Hot 100 List - July 2019
It's time to unveil the July 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
Juniors, College, Pros: Nanda Thrives on Three Levels
Govind Nanda is juggling multiple levels by competing in junior, college and professional events. Nanda just finished his freshman season at UCLA and plans to return in January to compete for the Bruins again. Colette Lewis caught up with Nanda at Wimbledon for a Q&A.
Weiss Embraces Long-Awaited Opportunity at Clemson
Robbie Weiss wasn't sure if he would ever get a chance to return to college coaching. But a cold call started the wheels in motion, and the former NCAA singles champion was recently hired as the new head coach for the Clemson men.
USTA Pro Circuit Event Returns to Iowa
The University of Iowa Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex is hosting a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event on July 15th. The Old Capitol Tennis Championships, a men’s professional tournament, will return for a second consecutive year in Iowa City.
Baylor Provides Panic Relief for Blue Chip Boch-Collins
Audrey Boch-Collins started to worry when college coaches didn't respond to her emails right away. Baylor helped relieve her stress by showing interest. The blue chip rising senior from Las Vegas committed to the Lady Bears last month.
Recruiting Terms and Calendar for 2019-20
Knowing the important dates and terms is a crucial part of the recruiting process. If you need a quick guide to help navigate the path to college, we've got you covered with our recruiting calendar. There are some key date changes at the Division I level this year.
Rome USTA Level 2 Photo Gallery
The beautiful 51-court Rome Tennis Center at Berry College was home to
a USTA National L2 last weekend featuring both boys and girls in the
16s and 18s divisions. Singles champions were McHaley Ho (Frisco,
Texas) and Sarah Hamner (Fort Collins, Colo.) in the girls 16s and
18s, respectively - while Herrick Thomas Legaspi (Sacramento, Calif.)
and Anuj Watane (Orlando, Fla.) won the 16s and 18s singles titles for
the boys. Photographer Bill Kallenberg was onhand to capture the
No Shortage of Star Performances in June
June always produces a surplus of top performances, with the French Open Championships providing the big stage for juniors, while college players flood the ITF World Tennis Tour with school out for the summer. A grand total of 19 players are featured in the latest Aces column as summer tennis season gets underway.
Images from the Delray Beach National Showcase
The adiplayer National Showcase Series features open tournaments
across the country. Photographer Fritz Moore was onhand to take
photos at the event in Delray Beach, Fla., in mid-June. Check out
these action shots from the beautiful ProWorld facility.
Lilley Makes the Climb to Auburn Head Coach
Caroline Lilley was scaling Mount Rainier when she got the call asking her to come for an in-person interview at Auburn for the vacant women's head coach opening. The Kansas assistant was ready to make the climb up the coaching ranks, and was hired in June.
Fishback Bucks Stereotypes to Become High-Level Recruit
Ryan Fishback is not your typical blue chip recruit. He doesn't attend an academy. He plays multiple sports in high school. But it didn't prevent the New York native from fulfilling his college dreams. Fishback has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Saint Francis Men's Program in Urgent Need of Recruits
The Saint Francis men's program was reinstated on June 14 after being suspended for the 2018-19 season. New head coach Lisa Swope is in a mad dash to fill the entire Division I roster before the upcoming fall season begins.
How Do Division III Coaches Identify and Recruit Players?
Their recruiting budgets are usually smaller and they don't have athletic scholarships to offer. How do Division III coaches identify and recruits players to their schools? We asked a few in this month's "Coaching Roundtable."
Egoroff's Post-College Tennis Career Takes Flight
Former Florida Tech player Erin Egoroff is training to become an air traffic controller. Egoroff majored in aeronautical science at Florida Tech, which decided to cut its tennis programs. Egoroff and other alumni attended one of the final matches this past season to say goodbye.
Coastal Carolina is 'Dream Job' For Hometown Coach
Catherine Hewitt had never coached in college tennis before applying to become the head coach at Coastal Carolina in 2011. The job had a special meaning for Hewitt. It was her hometown school. She is a Conway, South Carolina native. Find out more about Hewitt in this month's "Meet The Coach."
Schneider Makes It Official After One Visit to Ohio State
Lara Schneider only made one college visit during her recruiting process. That was all she needed to realize Ohio State was the right fit. The five-star rising senior from South Carolina has verbally committed to the Buckeyes.
Blue Chip Gawande Leaps at the Chance to Attend Harvard
Sanyukta Gawande may be a star on the tennis court, but she continues to attend gymnastics practice for nine hours each week. The blue chip rising senior embraces high-level challenges, and has committed to play at Harvard.
Action Shots from the Plantation ITF
Rising junior Gianna Pielet and rising sophomore Alexander Bernard won
the Plantation ITF in May. Director Lowell Coffman ran this event at
the Frank Veltri Tennis Center - and photographer Fritz Moore of Avos
Studios was onhand to capture the competition.
2019 Top NCAA D-III Women's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network wraps up its spring recruiting class rankings with a look at the D-III women. Today we present our list of the Top 25 NCAA D-III women's recruiting classes for 2019. This year, a new program has Engineered its way to the top of the rankings for the first time ever.
Hot 100 List - June 2019
It's time to unveil the June 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
Want To Get Recruited? Fill Out Your Free TRN Profile
More than 2,000 college coaches research recruits through the Tennis Recruiting Network database. But they need help. They need more players to fill out their recruiting profiles thoroughly and provide updated contact information. Find out how to make it easier to get recruited for free.
Wesleyan's Double Yus Make a Great Team
Sisters Victoria and Kristina helped Wesleyan capture the program's first NESCAC title and NCAA Division III Team title this season. Victoria, a senior, and Kristina, a freshman, played doubles together for the Cardinals, winning pivotal matches in the NCAA semifinal and championship matches.
2019 Top NCAA D-III Men's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network is excited to present its recruiting class rankings for NCAA Division III conferences. Today we unveil our Top 25 D-III men's recruiting classes for 2019. For the fourth time in five years, our top-rated class comes from the Windy City.
2019 Top Mid-Major Women's Classes
TennisRecruiting.net is back today with more rankings of mid-major recruiting classes. Today we present the Top 25 mid-major women's recruiting classes for 2019. Check out the top of the rankings - where the Waves are cresting.
Blue Chip McKennon Feels Wanted By ASU
Max McKennon noticed how invested the Arizona State coaches were in his recruitment process. The blue chip rising senior from Newport Beach, California appreciated their commitment, and returned the favor by committing to the Sun Devils.
From No Interest To An Offer, Parks Is A Combine Success Story
Lane Parks arrived at the All-American College Combine in 2017 without any ranking or recruiting rating. He left with interest from three college coaches, including Paul Brower at Nichols College. Parks just completed his freshman season for the Division III program.
Creath Ready to Write Her Next Chapter at Tennessee
Callie Creath enjoys reading a good book whenever possible. The five-star recruit from Texas is ready to open a new chapter in her life this fall when she arrives at Tennessee to join the Lady Vols. Creath signed with the program in December.
2019 Top Mid-Major Men's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network continues its series of recruiting class rankings with the first of our mid-major conference rankings. Today we present the Top 25 mid-major men's recruiting classes for 2019 - which will crash over you like a Wave.
NCAA Champions Rise to the Top of May Aces
Although the NCAA tournaments and the European junior circuit grabbed most of the attention last month, there were plenty of personal milestones for the juniors and collegians competing in the smaller events on ITF World Tennis Tour. Find out who made the cut for May Aces.
Mullins: Don't Think You're The Very Best or The Very Worst
Some players think they are immune from any type of criticism, while others are too self-critical. How they should really feel probably falls somwhere in the middle, writes columnist Dave Mullins
Five-Star Lovett Ready for New Experiences at Tulane
Henry Lovett wanted to leave California for a new experience in college. The five-star senior from Los Angeles signed with Tulane, a revived program built on recruits like Lovett looking for unique challenges.
USTA Pushing to Increase Combines, Showcases Nationwide
USTA wants to increase the number of showcases and combines taking place across the country to help more American juniors play college tennis. Section representatives have been invited to this month's USTA All-American Combine to learn more about running events.
Top Women's Classes - 2019 Spring Rankings
Last week, we ranked the men's recruiting classes. Today, we take a look at the women. TRN and Mizuno are proud to present its spring rankings of the Top 25 Women's Recruiting Classes. Four new faces have popped into the Top Ten over the past few months, and there is a new face at the top - with the Gamecocks' first appearance at No. 1.
Delray Beach National Open Photo Gallery
The City of Delray Beach is host to many tournaments - including the
2nd Annual USTA National Open L3 PIM Open. Photographer Fritz Moore
was onhand to capture images from the event that featured Boys and
Girls 18s divisions.
Images from the NCAA D-III Championships
When the NCAA Men's and Women's Division III Championships are in
Kalamazoo, you know that Colette Lewis and ZooTennis are going to be
all over it. Check out images of all 16 quarterfinalists from the
singles tournament ...
Emory Sweeps NCAA Division III Singles Titles
Emory's Jonathan Jemison and Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico won the NCAA Division III men's and women's singles titles at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium. Bowdoin's Grant Urken and Yangeng (Jerry) Jiang won the men's doubles title while Catherine Allen and Caroline Cox of CMS were the women's doubles champions.
UVA Support System Remains Strong for Vahaly
Brian Vahaly built a strong support system while attending the University of Virginia. The All-American solicited life advice from the network once his tennis career ended. He's now the chief financial officer for Solidcore, an expanding fitness boutique studio.
Division I Coaches Assess New NCAA Super Regional Format
The NCAA Division I Championships debuted a new Super Regional round this year with Round of 16 matches taking place on campuses instead of at the final site like in years past. How did coaches like the change? We asked a few that participated in our latest Coaching Roundtable.
Jubb, Perez-Somarriba Capture NCAA Division I Titles
South Carolina junior Paul Jubb became the first player in program history - and the first British player in NCAA history - to capture the NCAA Division I men's singles title on Saturday at the USTA National Tennis Center in Florida. Miami junior Estela Perez-Somarriba won the women's singles title while UCLA swept the doubles titles.
Top Men's Classes - 2019 Spring Rankings
Today we release our spring rankings of the Top 25 Men's Recruiting Classes. Recent commitments have moved a number of programs up the list - including five previously unranked classes. There is even a change at the top - where the newly-crowned national champions stand tall.
Action Shots from the Delray Beach ITF
In late April the 9th Annual Delray Beach ITF was played at two clay
court sites in Delray Beach. Tournament Director Ivan Baron directed
this event with over 225 players competing. Photographer Fritz Moore
was on-site to take photos for TRN.
Wesleyan Women, Emory Men Claim NCAA Division III Championships
The NCAA Division III champions crowned Wednesday at Kalamazoo
College's Stowe Stadium featured a new face and a perennial contender,
with the Wesleyan women earning the program's first NCAA team title
with a 5-4 win over defending champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and the
Emory men defeating top seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5-3 for their
fifth team title and second in three years.
Hot 100 List - May 2019
It's time to unveil the May 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Rilee White and Alex Gordon
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 Rilee White and Alex Gordon.
Texas Men Brush Aside Distractions, Capture First NCAA Title
The Texas men completed a title run straight out of a movie script by defeating Wake Forest on Sunday to capture the program's first NCAA team championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Lake Nona, Florida. The Stanford women defended their team title with a win over Georgia.
A Day In The Life: CMS Freshman Nic Meister
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 CMS freshman Nic Meister.
Gore's Begging Nets Role on Tennis Channel's NCAA Coverage
Tennis Channel is providing the most televised coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships in the event's history. Play-by-play announcer Sam Gore did everything possible to ensure he was part of the broadcast crew.
CMS Programs Take Aim at NCAA Division III Titles
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s teams arrive in Kalamazoo next Monday for the NCAA Division III quarterfinals as the top seeds, with each having just one loss on the season. But the teams that delivered those losses have also earned their way the Elite Eight.
Failure and Suffering Help South Carolina Reach Elite Eight
The South Carolina women have used past failures to achieve present success. The Gamecocks captured the SEC Tournament title for the first time in program history this year, and play Duke in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals on Friday.
A Day In The Life: MIT Sophomore Megan Guenther
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 MIT sophomore Megan Guenther.
Mentors Available Through College Tennis Alumni Network
The College Tennis Alumni Network launched last week, with more than 900 members joining in the first 36 hours. The network includes a mentorship program, which pairs former players with college seniors and recent graduates to help guide them through their transition into the working world.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Victoria Vasquez and Joe Mairs
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 Victoria Vasquez and Joe Mairs.
Happy Mother's Day: Sweet 16 Players Honor Mom with Tributes
They spent years driving them to practice and tournaments. They paid for entry fees, food and travel. They sacrified personal time to watch matches at all hours. They are tennis moms, and we are honoring them this weekend with tributes from players still remaining in the NCAA Division I Sweet 16. Happy Mother's Day!
Super Regionals: What to Know About the Sweet 16
All eight top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16 in both the men's and women's bracket of the NCAA Division I Championships. They will be hosting matches on Friday or Saturday as part of the new Super Regional format. The winners will earn a ticket to the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando to play for the national title.
Prinyarux Finds a Division I Match in Rutgers
Alisa Prinyarux didn't think her game was good enough to play Division I. But once she stopped worrying and started having fun, Prinyarux improved and received Division I interest. The five-star junior from Kansas has committed to Rutgers.
A Day In The Life: Cal Senior Maria Smith
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 Cal senior Maria Smith.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Terry McGrath and Issa Sullivan
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 Terry McGrath and Issa Sullivan.
ISC Spring Championships Gallery
The USTA International Spring Championships took place early last
month at the USTA Training Center in Carson, Calif. Top seeds won both
18s events - as Liam Draxl and Hurricane Tyra Black won titles. In the
16s, unseeded players carried the week with Alexander Chang and
Winta Woldeab emerging victorious. Take a look at action shots captured
NCAA Tournament: Dark Horses, Upsets and Overall Champions
It's finally time. The NCAA Tournament begins today on campuses across the country. Which teams are the dark horses? Who might spring an upset? What programs will be holding the trophy at the very end? We answer those questions in Part 2 of our NCAA Roundtable.
NCAA Tournament: Storylines and Super Regional Debut
The NCAA Tournament draws have been released and the first-round matches begin on Friday at campuses across the country. What were the best storylines from the regular season? How will the new Super Regional format pan out? We answer those questions in Part 1 of our annual NCAA Roundtable.
Players Winning First Titles Highlight April's Accomplishments
From a first title on the WTA level to first titles at ITF Junior Circuit Grade 5s, the accomplishments of April span an impressive range of competitive tennis. The monthly Aces column includes former college stars and teenagers from around the world.
Gupta Captures Prestigious Boys CIF Title at The Ojai
Junior champions were crowned over the weekend at the prestigious 119th Ojai Tennis Tournament in Ojai, California. The winners and finalists will add their faces to the photo boards at Libbey Park that include many legends of the sport.
Now Open ... May Madness Bracket Challenge
Nothing beats the excitement of the NCAA tournament! For college tennis fans, May is the time for Madness, and this is your chance to step up. With the right combination of skill and luck, you can earn bragging rights - and prizes - by making your picks for the Big Dance!
What Coaches Want to See in Emails From Recruits
Sending emails to coaches is often the first step in the recruiting process. But what should recruits include in the emails? Do they send grades? Video? Tournament schedules? Coaches provide those answers in our latest Coaching Roundtable.
A Day In The Life: Ohio State's JJ Wolf
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 Ohio State's JJ Wolf.
Former Blue Chip Featherston Joins MLB's Legal Team
Former blue chip recruit Shinann Featherston has moved into another athletic arena. The University of North Carolina graduate works as a legal coordinator for Major League Baseball. Find out more in this month's "Where Are They Now?"
Players Shouldn't Settle for Status Quo When More is Possible
If players want to achieve their goals, they can't just settle for status quo once they hit a plateau. Columnist Dave Mullins recommends keeping standards high if you want extraordinary results and avoid doing what everyone else does.
Spotlight Players of the Week: Cameron Agapito, Naeem Saleem
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 Cameron Agapito and Naeem Saleem.
Images from the Easter Bowl
The USTA National Championships - Easter Bowl was held at the
beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California late last month.
David Kenas was there - and he captured these fantastic photos for
Childhood Friendship Leads Dostanic to USC
Stefan Dostanic's childhood friendship with Colter Smith helped lead the blue chip senior to signing with USC. Smith is the son of USC head coach Peter Smith, and the families became close over the years.
NCAA Shifts Recruiting Communication Period, Official Visits
The NCAA Division I Council announced on Friday it has adopted new rules in a continued effort to curb early recruiting. The changes will alter the start of the communication period and official visits.
Nick Forester Taking Unique Playing Style to Bates
Nick Forester and his ambidextrous playing style will be gracing the courts at Bates College in the fall. The three-star senior from Maine plays with two forehands, having adopted the approach when he was 9.
NJCU Adding Division III Men's and Women's Programs
New Jersey City University is adding men's and women's tennis programs, beginning at the club level in 2019-20 and elevating to full varsity status for the fall of 2020. The programs will join the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
Hot 100 List - April 2019
It's time to unveil the April 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Will Page and Natalie Hamill
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 Will Page and Natalie Hamill.
Top Seeds Black, Draxl Earn ITF Grade 1 Titles
Top seeds Hurricane Tyra Black and Liam Draxl both held off the challenges of young Californian wild cards to claim the singles crowns at the ITF Grade 1 International Spring Championships at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Chang and Woldeab Claim ISC 16s Titles in Carson
Two unseeded 15-year-old Californians earned titles in the 16s division at the International Spring Championships, with Berkeley’s Alexander Chang and La Mesa’s Winta Woldeab claiming the crowns by identical 6-3, 6-4 scores in the finals.
Letters of Support Surprise, Hearten K-State's Smith
Members of the Kansas State women's team wrote letters of support for Jordan Smith when he was in the running for a promotion to become the head coach. It was a happy surprise for Smith, who sprung his own surprise on the players. Find out more in this month's "Meet The Coach."
Timing Was Right for Giddens and Auburn
Blue chip junior Maxwell Giddens didn't know he was going to commit to Auburn during his visit last weekend. But once he sensed the moment was right, Giddens decided to tell his parents and futures coaches he wanted to be a Tiger.
Parents: Don't Let Your Children Relax After Committing
Former All-American and current private coach Todd Widom provides some advice to parents. Just because your child has committed to college that doesn't mean it's time to take a break. Recruits need to be ready to play once they step on campus.
Titles and Streaks Highlight the Ace Performances in March
The notable performances in March include the final ITA Team Indoor title of the season, an amazing streak by the International Tennis Federation World Junior No. 1, and the first ITF World Tennis Tour titles for two of the top American juniors
American College Placement Brings Showcase to Dallas
American College Placement is holding the inaugural College Tennis Showcase at SMU in Dallas. ACP was started by former Baylor men's head coach Matt Knoll. The event will take place June 22 and 23 and is open to all high school players.
Hohmann and Navarro Crowned Easter Bowl ITF Champions
Ron Hohmann and Emma Navarro captured the ITF Easter Bowl singles titles last week in Indian Wells. Hohmann became the first qualifier to win a title and Navarro was a repeat champion after capturing the 16s title in 2017.
Banerjee, Ovrootsky Claim Easter Bowl 16s Titles
Samir Banerjee and Vivian Ovrootsky recorded straight set victories in their respective finals to capture the boys and girls singles titles at the Easter Bowl National Championships in Indian Wells.
Past Results Motivate Easter Bowl 12s and 14s Champions
Three of the four champions in the 12s and 14s divisions at last week’s Easter Bowl Championships arrived in Indian Wells determined to improve on their previous appearances at the prestigious USTA Level 1 National event.
Action Shots from the Georgia Bowl
Last weekend, the 52-court tennis center in Rome, Ga., was home to the
Georgia Bowl - a USTA National Level 3 Tournament. Great spring
weather cooperated until the last day when some of the finals had to
be cancelled due to rain. Benjamin Koch took home the Boys' 18 singles
title, while Jenna Thompson and Ava Hrastar were not able to get their
Girls' 18s singles title match in. Photographer Bill Kallenberg was on
site to get some great photos.
Assistant Coaches Bring Great Value to College Programs
Assistant coaches are a critical part of every college tennis program across the nation. They juggle multiple roles to help players perform at their best. Why do they love their jobs? We asked a few longtime assistants in this month's Coaching Roundtable.
Columbia Players Create FAST to Support Female Athletes
Columbia women's tennis players Paulina Ferrari and Caitie Sullivan wanted to find a way to support and empower female athletes on campus. They started FAST - Female Athletes Standing Together. The organization has expanded quickly and attracted female athletes from a wide array of sports.
South African Connection Helps Texas Land Ryngler
South African tennis connections helped kickstart the recruiting process that led Lexi Ryngler to sign with the University of Texas women's team. Ryngler is completing high school a year early to be eligible to play for the Longhorns next fall.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Sujit Chepuri and Rebekah Rest
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 Sujit Chepuri and Rebekah Rest.
Schofield Finds a Passion For Coaching Juniors
After an injury ended her professional aspirations, Gira Schofield began looking for a way to remain close to the sport. The University South Carolina graduate discovered a passion for coaching junior players, particularly girls. Schofield sat down with Colette Lewis recently for a Q&A.
Neighborhood Chores Help Lead Martin to Georgia Tech
Andres Martin did neighborhood chores to help pay for his tournament entry fees when he was younger. The work paid off as the blue chip senior has signed to play with Georgia Tech and will be staying close to home for college.
Hot 100 List - March 2019
It's time to unveil the March 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
NCAA Eligibility Center is a Great Resource For All Recruits
The college recruiting process can be confusing and overwhelming for players and parents. The NCAA Eligbility Center is a great resource to help answer many questions and keep high school players on track for NCAA participation.
Unofficial Family Visit Leads DeSpain to Clemson
Ali DeSpain didn't think she would end up attending Clemson. But once she walked on campus and met the coaches, she couldn't envision herself anywhere else. The blue chip senior has signed to stay close to home with the Tigers
USTA Spring Team Championships Photo Gallery
The Mobile Area Tennis Association hosted the USTA National Spring
Team Championships for the 14s, 16s, and 18s divisions during the
first weekend in March. The players had to contend with rain, wind and
cool weather, but the Firecrakers and Patriots came away with
championships. ZooTennis was on site and submitted this gallery.
Gibbons Goes Green By Committing to Dartmouth
Anders Gibbons will be attending college three time zones away from his Seattle home. The four-star senior has committed to play at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. He made his decision after his final unofficial visit.
Texas Dismisses Center Amid Bribing Scheme Fallout
Texas men's coach Michael Center was dismissed from his position on Wednesday after 18 seasons at the helm following his alleged involvement in a widespread college admissions bribing scheme. Texas' 2019 recruits are still trying to process the news like everyone else.
High School Team Championships Ready For 12th Annual Event
The 2019 edition of the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot will take place on Friday and Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 12th annual event will feature 68 teams from 13 states.
Oracle's Hurd Places a High Value On College Tennis
Mark Hurd is a passionate advocate of college tennis, having benefitted from his own playing experience at Baylor. The Oracle CEO is now helping lead the charge for his company's investment in the sport through sponsorships and grants.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Nejla Zukic and Will Blevins
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 Nejla Zukic and Will Blevins.
Firecrackers and Patriots Capture USTA Spring Team Titles
Dealing with a variance in weather and opponents, the Patriots and Firecrackers walked away with titles at the USTA National Spring Team Championships in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week.
Mullins: Pulling Out of Tournaments is a Sign of Weakness
Why are so many players pulling out of tournaments? Are they really injured? Are they more afraid? Do they just not care enough? Dave Mullins can't stand the trend, and argues that players are losing more than matches. They are losing a chance to develop mental toughness.
Crowley Comes Full Circle By Signing with Northwestern
Briana Crowley first attended tennis camp at Northwestern when she was 8 years old. The blue chip senior will be returning to the courts, only this time as a member of the team. The blue chip senior has signed with the Wildcats.
Star Ratings Spring 2019 Edition
After months of waiting, here they are... the Star Ratings. Find out right now how many stars you have - as The Tennis Recruiting Network proudly presents the Spring Star Ratings for 2019.
Emory Women Capture Third Straight ITA Indoor Title
The second-seeded Emory women captured their third straight ITA Division III National Team Indoor championship on Sunday afternoon with a 5-3 victory over top-seeded Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Emory has won five Indoor titles overall in six appearances.
Fewer Days, But No Shortage of Accomplishments
February may be short on days, but it was long on accomplishments, with three college indoor team champions crowned and six recent collegians earning ITF World Tennis Tour titles among the highlights in this month's Aces column.
Why Recruits Choose to Play at HBCUs
In honor of Black History Month, we asked several coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities why players want to attend HBCU schools and what makes them unique. Find out the answers in this month's Coaching Roundtable.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Alexa Griffith and Sam Feldman
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 Alexa Griffith and Sam Feldman.
Getting To Know UCLA's Maxime Cressy
Maxime Cressy doesn't lack confidence. The UCLA senior has risen to No. 1 in the singles lineup for the Bruins, and expects a similar trajectory on the professional tour. Cressy sat down at ITA Indoors for Q&A to discuss his style of play and his future goals.
UChicago Men Break Through To Win Historic Title
The University of Chicago men captured the first ITA Division III National Team Indoor title in program history on Sunday, defeating three-time defending champion Emory 5-3 in Cleveland, Ohio. Emory had eliminated UChicago the previous three years.
Wingate Sets the Expectation for Sexual Assault Awareness
The Wingate tennis program is hosting an event on Saturday when it plays Mars Hill to edcuate high school kids about sexual assault and domestic abuse. The men's players were inspired to help after hearing activist Brenda Tracy speak on campus last October.
Hot 100 List - February 2019
It's time to unveil the February 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
Cepeda Uses Wilderness Therapy to Improve Coaching
Williams College women's head coach Anik Cepeda spent two years away from tennis working as a senior field instructor at Evoke Wilderness Therapy. The experience helped Cepeda gain a different perspective that is benefitting her players.
Top-Seeded Ohio State Captures Title
Top-seeded Ohio State clinched the ITA National Men's Team Indoor title with a 4-2 victory over defending champion Wake Forest on Monday in Chicago. The Buckeyes avenged last year's loss to Wake Forest in the NCAA final.
Seeing Double: Chunduru Twins Share Big Dreams
Abhinav and Prathinav Chunduru captured the first gold balls of their careers last month by capturing the Boys 12s doubles title at the USTA Winter Nationals. The identical twins have big dreams for their tennis careers, and yes, they hear the comparisons to Bob and Mike Bryan.
Stepping Up: Di Lorenzo Returns After Foot Injury
Francesca Di Lorenzo has returned to the court after being sidelined with plantar fasciitis. The former Ohio State star sat down with Colette Lewis to talk about her comeback, her collegiate experience, her first year as a pro and much more.
Bickersteth Gets "Dream" Offer From Michigan
Jacob Bickersteth grew up dreaming about staying close to home and having his family watch him play for Michigan. Once he received an offer from the Wolverines, the five-star junior didn't hesistate to commit.
Georgia Weathers Several Storms to Capture ITA Indoor Title
The Georgia women's team staged several impressive rallies to capture the program's fourth ITA National Indoor Championship title, capped by a 4-3 win over defending champion North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon in Seattle.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Yasmine Humbert and Drew Campbell
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 Yasmine Humbert and Drew Campbell.
From the Same Inner City Program to College Head Coaches
They were molded by the same inner city program in Chicago, learning how to play tennis and give back to others. Autumn Williams, Tayo Bailey-Duvall and Gabrielle Moore are now college head coaches and role models for other young black girls.
Images from Smith Stearns Championships
Late January saw icy weather across the country, and even beautiful
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina saw lower-than-average
temperatures. Smith Stearns Tennis Academy hosted one of many USTA
National Level 3 tournaments that weekend, attracting close to 200
players from across the country to compete in the 18s, 16s, and 14s
divisions. Check out photographer Bill Kallenberg's action shots
from the event ...
Leaving Juniors Behind, Gauff Eyes Pro Progress
Cori "Coco" Gauff is putting nearly all junior tournaments in the past, and focusing on her professional prospects. Gauff, who turns 15 next month, spoke with Colette Lewis about what is next in her tennis career and team she has behind her.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Elizabeth Isayev and Parker Bradbary
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 Elizabeth Isayev and Parker Bradbary.
MIT-Bound Fernandez Is Engineered for Academic Excellence
Sara Fernandez skipped her quinceanera to watch a Division III college tournament. The future valedictorian knew she wanted to attend a strong academic school, and found the right match at MIT. Read more about Fernandez in this month's Making the Grade feature.
Blue Chip Lin Stays Close to Home with UW Commitment
Yolanda Lin thought she may want to go away for college. But the blue chip junior realized she loved the Pacific Northwest, and everything the University of Washington had to offer. Lin committed to the Huskies last month.
Top Women's Classes - 2019 Winter Rankings
As the number of commitments from senior girls approaches five hundred, this is a great time to check in on how schools are doing on the recruiting trail. Today, the Tennis Recruiting Network is proud to present the Top 25 Women's College Tennis Recruiting Classes of 2019.
Action Shots from the Winter Nationals
This year, the USTA Winter Nationals 18s and 16s divisions moved to
the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona. Top Americans from across
the country competed for gold balls and national championships.
TRN contributer Bill Kallenberg was onhand to take photographs of
the event - check out his work here ...
Spanning The Globe to Spotlight January's Best Performers
January always produces aces from far-flung places, with action in Australia, North America, Central America, South America and Europe all in the spotlight. American men had success in the U.S., while collegiate tennis was the big winner in Australia and New Zealand.
Kentucky's Canadian Class Carries on a Memory
The Kentucky men have signed three Canadian recruits in their 2019 class. They are all connected by a photo and a former Kentucky All-American who left his mark on the program and the players before his tragic death.
Playing Pro Events During the College Season
Should players participate in pro tournaments during the college season? It's a question college coaches must answer, and a topic recruits often ask about. Find out how some coaches approach the issue in this month's Coaching Roundtable.
Spotlight Players of the Week - William Kaiser and Riya Ravi
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 William Kaiser and Riya Ravi.
Top Men's Classes - 2019 Winter Rankings
Late January is a great time to take a look at college recruiting. More than 700 seniors have made their college choices, and recruiting classes are really shaping up. How is your favorite team doing? Let's find out ... as Tennis Recruiting and Mizuno bring you the Top 25 Men's College Tennis Recruiting Classes for 2019.
Bolton Sisters Inspire Each Other to Achieve Athletic Dreams
UCLA freshman Elysia Bolton credits her younger sister for inspiring her to become a better tennis player. Sarah Bolton has been in a wheelchair her entire life, but hasn't let it slow her down. She has represented the United States in track and wants to compete in the Paralympics.
Authenticity Is Important to Missouri Western's Shawn Becker
Missouri Western women's coach Shawn Becker is gay. He's never tried to hide his sexual orientation, and encourages his players to be comfortable in their own skin. Becker discusses his career path and LGBTQ issues in college tennis in this month's "Meet The Coach."
College Tennis Takes Center Stage at the Australian Open
College tennis took center stage on Tuesday at the Australian Open, with the University of Southern California and South Carolina meeting in historic dual matches while Virginia graduate Danielle Collins advanced to the semifinals of women's singles.
Martin Gets Down to Business after Illinois Career Ends
Christopher Martin helped Illinois capture the program's first national title by clinching the deciding set in the 2003 NCAA final. After graduating, the finance major went right into the working world and started his own investment fund company 2 1/2 years ago. He remains in close contact with all of his college teammates.
Jenkins Sees Growth Potential in New USTA Coaching Role
Jermaine Jenkins was recently named as a national coach for women's tennis by USTA Player Development. The former hitting partner of Venus Williams grew up in a family that took in foster children, and learned the importance of helping others from an early age.
Eight Intriguing Questions for 2019
What are the most compelling issues heading into the 2019 tennis year? Will heat rule junior tournaments? Will the Wold Tennis Tour be good or bad for juniors and college players? Colette Lewis provides some potential answers in her annual Intriguing Questions column.
Five-Star McCaig Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Him Down
Coby McCaig was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 7 years old. The Modesto, California native has managed his condition while developing into a five-star senior prospect. McCaig has signed to play at the University of Pacific.
Mullins: Be Negative, Angry and Stop Setting Goals
It may seem counterintuitive, but being negative, getting angry and not setting goals could be a strategy of success for some players. Columnist and former college coach Dave Mullins explains why.
Hot 100 List - January 2019
It's time to unveil the January 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The 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.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Amy Delman and Axel Botticelli
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 Amy Delman and Axel Botticelli.
College Bypassed in ITF World Tennis Tour Pathway
Conspicuously absent from the International Tennis Federation’s World Tennis Tour was any reference to college tennis's place in the new system. What does that mean for college players? How will that impact college programs? Colette Lewis explores the issues.
Ravichander Wins Boys 18s Title for Gold Ball Breakthrough
With motivational words written on his arm, Ishaan Ravichander captured the first gold ball of his career by winning the Boys 18s singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. Jeremie Casabon and Henry Ruger won the doubles crown.
Ma Joins Exclusive Company by Capturing Girls 18s Titles
Connie Ma became only the third player in the event's history to capture the Girls 18s singles and doubles titles at the USTA Winter National Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. The 15-year-old blue chip paired with Anna Campana to take home the doubles crown.
Maslova Rallies From a Set Down to Win Girls 16s Title
Nadejda Maslova rallied to capture the Girls 16s singles title at the USTA Winter Nationals in Lake Nona, Florida with a three-set victory over Leyden Games. Top seeds Ava Catanzarite and Avery Durham were crowned the doubles champions.
Ankle Injury Doesn't Slow Casper's Run to Boys 16s Title
Luke Casper's ankle injury didn't hinder his performance at the USTA Winter National Championships in Florida. The blue chip sophomore captured his first career gold ball by winning the Boys 16s singles title. Samir Banerjee and Louis Cloud won the doubles crown.
Bhakta Earns 14s Gold Ball for Birthday Celebration
Ria Bhakta celebrated her 14th birthday by capturing the Girls 14s singles title at Winter Nationals in Tucson, Arizona. Bhakta didn't drop a game in the final, beating Kinaa Graham 6-0, 6-0. Tsehay Driscoll and Emma Roeck won the doubles crown.
Gorzny Rallies in Final to Win Boys 14s Title
Sebastian Gorzny of Irvine, California rallied from a set down in the final to capture the Boys 14s singles title at the Winter Nationals in Tucson, Arizona. Lucas Brown and Aidan Kim won the doubles crown.
Nguyen, Yin Capture 12s Titles, First Gold Balls
Mason Nguyen and Amber Yin captured their first gold balls by winning the Boys 12s and Girls 12s singles titles, respectively, at Winter Nationals in Tucson, Arizona. Yin also won the doubles title.
USTA Debuts New Wild Card Linkage System for Americans
In response to the new ITF World Tennis Tour, the USTA has created an expanded wild card linkage system to help provide American players with opportunities to participate in professional events. Juniors and college players can earn merit-based wild cards at several major events in 2019.
Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr Winners Highlight Busy Month
Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl champions produced some of the best performances in a busy month of junior tennis in the state of Florida. They span all ages and all divisions in this month's Aces.