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Talking with Blaz Rola

Football may reign over the sports kingdom at Ohio State, but 2013 NCAA champion Blaz Rola has done his part to raise tennis's visibility in Columbus. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis talked with Rola at the Champaign, Illinois Challenger last week covered many topics, including his first year on tour, his decision to play college tennis, his plans for off-season training and his schedule for early next year. Story

 
HEADLINES
11/20 An Interview with 2013 NCAA Champion and Rising ATP Star Blaz Rola
11/18 Daniel Gealer Commits to the Bruins
11/17 Prince Hot 100 List - November '14
11/16 Fall Signing Week '14: Balancing Time Between Court and Classroom
11/15 Fall Signing Week '14: Presbyterian College Banks on Belsito
 
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. Weil Tennis Academy is proud to sponsor Recruiting 101 - with articles 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
12/06 Women's Showdown
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin
C. Ananiadis
12/07 Men's Showdown
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin
C. Ananiadis
1/10 Coed Showdown
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth
Bob Dallis
1/17 Coed Showdown
Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern
Trish Riddell
2/14 Women's Showdown
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore
Jeremy Loomis
 
Click here for a complete Showdown Schedule
 
 WTA GEAR - RACQUETS
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WILSON Juice 100
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WILSON Juice 100
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THE LATEST FROM PARENTING ACES
Since 2011, Lisa Stone has been writing about all things junior tennis from a parent's perspective at Parenting Aces. Tune in to her radio call-in show each Tuesday at 11am ET.
 
11/21 BNP Paribas Ball Kids
11/17 Rest Peacefully, Sean Karl
11/15 W with an Asterisk
11/13 Back to those Thanksgiving Tournaments . . .
11/10 USTA Addresses High School Tennis
11/08 The Future of Junior Tournament Tennis in America
11/06 Another Thanksgiving, Another Tournament
11/03 First Pro Tournament
 
THE RANKINGS

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 TENNIS EXPRESS PRODUCT REVIEW
 
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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
11/22 Mmoh Beats World No. 1 Rublev to Advance to Grade A Final; Giron v Nguyen for Mexico Futures Title; Jenkins Wins Again in Australia; Indiana Dismisses Men's Tennis Coach
11/21 Video Tribute to Sean Karl; Mmoh Meets Rublev in Grade A Semifinals; Pro Circuit Update
11/20 My Interview with Blaz Rola; Mmoh, Blumberg Reach ITF Grade A Quarterfinals; Paul, Giron and Dome Advance to Futures Quarterfinals
11/19 Fritz Out, but Eight US Juniors Reach Third Round in Mexico Grade A; Prize Money Restrictions Remain at NCAA; Is Do-It-For-Me Culture Responsible for Decline in US Tennis?
11/18 First Round Complete at ITF Grade A in Mexico; Katrina Adams Assumes USTA President's Role in January; James Blake to Join USTA?
 
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Gorin Tennis is excited to sponsor Roundtable Articles - featuring comments from top coaches and recent graduates on various recruiting topics.
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
11/18 Make sure to check out our latest racquet review! See what we thought about the @Volkltennis Organix 10 Super G 295G
11/17 See our amazing Black November deals on shoes, apparel & racquets all in one place with the TE Digital Catalog
11/14 We're not the only ones celebrating Black November. Check out these deals from @babolat on racquets, shoes & more!
11/13 The Racquet Review of the Week is here! Find out what our playtesters thought about the @Volkltennis Super G 10 295G
11/11 Have you heard about Black November at Tennis Express? Enjoy doorbuster deals all month long
11/10 Djokovic got off to a smooth start, crushing Marin Cilic in his first Finals match. Get his @adidastennis shoes here
 
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What's Your Signature Shot?
 
Find out the signature shots from the members of the Prince team.
 
JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
Bishops Gate Tennis Academy is proud to present preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
THE PREMIER SITE
 
Get an overview of why TennisRecruiting.net is the premier site for junior tennis.
 
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SIGNING WEEK COVERAGE
TennisRecruiting.net has been your home for the Fall Signing Period in October and November. Check out all the great features and profiles we brought you during our Countdown to Signing Day and Fall Signing Week '14 coverage.
 
10/10 Countdown to Signing Day
10/11 College Placement Tips
10/13 Whalen At Home with Hoosiers
10/14 Big Blue Nation Welcomes Hussey
10/15 College Prep Camps and Showcases
10/17 Blue Chip Girls
10/21 Trending Toward Early Verbal Commitments
10/22 Asami's Inside Track to Pacific
10/23 California Girl Gabby Andrews Chooses UCLA
10/24 Blue Chip Boys
10/27 How and When to Contact College Coaches
10/28 Andrew Gu to Santa Clara
10/29 Tips from Junior Coaches
10/30 Marie Norris Picks TCU
11/03 Blue Chip Trio Commits to Duke
11/04 Keeping an Open Mind
11/05 Q&A with Alexandria Livingston of Saint Peters
11/06 Auteri Seizes Opportunity at Lehigh
11/07 Golovin Geauxs to Tigers
11/10 Overview and Blue Chip Update
11/10 How Young is Too Young to Start Recruiting?
11/10 Grayson Broadus to Notre Dame
11/11 National Roundup
11/11 Yates Set to Join Tiger Squad at Mizzou
11/12 Francesca DiLorenzo Chooses Ohio State
11/12 Dan Stefan Declares for the Commodores
11/12 Lampl Heads West to Stanford
11/13 Robert Seby to Become a Bronco
11/13 How and When to Contact College Coaches II
11/13 Kimberly Yee is a Cardinal
11/14 Yang Balances Tennis and Academics at Yale
11/14 Cameron Klinger Signs with Vandy
11/15 Blended Learning and the Student Athlete
11/15 Presbyterian College Banks on Belsito
11/16 Balancing Time Between Court and Classroom
 
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
Louisville4ACC
Michigan4Big Ten
Tulsa1The American
Top Women's Classes
SchoolCommitsConference
William & Mary1CAA
Indiana2Big Ten
Rice3CUSA
 
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  NATIONAL SHOWCASES
Dunlop Sports 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
11/28 Western States Junior Open
Tucson, AZ
BG 18-12
12/06 WAM Open
Miami, FL
BG18-16
12/26 Costa Mesa Intercollegiate Classic
Costa Mesa, CA
BG18
2/14 Sportime Schnectady President's Cup
Schnectady, NY
BG16-14
3/27 ATA Spring Open and Showcase
Austin, TX
BG18-12
3/28 Georgia Alabama Open
Dothan, AL
BG18-16
3/28 Georgia Alabama Junior Open
Bainbridge, GA
BG14-12
 
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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.
 
11/23 Foresight Okungbowa chooses Florida Tech
11/22 Anders Arenfeldt Holm chooses UC Santa Barbara
11/22 Carlos Donat chooses Portland
11/22 Tim Handel chooses Northern Arizona
11/22 Edward Cristian Stoica chooses Wichita State
11/22 Nicholas Urban chooses Grand Valley State
11/22 Thandiwe Kangwa chooses Seton Hall
11/22 Jacob Adkins chooses Charleston
11/21 Alfredo Perez chooses Florida
11/21 Aiku Shintani chooses Cal Poly

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
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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.
 
 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.