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Fall Signing Week 2019

The wait is over. The Countdown is behind us, and Signing Week has arrived!

This Wednesday, November 13, is Signing Day - the first day that high school seniors can formally commit to Division I or Division II tennis programs by signing their National Letter of Intent. TRN has been counting down the days for the past month, but now we switch to our Signing Week coverage.

This week is all about the seniors and college tennis recruiting. We start the week with a pair of roundup articles - including today’s Blue Chip Roundup where we take one last peek at the top senior boys and girls. Once Wednesday arrives, we celebrate the opening of the Signing Period with commitment announcements and other special content.

Check out our coverage schedule - and then get up-to-date on the Blue Chip seniors:


Signing Week Series


Blue Chip Update

The tables below show the Blue Chip athletes and their updated recruiting status. The Commitment column shows whether the recruit has made a verbal commitment or is undecided, while the Interests column indicates schools of interest.


Boys Status

Leighton Allen TX Texas Texas
Jacob Bickersteth MI Michigan Michigan
Tristan Boyer CA Stanford Stanford
Micah Braswell FL Texas Texas
Aryan Chaudhary CA Stanford Stanford
Andrew Dale VA Princeton Princeton
Ryan Fishback NY Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Cash Hanzlik OR   Open
Hunter Heck MN Illinois Illinois
Welsh Hotard LA Oklahoma Oklahoma
Alexander Kiefer TX Virginia Virginia
Benjamin Koch LA LSU LSU
Alex Lee IL Stanford Stanford
Stefan Leustian CA   California, Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington
Zachery Lim CA Penn Penn
David Lins FL Harvard Harvard
Marcus McDaniel CA Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Maxwell McKennon CA Arizona State Arizona State
Daniel Milavsky MA Harvard Harvard
Adam Neff FL North Carolina North Carolina
Joshua Raab GA Tennessee Tennessee
Ishaan Ravichander NJ Columbia Columbia
Jackson Ross TX Auburn Auburn
Eliot Spizzirri CT Texas Texas
Julian Noah Steinhausen CA SMU SMU
JJ Tracy SC Ohio State Ohio State
Niroop Vallabhaneni AZ Duke Duke
Spencer Whitaker VA 2019 Decision Open
Theo Winegar FL Columbia Columbia
Logan Zapp FL North Carolina North Carolina


One more Blue Chip boy has made a verbal commitment, bringing the number of uncommitted senior boys down to 3. Alexander Kiefer of The Woodlands, Texas, has decided to commit to the Virginia Cavaliers.

Alex Kiefer is heading to Virginia
© Bill Kallenberg, CapturedInAction.com

Keifer, who has been ranked as high as No. 16 in the senior class, has posted strong wins both nationally and internationally. Kiefer won the bronze ball in the boys’ 16 singles event at Kalamazoo in 2018, and he followed that up with 10 combined singles wins this summer in the USTA Boys 18s National Team Championships (Chattanooga) and National Championships (Kalamazoo). More recently, Kiefer has been competing in ITF events, winning a championship in October at the Cancun Junior Cup in Mexico.


Girls Status

Lauren Anzalotta PR 2019 Decision Cornell, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Yale
Audrey Boch-Collins NV Baylor Baylor
Carly Briggs GA Tennessee Tennessee
Jaedan Brown IN Michigan Michigan
Charlotte Chavatipon CA Texas Texas
Carmen Corley NM Oklahoma Oklahoma
Fiona Crawley TX North Carolina North Carolina
Abigail Desiatnikov NV San Diego San Diego
Hadley Doyle TX Tennessee Tennessee
Katherine Duong CA Illinois Illinois
Sanyukta Gawande FL Harvard Harvard
India Houghton CA Stanford Stanford
Ava Hrastar GA Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Victoria Hu MA   Open
Amy Huang CA Harvard Harvard
Anessa Lee CA Vanderbilt Vanderbilt
Jaleesa Leslie FL   Open
Caty McNally OH Turned Pro N/A
Karina Miller MI Michigan Michigan
Emma Navarro SC Virginia Virginia
Alexa Noel NJ   Open
Vanessa Ong OK UCLA UCLA
Nikki Redelijk FL Pepperdine Pepperdine
Abigail Rencheli FL N.C. State N.C. State
Peyton Stearns OH Taking Visits Open
Jenna Thompson NC Clemson Clemson
Reilly Tran VA North Carolina North Carolina
Katie Volynets CA   Open
Anna Zhang TX Columbia Columbia

Status Quo

As you can see in the table, there are still 6 Blue Chip senior girls who remain uncommitted - the same as when we visited with them in October. We do expect most all of these girls to play college tennis.

We will keep an eye on things as more stories develop this week … but make sure to make TennisRecruiting.net your online home for all things Signing Week!


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