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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

More Division I NLI Signings; Final USTA Australian Open Wild Card Standings; US Davis Cup Team Takes on Italy Thanksgiving Day

National Letter of Intent Signings will continue to be announced over the next few weeks, but this will probably be my last post of them, with the upcoming Florida tournaments occupying my attention for the rest of the year. My first post with signings, on Thursday November 10th can be found here; I posted an additional set of signings a week ago, on November 15th.


Arizona State has signed Emilija Tverijonaite of Lithuania.

Maryland has signed Diya Challa.

North Carolina has signed Theadora Rabman

Oklahoma has signed Tiantsoa Sarah Rakotomanga Rajaonah of France.

Rice has signed Anushka Ashar.

Utah has signed Kat Lyman, a graduate transfer from Xavier.


Arkansas has signed Gerard Planelles Ripoll of Spain and Connor Smillie. Planelles Ripoll will start in January.

Boise State has signed Teague Burger, a transfer from Bryant, and Idriss Haddouch of Belgium.

Georgia has signed Ignacio Buse of Peru.

Ohio State has signed Bryce Nakashima, brother of Next Gen ATP Champion Brandon Nakashima.

Stanford has signed Nicholas Godsick, Kyle Kang and Hudson Rivera.

Tennessee has signed Nicolas Kobelt of Switzerland. 

TCU has signed Duncan Chan of Canada, Julian Alonso of Spain and Kaj Quirijns of Switzerland

Wisconsin has signed Collin Beduhn, Matthew Fullerton, Tomas Zlatohlavek of the Czech Republic and Oliver Olsson of Germany

The USTA announced the final standings of its annual Australian  Open Wild Card Challenge for men and women. It's likely that the wild cards will end up going to Christopher Eubanks and Taylor Townsend. Today's press release:

Final Standings -- Australian Open Wild Card Challenge


ORLANDO, Fla., November 22, 2022 – The final standings for the men's and women's Australian Open Wild Card Challenge are below. Ben Shelton and Caty McNally finished first but are both likely to earn direct entry into Melbourne. The wild cards will go to the highest-finishing players who do not earn direct entry. Each player's point total and current ranking (in parenthesis) are below:  




1. Ben Shelton (No. 97) -- 240

2. Chris Eubanks (No. 124) -- 130

3. Tennys Sandgren (No. 272) -- 107

4. Michael Mmoh (No. 110) -- 87




1. Caty McNally (No. 94) -- 189

2. Madison Brengle (No. 59) -- 161

3. Taylor Townsend (No. 131) -- 130

4. Alycia Parks (No. 150) -- 126


The USTA and Tennis Australia have a reciprocal agreement in which main draw wild cards for the 2023 Australian Open and US Open will be exchanged.


Wild card recipients will have to follow all Australian Open protocols as it relates to quarantine or vaccination.


The United States Davis Cup team will play Italy Thursday in the quarterfinals of the 2022 competition in Spain. The winner of that match will take on the winner of the quarterfinal between Germany and Canada, also Thursday. In the first quarterfinal match of this final stage, Australia defeated the Netherlands 2-0 today and will play the winner of tomorrow's match between Croatia and Spain. 

The team members for Italy and the United States can be found here.