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Sanford Weighs Options

Blue Chip Alexandra Sanford decided long ago the school she wants to attend, committing to the University of North Carolina in the fall of her sophomore year. Now the 18-year-old from Westerville Ohio has another choice to make - joining the Tar Heels this fall or pursuing professional tennis. Story

 
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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
2/19 Anisimova, Bryde Claim Grade A Porto Alegre Titles; Ohio State Wins Thriller to Reach Team Indoor Final Against Virginia; Harrison Claims First ATP Title; Dolehide Wins Surprise $25K
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2/17 Sanford Considers Pro Tennis; Six Americans Reach Porto Alegre Semifinals; Only One Top 8 Seed Loses in D-I Men's Team Indoor First Round; Dolehide, Lao into Surprise Semis
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Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
2/19 Joseph Findley chooses Methodist (NC)
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2/18 Emmett Moore chooses Pomona-Pitzer
2/18 Emily Dush chooses Utah
2/17 Joshua Hsia chooses CWRU
2/17 Moric Budinszky chooses Fairleigh Dickinson
2/17 Cameron Foley chooses Endicott
2/16 Carter Bradford chooses George Mason
2/16 Jordan Shaw chooses Harding
2/16 Alex Hisle chooses Paradise Valley (AZ)

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