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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Anderson Signs with UCLA; More NLI Announcements Released; Reid Carleton in College Spotlight

The big news in college tennis today is UCLA's signing of Robin Anderson, who is the top recruit in the nation according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. When I spoke to Anderson about her plans a few months ago at the U.S. Open, she didn't offer many specifics, other than she was probably going to take a few official visits. Congratulations to Stella Sampras Webster on signing Anderson and Kaitlin Ray, and keeping pace with USC and Stanford in the recruiting race. The official announcement can be found here.

The UCLA release is just one of many that appeared today. As I did a couple of days ago, I'll post the name of the player and a link to the athletic site were the announcement can be found.

Mitchell Frank Virginia
Dominic Cotrone Florida State
Nathan Pasha Georgia
Ross Guignon, Tim Kopinski and Andrew Scholnick Illinois
Kelsey Dieters and Niki Flower Ohio State
Megan Horter and Nicole Kosakowski Baylor
Erin Stephens Ole Miss
Karen Forman Wake Forest
Jasmine Minor Georgia Tech
Lorraine Guillermo Pepperdine

This current edition of the USTA's College Spotlight focuses on Duke senior Reid Carleton. He talks about how he selected Duke four years ago, and makes an interesting point about the role college basketball plays at the school.

At the Champaign Challenger, current Illinois players Dennis Nevolo and Abe Souza lost their first round matches, although Nevolo did force a third set before falling to No. 2 seed Peter Luczak 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3. A third wild card, Steve Johnson of USC, won his opening round match today 6-4, 6-4 over John Paul Fruttero and will play former Pepperdine Wave James Lemke of Australia in the second round.


fan said...

'keeping pace with USC and Stanford in the recruiting race' Exactly. Wonder what Cal will do...

tennis said...

good article on carleton but IMO, football has an even greater influence than basketball

not in this case... said...

Basketball trumps all other sports at Duke U.