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gouci
Nov 7th, 2011, 08:29 PM
11/7/11

- Dartmouth gets verbal from 4 star Sarah Bessen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=623366).

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gouci
Nov 8th, 2011, 04:41 PM
11/8/11

65. Boston University gets verbal from 5 star Lauren Davis (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=243033).

- Boston University gets verbal from Elena Fayner (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100113805) of Russia. She had an ITF ranking high of 260.

- Xavier gets verbal from 4 star Alexandra Brinker (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=158608).

- Minnesota gets verbal from 4 star Jessika Mozia (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=216079).

tucker1989
Nov 8th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Seriously, Lauren? If you were going to do BU, you could have at least gone to a better school academically...

Amalgamate
Nov 8th, 2011, 11:40 PM
Megan Kurey to Georgia Tech.

Amalgamate
Nov 8th, 2011, 11:43 PM
Amanda Muliawan to Princeton.

cowsonice
Nov 9th, 2011, 05:08 AM
TOMORROW?!?! :eek:

I can't imagine Krista at UCLA for some reason. Especially with McPhillips there.

iPatty
Nov 9th, 2011, 12:36 PM
I actually have a feeling she's going to UCLA with Kyle. :lol:

tucker1989
Nov 9th, 2011, 12:41 PM
What's today? Is Krista announcing something?

gouci
Nov 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM
11/9/11

69. Texas Tech gets verbal from 5 star Kelli Hine (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=544895).

- Sacred Heart gets verbal from 4 star Paige Olson (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=627473).

- Gonzaga gets verbal from 4 star Samantha Polayes (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=249294).

- Texas Arlington gets verbal from Nada Marjanovic (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100134238) of Canada.

- St. Louis gets verbal from Natalia Yacaman of Colombia.

Amalgamate
Nov 9th, 2011, 04:41 PM
11/9/11

1. UCLA gets verbal from blue chip Krista Hardebeck (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=199898). She has a WTA ranking high of 330.

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:eek: Thought for sure she was going to Stanford. Interesting choice...I wonder who will be Stanford's recruiting class this year? :scratch:

tennisbuddy12
Nov 9th, 2011, 04:49 PM
:eek: Thought for sure she was going to Stanford. Interesting choice...I wonder who will be Stanford's recruiting class this year? :scratch:

Did gouci take down his post?? I'll be shocked if she's going to UCLA. I heard she was headed to Stanford, but you never know

Amalgamate
Nov 9th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Did gouci take down his post?? I'll be shocked if she's going to UCLA. I heard she was headed to Stanford, but you never know

Yea, gouci must have taken down his post. I heard she was headed to Stanford as well.

SakiBomb25
Nov 9th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Yea, gouci must have taken down his post. I heard she was headed to Stanford as well.

I guess the main questions are:

1) Why did he put it up in the first place?
2) Why did he take it down?

He's usually really good about his sources, so this blows, as a Stanford fan. :(

Maybe he took it down because he was asked to? TRN is having a story and maybe they didn't want to be scooped?

2nd_serve
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Fall Signing Week '11: Top Recruit Hardebeck Chooses Stanford

http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1320

SakiBomb25
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:03 PM
End of debate - Hardebeck chooses Stanford, per TRN.

Let's just hope she doesn't go pro now...

Any chance we can sign Grace Min and Julia Elbaba as well? :)

Amalgamate
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:26 PM
End of debate - Hardebeck chooses Stanford, per TRN.

Let's just hope she doesn't go pro now...

Any chance we can sign Grace Min and Julia Elbaba as well? :)

The TRN article makes it appear as though Krista (in her own words) is 100% certain on attending Stanford next year.

NID about Krista and Stanford :lol: (wel until gouci posted today). If you've ever met her you know Stanford is the perfect place for her :)

And there's really no point in signing Min or Elbaba. If they signed Min (pretty sure she'll go pro :scratch:) Tsay would not be in the top 6 next year :sobbing: And Elbaba wouldn't sign because she wouldn't start in singles. When you are this good, you have to be careful with your recruiting and handling of some of these "divas" :lol: (None of the aforementioned are "divas" but I'm just saying). The only person Stanford loses this year is Li :wavey:

2nd_serve
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:38 PM
The TRN article makes it appear as though Krista (in her own words) is 100% certain on attending Stanford next year.

NID about Krista and Stanford :lol: (wel until gouci posted today). If you've ever met her you know Stanford is the perfect place for her :)

And there's really no point in signing Min or Elbaba. If they signed Min (pretty sure she'll go pro :scratch:) Tsay would not be in the top 6 next year :sobbing: And Elbaba wouldn't sign because she wouldn't start in singles. When you are this good, you have to be careful with your recruiting and handling of some of these "divas" :lol: (None of the aforementioned are "divas" but I'm just saying). The only person Stanford loses this year is Li :wavey:

True, but Stanford was interested in taking both Krista and McPhillips. So there is not an absolute ban if Min called.

fantic
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:41 PM
End of debate - Hardebeck chooses Stanford, per TRN.

Let's just hope she doesn't go pro now...

Any chance we can sign Grace Min and Julia Elbaba as well? :)

:facepalm:

Well, congrats Stanford for winning the NCAA at least for 2 consecutive years starting next season, if they win this season it'll be a 3 peat.
Seriously STAN doesn't need to recruit top players for the class of 2013..

Amalgamate
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:43 PM
True, but Stanford was interested in taking both Krista and McPhillips. So there is not an absolute ban if Min called.

Of course not :)

Amalgamate
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:45 PM
:facepalm:

Well, congrats Stanford for winning the NCAA at least for 2 consecutive years starting next season, if they win this season it'll be a 3 peat.
Seriously STAN doesn't need to recruit top players for the class of 2013..

:lol: That's certainly a bit pre-mature. Tons of stuff can get happen. Girls get hurt (look what happened to Ahn, that cost Stanford an NCAA title) or go pro. You never know. That's why the seasons are still played :)

fantic
Nov 9th, 2011, 06:48 PM
yeah as you said, bar injury or players going pro early, I don't see any team challenging Stanford..Doesn't even matter if one player gets injured,if you ask me.

fantic
Nov 9th, 2011, 07:34 PM
So eh, to 'commemorate' Krista's heading to Stanford, I'll link some videos of Krista's matches that I've recorded on ma blog(it was public anyway on the youtube, but whateva).

One of them is against Turewicz, in PQ final at IW this year.

mboyle :hug: I guess Duke can get top players from the 2013 class :lol:

tie_breaker
Nov 9th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Fall Signing Week '11: Top Recruit Hardebeck Chooses Stanford

http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1320


Good article...I had a feeling she'd choose Stanford...:bounce:
and I knew her game had a much better chance on improving practicing with her teammates :lol:


Hardebeck says. "And the team is so strong, there will always be someone to practice with."

tie_breaker
Nov 9th, 2011, 08:00 PM
End of debate - Hardebeck chooses Stanford, per TRN.

Let's just hope she doesn't go pro now...

Any chance we can sign Grace Min and Julia Elbaba as well? :)


She'll probably turn pro after her sophomore year, just like Granville and Mirv... :sad:

I like the idea of signing Grace Min. I hear she and Kristie Ahn are good friends. :angel:
Maybe they could take turns playing, especially if Kristie is nursing an injury. :lol:

SakiBomb25
Nov 9th, 2011, 08:04 PM
yeah as you said, bar injury or players going pro early, I don't see any team challenging Stanford..Doesn't even matter if one player gets injured,if you ask me.

Florida has a strong team and UCLA has gotten great recruits. Stanford may be the favorite, but nothing is guaranteed... ever.

tie_breaker
Nov 9th, 2011, 08:16 PM
And there's really no point in signing Min or Elbaba. If they signed Min (pretty sure she'll go pro :scratch:) Tsay would not be in the top 6 next year :sobbing: And Elbaba wouldn't sign because she wouldn't start in singles. When you are this good, you have to be careful with your recruiting and handling of some of these "divas" :lol: (None of the aforementioned are "divas" but I'm just saying). The only person Stanford loses this year is Li :wavey:

I think signing Min is still do-able. :angel:
Min and Ahn can alternate playing to keep them fresh and rested for the NCAA's. ;)
Playing singles and doubles can be tiring. Alternating will prevent unnecessary injuries from occuring. :lol:

tie_breaker
Nov 9th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Florida has a strong team and UCLA has gotten great recruits. Stanford may be the favorite, but nothing is guaranteed... ever.

Being the favorite has its challenges. Florida and UCLA have nothing to lose and can play hard and loose. That's why the game is played and trophies aren't handed out before the tournament is played. :lol:

fantic
Nov 9th, 2011, 08:30 PM
So as an 'insurance' you guys like Stanford also to sign Min? :lol:
Greed certainly has no limits... :p

tie_breaker
Nov 9th, 2011, 09:24 PM
So as an 'insurance' you guys like Stanford also to sign Min? :lol:
Greed certainly has no limits... :p

I wouldn't exactly use those exact words. :rolleyes:
I'm just saying Grace looks good in red and that same color, she won the US Open... :angel:

Embittered
Nov 10th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Amanda Muliawan to Princeton.
Taking her supernatural levitation powers with her.
http://tennisrecruiting.net/img/articles/2011/Profiles/AmandaMuliawan/Muliawan2.jpg

Amalgamate
Nov 10th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Taking her supernatural levitation powers with her.
http://tennisrecruiting.net/img/articles/2011/Profiles/AmandaMuliawan/Muliawan2.jpg

:bowdown: :lol:

Amalgamate
Nov 10th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Nauta to UVA.

gouci
Nov 10th, 2011, 11:22 PM
11/10/11

- Fairleigh Dickinson gets L.O.I. from 4 star Karen Chis (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=564300).

- Cal Poly gets verbal from Louise Oxnevad (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100129354) of New Zealand. She had an ITF ranking high of 377.

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fantic
Nov 11th, 2011, 04:34 AM
It's interesting to note that it appears UVA has used up its two scholarships for next year already. According to TR, Maya Jansen and now Maci Epstein have received offers. I think UVA is going to be really good this year (Hardenbergh, Fraser, Vierra, Li Xi, Tomljanovic, Fuccillo/Peretz/O'Koniewski) and compete for the ACC title against Duke but given that their #1 and #2 are graduating, I would have thought the coach would really be looking to recruit an "impact player" for this coming year (Maci is definitely a solid recruit). It surprises me that one of the strongest recruits in the country (Danielle Collins) lists UVA as a school of interest but now UVA can't offer her a scholarship (unless they take one away from a current player).

In short, given how good UVA is going to be this year (IMO a top 8 team) and that they are graduating their #1 and #2, I would think they could bring in someone better than the #50 girl in her class and wouldn't use up both scholarships before November.

it seems that you got your wish :lol:
Nauta's forehand is GOOD...she traded winners with Keys at ISC this spring..and is a good doubles player as well.

fantic
Nov 11th, 2011, 04:37 PM
from TR;

"Top 10 senior Julia Elbaba just made her decision on Wednesday, and she is ready to announce it to the world at 1:30pm Eastern / 10:30am Pacific."

gouci
Nov 11th, 2011, 05:31 PM
11/11/11

10. Virginia gets verbal from blue chip Julia Elbaba (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=421672).

- I wonder if the 2 Virginia players who WILL GET FIRED already know who they are? :devil::devil::devil:

- Army gets verbal from 4 star Gabriella Spindler (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=574764).

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cowsonice
Nov 12th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Blue Chip Megan Kurey---verbal commitment to Georgia Tech

iPatty
Nov 12th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Elbaba wasn't that impressive when I saw her play but UVA is doing a good job recruiting. Early favorites for the ACC title next year?

johnnytennis
Nov 12th, 2011, 04:29 PM
11/11/11

10. Virginia gets verbal from blue chip Julia Elbaba (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=421672).

- I wonder if the 2 Virginia players who WILL GET FIRED already know who they are? :devil::devil::devil:

- Army gets verbal from 4 star Gabriella Spindler (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=574764).

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I understand she had a lot of interest in Michigan too but they only had 1 scholarship available for 2012

gouci
Nov 13th, 2011, 05:48 AM
11/12/11

19. Alabama gets verbal from blue chip Natalia Maynetto (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=229720).

- Washington gets L.O.I. from Elianne Douglas-Miron (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100111637) of Canada. She had an ITF ranking high of 133.

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gouci
Nov 15th, 2011, 03:05 AM
11/14/11

- Seton Hall gets L.O.I. from 4 star Julia Keenan (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=572660).

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Embittered
Nov 15th, 2011, 10:24 PM
Mullins Signs Three for 2012 (http://www.soonersports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/111511aaa.html)
Oklahoma head women’s tennis coach David Mullins announced the signing of Emma Devine and Zita Engbroks for the 2012-2013 season, Tuesday, as well as Abbi Melrose for the 2012 spring season.
All three recruits hail from outside the U.S. Devine is a Edinburgh, Scotland-native from Beaconhurst School, Engbroks is from Berufskolleg Vera Beckers in Weeze, Germany, while Melrose heads to Norman from Brighton, England.

gouci
Nov 16th, 2011, 03:19 PM
11/16/11

- Georgia State gets L.O.I. from Natallia Vavulina (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100128228) of Belarus. She had an ITF ranking high of 112.

- Arkansas gets L.O.I. from Ana Lorena Belmar (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100129204) of Mexico. She had an ITF ranking high of 354.

Women's tennis signs Belmar in early period. (http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=205333880)

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Embittered
Nov 16th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Mizzou Tennis Adds Three (http://www.mutigers.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/111611aab.html)
University of Missouri Head Tennis Coach Sasha Schmid announced today the signing of two recruits to National Letters of Intent and the addition of another transfer to play for the Tigers. Nina Pantic will join the Tigers this spring while Elisha Gabb and Madison Rhyner will compete for Mizzou starting in the 2012-13 season.
I was wondering what happened to Gabb after the scrapping of women's tennis at Lee College, and this more or less answers the question.

Embittered
Nov 17th, 2011, 06:47 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/TennisSmart/status/137195698532777984

Its official! Congrats to Lissey Barnett (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100150683), Emma Devine and Caitlin Hindmarsh (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100142994) now part of Northwestern, Oklahoma and Iowa college tennis.

davidjaime
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:26 AM
ASU gets Blue Chip Stephanie Vlad

10sE
Nov 18th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Is Pantic still good or has she quit on tennis? If she is playing anything like she was a few years ago Missouri should be quite good!

gouci
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:01 AM
11/17/11

- Virginia Tech gets verbal from Raluca Mita (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100139198) of Romania.

- Texas Arlington gets L.O.I. from Verena Scott (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100145043) of Great Britain. She had an ITF ranking high of 322.

- Texas Arlington gets L.O.I. from Elizabeth Thoms (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100141833) of Great Britain.

- Texas Arlington gets L.O.I. from Katerina Dikosavljevic (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100114010) of Australia.

- Nebraska gets verbal from walk-on 4 star Lauren Wagner (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=466062).

- Navy gets verbal from 4 star Katie Porter (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=634658).

form
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Is Pantic still good or has she quit on tennis? If she is playing anything like she was a few years ago Missouri should be quite good!

Don't know her.. .but she dramatically slid down the UCLA line up last year.. and it wasn't due to a significant roster change. Draw your own conclusion.

tennisbuddy12
Nov 18th, 2011, 04:51 PM
I saw that Danielle Collins committed to UF on here, but I don't recall any proof. IMG Academies posted a list of students and where they are going: http://blog.imgacademies.com/2011/11/17/img-academies-honors-fall-college-commitments/

cowsonice
Nov 19th, 2011, 03:35 AM
ZooTennis confirmed it by talking to Collins's coach. Danielle won't sign until spring.
http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2011/11/collins-commits-to-florida-zina.html

gouci
Nov 21st, 2011, 08:28 PM
11/21/11

- South Florida gets verbal from 4 star Paula Montoya (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=685932) of Venezuela.

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desariofan
Nov 22nd, 2011, 03:26 AM
ZooTennis confirmed it by talking to Collins's coach. Danielle won't sign until spring.
http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2011/11/collins-commits-to-florida-zina.html

when does she start for UF? this definitely would help the gators a lot after all those blue chip girls signing for stanford

cowsonice
Nov 22nd, 2011, 07:36 AM
Probably the new school year.

gouci
Nov 25th, 2011, 03:55 AM
11/24/11

- Louisville gets L.O.I. from Fausthyara Pietersz (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100120556) of Antigua and Barbuda. She had an ITF ranking high of 177.

- Louisville signs Fausthyara Pietersz. (http://www.uoflsports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112111aaa.html)

- Memphis State gets L.O.I. from 5 star Skylar Kuykendall (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=440228).

- Memphis State signs Kuykendall. (http://www.gotigersgo.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112211aab.html)


- Hofstra gets L.O.I. from Louise Alexandra Lopez (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100132806) of Philippines.

- Wake Forest gets verbal from Xue Zhang (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100130145) of China. She had an ITF ranking high of 294.

gouci
Nov 26th, 2011, 02:14 AM
11/25/11

- Vanderbilt gets L.O.I. from Georgina Sellyn (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100157711) of Great Britain. She had an ITF ranking high of 237.

- Vanderbilt signs three. (http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/111811aaa.html)


- James Madison gets L.O.I. from Gabriela Srodowski (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100176632) of Germany.

- James Madison signs two. (http://www.jmusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14400&ATCLID=205337783)

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gouci
Nov 30th, 2011, 06:54 AM
11/29/11

30. Princeton gets verbal from 5 star Emily Hahn (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=640314).

- Mississippi gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Allie Robbins (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=1197).

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gouci
Dec 1st, 2011, 02:07 AM
11/30/11

- Emory (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Emma Taylor (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=563149).

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gouci
Dec 3rd, 2011, 07:45 PM
12/3/11

- Providence gets L.O.I. from 4 star Alana Prinos (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=442902).

Prinos to play at Providence College. (http://www.foxbororeporter.com/articles/2011/12/01/sports/10577704.txt)


- Baylor gets L.O.I. from Nikolette Budai (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100109001) of Canada. She had an ITF ranking high of 415.

Signee Niki Budai is Scrivano's 1st for 2012-13. (http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112911aaa.html)


- Virginia Tech gets L.O.I. from Ilinca Stoica (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100122337) of Romania. She had a WTA ranking high of 861.

Virginia Tech signs three (http://www.hokiesports.com/wtennis/recaps/20111201aaa.html)


- Texas gets L.O.I. from 5 star Breaunna Addison (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=264319).

Texas signs Breaunna Addison to L.O.I. (http://www.texassports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112911aac.html)

fantic
Dec 3rd, 2011, 11:00 PM
12/3/11


- Baylor gets L.O.I. from Nikolette Budai (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100109001) of Canada. She had an ITF ranking high of 415.

Signee Niki Budai is Scrivano's 1st for 2012-13. (http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112911aaa.html)



1..still 2 spots left.

And Addison goes to UT..when is Melichar going to announce? :lol:

gouci
Dec 4th, 2011, 01:49 AM
12/3/11

- Baylor got L.O.I. from 5 star Rachael Reed (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=451224) for 2011-12.

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fantic
Dec 4th, 2011, 02:01 AM
12/3/11

- Baylor got L.O.I. from 5 star Rachael Reed (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=451224) for 2011-12.

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now 1 spot left :lol:

form
Dec 4th, 2011, 07:12 AM
now 1 spot left :lol:

American girl to middle of no where... again... budget cut or political heat from Dr. Pepper family?

gouci
Dec 4th, 2011, 05:42 PM
12/4/11

- DePaul gets L.O.I. from Matea Cutura (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100115728) of Croatia. She had a WTA doubles ranking high of 841.

- DePaul gets L.O.I. from Ana Mihaela Vladutu (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100134170) of Romania. She had a WTA doubles ranking high of 839.

DePaul adds 3 for 2012 (http://www.depaulbluedemons.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/113011aaa.html)

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gouci
Dec 6th, 2011, 04:10 PM
12/6/11

- Maryland gets redshirt junior Vroni Van Berlo (http://www.southernmiss.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/vanberlo_vroni00.html) of Netherlands. She sat out 2011-12. She transferred from Southern Mississippi where she played #1 singles.

Terps add 3 in fall signing (http://www.umterps.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/112111aaa.html).

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gouci
Dec 9th, 2011, 02:14 PM
12/9/11

- Minnesota gets verbal from walk-on 4 star Kelsey Frechette (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=606006).

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gouci
Dec 10th, 2011, 08:09 PM
12/10/11

- Clemson gets L.O.I. from junior Jessy Rompies (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100044138) of Indonesia. She had a WTA ranking high of 413.

- Clemson gets L.O.I. from sophomore Yui-Lynn "Ani" Miao (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100079467) of Taiwan. She transferred from Taichung National Physical Education University in Taiwan. She had a WTA ranking high of 1041.

Clemson women's tennis signs three (http://www.clemsontigers.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/120711aaa.html)

Amalgamate
Dec 11th, 2011, 12:21 AM
12/10/11

- Clemson gets L.O.I. from junior Jessy Rompies (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100044138) of Indonesia. She had a WTA ranking high of 413.


What year will she be coming in as? :unsure: She was born April 14, 1990. She should be a senior this year :sobbing:

gouci
Dec 16th, 2011, 05:30 AM
12/15/11

- Duquesne gets L.O.I. from 4 star Sarah Shashura (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=403329).

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gouci
Dec 20th, 2011, 03:50 PM
12/20/11

32. Stanford gets verbal from 5 star Lindsey Kostas (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=411308).

- Rice gets verbal from 4 star Jane Stewart (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=631072).

fantic
Dec 20th, 2011, 06:20 PM
I thought only Li was graduating next year? :confused:
Will Kostas get a playing time? :awww: She's not a bad player..

Embittered
Dec 20th, 2011, 07:51 PM
I thought only Li was graduating next year? :confused:
I'm confused that you're confused. Mind you, I'm confused about a lot at the moment. Need a holiday.:(

Is Kostas not paying her own way?

For what it's worth, if anything, third hit on Google for Lindsey Kostas, showing that this isn't really news, if only we'd known: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/nov/07/trio-team-tennis-champions-stages-repeat-three-pea/

Tennisace
Dec 21st, 2011, 03:39 AM
I'm confused that you're confused. Mind you, I'm confused about a lot at the moment. Need a holiday.:(

Is Kostas not paying her own way?

For what it's worth, if anything, third hit on Google for Lindsey Kostas, showing that this isn't really news, if only we'd known: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/nov/07/trio-team-tennis-champions-stages-repeat-three-pea/

Stanford is only using 6 (max 7) scholarships right now. I would say there is a possibility that the 7th is Herring.

Thus, two scholarships, Li's and the 8th scholarship are up for grabs for next year. If Herring is not on scholarship, Stanford actually has room for another.

gouci
Dec 21st, 2011, 07:20 AM
12/21/11

54. Tennessee gets verbal from 5 star Tiffany Tavares (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=178155).

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fantic
Dec 21st, 2011, 05:07 PM
I'm confused that you're confused. Mind you, I'm confused about a lot at the moment. Need a holiday.:(

Is Kostas not paying her own way?

For what it's worth, if anything, third hit on Google for Lindsey Kostas, showing that this isn't really news, if only we'd known: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/nov/07/trio-team-tennis-champions-stages-repeat-three-pea/

Stanford is only using 6 (max 7) scholarships right now. I would say there is a possibility that the 7th is Herring.

Thus, two scholarships, Li's and the 8th scholarship are up for grabs for next year. If Herring is not on scholarship, Stanford actually has room for another.

thx guys ;)

gouci
Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:37 PM
12/23/11

- Emory (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Marissa Levine (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=349086).

- Navy gets verbal from 4 star Samantha Droop (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=569444).

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gouci
Dec 25th, 2011, 09:11 AM
12/25/11

94. Amherst (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Suhasini Ghosh (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=575108).

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gouci
Dec 27th, 2011, 08:47 AM
12/26/11

78. Cornell gets verbal from 5 star Christy Kung (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=394913).

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gouci
Dec 29th, 2011, 05:57 AM
12/28/11

27. Miami gets L.O.I. from blue chip Deborah Suarez (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=576221).

51. Penn gets verbal from 5 star Kasia Jania (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=441369).

61. Cornell gets verbal from 5 star Dena Tanenbaum (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=568029).

70. Iowa gets L.O.I. from 5 star Annette Dohanics (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=568973).

Iowa signs 2 recruits. (http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/111811aab.html)


87. Marquette gets verbal from 4 star Aleeza Kanner (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=551295).

91. Boise St. gets L.O.I. from 4 star Teal Vosburgh (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=242689).

Broncos sigh Teal Vosburgh (http://www.broncosports.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9900&ATCLID=205333960)


95. Stony Brook gets L.O.I. from 4 star Jargal Altan Sarnai (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=641245).

96. Coastal Carolina gets verbal from 4 star Katie Fosnacht (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=182366) for Spring 2012.

- Marquette gets verbal from Aina Hernandez Soler (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100145143) of Spain.

- Marquette gets verbal from Laia Hernandez Soler (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100139800) of Spain.

Hernandez Soler twins recruiting video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZ-q_OcD-w)
Feels like the video was slightly sped up to make them appear to hit it harder. :hehehe:

gouci
Dec 30th, 2011, 06:25 AM
12/29/11

- Mississippi gets verbal from Marija Milutinovic (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100102225) of Sweden. She had an ITF ranking high of 196.

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gouci
Jan 13th, 2012, 07:03 AM
1/12/12

- Akron gets verbal from Madison Cohen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=193104).

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gouci
Jan 23rd, 2012, 02:33 AM
1/22/12

186. Morgan State gets verbal from 4 star Mi'Kola Cooper (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=581486).

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gouci
Jan 24th, 2012, 11:09 PM
1/24/12

33. Harvard gets verbal from 5 star Crystal Yen (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=683124).

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fantic
Jan 30th, 2012, 04:19 PM
I think signing Min is still do-able. :angel:
Min and Ahn can alternate playing to keep them fresh and rested for the NCAA's. ;)
Playing singles and doubles can be tiring. Alternating will prevent unnecessary injuries from occuring. :lol:

do-able but not likely, thank god :lol:

gouci
Jan 30th, 2012, 06:10 PM
1/30/12

150. Presbyterian gets verbal from 4 star Morgan Jones (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=637761).

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gouci
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:06 PM
2/1/12

199. UC Irvine gets verbal from walk-on 4 star Alison Klein (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=571088).

- George Washington gets verbal from Egle Jakuciunaite (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100131439) of Lithuania.

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gouci
Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:12 AM
2/1/12

- Cal State Fullerton gets verbal from 2 star Rebekkah Ermac (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=696367).

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Embittered
Feb 2nd, 2012, 07:13 PM
I don't know if that SMU commitment TR reported was ever valid, but Devan McCluskey tweets (https://twitter.com/#!/devskey_/status/165153318438576128) committing to Penn State.

gouci
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:31 AM
2/8/12

- Mississippi State gets L.O.I. from Georgiana Patrasc (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100134768) of Romania.

Georgiana Patrasc signs with Lady Bulldog Tennis (http://www.hailstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90935&SPID=11003&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205364181&DB_OEM_ID=16800)

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gouci
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:53 PM
2/10/12

148. Washington - St. Louis (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Alyson Coran (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=262512).

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gouci
Feb 12th, 2012, 04:52 AM
2/11/12

263. Pomona Pitzer (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Lea Lynn Yen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=444128).

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Amalgamate
Feb 12th, 2012, 07:57 AM
Anyone know what's going on with Georgia? They are losing both Gullickson and Gilchrist after this year but don't appear to have any recruits coming in? They usually recruit US girls and considering almost all the top US girls have signed, I just found this situation curious...

mboyle
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Anyone know what's going on with Georgia? They are losing both Gullickson and Gilchrist after this year but don't appear to have any recruits coming in? They usually recruit US girls and considering almost all the top US girls have signed, I just found this situation curious...

I wonder if they'll try for Grace Min...though, as with all top recruits, I'm saying my prayers that she signs with Duke! (Though it seems like she will probably go pro...)

Amalgamate
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:13 PM
I wonder if they'll try for Grace Min...though, as with all top recruits, I'm saying my prayers that she signs with Duke! (Though it seems like she will probably go pro...)

That was what I was thinking, that perhaps they were holding out for Grace. But my guess is that she goes pro...But even then, they would still have another scholarship for someone else, so it doesn't quite add up.

:lol: Min isn't going to Duke.

fantic
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:19 PM
That was what I was thinking, that perhaps they were holding out for Grace. But my guess is that she goes pro...But even then, they would still have another scholarship for someone else, so it doesn't quite add up.

:lol: Min isn't going to Duke.

I'm not so sure about that, IF Min doesn't go pro :lol:

Amalgamate
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:26 PM
I'm not so sure about that, IF Min doesn't go pro :lol:

No I'm pretty positive that even if Grace goes to college that it won't be Duke...

fantic
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:57 PM
well, we have a source here :lol:

mboyle
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:32 PM
No I'm pretty positive that even if Grace goes to college that it won't be Duke...

I was just kidding anyway. In all seriousness, I hope Grace goes to college. It's such a pity when these girls go pro and don't make it. Granted, I'm a pretty risk-averse person, but I don't think I'd turn pro until I cracked the WTA top 100...

ats_tennis
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:33 PM
No I'm pretty positive that even if Grace goes to college that it won't be Duke...

I have a pretty reliable source saying that IF Grace goes to college (which is very unlikely from what I hear) there is a good chance she will end up at Duke

ats_tennis
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:36 PM
I was just kidding anyway. In all seriousness, I hope Grace goes to college. It's such a pity when these girls go pro and don't make it. Granted, I'm a pretty risk-averse person, but I don't think I'd turn pro until I cracked the WTA top 100...

I definitely agree with you. Especially since Min's results have been so up and down (winning one week and then losing 0 and 0 to Riske). I really do hope she ends up in college. The funny thing is Duke is a school where if you go pro, as long as you are in good academic standing, you can come back and finish your education for free, so I wonder why most girls don't just do there for a couple years before trying the pros.

mboyle
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:06 PM
I definitely agree with you. Especially since Min's results have been so up and down (winning one week and then losing 0 and 0 to Riske). I really do hope she ends up in college. The funny thing is Duke is a school where if you go pro, as long as you are in good academic standing, you can come back and finish your education for free, so I wonder why most girls don't just do there for a couple years before trying the pros.

Oh wow, I didn't know that. Yeah I mean hell what do you have to lose, then? You play for one lousy year, or one semester in Mal's case, and you essentially make $220,000!!! There's no way you can do better than that playing pros. :o

gouci
Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:03 AM
2/21/12

56. Georgia State gets verbal from 5 star Linn Timmermann (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=694339) of Germany.

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gouci
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:21 PM
2/23/12

88. Idaho gets verbal from 4 star Rita Bermudez (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=226045).

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gouci
Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:49 PM
3/3/12

121. Tennessee Chattanooga gets verbal from 4 star Katie Polk (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=243433).

- Texas Tech gets verbal from walk-on 1 star Macie Morris (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=773744).

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gouci
Mar 5th, 2012, 02:09 AM
3/4/12

- Northern Colorado gets 4 star Claire Uhle (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=260076).

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tie_breaker
Mar 5th, 2012, 05:22 AM
Oh wow, I didn't know that. Yeah I mean hell what do you have to lose, then? You play for one lousy year, or one semester in Mal's case, and you essentially make $220,000!!! There's no way you can do better than that playing pros. :o

I wonder if that counts towards the teams scholarships, so if a person does take advantage of that the team is short of a scholarship and player...

tie_breaker
Mar 5th, 2012, 05:45 AM
I'm not so sure about that, IF Min doesn't go pro :lol:

I thought Grace was going to the University of USTA (Under Supervision of Team America):rolls:

She's got Patrick McEnroe, Ola Malmquist, and Kathy Rinaldi in her corner, who are trying to get her to crack the top 100. :oh:

Since the USTA has heavily invested in Grace, I think her mind set will be to turn professional. I don't think she'll trade for a college degree and give up the advanced opportunities to becoming a top tennis player. It is a good calculated risk and wish the best for her. :yeah:

gouci
Mar 9th, 2012, 02:40 PM
3/9/12

99. Purdue gets verbal from 4 star Claudia Escribens (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=657486).

190. Binghamton gets verbal from 4 star Sara Kohtz (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=643712).

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mboyle
Mar 9th, 2012, 09:53 PM
I wonder if that counts towards the teams scholarships, so if a person does take advantage of that the team is short of a scholarship and player...
Not at Duke, because Mal is on scholarship but we still have 8 scholarship players. I think the Iron Dukes probably have funds set up for these things.

tie_breaker
Mar 10th, 2012, 01:24 AM
Not at Duke, because Mal is on scholarship but we still have 8 scholarship players. I think the Iron Dukes probably have funds set up for these things.

Perhaps it is called the Alumni Slush Fund... :secret: :oh:

gouci
Mar 10th, 2012, 04:33 PM
3/10/12

17. Clemson gets verbal from blue chip Tristen Dewar (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=265734).

- Cornell gets verbal from 3 star Lauren Michaels (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=268006).


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gouci
Mar 12th, 2012, 05:26 PM
3/12/12

- Dartmouth gets verbal from 4 star Suzy Tan (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=629554).

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2nd_serve
Mar 12th, 2012, 06:13 PM
3/12/12

- Dartmouth gets verbal from 4 star Suzy Tan (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=629554).

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Do you know it this is the sister of Stacey Tan from Stanford?

Amalgamate
Mar 12th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Do you know it this is the sister of Stacey Tan from Stanford?

Yup.

gouci
Mar 16th, 2012, 08:18 AM
3/15/12

211. Sewanee (Div. 3) gets verbal from 4 star Lindsey Liles (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=412672).

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gouci
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:23 PM
3/17/12

- Clemson gets verbal from Caroline Wegner (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100109487) of Germany. She had a German Under 21 ranking of 29.

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ats_tennis
Mar 18th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Not sure if this has been reported but Madison Craft committed to Boston University ( via facebook :) )

gouci
Mar 18th, 2012, 02:47 AM
11/8/11

65. Boston University gets verbal from 5 star Lauren Davis (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=243033).

- Boston University gets verbal from Elena Fayner (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player.asp?player=100113805) of Russia. She had an ITF ranking high of 260.

Madison Craft may have taken the place of Elena Fayner who is no longer listed as a verbal under Boston University.

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10sE
Mar 18th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Elena Fayner was "poached" at the last minute by SMU. Not the first time we have seen that from them!

gouci
Mar 18th, 2012, 04:19 PM
3/18/12

- Columbia gets verbal from Kanika Vaidya (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100093829) of India. She had an ITF ranking high of 138.

- Penn St. gets verbal from walk-on Lisa Petruzillo (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=771044).

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2nd_serve
Mar 20th, 2012, 01:39 PM
A no details rumor is that San Jose State has recruited several top European talents, including a player(s) with WTA points. It makes some sense though SJSU has a new European coach (http://www.sjsuspartans.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=29448&SPID=2302&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=5600&ATCLID=205246969&Q_SEASON=2011), and he recruited heavily from Europe while coach at Nevada (http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/unv-w-tennis-mtt.html#coaches).

gouci
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:11 PM
3/25/12

- Akron gets verbal from Signe Lazdina (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=745220).

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gouci
Mar 29th, 2012, 01:42 AM
3/28/12

119. Air Force gets verbal from 4 star Tracy Landram (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=631687).

- Howard gets verbal from Umarah Mughnee (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=238373).

- Old Dominion gets verbal from Ivana Vukovic (http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100127126) of Croatia. She had a WTA ranking high of 1204.

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gouci
Apr 3rd, 2012, 01:16 AM
4/2/12

188. Austin Peay gets verbal from 4 star Nicole Breaux (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=644794).

- Dartmouth gets verbal from Si Ying Julienne Keong (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100128256) of Singapore.

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gouci
Apr 5th, 2012, 07:25 PM
4/5/12

- CUNY Queens (Div. 2) gets verbal from 4 star Andrea Samson (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=712696).

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gouci
Apr 6th, 2012, 03:18 AM
4/5/12

- William and Mary gets verbal from walk-on 3 star Carlee Rizzolo (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=417153).

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gouci
Apr 9th, 2012, 07:03 PM
4/8/12

146. Georgetown gets verbal from 4 star Taylor Perz (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=568978).

152. Texas San Antonio gets verbal from 4 star Melanie Marlin (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=243624).

- Columbia gets verbal from Nada Zaher (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100134912) of Egypt.

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2nd_serve
Apr 11th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Chi Goes West to Join Bears

I thinks this has already been reported here, but there is an extensive on tennisrecuitting (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1398)by Colette Lewis.

"I had this opportunity from Berkeley, where they had an opening, because one of the girls they were going to sign turned pro, so I had an opportunity to go a year earlier."

tucker1989
Apr 11th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Who is she talking about?

2nd_serve
Apr 11th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Who is she talking about?

Yes, who? And who else is Cal picking up. It would seem that two scholarship players are graduating, and per TN Chi is the only new comer. Does Cal have some other strong international player in the que?

tucker1989
Apr 11th, 2012, 05:12 PM
The only person I can think of is Min, but was she ever considering Cal?

gouci
Apr 11th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Who is she talking about?

My guess would be Zuzana Babos' little 18 year old sister Timea Babos. She had a WTA ranking of #153 at the end of 2011 and is still rising currently #67 in the world.

form
Apr 11th, 2012, 06:40 PM
The problem with posting some commits is that 4 stars ranked above 125 (really about 100 but lets be generous) are not going to improve programs or win matches at the D1 level against Top 150 programs... much less ranked programs.

It's like they need to adjust 4 stars to 76-125, make 3 stars 126-200 and then make the rest 2 stars.

As it is, it gives a lot of kids unrealistic guideline as to their college potential.

MHO

fantic
Apr 11th, 2012, 06:48 PM
Yes, who? And who else is Cal picking up. It would seem that two scholarship players are graduating, and per TN Chi is the only new comer. Does Cal have some other strong international player in the que?

Yes. Papa Bear said that they recruited a very promising Frenchie.

Bennguin1491
Apr 12th, 2012, 12:39 AM
Kimberley-Ann Surin of Canada committed to Arkansas.

https://twitter.com/#!/KimberleySurin/status/190233755124891648/photo/1

gouci
Apr 12th, 2012, 03:41 AM
4/11/12

71. Air Force gets verbal from 5 star Mary Meyers (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=247281).

TRN article: Meyers Flies with the Falcons (http://tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1401)


- Virginia Tech gets verbal from walk-on 1 star Laura Ramthun (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=714760).

- Arkansas gets L.O.I. from Kimberly-Ann Surin (http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100149944) of Canada. She had a WTA ranking high of 767.

Thanks crazylace! :worship:

MotownBake
Apr 12th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Where else was Surin looking? Other visits?

gouci
Apr 13th, 2012, 05:37 PM
4/13/12

92. BYU gets L.O.I. from 4 star Mackenna Maddox (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=437728).

- New Mexico State gets verbal from Mia Brandt (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100175706) of Norway.

- New Mexico State gets verbal from Lisa Roslanova of Russia.

- Boston College gets L.O.I. from Heini Salonen (http://beta.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100096207) of Finland. She had an ITF ranking high of 148.

I hope Salonen's first name is not used as the butt of jokes. :oh:

gouci
Apr 14th, 2012, 04:55 PM
4/2/12

188. Austin Peay gets verbal from 4 star Nicole Breaux (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=644794).

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4/14/12

188. Louisiana Lafayette gets L.O.I. from 4 star Nicole Breaux (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=644794).

- Looks like Louisiana poaches a recruit. :devil:

hellas719
Apr 14th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Kimberley-Ann Surin of Canada committed to Arkansas.

https://twitter.com/#!/KimberleySurin/status/190233755124891648/photo/1

Good for her, but she better not shatter any of Pavlidou's Razorback records :armed:

billyoregon
Apr 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM
10/4/10

- Virginia gets verbal from blue chip Maya Jansen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=252356).

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Maya Jansen has committed to Alabama. Don't know what happened.
http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=252356

tennisbuddy12
Apr 17th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Maya Jansen verbals with Alabama, originally was going to Virginia, but that fell through. I met her on her recruiting visit to OSU, she's a nice girl, Alabama's a good team. The weather there is a lot more tennis-friendly than Washington or Ohio :lol:

gouci
Apr 19th, 2012, 11:04 PM
4/19/12

108. Incarnate Word (Div. 2) gets L.O.I. from 4 star Nicole Karaklis (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=579581).

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tucker1989
Apr 19th, 2012, 11:41 PM
What the hell is Incarnate Word? I'm scared

Amalgamate
Apr 19th, 2012, 11:58 PM
What the hell is Incarnate Word? I'm scared

Mboyle's alma mater :oh:

gouci
Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:51 AM
4/21/12

- Central Florida gets L.O.I. from Sofia Baptista (http://beta.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100143900) of Portugal.

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form
Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:34 PM
Maya Jansen verbals with Alabama, originally was going to Virginia, but that fell through. I met her on her recruiting visit to OSU, she's a nice girl, Alabama's a good team. The weather there is a lot more tennis-friendly than Washington or Ohio :lol:

If you met her on visit... that is a NCAA violation. You may want to amend your post..

ats_tennis
Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:43 PM
If you met her on visit... that is a NCAA violation. You may want to amend your post..

Just wondering... but how is that a NCAA violation?

10sE
Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:46 PM
It would only be an NCAA violation if you bought her a shirt or something like that. You can't expect kids to make campus visits without randomly meeting people.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 23rd, 2012, 01:11 AM
No no no, I didn't buy her anything! I work at the tennis center, but I did bump into her and her host on campus :lol: I don't know how that is a violation.

Amalgamate
Apr 23rd, 2012, 02:20 AM
If you met her on visit... that is a NCAA violation. You may want to amend your post..

:scratch:

10sE
Apr 23rd, 2012, 01:20 PM
That's not a violation.

knoxt
Apr 23rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
Maya Jansen has committed to Alabama. Don't know what happened.
http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=252356

My guess is her grades slipped?

Amalgamate
Apr 23rd, 2012, 03:34 PM
My guess is her grades slipped?

Virginia dropped her for either Elbaba or Nauta, not sure which one.

form
Apr 23rd, 2012, 04:17 PM
:scratch:

Recruits are not to be introduced to boosters on their visits. Clearly you know she was a recruit and you are a booster (you're on this tennis board).

Yes randomly people will meet but boosters are not to be introduced while on a visit.

its_a_racquet
Apr 23rd, 2012, 05:54 PM
[QUOTE=form;21305958] ".......and you are a booster (you're on this tennis board)."

I don't think being on this board by itself would qualify tennisbuddy or anyone here as a "booster".

form
Apr 23rd, 2012, 06:44 PM
Ok

its_a_racquet
Apr 23rd, 2012, 07:08 PM
Ok

Form - on what basis do you believe posting here qualifies someone as a booster as defined by the NCAA?

tennisbuddy12
Apr 23rd, 2012, 07:28 PM
I'm a fan, not a booster. I don't donate any money to the program and I am a student and student-worker at the tennis center. I ran into some of the girls, which one of them was her student-host and we were introduced.

gouci
Apr 23rd, 2012, 07:54 PM
1. form
2. beachman
3. Alaskan
4. RobertCB

These 3 Long Beach State posters (I know there are 4 names ;)) are the only KNOWN BOOSTERS on this board. :oh:

Rob was the defacto LBS team photographer.
Beachman is always bragging on other boards how much he donates to LBS athletics.
Form admitted he went with the LBS team on their cross country trip to Chicago 2 seasons ago.

gouci
Apr 23rd, 2012, 08:10 PM
4/23/12

- Wake Forest gets L.O.I. from Andrea Retolaza Andrade (http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100140401) of Spain. She had a WTA ranking high of 1061.

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2nd_serve
Apr 23rd, 2012, 09:22 PM
Does not sound right that being a fan of tennis on this forum creates an NCAA recruiting violation. What are recruits only supposed to meet people who dislike the school and the sport.

fantic
Apr 23rd, 2012, 09:45 PM
we should all run away if we accidentally spot those 'candidates' on campus :oh:

so if I were at the Stanford campus and 'accidentally' encounters a super prospect on a visit, and have a chat and give her a 'beat Stanford' button, will that 'foil' STAN's recruiting? :oh: :lol:

2nd_serve
Apr 23rd, 2012, 10:26 PM
If you met her on visit... that is a NCAA violation. You may want to amend your post..

IF it was a recruiting violation, the correct thing is to self report to the ncaa rather than try to destroy the evidence.

form
Apr 23rd, 2012, 10:56 PM
Form - on what basis do you believe posting here qualifies someone as a booster as defined by the NCAA?

NCAA would define people involved around the program. Could be anyone. For someone to meet a recruit while on a visit would more than likely mean they were introduced and the recruit's status of being on a visit was mentioned.

My understanding.... from a past life in D1 sports... is that when recruits are on visits they are not to be introduced to boosters. Meeting Gouci would not be a big deal, but meeting Taylor Dent who 'just happens to be on the UCI campus' could be viewed as trying to persuade a recruit.

USC has now banned the celebrity visitors (Will Farrell)... and all visitors... from their football practices for similar reasons so that recruits that are present don't cross paths with them. NCAA frowned on that in their findings.

So, if a booster knows someone was on campus AND (I assumed) met them while there, that could be a minor violation.

That is why the LB coach has sometimes told some of us that she will have a recruit around but she cannot introduce us so as to not violate a rule. She does not point out the recruit, provide the name but does mention if she is talking with someone that she would not be able to introduce that person.

So perhaps I was a bit hasty... but typically the presence of a recruit AND MEETING THEM on a visit is a no no for someone even loosely defined as a booster or supporter of the program.

My understanding of this rule.

ats_tennis
Apr 23rd, 2012, 11:57 PM
Thanks form, I actually never even knew this was a rule. I personally have never seen this rule followed at a lot of the big time programs, as I've seen and heard about recruits meeting boosters all the time. At some of the programs I have even heard that some boosters have offered to pay for the player's pro tennis (like travel and coaching for tournaments) if they came to that particular school, which is very shady if you ask me.

( also for clarification I am not a booster, just a tennis fan :lol: )

tennisbuddy12
Apr 24th, 2012, 12:37 AM
I don't work for the tennis team, so I'm not directly involved with the program. I didn't know she was coming or who she was. I went to a function, where a few tennis players happened to be at when I showed up. We were introduced and that was mainly it. We spoke for maybe two minutes tops, she was with her host the entire time. Boosters give monetary support, therefore, I'm not a booster. I'm a student and run into the girls all the time because I work there and we've become friends. I didn't plan on running into a recruit, but it's not a violation. Should me running into my friends be a violation as well? I really don't see what the big deal is and this was really blown out of proportion.

knoxt
Apr 24th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Virginia dropped her for either Elbaba or Nauta, not sure which one.

Both are attending UVA..

tennisbuddy12
Apr 24th, 2012, 03:26 AM
Both are attending UVA..

Nauta or Elbaba already committed to UVA with Jansen, but when the other one said she wanted to come, Jansen was dropped. Not the first time it's happened at UVA.

knoxt
Apr 24th, 2012, 03:47 AM
I think her grades slipped? I mean.. she's attending Alabama, which isn't exactly a huge tennis program.

tennisbuddy12
Apr 24th, 2012, 04:35 AM
I think her grades slipped? I mean.. she's attending Alabama, which isn't exactly a huge tennis program.

Don't think it's that. The UVA coach will do anything to get the best group of girls (he's had multiple transfers within the last few years, there was an article on that). And Bama is a top 15 program and they were top 10 (a little over ranked).

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/oct/09/uva-womens-tennis-high-turnover-marks-tenure-coach-ar-1369905/

gouci
Apr 24th, 2012, 06:17 AM
tennisbuddy12 that was a good article you provided. :worship:

With the mass exodus from Virginia they have the worst APR score by far :o in the ACC. This seems to be the norm during Virginia head coach Mark Guilbeau's 6 year tenure.

Littlepage (AD) and Guilbeau say that the program's high attrition is a byproduct of building a winning program.So that's how they explain 16 players leaving the program :eek: in the last 6 years. The Virginia AD is as bad as the head coach. :help:


The program’s prospects seemed bright the next season as Guilbeau ushered in his first group of players, a heralded five-member class that was ranked No. 1 in the country.

But by season’s end, three of the five freshmen players had left the program. Nobody in the freshman class made it all four years with the program.
This was talking about Virginia's 2006-07 recruiting class ranked #1 in the country. Nobody was left standing. :scared:


“He was very nice, just extremely personable,” Neela Vaez said. “He said how well I would fit into the team. He constantly bolstered my ego.

“The one thing that I probably should have caught at the time was that he really bagged on the other girls on the team when he was recruiting me. He said, ‘You’re so awesome, but [another teammate] sucks. She’s fat. These girls — they don’t try. They’re lazy.”
The above is what Neela Vaez had to say about being recruited to Virginia. Below is what Vaez had to say after playing 2 years before quitting the team.
“A lot of my confidence has been taken away,” Vaez said. “I used to be a way more confident person. I feel like I left there without my sanity and I’m just starting to get it back.”

10sE
Apr 24th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Wow, he expects the kids to actually earn the 1/4 million dollar scholarship they receive to UVA.

It's only a full scholarship plus housing stipend, food stipend, equipment, schoolbooks, travel, health insurance, and 20 hours a week of skills instruction. I can't believe that he would actually expect them to put tennis first and work hard at it. [/sarcasm]

gouci
Apr 24th, 2012, 03:24 PM
"By comparison, 2011 ACC champion Duke University has had only three of 16 players last less than two years during the same comparable recruiting period, according to a review of the team’s rosters."

One of the Duke coach's big selling points that he always tells recruits is that he only had 1 player transfer, who was a walk on and wasn't playing. I guess somebody is a liar
Now ats_tennis you shouldn't assume things like since they lasted less than 2 years they must have transferred.

1. The player who transferred was Jessica Styles.
2. Is Mallory Cecil who turned pro after her freshman year.
3. Is Tara Iyer who took 1.5 years off to try the pro tour as an amateur after her freshman year. Came back played and graduated from Duke.

Make sure you do your homework and have your facts straight before calling someone a liar which can slander that person's reputation. :o

form
Apr 24th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Wow, he expects the kids to actually earn the 1/4 million dollar scholarship they receive to UVA.

It's only a full scholarship plus housing stipend, food stipend, equipment, schoolbooks, travel, health insurance, and 20 hours a week of skills instruction. I can't believe that he would actually expect them to put tennis first and work hard at it. [/sarcasm]

:haha::haha::haha:

:worship:

2nd_serve
Apr 24th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Wow, he expects the kids to actually earn the 1/4 million dollar scholarship they receive to UVA.

It's only a full scholarship plus housing stipend, food stipend, equipment, schoolbooks, travel, health insurance, and 20 hours a week of skills instruction. I can't believe that he would actually expect them to put tennis first and work hard at it. [/sarcasm]
woo
Id tell anyone to avoid.
If the playersuccessfully did the juniors or itf in the rest of theworld, they e have proven the should be respected, with the rare exception of the kid who gets into problems.

10sE
Apr 25th, 2012, 01:02 AM
With the exception of the top-100 ITF level kid who is traveling the world and practicing and competing at a nearly professional level, junior tennis is a lot different than high-level college tennis.

Your average 5-star American kid has no idea what hard work on a tennis court really is. When she gets to places like UVA, she finds out pretty quickly.

Kevin.
Apr 25th, 2012, 04:01 AM
who is the player that had off court issues and had a foot injury and still graduated from UVA? any idea?

johnnytennis
Apr 25th, 2012, 04:03 AM
tennisbuddy12 that was a good article you provided. :worship:

With the mass exodus from Virginia they have the worst APR score by far :o in the ACC. This seems to be the norm during Virginia head coach Mark Guilbeau's 6 year tenure.

So that's how they explain 16 players leaving the program :eek: in the last 6 years. The Virginia AD is as bad as the head coach. :help:



This was talking about Virginia's 2006-07 recruiting class ranked #1 in the country. Nobody was left standing. :scared:



The above is what Neela Vaez had to say about being recruited to Virginia. Below is what Vaez had to say after playing 2 years before quitting the team.


I couldn't agree with you more and what tennisbuddy said! When you have the massive shuffling of players like this program has had, you have to raise an eyebrow and ask why! Granted they are a successful program now but what about the players that were pushed out the door!

johnnytennis
Apr 25th, 2012, 04:37 AM
With the exception of the top-100 ITF level kid who is traveling the world and practicing and competing at a nearly professional level, junior tennis is a lot different than high-level college tennis.

Your average 5-star American kid has no idea what hard work on a tennis court really is. When she gets to places like UVA, she finds out pretty quickly.

So your the expert on the 5-star American players vs the ITF international players! What a shock!

fantic
Apr 25th, 2012, 04:46 AM
that article is such an old news :lol:

I guess UVA coach is ambitious :shrug: And it shows on their recent result, I guess. Getting Nauta,Elbaba and Epstein, they'll be stronger next season..

fantic
Apr 25th, 2012, 06:08 AM
It's interesting to note that it appears UVA has used up its two scholarships for next year already. According to TR, Maya Jansen and now Maci Epstein have received offers. I think UVA is going to be really good this year (Hardenbergh, Fraser, Vierra, Li Xi, Tomljanovic, Fuccillo/Peretz/O'Koniewski) and compete for the ACC title against Duke but given that their #1 and #2 are graduating, I would have thought the coach would really be looking to recruit an "impact player" for this coming year (Maci is definitely a solid recruit). It surprises me that one of the strongest recruits in the country (Danielle Collins) lists UVA as a school of interest but now UVA can't offer her a scholarship (unless they take one away from a current player).

In short, given how good UVA is going to be this year (IMO a top 8 team) and that they are graduating their #1 and #2, I would think they could bring in someone better than the #50 girl in her class and wouldn't use up both scholarships before November.

I think UVA just 'followed' Amal's advice :lol:

Wait..3 players...2 scholarships? :scratch:

10sE
Apr 25th, 2012, 01:08 PM
So your the expert on the 5-star American players vs the ITF international players! What a shock!

I never claimed to be an "expert", but I have had daughters that were the former and played in tournaments against many of the latter, so I do know a little more about the subject than the average tennis groupie.

If you disagree with my opinion, why not state your own argument against it? Simply attacking my credibility when you know nothing about me doesn't do much.

its_a_racquet
Apr 25th, 2012, 03:35 PM
I never claimed to be an "expert", but I have had daughters that were the former and played in tournaments against many of the latter, so I do know a little more about the subject than the average tennis groupie.

If you disagree with my opinion, why not state your own argument against it? Simply attacking my credibility when you know nothing about me doesn't do much.

10sE - well said on both fronts. I agree with you about the work ethic of many of the 5-star level players. Not saying that many aren't great players but many do indeed have their eyes opened when they get into the rigors of the college fitness and tennis schedule.

2nd_serve
Apr 25th, 2012, 06:27 PM
With the exception of the top-100 ITF level kid who is traveling the world and practicing and competing at a nearly professional level, junior tennis is a lot different than high-level college tennis.

Your average 5-star American kid has no idea what hard work on a tennis court really is. When she gets to places like UVA, she finds out pretty quickly.

Most juniors with 5 stars or accademy kidspracticed for more than 20 hours a week. Maybe some teams violate the 20 hour rule, but for many top American juniors who had dreams of going pro college is not an awakening

Embittered
Apr 25th, 2012, 08:25 PM
who is the player that had off court issues and had a foot injury and still graduated from UVA? any idea?
Here's a thread you took part in about a player with off-court issues: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=408660;)

10sE
Apr 25th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Most juniors with 5 stars or accademy kidspracticed for more than 20 hours a week. Maybe some teams violate the 20 hour rule, but for many top American juniors who had dreams of going pro college is not an awakening

I don't want to make assumptions, but this statement makes it looks like you have not been close to anyone who has been involved in high-level D1 college tennis. You're right, most 5* kids practiced for more than 20 hrs per week, but many of them were paying a coach top dollar, and that coach knew where his bread was buttered. Trust me, at a place like UVA or any other top program with a highly demanding coach, the environment is much different. A high-level college coach's career rides on the success of his team and HE is the one "paying" the player so what is demanded day in and day out is different because the stakes are different. The atmosphere is night and day from what a kid typically comes from in American junior tennis.

In addition to rigorous practice and strength/conditioning schedules (because remember, with 20 hrs there is no time to mess around, so these are 20 intense hours, not 20 "country club" hours with long water breaks and chit-chat) there is also intense academic pressure at a high-quality school (like most of the top programs are). This is not high school nor is it the often flaky online degrees that many top juniors get. There are 15 hours in class, lots of outside studying, tutors, group projects, etc. Remember that a kid that gets into Duke, UVA, Northwestern, etc. is there for not only what the school offers them while there, but also for the big opportunities it offers after graduation, so she's not going to ruin that by coasting in school.

Let's not even get started with the newfound freedom of being away from home. That's a subject that deserves a thread of its own!

From my perspective, having raised two girls that went through this experience and having had the opportunity to get to travel with them across this country and others chasing their tennis dreams, and having had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of their opponents/teammates and their families I do feel that I have pretty good perspective on this issue. It's only my opinion and these are certainly generalities with many, many exceptions to the norm, so take it for what it's worth, but it is a well-informed opinion:

I think the typical international junior who has felt the pressure of their family making big sacrifices to give her a chance at tennis and who has committed to it from a young age as if it were her job is much more ready to treat being a high-level college student-athlete as if it were a job...BECAUSE IT IS! The typical international junior is also not phased by being "free at last", because most of them have been away from home for quite some time, and many of them are a couple of years older and wiser, which at that age makes a big difference.

I think the typical American junior player who usually comes from a wealthier family who is certainly sacrificing but not bankrupting themselves to give their girl a chance to play the game at a high level and who has many other options (including being a "normal" college student) is much less prepared to play at a program like UVA (and much more ready to walk away from it if things don't go pefectly). Jamie Ashworth seems to understand much better where an American girl is coming from and makes his program an environment in which they can succeed and be happy. Neither is right or wrong IMO, just two different styles.

What puzzles me is that the UVA coach doesn't just figure this out and recruit hardened Soviet Bloc girls like Baylor does. Maybe UVA pressures him to recruit American girls.

form
Apr 25th, 2012, 11:46 PM
You're right, most 5* kids practiced for more than 20 hrs per week, but many of them were paying a coach top dollar, and that coach knew where his bread was buttered.

Buttered bread... .BINGO

20 hours per week... that is generous and considerably more than the NCAA max... and most 5 stars have never done 75% of that... lets call it 12 hours per week and that is nice).

Then factor in intensity at serious programs.

Kevin.
Apr 26th, 2012, 02:40 AM
Here's a thread you took part in about a player with off-court issues: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=408660;)

i figured it was her but i wasnt too sure :)

johnnytennis
Apr 26th, 2012, 03:15 AM
I never claimed to be an "expert", but I have had daughters that were the former and played in tournaments against many of the latter, so I do know a little more about the subject than the average tennis groupie.

If you disagree with my opinion, why not state your own argument against it? Simply attacking my credibility when you know nothing about me doesn't do much.

10sE...your a smart guy(or gal) and very knowledgeable! I am not attacking your credibility. I just don't like it when people make blanket statements comparing one group of players that in your words work harder then another group of players! I too know many players that I'm very close to that were 5-star athletes that played in mega number of junior tennis tournaments a year for seven years and traveled non-stop and also played six years of High School tennis. Fortunately for them, they had very successful college tennis careers! In my mind, they worked just as hard as the ITF players. That was my only beef with your comment!

gouci
Apr 26th, 2012, 04:41 AM
4/25/12

231. Boise St. gets verbal from 4 star Bobbi Oshiro (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=575047).

- NYU gets verbal from 4 star Ashley Masanto (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=571693).

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10sE
Apr 26th, 2012, 04:45 AM
10sE...your a smart guy(or gal) and very knowledgeable! I am not attacking your credibility. I just don't like it when people make blanket statements comparing one group of players that in your words work harder then another group of players! I too know many players that I'm very close to that were 5-star athletes that played in mega number of junior tennis tournaments a year for seven years and traveled non-stop and also played six years of High School tennis. Fortunately for them, they had very successful college tennis careers! In my mind, they worked just as hard as the ITF players. That was my only beef with your comment!

Thanks for the nice words...and fair enough - It isn't right to stereotype and we both agree there are exceptions to every trend. I really should have qualified everything I wrote with, "in my experience" and/or "in my opinion".

I'll try it again: In my opinion, the hungry, hard-working American kid is more the exception than the rule.

Aside from personal experience, the logic to back up my opinion is this: If American junior tennis players are working just as hard as the rest of the world, why has American tennis fallen so far behind? Seems pretty logical that on average, American kids are not working as hard as their counterparts.

TeamUla
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Women's Tennis adds Nalborska for 2012-13
Hokies sign top junior player from Poland
April 25, 2012

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech head women’s tennis coach Terry Ann Zawacki-Woods announces the signing of Joanna “Asia” Nalborska to a national letter of intent for the 2012-13 academic year. She joins three signees that committed in the fall.

“We are very excited to add Asia Nalborska to our program this fall,” said Zawacki-Woods. “Asia has tremendous experience and success coming into Blacksburg. She is a very talented player with a lot of great potential still ahead of her. We feel that she will make a very positive impact on our program during her time as a Hokie.”

Nalborska has been ranked as high as No. 1 in U12, U14 and U16 juniors in Poland. In 2011 and 2012 she won Poland’s Under 21 Indoor National Championship in singles and was a doubles runner-up. She has been ranked as high as 256 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings and received a WTA doubles ranking of 948.

The Warsaw, Poland native is a two-time winner of the Tomaszewski Cup by Microsoft (previously won by WTA’s 4th-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska). She is a five time Polish Super Masters Champion (top-eight players in Poland) and is ranked 44th in the European standings.

Nalborska joins Raluca Mita, Ilinca Stoica and Kelly Williford who all signed in the fall and was tabbed the 16th-ranked recruiting class in the nation by tennisrecruting.net.

For updates on Virginia Tech women's tennis, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_WTennis).

:)

form
Apr 26th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the nice words...and fair enough - It isn't right to stereotype and we both agree there are exceptions to every trend. I really should have qualified everything I wrote with, "in my experience" and/or "in my opinion".

I'll try it again: In my opinion, the hungry, hard-working American kid is more the exception than the rule.

Aside from personal experience, the logic to back up my opinion is this: If American junior tennis players are working just as hard as the rest of the world, why has American tennis fallen so far behind? Seems pretty logical that on average, American kids are not working as hard as their counterparts.

I'll sterotype a bit more

Int'l kids: In many cases tennis is their ticket out of marginal life situations... and their is no such thing as going to college with a scholarship in their homelands.

US tennis kids: Culturally the majority come from some money.. middle class would be the low end normally. So the 'need' to succeed to improve their lifestyle is not the same.

US tennis girls: In, what appears to be to many cases, it seems the 'goal' of their junior tennis career is to get a full scholarship (or get into an Ivy). END GOAL. My observation is that too many girls have then achieved their goal and since going pro is not a realistic option than the 'motivational need' is gone.

Which is a shame... why not seek to be as good as you can be while you are getting paid to play? For Int'l kids, the drive largely remains because if they lose the scholarship they have to return home.

This may not be so true on the boys side where most get a partial scholarship or no money anyway.. but on the girls side it is amazing how many seem to object to working as hard in hours, energy and expectation to compete, etc...

College tennis is a 'commitment'... and scholarship money is a job and not a right. But it's supposed to be a really good job... with added benefits (travel, academic support, etc..) and certainly better than waiting tables or working in a store for minimum wage part time.

Having said all that, it appears reading all this that the VA (former KY) coach first was changing the culture of the previous coach... and now needs to be sure he clearly explains the expectations to future recruits. It's not a right to go to a great school like UVA.. but it should be clear what the future expectations are. There are many schools and other places for recruits that want to play but are not really dedicated to making tennis a high priority in their college lives.

End rant.

gouci
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:23 PM
What form and 10sE say about international players is true but the issue with the Virginia head coach isn't about hardworking foreign players vs lazy Americans.

As proof the Virginia coach has pulled scholarships from the following international players in the last 3 years alone:

1. Karoline Steiro - Norway
2. Katie Gater - Great Britain
3. Rashmi Teltumbde - India

It looks like pulling scholarships for this coach is more about dumping his bench players and making room for higher ranked recruits that show interest in Virginia.

Speaking of which the Virginia coach reeks of hyprocrisy. He talks about players needing to have commitment then turns around and shows no commitment to the players he pulls scholarships from and kicks to the curb.

Here's an example. After this season Virginia only has 2 seniors graduating for 2 available scholarships. Yet the Virginia coach collects 4 verbals from blue chippers in the following order:

1. Maya Jansen 10/4/10 - blue chip 24
2. Maci Epstein 10/11/11 - blue chip 14
3. Julia Elbaba 11/10/11 - blue chip 8
4. Stephanie Nauta 11/11/11 - blue chip 5

Now an ethical coach would have stopped after filling all his scholarships but not this coach. He takes them all to get the national publicity of having the #1 recruiting class in the country. And after that news dies down comes the dirty work.

He pulls the scholarship from Maya Jansen the worst ranked player even though she committed the earliest. Don't tell me her scholarship was pulled because lack of commitment because she hasn't even played for him yet. The other slot it turns out comes from trying to pull the scholarship of Rashmi Teltumbde for 2011-12. Teltumbde appealed and won retaining her scholarship for 2011-12 and proving the Virginia coach's lack of commitment excuse was just BS. Teltumbde wanted to get away after being betrayed and has transferred out for 2012-13 giving the Virginia coach what he wanted all along in her scholarship spot.

form
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Gouci.. I will concede much of what you said. Now, some kids will also smell out that they are never going to play and move along... practicing but never playing sucks too.

But yes you have some very solid points. Particularly as the current squad are all his kids.. not first year left overs from a bad UVA squad.

10sE
Apr 27th, 2012, 12:23 AM
Good points Gouci. Hard to argue with that.

ats_tennis
Apr 27th, 2012, 01:08 AM
:worship: gouci :worship:

Thanks for the facts!

Amalgamate
Apr 27th, 2012, 01:30 AM
Gouci, how would a scholarship for the 2012-2013 season have anything to do with Rashmi Teltumbde?

johnnytennis
Apr 27th, 2012, 02:40 AM
What form and 10sE say about international players is true but the issue with the Virginia head coach isn't about hardworking foreign players vs lazy Americans.

As proof the Virginia coach has pulled scholarships from the following international players in the last 3 years alone:

1. Karoline Steiro - Norway
2. Katie Gater - Great Britain
3. Rashmi Teltumbde - India

It looks like pulling scholarships for this coach is more about dumping his bench players and making room for higher ranked recruits that show interest in Virginia.

Speaking of which the Virginia coach reeks of hyprocrisy. He talks about players needing to have commitment then turns around and shows no commitment to the players he pulls scholarships from and kicks to the curb.

Here's an example. After this season Virginia only has 2 seniors graduating for 2 available scholarships. Yet the Virginia coach collects 4 verbals from blue chippers in the following order:

1. Maya Jansen 10/4/10 - blue chip 24
2. Maci Epstein 10/11/11 - blue chip 14
3. Julia Elbaba 11/10/11 - blue chip 8
4. Stephanie Nauta 11/11/11 - blue chip 5

Now an ethical coach would have stopped after filling all his scholarships but not this coach. He takes them all to get the national publicity of having the #1 recruiting class in the country. And after that news dies down comes the dirty work.

He pulls the scholarship from Maya Jansen the worst ranked player even though she committed the earliest. Don't tell me her scholarship was pulled because lack of commitment because she hasn't even played for him yet. The other slot it turns out comes from trying to pull the scholarship of Rashmi Teltumbde for 2011-12. Teltumbde appealed and won retaining her scholarship for 2011-12 and proving the Virginia coach's lack of commitment excuse was just BS. Teltumbde wanted to get away after being betrayed and has transferred out for 2012-13 giving the Virginia coach what he wanted all along in her scholarship spot.

Great post! Little surprised the athletic department cant see what's going on here! I guess when your winning, they turn a blind eye on what's happening!

billyoregon
Apr 27th, 2012, 04:27 AM
Great post! Little surprised the athletic department cant see what's going on here! I guess when your winning, they turn a blind eye on what's happening!

Just wish the girls could see what's going on. Gouci does great research. If a new potential recruit doesn't follow this board, is there any reasonable way they can become aware of this? It would be kinda hard to ask the coach or the surviving team members, no?

gouci
May 1st, 2012, 02:38 PM
4/30/12

219. St. Johns gets L.O.I. from 4 star Amber Washington (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=284250).

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gouci
May 2nd, 2012, 08:20 AM
5/1/12

168. Arkansas gets verbal from walk-on 4 star Kristen Mee (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=580560).

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gouci
May 5th, 2012, 09:13 PM
5/5/12

- UNC Wilmington gets L.O.I. from 4 star Christine Kharkevitch (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=239143).

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Embittered
May 8th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Texas Tech release, assume it's for next year.

Sofya Malysheva Signs With Lady Raider Tennis: http://www.texastech.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/050812aaa.html

form
May 8th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Texas Tech release, assume it's for next year.

Sofya Malysheva Signs With Lady Raider Tennis: http://www.texastech.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/050812aaa.html

Has to be for 2012/13... you can't announce a kid until they sign official Letter of Intent and you can only sign those for the next approaching season.

form
May 14th, 2012, 04:54 PM
UC Irvine gets 4 star (# 370 USTA 18's a year ago) Sarah Stadfelt (http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=659026)

gouci
May 17th, 2012, 08:25 AM
5/16/12

175. Toledo gets verbal from 4 star Katelyn Nguyen (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=412478).

- Louisville gets L.O.I. from Valentina Sara Schneider (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100112260) of Germany.

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gullytwin
May 17th, 2012, 04:25 PM
5/16/12
- Louisville gets L.O.I. from Valentina Sara Schneider (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100112260) of Germany..
Confused: What does it mean when a TRN pages lists "Offer: No" but "Signed NLI: Yes"? I thought that basically an NLI was signed only in the circumstance of a scholarship offer. (I know TRN pages are generated by students, and not always correct.)

form
May 17th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Confused: What does it mean when a TRN pages lists "Offer: No" but "Signed NLI: Yes"? I thought that basically an NLI was signed only in the circumstance of a scholarship offer. (I know TRN pages are generated by students, and not always correct.)

They haven't filled it in correctly.

• Offer allows a kid to indicate they have an offer.

• Verbal means they have committed... but he NLI not yet signed.

• NLI supercedes everything. Signed and delivered.

A lot of kids don't post anything until they sign... why tip other coaches off if you are still talking to multiple schools.

gouci
May 20th, 2012, 05:23 AM
5/19/12

- Old Dominion gets verbal from Mina Saygi (http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100134987) of Turkey. She had a WTA doubles ranking high of 1216.

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gouci
May 24th, 2012, 01:42 PM
5/24/12

- North Texas gets verbal from Emelia Box (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100133832) of Great Britain.

- North Texas gets verbal from Dane Joubert (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100126129) of South Africa.

- North Texas gets verbal from Victoria Parshikova (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100167479) of Russia.

- North Texas gets verbal from Agustina Valenzuela (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100171956) of Chile.

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tie_breaker
May 24th, 2012, 04:07 PM
5/24/12

- North Texas gets verbal from Emelia Box (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100133832) of Great Britain.

- North Texas gets verbal from Dane Joubert (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100126129) of South Africa.

- North Texas gets verbal from Victoria Parshikova (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100167479) of Russia.

- North Texas gets verbal from Agustina Valenzuela (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100171956) of Chile.

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that's going continental :lol:

gouci
May 28th, 2012, 06:38 PM
5/28/12

- Arkansas gets L.O.I. from Yang Pang (http://beta.itftennis.com/ProCircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100133113) of China.

Arkansas signs Pang (http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=205420042)

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ats_tennis
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:22 AM
I thought I would share that I was talking to Grace Min's coach the other day at the 10k in Hilton Head and he basically said she was going pro. Apparently if she does well in Wimbledon that is where she might be turning pro.

Amalgamate
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:34 AM
I thought I would share that I was talking to Grace Min's coach the other day at the 10k in Hilton Head and he basically said she was going pro. Apparently if she does well in Wimbledon that is where she might be turning pro.

Yea, this is what I figured. She's currently ranked 177 and would be by far the highest ranked girl to ever turn pro (it was formerly Capra at 201, which was inflated by her US Open run anyway). With a serious shot at cracking the top 100, going to college would be a step backward.

mboyle
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:52 AM
Yea, this is what I figured. She's currently ranked 177 and would be by far the highest ranked girl to ever turn pro (it was formerly Capra at 201, which was inflated by her US Open run anyway). With a serious shot at cracking the top 100, going to college would be a step backward.

I don't think holding a free degree from the likes of Stanford or Duke is a step backward in any sense...especially since Duke only requires you to go one season in order to get all four years free.

cowsonice
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:59 AM
I think it has to do with momentum. Playing NCAA dual matches limits your opponent field whereas in ITFs, the opportunities are rather endless.

Amalgamate
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:15 AM
I don't think holding a free degree from the likes of Stanford or Duke is a step backward in any sense...especially since Duke only requires you to go one season in order to get all four years free.

You would. :rolleyes:

I was speaking about a step backward in terms of progressing towards an elite pro career. If Grace were to go to college, even for only a semester, she wouldn't train as much as she currently does, she'd have many other distractions, and she wouldn't be able to get the competition and match play needed to keep progressing at the pro level. The bottom line is she wouldn't have the time to train as much as she currently does.

I'm not saying it wouldn't be a wise move to go for a semester just in case a pro career doesn't pan out, she would have a great college to go to and earn a degree. In fact, that's probably what I would do in her position. But she's proven she is well above the elite college level and attending for a year wouldn't provide her with the competition, practice, or training that should be done while trying to break into the top 100.

SakiBomb25
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:43 AM
You would. :rolleyes:

I was speaking about a step backward in terms of progressing towards an elite pro career. If Grace were to go to college, even for only a semester, she wouldn't train as much as she currently does, she'd have many other distractions, and she wouldn't be able to get the competition and match play needed to keep progressing at the pro level. The bottom line is she wouldn't have the time to train as much as she currently does.

I'm not saying it wouldn't be a wise move to go for a semester just in case a pro career doesn't pan out, she would have a great college to go to and earn a degree. In fact, that's probably what I would do in her position. But she's proven she is well above the elite college level and attending for a year wouldn't provide her with the competition, practice, or training that should be done while trying to break into the top 100.

I guess the biggest question though is how does her game translate to the pros? Will she have a long and successful career? If she's only going to be a flash-in-the-pan (i.e., have a great tournament here or there, but lingering around the 100 to 150 spot), does it really make sense to turn down a free ride? John Isner showed that you can go to college and be a solid pro. Does she have the goods to be a Top 20 player? If she does, then I say go pro. If not, it would be smart to go to college first.

I know she is small, but so was Justine Henin. My concern is that she doesn't have a big weapon to help her on the pro circuit.

Amalgamate
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:48 AM
I guess the biggest question though is how does her game translate to the pros? Will she have a long and successful career? If she's only going to be a flash-in-the-pan (i.e., have a great tournament here or there, but lingering around the 100 to 150 spot), does it really make sense to turn down a free ride? John Isner showed that you can go to college and be a solid pro. Does she have the goods to be a Top 20 player? If she does, then I say go pro. If not, it would be smart to go to college first.

I know she is small, but so was Justine Henin. My concern is that she doesn't have a big weapon to help her on the pro circuit.

Grace is listed at 5'6. 2 inches taller than Falconi.

tie_breaker
Jun 1st, 2012, 09:49 PM
I guess the biggest question though is how does her game translate to the pros? Will she have a long and successful career? If she's only going to be a flash-in-the-pan (i.e., have a great tournament here or there, but lingering around the 100 to 150 spot), does it really make sense to turn down a free ride? John Isner showed that you can go to college and be a solid pro. Does she have the goods to be a Top 20 player? If she does, then I say go pro. If not, it would be smart to go to college first.

I know she is small, but so was Justine Henin. My concern is that she doesn't have a big weapon to help her on the pro circuit.

The same could be said about Christina McHale, who despite not having a big weapon has been consistent enough to be one of the highest ranked Americans. I think the biggest challenge is not so much being small or not having a big weapon but competing day in, day out, while losing in the first or second rounds and having the mental capacity to overcome losing, while finding ways to improve to the next level at the same time, then eventually make it deeper into the tournament (QF's and SF's).

I think Grace Min is following in the same tracks as McHale in terms of gradual improvement. I think McHale, Grace Min, and Sloan Stephens have potential to crack the top 20.

fantic
Jun 2nd, 2012, 01:05 AM
I thought McHale's FH was above college level..she just blew off Scandal at the WTA Carlsbad, dunno how many winners she made in that match :lol:

cowsonice
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:32 AM
I see similarities in Grace's and Christina's game. And Grace's backhand technique is far more solid.

Embittered
Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:06 PM
TR has Elizaveta Nemchinov (http://beta.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100131891) going to William and Mary, but why've they called her Leeza and made her Russian (I mean she'd be Nemchinova if she were Russian)?

tennisuk1969
Jun 11th, 2012, 09:39 AM
Wow this forum is very interesting!!! :) Does anyone happen to know what the British girls are up to? Any more going out to the States? Who's out there right now?

davidjaime
Jun 11th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Hannah James is going to be doing her last year at ASU.

Natalie Beazant debuted with Rice at the top of their line up and made sweet 16 in team championships

Natasha Marks just finished her last season at Arizona, but they have Laura Oldham who will be a sophomore next season.

Samantha Vickers had a great season at Tulsa, will be a junior.

Daneika Borthwick sat out a year at Florida State, but they do have Amy Sargeant and Ruth Seaborne.

North Carolina has Laura Slater.

TCU added transfer Olivia Smith from Miami.

form
Jun 12th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Hannah James is going to be doing her last year at ASU.

Natalie Beazant debuted with Rice at the top of their line up and made sweet 16 in team championships

Natasha Marks just finished her last season at Arizona, but they have Laura Oldham who will be a sophomore next season.

Samantha Vickers had a great season at Tulsa, will be a junior.

Daneika Borthwick sat out a year at Florida State, but they do have Amy Sargeant and Ruth Seaborne.

North Carolina has Laura Slater.

TCU added transfer Olivia Smith from Miami.

Sarah Cantlay at # 4 for LB State will be a senior (last of a run of 6 Brits at LB)

Amalgamate
Jun 14th, 2012, 06:17 AM
Stefania Hristov commits to Texas A & M?

gouci
Jun 14th, 2012, 07:01 AM
6/13/12

122. Kentucky gets verbal from 4 star Kirsten Lewis (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=550760).

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Embittered
Jun 18th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Florida State signs a sophomore and a junior for the 2012-13 season.

http://www.seminoles.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/061812aaa.html

Head coach Jennifer Hyde announced the addition of two new athletes to the Florida State women's tennis team. Kerrie Cartwright (Nassau, Bahamas) and Laurence Porry (Fort de France, Martinique) will join the Seminoles for the 2012-13 season.
And with no seniors on the already full roster:(. Scharle + 1:confused:

gouci
Jun 21st, 2012, 07:55 PM
6/21/12

46. N.C. State gets L.O.I. from 5 star Rachael James-Baker (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=253411).

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Embittered
Jun 22nd, 2012, 10:06 PM
Kordolaimi is planning on playing some 10Ks in the US...not that anyone cares...
Her coach does.

Elena Kordolaimi Signs with Women's Tennis (http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/062212aaa.html) (Houston)

hellas719
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:30 AM
Her coach does.

Elena Kordolaimi Signs with Women's Tennis (http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/062212aaa.html) (Houston)

Thanks for the info :yeah:

I'm just shocked right now. Totally speechless. First I couldn't believe Sullivan left SFA since there was such a great future now, and now he took their #1 player with him :speakles:. Now he basically ruined the SFA program. They will still have another great season as they still have good players and Nataly Yoo is joining, but I'm just speechless :o

hellas719
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:45 AM
Okay something must've happened at SFA :unsure:
Now I saw Jayawickrema and Bekerova also left. Jayawickrema will play at Indiana and Bekerova at Utah. Really weird :unsure:
And some of the girls are no longer friends on Facebook :eek:
Such a shame because this program had such a bright future :sad:
Anyone know what happened? :p

10sE
Jun 26th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Not that hard to figure out. A young coach recruited great players to a school in a terrible conference in a small place that did not have much to offer other than tennis. They had a great year a and now are all off to greener pastures. Stephen Austin would have surely had a good season or two if the coach had stayed, but the weak conference schedule and bad location would have made it nearly impossible to improve on what they had already done. It looks like the coach saw the writing on the wall and the players followed suit.

form
Jun 26th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Something ethically wrong when a coach leaves and then recruits all these kids to follow. MHO

3gtennis
Jun 28th, 2012, 04:05 AM
same as maryland to a&m

tennisbuddy12
Jun 28th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Catherine Harrison to UCLA. Originally signed LOI with Georgia Tech.

johnnytennis
Jun 28th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Catherine Harrison to UCLA. Originally signed LOI with Georgia Tech.

How is that aloud? Signing a LOI is like signing a contract!

form
Jun 28th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Coaching change.... most likely she asked for and GT granted her release

johnnytennis
Jun 28th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Coaching change.... most likely she asked for and GT granted her release

Your right! I forgot about Shelton leaving and going to Florida!

iPatty
Jun 28th, 2012, 08:42 PM
:speakles:

Anderson, Morton, Van Nguyen, Ray, McPhillips, and now Harrison. Unreal depth.

Amalgamate
Jun 28th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Catherine Harrison to UCLA. Originally signed LOI with Georgia Tech.

Really interesting choice.

johnnytennis
Jun 29th, 2012, 12:30 AM
:speakles:

Anderson, Morton, Van Nguyen, Ray, McPhillips, and now Harrison. Unreal depth.

We will see which one of them will be happy playing No. 6

Amalgamate
Jun 29th, 2012, 01:27 AM
We will see which one of them will be happy playing No. 6

One of them won't even start assuming Montez (who played #3 this season) stays in the lineup.

gouci
Jul 3rd, 2012, 04:41 PM
7/3/12

- Central Florida gets verbal from Ann-Sophie Porry (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100116265) of France.

- Central Florida gets verbal from Katie Spivak (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100194488) of Canada

- Boston gets verbal from Johanna Hyoty (http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100071345) of Finland. She had a WTA ranking high of 1182.

- UNC Greensboro gets verbal from Amy Ellis of Great Britain.

- UNC Greensboro gets verbal from Soumeya Anane (http://beta.itftennis.com/Juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100132094) of Great Britain.

- Syracuse gets verbal from 3 star Emily Weisberg (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=644698).

paul_masterton
Jul 3rd, 2012, 08:27 PM
Never heard of those Brits...

gouci
Jul 11th, 2012, 02:46 PM
7/11/12

- Long Beach St. gets sophomore 4 star Hazuki Onaga (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=228189). She transferred from UMass where she played #6 singles.

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gouci
Jul 22nd, 2012, 02:43 AM
7/21/12

- Cal St. Northridge gets 3 star Jessica Warren (http://tennisrecruiting.net/player/overview.asp?id=555134).

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