor for even the most well-informed families. Sameer Kumar was fortunate enough to have a trial run with his older brother, Mihir, who plays for Northwestern. The younger Kumar applied the lessons he learned in his own decision process, and the Carmel, Indiana, resident decided on Stanford over an impressive of other schools.

20-Mar-2015
Countdown: Rutledge Goes East to Join Demon Deacons
Texan Eric Rutledge's two major choices - which sport and which college - came several years apart, with his decision to sign with Wake Forest the easier of the two.

18-Mar-2015
Countdown: Allie Sanford Commits to the Rebels
Come this fall, Allie Sanford of Phoenix, Ariz., will trade cacti for magnolias and azaleas - as she becomes a member of Coach Mark Beyers' Ole Miss Women's tennis team. For Sanford, it's a relief knowing she is going to her top choice

16-Mar-2015
Countdown: Chris Jones Heads East to Tufts
18-year-old Chris Jones embraces competition on the tennis court. Now a senior at Greenhill School in the Dallas suburb of Addison, Jones has emerged as a top junior player in Texas, and the 3-star recruit is looking forward to continuing his tennis career as a collegian this coming fall at Tufts University.

14-Mar-2015
Countdown: Erica Oosterhout Commits to the Crimson
As a young child exploring different sports, Erica Oosterhout was confident she would play one in college. The challenging part would be choosing the sport and the university. Eventually, tennis became the sport Oosterhout embraced exclusively. Not long after that college programs began taking notice and one of those programs, Harvard, became the university she would choose.

4-Mar-2015
Kevakian Commits to the Columbia Lions
For five years Andrea Kevakian managed to keep up her blue chip status while successfully completing the rigorous academic requirements of Flintridge Preparatory School. There was little hesitation on her part when she was offered the opportunity to play for Columbia University, where the Californian will pursue an even more demanding academic and athletic schedule in Fall 2015.

24-Feb-2015
A Conversation with Caroline Dolehide
Sixteen-year-old Caroline Dolehide is hardly unknown to junior tennis fans in the United States. The Hinsdale, Illinois, resident has been in the top six of the Tennis Recruiting Network's 2017 class since entering the rankings as a 6th-grader. But her stock went up on the international scene after reaching the semifinals of the US Open Juniors. Colette Lewis caught up with Dolehide after her wildcard appearance in Midland.

18-Feb-2015
Daavettila Chooses Carolina Blue
Her homework complete, blue chip Sara Daavettila embarked on a road trip to explore several schools she was interested in attending. The journey proved worthwhile when the Williamston, Michigan, high school junior stepped onto North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus, sensing immediately it was the place for her.


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