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Q&A with Lex Urban

It's been a few years since Lex Urban walked the campus of Williams College in Massachusetts. Back in the early 2000s, Urban served as captain of the Ephs Men's Tennis Team that won the NCAA Division III National Championship in both 2001 and 2002. After graduating, Urban spent a year doing community service in AmeriCorps - and he now is a practicing lawyer in Washington, DC. Harry Cicma of NBC Sports chatted with Urban about all things college tennis... Story

 
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3/25 Countdown: Sameer Kumar Heads to the Cardinal
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COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY
Tennis Recruiting and GAMMA are counting down the days until the start of the Spring Signing Period.
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3/13 Countdown to Signing Day
3/14 Erica Oosterhout Commits to the Crimson
3/16 Chris Jones Heads East to Tufts
3/18 Allie Sanford Commits to the Rebels
3/20 Rutledge Goes East to Join Demon Deacons
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3/26 Reto Heads to Melbourne and Florida Tech
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Smith Sterns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
3/29 Caroline Williams chooses Maryland
3/29 Kate Ketels chooses Gonzaga
3/29 Antonella Bramato chooses Cincinnati
3/29 Ryan Seibert chooses Susquehanna
3/28 Kyla Nuesa chooses SMU
3/27 Leah Bush chooses Williams
3/27 Stacey Fung chooses Washington
3/27 Chandler Carter chooses Wake Forest
3/27 Roger Boyer chooses Baldwin Wallace
3/27 Corey Loken chooses St. Olaf

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