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

Commitment Profile
Countdown: Alves to the Gauchos
Share:   

Matthew Alves finally succumbed to the peer pressure.

During Alves' college search, some of his friends and family members were pushing him to consider attending UC Santa Barbara.

But the blue chip recruit remained skeptical about the Big West Conference program.

"They all told me it is amazing down there and I had to come down and visit," Alves said. "I was never really thinking about it very much because it is kind of a smaller school and the tennis program isn't ranked. But I went and had a perfect weekend where everything just worked out. The location is perfect, the guys on the team were great and the tennis facility is right on the beach. There was nothing I didn't really like about it."

Having committed to UCSB, Alves is already dreaming big about what the Gauchos can achieve. His friend, Greg Scott, a Blue Chip recruit from 2011, is a freshman on the team this season, and he can't wait for Alves to join.

"He keeps telling me I can come down there and we can start something," Alves said. "We can get this team back in the rankings and we can put them in the tournament. I think in a couple of years we can make them a pretty good team."

Before visiting UCSB, Alves was confident he was heading to the University of Washington. The Gold River, Calif., resident made his first official visit to the school and liked the team and the campus.

But once he returned home, his parents gave him some advice.

"I was a few days away from committing, but they said I should not be putting all my eggs in one basket," Alves said. "They wanted me to look at other options and talk to a few other schools. I was thinking about Boston College, Duke and Northwestern. But then Santa Barbara came up and it worked out perfectly."

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

 
 GAMMA TENNIS
 
GAMMA Glide - Lubricity
 
See what a little #lubricity can do for your game!
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
7/26 Callie Nesbitt chooses Colby
7/25 Nina Sorkin chooses Virginia Tech
7/25 Johnathan Christie chooses Schreiner
7/25 Maya Jacobs chooses Rutgers
7/25 Luisa Uscocovich chooses Virginia Tech
7/25 Nancy Fawzy chooses Virginia Tech
7/25 Barbara Delp chooses Virginia Tech
7/25 Emily Sidor chooses UNC Asheville
7/24 Derek Vincent chooses BYU
7/23 Guus Koevermans chooses San Diego

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 WTA GEAR - RACQUETS
  Annika Beck
 
Prince Textreme Warrior 100
Buy Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Garbine Muguruza
 
Babolat Pure Drive
Buy Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Carla Suarez Navarro
 
Wilson Pro Staff 97
Was: $250.00  Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Victoria Azarenka
 
Wilson Ultra 100
Buy Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
 
 

Page updated on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Contact our web team with any corrections