Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

College Commitment
Countdown: Gregory Scott to UCSB
Share:   

For young tennis players, growing up in Southern California has a lot of advantages. Great weather, a lengthy assortment of tournaments month after month and plenty of strong competition.

Greg Scott has seized on those opportunities to become a Top 10 player in USTA Boys' 18 singles in Southern California - and one of the top high school seniors in the nation in 2010.

Scott, a 17-year-old standout player from Manhattan Beach, Calif., is continuing to hone his skills this fall with an eye on the next step in his progression - playing college at the Division I level. The prized recruit has verbally committed to play at UC Santa Barbara for 2011-12.

In recent weeks, the Tenafly, N.J., native has done what many top junior players do - play the qualifying in USTA Pro Circuit Futures events and open tournaments. In many cases, that means going up against an established college player or even a tour player ranked in the 400s.

At the 2010 Costa Mesa Futures in September, Scott faced University of Washington sophomore Kyle McMorrow in the first round of qualifying, losing 6-4, 6-3. A few weeks earlier, Scott faced USC sophomore JT Sundling in an open tournament in Thousand Oaks, Calif., losing 7-6, 6-0 in the round of 16.

"Playing Futures is a great experience," the 5-foot-10, 156-pound Scott said. "The Futures are completely different than the juniors. Their games are a lot bigger. It showed me what level I need to reach in order to win matches in the future."

McMorrow, a fellow Southern Californian who also practiced with Scott a few times when he played USTA junior tournaments in Southern California, recognized Scott's potential during their match at Costa Mesa.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 ATP PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY

Tommy Robredo

 
Click on Tommy Robredo to view and buy his equipment, apparel, and footwear.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
12/19 When all you need is a little Rafa... RT @nadalnews: Rafa/NYC shirt on sale @TennisExpress
12/18 Buying a new racquet for the holidays? Check out our fun infographic!
12/17 Have you checked out the new @adidastennis barricade 2015 yet? It's great for a gift or just because! Get it here
 
 

Page updated on Sunday, November 23, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections