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Thursday, February 16, 2006

No Strings Attached::MailTribune.com

No Strings Attached:: MailTribune.com ~~~

2005 16s National Champion Nate Schnugg is the subject of this recent article in his "hometown" newspaper. I put that in quotes, because, as this piece highlights, home is a concept that most juniors at his level experience only in theory. If they are at an academy, as Schnugg was until recently, that serves as home, a place to book flights to and from. But the pursuit of ITF points, better competition or a taste of the life that awaits a rookie pro demands frequent travel and Schnugg has not shied away from that.

His older brother Scott is there to mentor him in the current Mexico City ITF Futures event they are both playing. While Nate won only one round of qualifying, Scott made the main draw with his three wins, and they have a win together in the main draw doubles. An All-American in doubles at Georgia Tech, the twenty-four-year old Scott is in an ideal position to guide his younger brother through the college recruiting process and through the challenges of futures qualifying.