Well, I did hear from the University of Florida's Sports Information Department today, but it didn't exactly resolve the matter of Ryan Sweeting's immediate plans. Here is what I was told:
"Ryan is enrolled in school, but not on our roster. He is assessing his future options."
So nothing is official yet.
Another player who thought long and hard about the choice between college and professional tennis is Vania King. The 17-year-old decided to pass on college this summer, although the last I had heard, she wasn't signed by any sports management agency. She is, however, doing well, and today won her quarterfinal match in the WTA event in Bangkok, reaching her second semifinal of the year. She certainly has an intelligent perspective on the state of her game. Reuters has the details here .
This week's edition of Inside Junior Tennis, with me and Kevin McClure, is now available at theTennisPodcast.com
Friday, October 13, 2006