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2021 Articles

Tournament Feature
Two Countries Added to Junior Orange Bowl List of Champions
by Colette Lewis, 30 December 2021

On the 60th anniversary of the international event in the Miami area, two more countries were added to the list of champions at the Junior Orange Bowl this year. Colombia's Alejandro Arcila won the Boys 14s title and Moldova's Lia Belibova won the Girls 12s title.

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Recruiting 101
Recruiting Insider: Air Force's Dan Oosterhous
by Rhiannon Potkey, 28 December 2021

Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospects. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from Air Force men's coach Dan Oosterhous.

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Photo Gallery
Orange Bowls Photos
by Bill Kallenberg, 26 December 2021

The Orange Bowl - the mother of all junior international tennis tournaments in the United States - took place earlier in December. Founded in 1947 by Eddie Herr, this tournament has been held in various sites around Florida ever since. Long-time tournament director Lew Brewer, who is planning on retiring, served as its director for the final time. TRN photographer Bill Kallenberg was on hand at this prestigious event.

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Recruiting Profile
Blue Chip Dellabarca to Make Historic Return to Santa Barbara
by Rhiannon Potkey, 24 December 2021

Calissa Dellabarca spent a few years living in Santa Barbara and grew to love college tennsi by attending UC Santa Barbara matches. The senior will be returning to campus as the first blue chip recruit in program history, having recently signed with the Gauchos.

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22-Dec-2021
Tankimovich Ready to Join Loyola University Maryland
Liza Tankimovich will be leaving California and her twin sister behind to join the program at Loyola University Maryland. The four-star senior from Granada Hills signed with the Greyhounds last month.

20-Dec-2021
Hot 100 List - December 2021
It's time to unveil the December 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

17-Dec-2021
Vallejo, Marcinko Make History with Orange Bowl Titles
Adolfo Daniel Vallejo of Paraguay and Croatia's Petra Marcinko made history at the Orange Bowl ITF Grade A event in Plantation, Florida. Vallejo was the first player from his country to win the singles title and Marcinko was the first girl to sweep the singles and doubles titles.

16-Dec-2021
Americans Sweep Orange Bowl 16s Titles
American players swept the Boys and Girls 16s singles and doubles titles at the Orange Bowl in Plantation, Florida. Kate Kim extended her Florida winning streak to 12 straight to capture the girls title and Quang Duong overcame a deficit to win the boys title.

14-Dec-2021
Four-Star Mamalat Eager for Bright Future with Blue Hose
David Mamalat may never have considered attending Presbyterian if not for his two coaches having a connection to Blue Hose head coach John Collins. After making an official visit, the four-star senior signed with the program.

13-Dec-2021
EKU Reinstates Men's and Women's Tennis Programs
After a three-year absence, Eastern Kentucky is reinstating the university’s men's and women's tennis programs. The Colonels will resume competing in the fall of 2022 as a member of the ASUN Conference.

10-Dec-2021
Americans Sweep Eddie Herr Singles Titles 12s and 16s
In the midst of construction at the IMG Academy facility in Bradenton, Florida, four Americans were able to block out the distractions to capture the singles titles in the 12s and 16s events of the Eddie Herr International.

9-Dec-2021
Linda Fruhvirtova, Bielinskyi Collect Eddie Herr ITF Titles
Linda Fruhvirtova defeated her younger sister, Brenda, after an injury retirement to capture the girls singles title at the ITF J1 Eddie Herr Championships at the IMG Academy, while Viacheslav Bielinskyi captured the boys singles title in a third-set tiebreak.

8-Dec-2021
Chip Off The Ivy Block: Blue Chip Junior Commits to Harvard
Natalie Block is prolonging a family legacy in the Ivy League by committing to Harvard. The blue chip junior from Florida made her decision official on Tuesday by calling head coach Traci Green. Block's mom played at Columbia and her dad attended Yale.

7-Dec-2021
Colak Lets Heart Guide His Commitment to Michigan State
Ozan Colak wrestled with his final decision during his recruiting process. The blue chip senior decided to listen to his heart, and it led him to commit to Michigan State. It capped an emotional few months for the Michigan native.

6-Dec-2021
Family Move Helps Glickstein Discover UNC Wilmington
Gabriela Glickstein had a tough transition when her family first moved to North Carolina. But she discovered some college options she had never considered, and found the right one. The four-star senior signed with UNC Wilmington.

3-Dec-2021
November Success Sprouts Another Jam-Packed Group of Aces
Another jam-packed month of Aces from Colette Lewis that features juniors, current college players and recent graduates who excelled in November by winning titles and seeing their rankings rise.

1-Dec-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Kelsey Phillips, Nicholas Shirley
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Kelsey Phillips and Nicholas Shirley.

29-Nov-2021
Four-Star Jevicky Discovers Great Options at Division II
Christine Jevicky always imagined she would play for a Division I program in college. But once she visited Division II Angelo State, she realized all the great opportunities it could provide. The four-star from Colorado signed with the program last week.

26-Nov-2021
Meet The Assistant: Villanova's Arsenio Jay Culver
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Villanova's Arsenio Jay Culver.

22-Nov-2021
Denver Breaks the Ice, Lands Five-Star Driscoll
Caroline Driscoll received an unexpected surprise when she made her official visit to the University of Denver. The five-star senior from Brookline, Massachusetts signed with the Pioneers last week along with her doubles partner, five-star Olivia Dorner.

19-Nov-2021
UCLA Grad Harrison Aims for WTA Success
After questioning during Covid whether to remain on the pro tour, Catherine Harrison is more motivated than ever to succeed. The former UCLA All-American is trying to devise a financial plan and coaching strategy to make it work.

17-Nov-2021
Hot 100 List - November 2021
It's time to unveil the November 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

15-Nov-2021
Handwritten Letters Solidify Ridenour's Commitment to RPI
Nicole Ridenour received handwritten letters in the mail after making a campus visit to RPI. The correspondence from future teammates helped confirm the Minnesota native's decision to commit to the Division III program in Troy, New York.

12-Nov-2021
Blue Chip Wiersholm Takes Her Own Journey To Cal
Katja Wiersholm was very deliberate with her recruiting process. The blue chip senior didn't want to be overwhelmed by options. Once she was able to make a visit to Cal, Wiersholm didn't need to see any more. Wiersholm signed her letter of intent this week to play for the Bears.

10-Nov-2021
Four-Star McDonald Follows Brother's Lead to Bucknell
Brendan McDonald grew up watching his brother play college tennis at Bucknell. The four-star graduate senior from New Jersey fell in love with the atmosphere and wanted to follow the same path. He made it official by signing a letter of intent today to play for the Bison.

10-Nov-2021
Agar Feels Wanted, Becomes BC's Blue Chip
Seren Agar began to feel like her college dream to play in the ACC may not become a reality. But after Boston College invited her on an official visit, the blue chip senior from New Jersey found a perfect landing spot. She will be signing her National Letter of Intent this week.

9-Nov-2021
Recruits Reveal Why They Are Signing With Their Schools
Every college decision is personal and based on many factors. It's a milestone in life worthy of celebration. Just a day away from the signing period opening, senior recruits from around the country reveal why they picked their respective colleges.

8-Nov-2021
Signing Week 2021
And just like that, we have made it to Signing Week. This Wednesday, November 10, is Signing Day - the first day for seniors in the Class of 2022 to formally commit to NCAA Division I or II programs. Check out the TRN coverage schedule - and get up-to-date on the status of Blue Chips.

7-Nov-2021
Action Shots from the Lexington ITF
The United States ITF Junior Circuit continued in late October in Lexington, SC. This ITF J4 event featured All-American singles finals for both boys and girls. Nikita Filin (Ill.) defeated Roy Horovitz (Fla.) 6-3; 7-5 for the boys' title, while Taylor Goetz (N.Y.) defeated Maddy Zampardo (Mi.) 7-6(0), 6-3 on the girls' side.

5-Nov-2021
October Overflows with Great Performances at All Levels
October was a busy month on all levels, with professional, college and junior tennis in full swing. Although there were enough candidates to fill nearly two Aces columns, 20 players earned recognition for accomplishments across the globe.

3-Nov-2021
Advice for Seniors Still Searching for the Right College
The signing period opened yesterday, and some seniors are still searching to find the right college. College coaches from across the country offer their advice for the uncommited recruits in our special signing week edition of the Coaching Rountable.

1-Nov-2021
Future Teammates Help Draw Eli Wood to Bellarmine
Eli Wood valued comfort and relationships when it came time to choose a college. The four-star senior from Prospect, Kentucky is staying close to home by committing to Bellarmine University. The program recently moved from Division II to Division I.

29-Oct-2021
Isabella Brilliant Eyes New Adventures with Army
Isabella Brilliant loves new adventures and loves her country. That made Army an attractive choice for the four-star senior from Idaho. Brilliant will be signing her National Letter of Intent to play at West Point for the Fall of 2022.

27-Oct-2021
Countdown: Blue Chip Girls
Signing Day will be here before you know it, and the focus on recruiting is building quickly. Last week we looked at the boys ... today we check in on the Blue Chip Girls. Take a look at the status of some of the top girls in the Class of 2022.

25-Oct-2021
Five-Star Micah Pierce Follows Her Gut, Commits to Memphis
Micah Pierce was told about having a gut feeling when she found the right college program. The five-star senior from New Orleans understood what that meant once she visited Memphis. Pierce has committed to play for the Tigers.

22-Oct-2021
It's Anchor Down For Blue Chip Sonya Macavei
Blue chip Sonya Macavei grew up in Ohio, spent her high school years at a Florida academy and toured Europe all summer. But when the fall of 2022 rolls around, the 17-year-old left-hander will put her anchor down in Nashville, where she will join the Vanderbilt Commodores.

20-Oct-2021
Countdown: Blue Chip Boys
Signing Week is just a few weeks away, when high school tennis players begin to formally commit to college tennis programs. We have been talking with many tennis players about their decision process, and today we check in with the Blue Chips in the Class of 2022. Take a look at where things stand ...

19-Oct-2021
Hot 100 List - October 2021
It's time to unveil the October 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

18-Oct-2021
Countdown to Signing Day 2021
It's that time of year. We are less than a month away from the most important day on the college tennis recruiting calendar - Signing Day. November 10th is the opening of the signing period, when seniors can begin signing a National Letter of Intent with Division I and Division II schools. As always, the Tennis Recruiting Network is here to keep you up to date on everything.

15-Oct-2021
Hovde and Anthrop Capture ITF Pan American Closed Titles
Americans Liv Hovde and Jack Anthrop rebounded from slow starts against their Canadian opponents in the finals of last week's ITF JB1 Pan American Closed Championships in Nicholasville, Kentucky to capture the singles titles.

12-Oct-2021
A Day In The Life: Pepperdine's Shiori Fukuda
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Pepperdine's Shiori Fukuda.

10-Oct-2021
Program History Made at ITA All-American Championships
Florida's Ben Shelton, South Carolina's Sarah Hamner and Wake Forest's Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth made history by winning titles at the ITA All-American Championships over the weekend in Oklahoma and South Carolina.

7-Oct-2021
USTA Foundation Awards 2021 NJTL Essay Winners
The USTA Foundation announced the 10 winners of the 23rd annual NJTL Essay Contest. The winners, ranging in age from 10 to 18, all participate in National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters nationwide. They were selected from more than 1,100 entries submitted this summer.

5-Oct-2021
Recruiting Terms and Calendar for 2022-23
Make sure you know all the key dates on the recruiting calendar. Tennis Recruiting Network has updated our annual article for the 2022-23 school season.

1-Oct-2021
From Teens to Thirty-Somethings, September Aces Span the Ages
The top performers from last month range in age from 13 to 37, with backdrops as celebrated as Arthur Ashe Stadium and as humble as mid-level ITF junior tournaments in Spain. Current and former collegians, as well as elite juniors, deserve to take a bow for their accomplishments in September.

29-Sep-2021
No Question: Juniors at US Open Endorse Electronic Line Calls
The computer-based Live Electronic Line Calling system was implemented this year at the US Open Junior Championships. Line umpires are no longer used and the chair umpire doesn't rule on line calls. The players largely expressed approval with the changes.

24-Sep-2021
Hot 100 List - September 2021
It's time to unveil the September 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

17-Sep-2021
Montgomery Stays Energized, Sweeps US Open Junior Titles
American Robin Montgomery didn't let fatigue or exhaustion get in the way of sweeping the US Open Junior girls singles and doubles titles in New York. Spain's Daniel Rincon emerged as the singles champion in boys event.

13-Sep-2021
Ivy Wilson Doesn't Let Diabetes Hold Her Back
Ivy Wilson, a 16-year-old diabetic, was recently honored with the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship. Along with $10,000, the Oklahoma native traveled to the U.S. Open in New York to meet Billie Jean King and receive her award.

6-Sep-2021
Tennis Recruiting Welcomes the Class of 2028
Tennis Recruiting Network welcomes the Class of 2028 to the rankings this week. Among the young rising stars are sixth-graders Sophie Suh, Vihaan Reddy, Colin McPeek and Ciara Harding.

3-Sep-2021
August Aces Find Success in Europe and North America
Success by junior and collegiate players at venues across Europe and North America secured a spot in the August Aces. Among the players highlighted is Kalamazoo champion Zachary Svajda and finalist Ben Shelton.

31-Aug-2021
Doubles Gets The Spotlight at USTA National Championships
Gold balls were awarded to some of the best doubles teams in the country over the weekend at the USTA National Doubles Championships at the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando. Champions were crowned for boys and girls in the 14s, 16s and 18s divisions.

30-Aug-2021
USTA Girls 16s/18s Photo Gallery
The 17-year-old Texan, Ashlyn Krueger, won the Girls' 18 Championship at the Billy Jean King USTA National Championships in San Diego, Calif., while Tatum Evans dropped only one set en route to her Girls' 16 title. Photographer David Kenas was on hand to capture this championship in photos.

27-Aug-2021
Photos from Kalamazoo
Rain may have forced play indoors a few times during the USTA Boys' 18-16 Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich., but the weather did not deter Zachary Svajda or Alexander Razeghi. Svajda became the first to win two 18s titles in non-consecutive years in the Open Era, while Razeghi brought home the gold ball in the 16s as the No. 1 seed. Our man, Bill Kallenberg, has photos from the event.

26-Aug-2021
Action Shots from the Clays
The USTA Boys' 18-16 Clay Court Nationals, hosted in Delray Beach, Fla., was plagued with rain and lightning. Those conditions did not deter Ryan Colby and Felipe Pinzon who won singles titles in the 18s and 16s divisions, respectively. Photographer Bill Kallenberg was on hand to capture images from the event.

24-Aug-2021
Hot 100 List - August 2021
It's time to unveil the August 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

23-Aug-2021
Clearer Outlook: Cloud Quickly Goes From Tennessee to SMU
After the Tennessee coaching staff encouraged Louis Cloud to pursue other options, the incoming freshman quickly found a landing spot at SMU. Cloud only had a few days to drive to Dallas and get admitted to the school, but he made it work.

20-Aug-2021
New York, New York: Krueger Secures Girls 18s Titles
Ashlyn Krueger has never traveled to New York. Her first trip to the Big Apple will be to participate in the US Open. Krueger earned a wild card by capturing the USTA Billie Jean King Girls 18s National Championship singles and doubles titles in San Diego.

20-Aug-2021
Svajda Defends 18s Title, Remains Perfect in Kalamazoo
Zachary Svajda became the first two-time Open Era 18s champion to go undefeated at the USTA National Championships, and the first to win the 18s title in non-consecutive years. Singles finalist Ben Shelton and Bruno Kuzuhara won the doubles title.

19-Aug-2021
Razeghi Clinches Boys 16s Title in Kalamazoo Debut
Alexander Razeghi shook off all distractions and excuses to earn the USTA National Boys 16s singles championship last week in Kalamazoo, defeating fellow Texan Lucas Brown 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Brown and Nicholas Godsick captured the doubles crown.

18-Aug-2021
Olar Sweeps Boys 14s Titles in Mobile
Jacob Olar collected his first two career gold balls by winning the singles and doubles titles of the USTA Boys 14 National Championships in Alabama. Olar teamed beat his doubles partner in the singles final before joining forces for another title.

17-Aug-2021
Secord Nets Second Straight 12s Gold Ball
After winning the USTA Boys 12s Clay Court singles title last month, Jack Secord captured another gold ball on the hard courts with a win at USTA Nationals in Alabama. Joseph Nau and Ilias Bouzoubaa won the doubles title.

16-Aug-2021
Championship Week
The USTA National Championships have now concluded - and gold balls have been awarded to your latest national champions. All week long, TRN celebrates these winners - from the East Coast to the West Coast - with coverage of the Nationals. Enjoy the 2021 edition of Championship Week.

9-Aug-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Noah Roslin, Brooke Dugarte
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Noah Roslin and Brooke Dugarte.

2-Aug-2021
Surprise Wimbledon Junior Winners Among Last Month's Aces
Surprise winners at the Wimbledon Junior Championships and success on all levels for former collegians highlight the notable results from July. Find out more about their sucess in the latest edition of the Aces.

26-Jul-2021
Hot 100 List - July 2021
It's time to unveil the July 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

23-Jul-2021
Honer Wins First Gold Ball By Securing Girls 18s Title
Losing early in doubles at the USTA Clay Court National Championships had a silver lining for Amelia Honer. The UCSB-bound Pennsylvania native conserved her energy and walked away with a gold ball in the Girls 18s singles.

23-Jul-2021
Colby Makes Healthy Return to Win Boys 18s Title
Ryan Colby thought he may never play competitive tennis again after leaving the USTA National Clay Court Championships with a serious elbow injury three years ago. That made capturing the Boys 18s singles title this year even sweeter.

22-Jul-2021
Quevedo Leaves Huntsville with Girls 16s Title, Gold Ball
Kaitlin Quevedo didn't know anything about gold balls before playing the USTA Girls 16 National Clay Court Championships. She was handed the prize possession after winning the singles title in Alabama. Stephanie Yakoff and Natalia Perez won the doubles title.

22-Jul-2021
Pinzon Prevails to Claim Boys 16s Title
Felipe Pinzon won four three-set matches on his way to capturing the USTA Boys 16 Clay Court National Championships singles title in Delray Beach, Florida. Caden Hasler and Dylan Tsoi won the doubles crown in their first tournament playing together.

21-Jul-2021
Wang Learns Helpful Lessons in Girls 14s Title Run
Fourth-seeded Tianmei Wang learned a lot about herself en route to winning the singles title at the USTA Girls 14 National Clay Courts Championships in Plantation, Florida. Top seeds Claire An and Katie Rolls won the doubles title.

21-Jul-2021
Blanch Takes Boys 14s Singles Title in Miami
In only his third USTA tournament played, Darwin Blanch captured the Boys 14 singles title at the USTA Clay Court National Championships in Miami Beach, Florida. Maximus Dussault and Maxwell Ested won the doubles title.

20-Jul-2021
Harding Ends Grueling Run with Girls 12s Title
Ciara Harding was so exhausted after her singles title run at the USTA Girls 12s National Clay Court Championships that she had to see a doctor. She was fine, and the grind earned Harding a gold ball. Bela Martinez o Anita Tu won the doubles title.

20-Jul-2021
Top-Seeded Jack Secord Cruises to Boys 12s Title
Top-seeded Jack Secord dropped only 25 games total in his run to the Boys 12s singles title at the USTA National Clay Court Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. Ryan Cozad and Yannik Alvarez won the doubles title.

19-Jul-2021
Clay Court Championship Week
The USTA Clay Court Championships have concluded around the country. This week, TRN has wrap-up stories of all the action, from the Boys' 12s to the Girls' 18s. Check out the latest gold ball winners of all ages during our coverage of Clay Court Championship Week.

16-Jul-2021
Banerjee Beats Lilov in All-American Wimbledon Boys Final
Samir Banerjee beat Victor Lilov in straight sets to capture the Wimbledon boys singles title in an all-American final pairing. Ane Mintegi Del Olmo of Spain became the first girl from her country to capture the prestigious title.

14-Jul-2021
Images from the July Level 2

12-Jul-2021
Eight FAQs About Tennis Recruiting Network's Site
Tennis Recruiting Network is happy to answer any and all questions from players, coaches and parents about how the rankings work, how to create a profile and when certain things appear on the site. We have complied eight of the most frequently asked questions to widely distribute the information.

9-Jul-2021
Five-Star Rachal Forges Inspired Path at Morgan State
Five-Star Niles Rachal figured he would attend a traditional tennis power program once he made his college decision. But Rachal realized he could forge a new path while prolonging his family's HBCU legacy by signing with Morgan State.

7-Jul-2021
How NIL Rule Changes Will Impact College Tennis Programs
NCAA rule changes allowing college athletes to make money off their name, image and likness went into effect on July 1st. How will NIL impact tennis players? How are programs preparing for the change? Coaches gave their thoughts in our latest roundtable.

2-Jul-2021
French Open, ITF and USTA Pro Circuit Champions Shine in June
The first junior slam champions of 2021, an all-collegiate mixed doubles French Open title team, ITF and USTA Pro Circuit winners are among the standout stars that highlight the June Aces column.

28-Jun-2021
Eubanks Packs When Opportunity Knocks
Fresh off winning his first Challenger in three years, former Georgia Tech All-American Chris Eubanks is keeping his travel schedule open to take advantage of opportunities to climb the rankings. He recently competed in the qualifying draw at Wimbledon.

25-Jun-2021
2021 Top NCAA D-III Women's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network and Mizuno wrap up their recruiting class ranking series with a look at Division III. Today we present the Top 25 NCAA D-III Women's Recruiting Class Rankings for the Class of 2021

24-Jun-2021
USTA Announces 2021 Collegiate Summer Team
The USTA announced the 10 American college players named to the 2021 USTA Collegiate Summer Team, a training program designed to help America’s best college players assimilate to professional tennis in a team-oriented environment.

23-Jun-2021
Recruiting Insider: N.C. State Women's Coach Simon Earnshaw
Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospets. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from N.C. State women's head coach Simon Earnshaw.

16-Jun-2021
Hot 100 List - June 2021
It's time to unveil the June 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

9-Jun-2021
USTA Level 2 Photo Gallery
Memorial Day had a more traditional feel this year for junior tennis players with tournaments contested throughout the country. Several USTA National Level 2 events were held across the country, and TRN had photographers on hand both in Prairie Village, Kansas, and Rome, Ga. Check out actions shots from those events ...

2-Jun-2021
Registration Available for Select ITA Summer Circuit Hosts Sites
Registration is now available at select host sites for the ITA Tour: Summer Circuit by UTR. The events, which are held over six consecutive weeks, are open to collegiate players, high-level juniors and adults. They begin June 19 and end July 26.

31-May-2021
Top Men's Classes - 2021 Rankings
As the world inches back towards normalcy, the Class of 2021 is ready to head to college and hopefully a normal 2021-22 college tennis season. Over 1,600 seniors have reported commitments to college tennis programs, with more committing every day. The decision-making will continue, but now is a good time to check in on where where things stand. Today, TRN is excited to bring you the Top 25 Men's College Tennis Recruiting Classes.

28-May-2021
Hot 100 List - May 2021
It's time to unveil the May 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

26-May-2021
Emory Men and Women Sweep NCAA Division III Team Titles
The Emory men's and women's teams swept the NCAA Division III team titles on Wednesday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Amid scorching heat, the women made quick work of defending champion Wesleyan while the men grinded out a victory over Case Western Reserve.

26-May-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Preston Achter and Chloe Bailey
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Preston Achter and Chloe Bailey.

24-May-2021
Barry University Men and Women Sweep NCAA Division II Titles
The Barry University men’s and women’s teams captured the NCAA Division II Championships. It marked the second time in school history both teams brought the championship trophy home to Miami Shores, Florida. That feat was also accomplished in 2019, the last time the championships were held because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

23-May-2021
Florida Men, Texas Women Capture NCAA Team Titles
The Florida men and Texas women captured the team titles at the NCAA Division I Championships on Saturday night at the USTA National Tennis Center in Lake Nona, Florida. The title was the first in Florida program history and the third for Texas.

22-May-2021
Pepperdine, Florida Book Historic Spots in NCAA Title Match
The Pepperdine women and Florida men have secured their first-ever spots in the NCAA championship match. The top-seeded Gators will play No. 2 Baylor in the final on Saturday night while No. 5 Pepperdine, which upset No. 1 UNC, plays No. 2 Texas.

21-May-2021
SEC vs. Big 12 in the NCAA Division I Men's Final Four
The seeds held true to form to set up a Big 12 vs. SEC Final Four in the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships. No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Baylor, No. 3 Tennessee and No. 4 Texas all registered victories on Thursday to move one step away from a chance to capture a national title.

20-May-2021
Pepperdine, NC State Women Make History in NCAAs
Pepperdine and NC State recorded milestone wins on Wednesday by advancing to the first Final Four each program's history at the NCAA Division I Women's Championships. Joining them in the semifinals are No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Texas. Pepperdine outlasted UCLA in an epic dual under the lights.

18-May-2021
Elite Eight Matches Set for NCAA Division I Championships
The Elite Eight matchups are set for the men and women in the NCAA Division I Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. The women's team dual matches will be played on Wednesday and the men's matches on Thursday at the USTA National Tennis Center.

17-May-2021
Where the Sweet 16 American Men Rated Before College
The Sweet 16 is set for the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships. Play begins on Monday at the USTA Tennis Center in Lake Nona, Florida. How were the American players on each roster rated entering college? Find out.

14-May-2021
Where the Sweet 16 American Women Rated Before College
The Sweet 16 is set for the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships. Play begins on Sunday at the USTA Tennis Center in Lake Nona, Florida. How were the American players on each roster rated entering college? Find out.

12-May-2021
Images from the Sections Invitational
The first weekend in May saw competition across the nation in the USTA L1 Sections Individual Championships. The Boys 18s event took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was run by Dalton Thieneman and Alex Gruskin of Cracked Racquets. The field included 128 players from all across the nation - who were glad to be competing in major USTA tournaments again. Check out images from the event ...

10-May-2021
NCAA Division III Championship Team Selections Revealed
The NCAA Division III men's and women's tennis committees announced the selections for the 2021 National Championships on Monday. The finals will be played in Chattanooga, Tennessee May 24-26.

10-May-2021
Perera Overcomes Wind, Torres To Claim Level 1 Boys 18s Title
Masato Perera overcame weather challenges and numerous opponents over five days in Indianapolis to capture the USTA Level 1 Boys 18s title. Perera beat fellow Californian Ryan Torres in the final.

7-May-2021
NCAA Division I Roundtable: Potential Upsets, Title Predictions
The NCAA Division I tournament begins today at locations across the country. As part of TRN's annual tradition, we convened a group of insiders to provide their observations on the potential upsets in the men's and women's draw and the teams with the best chance of capturing the titles.

6-May-2021
NCAA Division I Roundtable: COVID's Impact and Season Storylines
The NCAA Division I men's and women's tournament begins Friday and Saturday at locations across the country. As part of TRN's annual tradition, we convened a group of insiders to provide their observations on the season's storylines and championship outlook.

5-May-2021
NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Brackets Revealed
The brackets for the 2021 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Championships were revealed on Tuesday night. Preliminary-rounds will be played May 7-11 at eight regional sites. The winning team from each site will advance to the finals in Surprise, Arizona, May 18-21.

3-May-2021
NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Brackets Revealed
The brackets for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships were revealed on Monday night. Florida earned the No. 1 seed in the men's draw while North Carolina was the No. 1 seed for the women. First-round matches begin May 7.

3-May-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Takehiro Shuda and Rayna Sugai
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Takehiro Shuda and Rayna Sugai.

30-Apr-2021
Easter Bowl Champions and Former Collegians Shine in April
The eight players who won Easter Bowl titles are among those featured this month, along with former collegians collecting championships on the WTA and ATP Challenger circuits and a Russian teen collecting her third ITF women’s circuit title.

28-Apr-2021
Meet The Assistant: University of San Diego's Nadia Abdala
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile University of San Diego's Nadia Abdala.

26-Apr-2021
Car Accident Fills UC Irvine-Bound Zamora with Gratitude
Noah Zamora was involved in a rollover car accident that gave him a new appreciation for what tennis brings to his life. The blue chip senior from San Diego has signed with UC Irvine, and isn't taking any of his future opportunities for granted.

23-Apr-2021
Hot 100 List - April 2021
It's time to unveil the April 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

21-Apr-2021
Coaching Roundtable: The Skill or Quality Recruits Should Have
What is one skill or quality head coaches wish all recruits had when they arrived at college? A few coaches from around the country reveal their answers in the latest edition of the Coaching Roundtable.

20-Apr-2021
Action Shots from the IOSC
Like the Easter Bowl, the International Open of Southern California, a J1 level event, was moved to the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com was in attendance the entire week and was kind enough to furnish these photos from this event.

19-Apr-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Manci Pal and Brannen Coe
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Manci Pal and Brannen Coe.

15-Apr-2021
NCAA Lifts Division I Recruiting Dead Period Beginning June 1
The NCAA Division I Council approved the return to recruiting activities during its video conference this week, and officially announced the change on Thursday. All Division I sports will return to their regular recruiting calendars beginning June 1st.

14-Apr-2021
Easter Bowl Photo Gallery
The Gold Ball drought has finally come to an end as the JB1 Easter Bowl ITF and the USTA Easter Bowl 16-12s were contested in San Diego rather than their traditional home in Indian Wells. These two great events were the first to award gold balls since the Winter Nationals in 2019. Photographer Derrick Tuskan was on hand for action the entire week.

12-Apr-2021
Shang, Hovde, Razeghi, Rabman Capture Easter Bowl Titles
The second week of the San Diego fortnight, which featured two of the biggest events on the US junior tennis calendar, concluded with the Easter Bowl ITF and 16s championships. Collecting the first gold balls awarded since the 2019 Winter Nationals were Juncheng “Jerry” Shang and Liv Hovde, who claimed the ITF championships, and Alexander Razeghi and Theadora Rabman, who took the 16s titles.

9-Apr-2021
Easter Bowl Crowns 12s and 14s Champions in New Location
A last-minute location change made the 2021 Easter Bowl possible this year, with Iva Jovic and Cooper Woestendick winning the 14s titles and Shannon Lam and Sebastian Bielen taking the gold balls in the 12s division.

8-Apr-2021
ITA Reviews Rankings Because of Covid-19 Impact
Given the impact of Covid-19 on the college playing schedules, the ITA released an update this week about the status of the college rankings. The organization has been in communication with the NCAA about how the rankings may be used for the upcoming championship selections.

6-Apr-2021
Recruiting Insider: Toledo Head Coach Tracy Mauntler
Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospects. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from Toledo women's head coach Tracy Mauntler.

5-Apr-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Spencer Dorosheff, Leah Walter
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Spencer Dorosheff and Leah Walter.

2-Apr-2021
Young Players Highlight the Top Performances in March
With major International Tennis Federation junior tournaments returning in North and South America, many young players were able to improve their junior rankings last month. They are among the top performers listed in the March Aces.

31-Mar-2021
Images from the Rome Tennis Center
Competitors from 28 states converged on the beautiful 50-court Rome Tennis Center for the USTA L3 Open Championships in mid-March in Georgia. Two TRN contributors - Bill Kallenberg and Brian Wood - were on site to capture action shots from the event. Check out their handiwork here ...

29-Mar-2021
Quinn and Yepifanova Capture IOSC Grade 1 San Diego Titles
After the coronavirus pandemic hiatus in 2020, the ITF Grade 1 spring tournament in Southern California returned to the schedule in a new city, producing both a surprise champion and an expected one.

26-Mar-2021
USTA-ITA Unveil New Strategic Alliance to Elevate College Tennis
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced Thursday they have entered into a “new strategic alliance that formalizes the two organizations’ ongoing collaboration to strengthen and elevate collegiate tennis.”

25-Mar-2021
Rizzolo Reconsiders College During Covid, Signs With Gophers
Maria Rizzolo was thinking about skipping college and turning pro. But the coronavirus pandemic gave her more time to reflect, and the five-star senior from Florida reconsidered. She signed with the University of Minnesota.

18-Mar-2021
NCAA Plans April Vote On Lifting In-Person Recruiting Ban
The NCAA Division I Council announced Thursday it plans to vote in April on lifting the ban on in-person recruiting that has been in place for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

15-Mar-2021
Action Shots from the L1 Spring Championships
Early in 2021, the USTA added two new L1 Spring Individual to provide additional opportunities for play and ranking points since many events have been postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. TRN photographer Bill Kallenberg covered the 12s at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.

17-Feb-2021
Hot 100 List - February 2021
It's time to unveil the February 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

15-Feb-2021
Peachtree City L2 Photo Gallery
Located just south of Atlanta, the Peachtree Tennis Center has hosted many USTA National and Southern Section Championships. Last weekend the club held a USTA Level 2 National 16s tournament. On the boys' side, Carson Baker of Daniel Island, S.C. won the singles title, while Conley Raidt of Alpharetta, Ga. took home the girls' title.

22-Jan-2021
Hot 100 List - January 2021
It's time to unveil the January 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto 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.

20-Jan-2021
After Not Finding a Cricket Bat, Tennis Leads Sinha to Cornell
Adit Sinha's father wanted to teach him how to play cricket at age 6, but couldn't find a store that sold cricket bats. He bought him a tennis racket instead, and Sinha was soon hitting forehands and backhands. The blue chip senior from New Jersey will be playing at Cornell in college.

19-Jan-2021
Cincinnati's Pendergast Finds Best Opportunity in Her Hometown
Elizabeth Pendergast thought she would attend college in a different part of the country. But once she made a visit to the University of Cincinnati, she realized the best option was in her own backyard. The four-star senior signed with the Bearcats in November.

13-Jan-2021
Four-Star Chepuri Happy to Join the Amherst College Team
Amherst College was the first school Sujit Chepuri visited during his recruiting process. The four-star from Minneapolis loved the team atmosphere and educational opportunities. Once he received a phone call from Amherst during a group lesson last summer, his grin told everyone what it was about.

12-Jan-2021
Blue Chip Madison Sieg Commits to the Trojan Family
Madison Sieg knew she didn't have to follow in her mother's footsteps and play for the University of Southern California. But the blue chip juinor from Connecticut wanted to join the Trojan Family. She realized it was the perfect fit for what she wanted in a college.

6-Jan-2021
Airport Encounter Leads Needham to University of Mary
A chance meeting in an airport terminal helped Emily Needham find a college program that matched all of her needs. The two-star from Cheyenne, Wyoming signed with the University of Mary last month.

5-Jan-2021
The Math Adds Up For Leonov at University of Chicago
Andrei Leonov sought his older siblings' advice when it came to choosing a college. The four-star from Tampa wanted a strong Division III tennis program at a school with respected math and economics departments. Leonov found it all at the University of Chicago.

1-Jan-2021
Orange Bowl Champions Highlight December's Top Performances
The Orange Bowl was the big event of the month, with all 12 champions at last year’s only major ITF junior event in the United States featured as December Aces. Ten other juniors and current and former collegians also earned memorable titles as the disjointed 2020 tennis season mercifully came to a close.


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