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Pros on College

Ask a group of 12-and-unders at the local courts what they want to be when they grow up, and you'll likely hear some of them answer enthusiastically: "A pro tennis player!" But even the very best of those rising stars must decide whether to give college tennis a try or chase their childhood dreams on the pro tour. We talked with three former college standouts on the pro tour about their decision to attend college, life as a pro and their advice for junior players. Story

 
HEADLINES
8/28 Top Pros Weigh In On College Tennis Decision
8/27 Best Wishes, Class of 2015
8/25 Lane Leschly Heads to Harvard
8/24 Alex Rybakov Chooses TCU
8/21 Bobby Reynolds Starts New Chapter at Oklahoma
 
THE HOT 100
The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

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RECRUITING 101
College tennis is a goal for many players and parents, and they should learn about the recruiting process. Check out Recruiting 101 articles to learn about recruiting, eligibility, and more.

 
 
 USTA/ITA CAMPUS SHOWDOWNS
Campus Showdowns are one-day, short-format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals, and adults. These events give junior players a chance to compete against college competition on a college campus.
 
 
DateType/LocationSchool/Contact
8/28 Coed Showdown
Melbourne, FL
Florida Tech
Bill Macom
8/29 Coed Showdown
Hoboken, NJ
Stevens
Steve Gatchko
9/05 Women's Showdown
Canton, NY
St. Lawrence
Greg Kreitzer
9/05 Men's Showdown
Canton, NY
St. Lawrence
Neil Caniga
9/12 Men's Showdown
Winchester, VA
Shenandoah
Larry Hubbard
 
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INSIDE COLLEGE TENNIS
In each episode of Inside College Tennis, Tony Minnis takes you on an "official visit" to one of your favorite schools - telling the compelling stories of collegiate tennis success, adversity and opportunity.
 
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 USTA TENNIS ON CAMPUS
The USTA's Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a varsity program.
 
COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY
TennisRecruiting.net and GAMMA bring you exclusive coverage of the Countdown to Signing Day and Signing Week each Spring and Fall. Check out all the great features we brought you this past season - as we march forward to next season...
 
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THE RANKINGS

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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
8/27 Qualifiers Van Emburgh, Battaglia into International Hard Court Semifinals; Paul, Liu, Bellis Reach Final Round of Qualifying at US Open; Taylor Fritz Turns Pro
8/26 Three Qualifiers Reach Quarterfinals at International Hard Court Championships; Fifteen Americans in Action Thursday in Second Round of US Open Qualifying
8/25 Bryde Saves Five Match Points to Advance to Third Round at International Hard Court Championships; Ten Americans Reach Second Round of US Open on First Day of Qualifying
8/24 Rybakov Chooses TCU; Witten, Elie Earn Spots in US Open Qualifying Draws; Top Seed Chung, 11 Other Seeds Fall in Grade 1 IHC First Round
8/23 Chung, Kalinskaya Top Seeds at ITF Grade 1 in College Park; Finals of US Open National Playoffs Set; Tiafoe Defeats Harrison to Qualify at Winston-Salem
 
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Inspiration Academy is excited to sponsor Roundtable Articles - featuring comments from top coaches and recent graduates on various recruiting topics.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Haviland Tennis Academy is the proud sponsor of Where Are They Now? - a series that catches up with former junior and college tennis players.
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 INSPIRATION ACADEMY
 
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ACES SERIES
Each month, Colette Lewis notes top performances in junior and college tennis with her Aces column - brought to you by Southern California Tennis Academy.
 
THE PREMIER SITE
 
Get an overview of why TennisRecruiting.net is the premier site for junior tennis.
 
JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
The Tennis Recruiting Network is proud to host preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
ITA NEWS
THE LATEST FROM PARENTING ACES
August 2015
  CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
The 2015 Nationals are now in the books, but Van Der Meer Academy has recaps of all eight age divisions.
August 10
Hard Court Championship Week
Images from the Girls' 14s and 12s Nationals
August 11
Family Effort Propels Yanez to USTA Girls 12 Title
Saud Alhogbani Wins Second Consecutive Gold
August 12
Volynets Wins Another Gold Ball in Georgia at 14s
Nathan Han Wins USTA Boys 14 Nationals
August 13
Unseeded Desiatnikov Wins Girls 16 Nationals
Kypson Rebounds from Surgery to Claim 16s Title
August 14
Kenin Returns, Finishes the Job at Girls 18s
Tiafoe Outlasts Kozlov to Claim 18s Title
August 15
Revisiting the USTA Nationals Forecast
 
FEATURED PHOTOS
 
Photo galleries are proudly presented by Southern California's own Advantage Tennis Academy.
 
COLLEGE TEAMS
Solfire is the proud sponsor of Recruiting Class Rankings for college tennis teams. Check out the top classes from across the country - and see how your team stacks up.
Top Men's Classes
SchoolCommitsConference
California2Pac-12
North Carolina2ACC
Dartmouth3Ivy League
Top Women's Classes
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Oregon4Pac-12
LSU1SEC
Stanford5Pac-12
 
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  NATIONAL SHOWCASES
adidas adiplayer is the proud sponsor of the National Showcase Series, a set of USTA-sanctioned tournaments open to players from all sections. Compete against players outside of your district or section - and earn credit towards your Tennis Recruiting ranking.
 
Date  TournamentEvents
9/11 Greensboro September Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG12-18
9/18 South Carolina State Jr. Open
Charleston, SC
BG12-18
9/18 ATA Fall Open and Showcase
Austin, TX
BG12-18
10/16 Greensboro October Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG12-18
10/30 Duel in the Desert Nationals
St. George, UT
BG12-18
11/07 Fayetteville Rotary Junior Open
Fayetteville, NC
BG12-18
11/21 Georgia Thanksgiving Jr. Open
Norcross, GA
BG16-18
 
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COLLEGE FEATURES
Asics is proud to present exclusive college content covering men's and women's college tennis programs from around the country.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
Smith Sterns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
8/26 Wilson Lambeth chooses Trinity (TX)
8/26 Lane Leschly chooses Harvard
8/25 Vincent Rettke chooses Gonzaga
8/25 Lilian Poling chooses Boise State
8/25 Kayla Tucker chooses Ozarks
8/24 Alex Rybakov chooses TCU
8/24 Madeline Coffman chooses Dallas Baptist
8/24 Tyler Shibles chooses Fairfield
8/24 Shawn Dripchak chooses Centre
8/23 Hannah Blythe chooses IL Springfield

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