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
Top Two Oklahomans Sooners To Be
by Ali Jones, 21 December 2009

Sooners Coach David Mullins didn't need to look far from Norman for his 2010 recruits: he recently signed the top two women in Oklahoma - Mia Lancaster and Whitney Ritchie.

Whitney Ritchie is heading to Norman
"I believe [building a team] starts in the recruiting process and trying to find the right type of players for our program," Mullins said. "The players we recruit have to want the same things and need to understand what it is going to take to be part of a top tennis program."

Lancaster and Ritchie are both five-star recruits. Each has impressive singles credentials and even more stellar doubles resumes. As seniors at Oklahoma City's Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, they've played with and against each other. Together they have five national doubles titles and will join McGuinness alumnae and current Sooners Peta Maree Lancaster and Katelyn Connelly.

"Each of our style of play makes us a very successful doubles team," southpaw Ritchie said. "Mia has great groundstrokes which set me up to use my volleys and touch shots at the net."

The four McGuinness women last competed as a team in 2008 during Peta Maree's senior year and propelled the Irish to a 122-0 record and earned the school's tenth team state title.

Lancaster and Ritchie both agree that the transition to the team will be easy for them, but they did look at other schools before committing.

Ritchie was interested in Notre Dame, Illinois and Nebraska, but "Coach Mullins and Coach Connelly were always at the top of my list," she said. A hand-written note from Mullins "exemplified the type of commitment and eagerness that I was searching for in a coach and a program."

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!
 

 
 WTA PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY

Daniela Hantuchova

 
Click on Daniela Hantuchova to view and buy her equipment, apparel, and footwear, or watch her video gear guide on YouTube.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/23 Whitney Weisberg chooses Fordham
10/23 Brian Pecyna chooses Valparaiso
10/23 John Page chooses Youngstown State
10/22 Madison Hale chooses UCSD
10/22 Mckenzie Barco chooses Chattanooga
10/22 Michelle Wang chooses Cornell
10/21 Sean Halloran chooses Sewanee
10/21 Devin Knors chooses Appalachian State
10/21 Mac McCullough chooses Sewanee
10/21 Samuel Beren chooses Harvard

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
10/23 Did you know we are having a super clearance sale? Select styles up to 70% off! Shop now!
10/23 Join Kiersten to check out Serena Williams fall gear by Nike
10/22 We agree! RT @saboortweets: If you want some great #tennis gear then @TennisExpress is the place to check it all out
 
 

Page updated on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections