My Interview with Noah Rubin; Tommy Paul Turns Pro; USTA Names Pan American Team; New Balance High School Tournament Registration Closes Thursday; New Bollettieri Scholarship Available
At last month's NCAAs, I sat down to talk to with Noah Rubin, who was on his way to reaching the singles final. At that time, he was still undecided about returning for his sophomore year at Wake Forest, but earlier this month he decided not to go back. I spoke to him briefly after he made that decision, and those questions are included at the end of this interview for the Tennis Recruiting Network.
For more on Wake Forest's reaction to Rubin's decision, see this article from the Winston-Salem Journal.
Wimbledon boys champion Rubin won a junior slam and decided to go to school, but Tommy Paul, who won the French Open boys title and two Futures since the beginning of May, has decided not to attend the University of Georgia. Paul, 18, signed with Nike this week, although he is not currently represented by a sports management agency. He is back in Europe now, where he is entered in both the Roehampton Grade 1 and Wimbledon Junior championships after being home for a week.
The USTA announced the team that will represent the United States at the Pan Am Games next month in Toronto. Louisa Chirico, Lauren Davis and Sachia Vickery are the women's team, coached by Kathy Rinaldi. Jean-Yves Aubone, Dennis Novikov and recent Vanderbilt graduate Gonzales Austin are the men's team, coached by Brad Stine.
For more on the team, see this article at USTA.com.
The New Balance High School tournament, now in its second year, will be held next month in Boston. Registration closes Thursday, June 18 at 11:59 am (click the above link or the banner at the top left of this page). For more about the tournament, read this recent post at the Tennis Recruiting Network.
I just received an announcement on a new scholarship available at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Developed in honor of Nick Bollettieri, this scholarship will be given to a rising senior interested in spending the upcoming school year at the Academy. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015. See this article for more information.