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Coaching Roundtable
How Can College Tennis Programs Show Their Worth and Avoid Cuts?
by Rhiannon Potkey, 10 July 2020

As college athletic departments continue slashing budgets as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, tennis programs have taken the biggest brunt of the cuts. In the latest Coaching Roundtable, coaches discuss why college tennis is valuable and what strategies may help programs avoid being disbanded.

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Recruiting 101
Meet The Assistant: Navy's Alessandra Pedergnana
by Rhiannon Potkey, 7 July 2020

Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Navy's women's assistant Alessandra Pedergnana.

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Player Spotlight
Spotlight Players of the Week: Hannah Kassaie & Grant Lumkong
by Rhiannon Potkey, 6 July 2020

TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Hannah Kassaie and Grant Lumkong.

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Aces
June Aces Rewind: A Look Back at Some Top Players
by Colette Lewis, 3 July 2020

For the third consecutive month, the Aces column entailed a visit to the archives, with 14 junior and college players highlighted for their performances in past Junes. All 14 of those featured have gone on to reach the ATP and WTA Top 50, and one is a reigning slam singles champion.

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1-Jul-2020
Recruiting Insider: Eastern Washington's Dustin Hinson
Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospets. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from Eastern Washington women's coach Dustin Hinson.

29-Jun-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Daniella Clayborn and Daniel Dunac
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Daniella Clayborn and Daniel Dunac.

25-Jun-2020
Donovan Tennis Strategies To Host Virtual Showcase Event
Given the recruiting restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, Donovan Tennis Strategies is hosting its first-ever virtual recruiting showcase July 8-9. The event will feature a coaches panel, admissions presentation and match videos among other things.

24-Jun-2020
Rajeev Ram Joins Cal As Volunteer Assistant Coach
Rajeev Ram spent one successful semester playing for the University of Illinois before leaving to pursue a full-time career on the pro tour. But he always wanted to return college tennis, and has joined the Cal men's tennis staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2020-21 season.

22-Jun-2020
TRN Rankings Resume
With USTA junior play resuming, the TRN ranking window will resume as well. For the next year, the ranking window will be 66 weeks instead of 52. Details here ...

21-Jun-2020
Father's Day Commitment: Sons Choose To Play For Dad
Ben Shelton, Gavin Young, Frank Thompson and Ashe Ray gave their dads a long-lasting Father's Day gift by committing to play for them in college. As sons of coaches, the four grew up around their dad's programs and see the benefit of joining their teams.

19-Jun-2020
2020 Top NCAA D-III Women's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network and Mizuno wrap up their recruiting class ranking series with a look at the mid-majors. Today we present the Top 25 NCAA D-III Women's Recruiting Class Rankings for the Class of 2020 - where the Cows are rising.

17-Jun-2020
American Clay Court Nationals Aim To Fill Competitive Void
After the USTA canceled the National Clay Court Championships last month, the American Clay Court Nationals was created as an alternative. The Boys and Girls 18s are scheduled for June 21-25, and the Boys and Girls 16s for June 28-July 2 at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.

16-Jun-2020
North Carolina Central Men Honored For Community Service
At a time when the nation is roiled in protests over racism and social injustice issues, the North Carolina Central University men's tennis team was honored as the national ITA Community Service Award winner for Division I men. The HBCU program accumulated 556 hours of community service during the 2019-20 season.

15-Jun-2020
USTA 18s and 16s National Championships Remain On Schedule
The 2020 USTA Boys and Girls 18s and 16s National Championships will be held as scheduled August 7-16, while the Boys and Girls 14s and 12s events have been canceled. The 16s events will be moved to another location to help with social distancing.

15-Jun-2020
2020 Top NCAA D-III Men's Classes
TRN and Mizuno continue their recruiting class ranking series this week with a look at the mid-majors. Today we present the Top 25 NCAA D-III Men's Recruiting Class Rankings for the Class of 2020 - where Blue Jays are hovering at the top.

12-Jun-2020
2020 Top Mid-Major Women's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network and Mizuno continue their recruiting class ranking series this week with a look at the mid-majors. Today we present the Top 25 Women's Mid-Major Recruiting Class Rankings for the Class of 2020, where the Toreros reign supreme.

11-Jun-2020
Being Black in College Tennis: Players Share Their Stories
In the wake of racial protests being staged across the world, former and current black college tennis players discuss how race factored into their recruiting process, how they were treated in college and gave advice to future generations of black players.

10-Jun-2020
Player Spotlight of the Week: Roshan Morey, Frankee Hendricks
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Roshan Morey and Frankee Hendricks.

8-Jun-2020
2020 Top Mid-Major Men's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network and Mizuno continue their recruiting class ranking series this week with a look at the mid-majors. Today we present the Top 25 Men's Mid-Major Recruiting Class Rankings for the Class of 2020 - with the 'Niners looking strong at the top.

5-Jun-2020
Practice Makes Perfect: Good Habits For Transition to College
Multiple highly-successful Division I men’s and women’s coaches identify the three most important aspects they are looking for from players at practice as well as their program's cell phone policies to avoid distractions.

4-Jun-2020
Rising Juniors Take Note: Time to Update Your Profiles
Rising juniors can expect more activity in the recruiting process in the next few months as coaches can begin corresponding with them. It's a perfect time for players to update their profiles on TRN to ensure coaches have the best information to recruit them.

2-Jun-2020
May Aces Rewind: A Look Back at Some Top Players
May was the second consecutive month with no tennis results, so Colette Lewis is going back in the archives to feature 16 star players highlighted in previous years of her Aces column. All the players went on to reach the ATP and WTA Top 100.

1-Jun-2020
Top Women's Classes - 2020 Rankings
Our recruiting class rankings continue with a look at the top women. TRN and Mizuno have worked with a panel of junior tennis experts to produce the Top 25 Women's Recruiting Classes of 2020 - with a Hook at the very top of our list.

29-May-2020
ITA's Summer Circuit Stays On Schedule
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the ITA still plans to hold its Summer Circuit events in the coming months. Health and safety guidelines will be enforced and other changes will be made to help more matches get played.

26-May-2020
ECU Cuts Programs, Leaves Recruit Searching For New Options
Christopher Johns was excited about starting his college tennis career at East Carolina University in the fall. But after ECU cut both tennis programs last week, Johns is now scrambling to find a new college option in a tight window.

25-May-2020
Top Men's Classes - 2020 Rankings
As we move into summer and towards reopening, the Class of 2020 has been moving forward. As of today, over 1,600 seniors have reported commitments to college tennis programs, and more are making verbal commitments each and every week. The decision-making will continue, but now is a good time to check in on where where things stand. Today, TRN and Mizuno are excited to bring you their poll of the Top 25 Men's College Tennis Recruiting Classes.

21-May-2020
Meet The Assistant: Texas' Brandon Wagner
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Texas men's assistant Brandon Wagner.

20-May-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sylvia Eklund and Andrew Zabelo
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sylvia Eklund and Andrew Zabelo.

17-May-2020
Alabama's Alison Baumgardner Broke SEC Gender Barriers
Roberta Alison Baumgardner became the first woman in Southeastern Conference history to play a varsity sport when she joined the Alabama’s men’s tennis team in 1963. She didn't seek to become a gender trailblazer, though. She just wanted to face good competition.

15-May-2020
USTA Cancels 2020 National Clay Court Championships
The USTA announced Friday it has canceled the 2020 National Clay Court Championships due to the continuing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The events were scheduled to take place July 12-19 at seven different cities across three states.

13-May-2020
Recruiting Insider: UC Irvine's Elizabeth Ferris
Getting more insight into how college coaches recruit can make the process less intimidating for prospets. Our "Recruiting Insider" series features coaches from across the nation providing their recruiting methods. Today, we hear from UC Irvine women's head coach Elizabeth Ferris.

12-May-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Ethan Nguyen, Beavin Twins
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ethan Nguyen and twins Katie and Emma Beavin.

11-May-2020
Llona Is The "Brick" That Launched Saint Michael's Rebuild
Ivan Llona was recruited from a high school match to help change the fortunes of the Saint Michael's men's program. After thinking he would never play college tennis, the Vermont native has become the "brick" of the rebuild.

8-May-2020
How Coaches Are Recruiting During The Shutdown
The coronavirus pandemic has prevented college coaches from their normal recruiting practices. They can't have any in-person contact, meaning no hosting visits to campus or watching matches at tournaments. How have they adjusted to still get to know recruits? They let us know in the latest Coaching Roundtable.

7-May-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Kirstin Hailey and Daniel Haley
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Kirstin Hailey and Daniel Haley.

4-May-2020
Impact of COVID-19 on TRN Rankings
COVID-19 has had broad impact across all walks of life - including junior tennis. Tennis governing bodies like the USTA and ITF have announced delays to junior tennis competition that may stretch out for a while. TRN rankings and ratings use USTA and ITF results, and today we are announcing changes to our rankings going forward.

1-May-2020
Kvitova, Tiafoe Among All-Time Great April Aces
With no tennis last month, Colette Lewis decided to continue the 12-year run of her monthly Aces column by featuring 16 teenagers, highlighted in previous Aprils, who went on to reach the ATP and WTA Top 100.

28-Apr-2020
Hot 100 List - April 2020
It's time to unveil the April 2020 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

23-Apr-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Cydney Rogers and Broc Fletcher
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Cydney Rogers and Broc Fletcher.

16-Apr-2020
USTA To Provide Relief Fund, Status of U.S. Open Undetermined
The USTA unveiled a plan on Thursday to oversee a commitment of more than $50 million to help tennis deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at the grassroots level. The status of whether the U.S. Open, a major revenue generator, will be canceled or postponed is expected to be determined by June.

13-Apr-2020
USTA Prolongs COVID-19 Suspension, Cancels Some Events
After discussions with its Medical Advisory Committee, the USTA is extending the suspension of USTA sanctioned events and products through May 31 and has canceled some events due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

13-Apr-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Gray Voelzke, Divya Venkatarama
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Gray Voelzke and Divya Venkatarama.

10-Apr-2020
ITA's Tennis For America Aims to Establish Year of Service
The ITA is introducing a new nationwide pilot program, Tennis for America. Based on a Year of Service model, it provides 12 months of paid, full-time community work for young Americans transitioning from college to professional careers.

8-Apr-2020
How an Extra Year of Eligibility Impacts College Teams, Recruits
The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibilty to spring sport athletes that had their season abruptly canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will that impact college rosters and recruiting in the next few seasons? Our Coaching Roundtable attempts to address those issues.

6-Apr-2020
Meet The Assistant: Washington & Lee's Hailey Barrett
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile Washington and Lee's Hailey Barrett.

2-Apr-2020
CMS Senior Organizes Donations to Help Medical Facilities
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Anastasia Bryan-Ajania initiated a donation drive among athletic programs and science departments to collect personal protective equipment for medical facilities. She is encouraging other colleges to do the same to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

31-Mar-2020
Want To Get Recruited? It's The Perfect Time to Use TRN
The first priority right now is health and safety. But with no chance to play tennis, it's a good time for players to update their profiles and upgrade to a subscription to enhance their chances of getting recruited. Coaches are on our site now more than ever.

30-Mar-2020
NCAA Grants Waiver For All Spring Sport Athletes To Return
The NCAA Division I Council has approved a blanket waiver to give all spring sport athletes, which includes tennis players, whose season was abruptly canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

29-Mar-2020
NCAA Takes Major Financial Hit and More Could Be Coming
The NCAA has suffered big financial losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic resulting in the NCAA basketball tournament being canceled. There could be much harder hits coming if the football season is impacted.

27-Mar-2020
Short Month of Tennis, But No Shortage of Aces
With tennis coming to an abrupt halt on March 12, an abbreviated version of the monthly Aces column seemed likely. Yet with just two weeks worth of competition, 17 performances stood out, including three ITA National Indoor champions crowned on the first day of the month.

26-Mar-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sam Goidel and Alyssa Getty
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sam Goidel and Alyssa Getty.

24-Mar-2020
Emory's Spring Break Trip Ends in Uncertainty For All
The Emory women's tennis team was on a spring break trip to Florida when the Eagles found out their season was canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Head coach Amy Bryant is still trying to come to grips with the new reality and uncertain future.

20-Mar-2020
Hot 100 List - March 2020
It's time to unveil the March 2020 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

19-Mar-2020
The Season-Ending Meeting Coaches Weren't Expecting
College coaches around the country had to break the news to their players that the season was over much earlier than expected because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The meetings weren't easy, and the reality is still sinking in for many.

18-Mar-2020
Basavareddy Deals With Abrupt End to ITF Caribbean Event
Nishesh Basavareddy and three other U.S. boys experienced an abrupt ending to a USTA-led trip to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic for Junior ITF events because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. They all made it home safely.

16-Mar-2020
How the Coronavirus Is Impacting Junior Tennis
Many junior tournaments and events have been cancelled or suspended as a result of the heightened concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Find out how organizations are reacting and what the next steps might be.

13-Mar-2020
Blue Chip Montgomery Hits Jackpot in Las Vegas
The odds were against an unranked teenager capturing a $25,000 tournament in just her fourth professional-level event. But 15-year-old blue chip Robin Montgomery rolled the dice and came up a winner last week at the Oracle Pro Series event in Las Vegas.

11-Mar-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Daniel Haley and Evelyn Safar
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Evelyn Safar and Daniel Haley.

9-Mar-2020
Diaz Reaches Record-Breaking Milestone at Georgia
Georgia's Manny Diaz became the all-time winningest men's head coach in Southeastern Conference history on March 1st when Georgia defeated Ohio State. Diaz passed his former coach and mentor, Dan Magill, with win No. 707 and has already added more. He reflects on the milestone's meaning.

5-Mar-2020
Recruiting Corner: Middlebury Men's Coach Bob Hansen
Recruiting is not an exact science. Different programs have different needs and methods to finding players. In this month's Recruiting Corner, Middelbury men's coach Bob Hansen reveals his approach to recruiting and what he looks for in players.

3-Mar-2020
February's Top Performing Players Spanned the Ages
The month of February provided a host of highlights, with players aged 13 to 35 winning titles in Australia, North and South America and Europe. In addition, college tennis crowned three new national indoor champions and a trio of former collegiate stars earned ATP Challenger titles.

2-Mar-2020
Star Ratings Spring 2020 Edition
After months of waiting, here they are... the Star Ratings. Find out right now how many stars you have - as The Tennis Recruiting Network proudly presents the Spring Star Ratings for 2020.

28-Feb-2020
Meet the Assistant: North Carolina State's Cris James
Assistant coaches might not get as much attention as head coaches, but they are highly valued by everyone within a college program. They work long hours to help teams try to win matches and help players try to achieve their goals. In this edition of Meet The Assistant, we profile North Carolina State's Cris James.

26-Feb-2020
A Day In The Life: Howard's Dominique Jackson
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Howard's Dominique Jackson.

25-Feb-2020
Holcomb-Jones Striving for Excellence with NJTL Leadership
Former college player and college coach Sean Holcomb-Jones is now the manager of USTA Foundation Excellence Program & Corporate Activations. As TRN celebreates Black History Month, Holcomb-Jones details his story and his future goals in this edition of "Where Are They Now?"

24-Feb-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Jolie Taty and Gabriel Sardo
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Jolie Taty and Gabriel Sardo.

21-Feb-2020
Texas Tech Opportunity Opens Doors for Talaba
Gabriela Talaba was unsure about her future while playing pro events at age 18. A conversation about college tennis led the Romanian to an opportunity at Texas Tech. It's a decision that gave Talaba a brighter outlook on and off the court.

20-Feb-2020
Roundtable: What Makes Playing for HBCU Programs Special
What makes playing for Historically Black Colleges and Universities special or unique? In honor of Black History Month, our Coaching Roundtable panel provides some insight into what attracts their recruits to their schools.

18-Feb-2020
Hot 100 List - February 2020
It's time to unveil the February 2020 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

17-Feb-2020
Player Spotlight of the Week: Ainsley Heidbreder, Alex Bigsby
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ainsley Heidbreder and Alex Bigsby.

11-Feb-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Elizabeth Vollmin, Anderson Smith
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Elizabeth Vollmin and Anderson Smith.

10-Feb-2020
Heart Awareness Match Has Personal Meaning at Colgate
Colgate tennis is holding its fourth annual Heart Awareness Match on Feb. 23 to raise money for the Golisano Children's Hospital. The match means a lot to head coach Bobby Pennington, whose son, Clifford, underwent lifesaving heart surgery as a newborn.

7-Feb-2020
From Division III to Pro Tennis: Talking with Eudice Chong
Few Division III graduates pursue careers in professional tennis, but Eudice Chong was an outlier from the very beginning of her career at Wesleyan. The 23-year-old Hong Kong native discusses the improvements she's made, her future goals and Wesleyan's sustaining success.

4-Feb-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Noah Van Dyke, Kylin Sadler
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Noah Van Dyke and Kylin Sadler.

3-Feb-2020
Current and Former Collegians Highlight Last Month's Standouts
Current and former collegians provide the bulk of a dozen highlights from the first month of the decade, but young competitors from ages 13 to 18 also chalked up notable results last month, including the year’s first junior slam champions.

31-Jan-2020
Smith: Tennis Needs to Start Fun to Remain Fun
When kids are starting to play tennis, it has to be fun and that has to stay with them forever. Because once you reach the pro level and it becomes a business, you have to find ways to enjoy it. Former USC coach Peter Smith addresses junior tennis in his latest column.

28-Jan-2020
How Much Does On-Court Body Language Factor Into Recruiting?
How much do college coaches pay attention to a player's body language on the court when they are recruiting? We asked several coaches from around the nation to provide their thoughts for this month's Coaching Roundtable.

27-Jan-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Derek Distelrath, Isabella Pescatore
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Derek Distelrath and Isabella Pescatore.

24-Jan-2020
Nakashima Makes Next Step From Virginia to Pro Tour
After experiencing success in professional events and gaining confidence he could contend at that level, Brandon Nakashima decided to leave the University of Virginia after his freshman season. The San Diego native believes he gained a lot of positives from his one season in college tennis.

22-Jan-2020
Hot 100 List - January 2020
It's time to unveil the January 2020 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

20-Jan-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Ryan Rajakar and Hope Moulin
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ryan Rajakar and Hope Moulin.

17-Jan-2020
Eight Intriguing Questions for 2020
Each year Colette Lewis looks ahead to an assortment of issues facing college and junior tennis, with two of the questions for the 2020 edition focusing on where two crown jewel events will be held. Find out the answers to this year's Eight Intriguing Questions.

15-Jan-2020
Transitioning From The Tennis Court To The Emergency Room
After finishing her college tennis career at the University of Evansville, Ashton Schwerin Ramirez attended medical school and is now an emergency medicine physician. Playing tennis helped prepare Schwerin Ramirez for some of the stressful situations she encounters.

10-Jan-2020
Captain Kathy: Talking with USTA's Head of Women's Tennis
Kathy Rinaldi is the head of women's tennis at the USTA and the United States Fed Cup captain. She recently sat down with Colette Lewis to discuss her roles, her thoughts on U.S. tennis and her best piece of advice for parents.

9-Jan-2020
Zapp Plays Big Points Well, Captures Boys 18s Title
Logan Zapp was prepared for a challenging final against a familiar opponent and came through when it mattered most. The UNC signee beat fellow Floridian Ben Shelton in three sets in the Boys 18s singles final at the USTA Winter Nationals to win his fourth career gold ball.

9-Jan-2020
Shelton Gains Confidence During 18s Title Run
Emma Shelton wanted to get some match play under her belt and boost her confidence. The University of South Carolina freshman got just that during her run to the Girls 18 singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. Shelton beat future USC teammate Sarah Hamner in the final.

8-Jan-2020
Validating Performance for Codd in 16s Championship Run
Katie Codd thought her hard work was paying off. But winning a gold ball in singles and a silver ball in doubles at the USTA Girls 16s Winter Nationals validated her feeling. The Carlsbad, California native had never won a ball before arriving in Lake Nona.

8-Jan-2020
Proof is in the Pudding: Quinn Captures Boys 16s Title
Ethan Quinn ate bread pudding every night for dessert at the USTA Winter National Championships in Lake Nona, Florida. The sweet superstition worked as Quinn captured the Boys 16s singles title without losing a set. Lucas Brown and Aidan Kim won the doubles title.

7-Jan-2020
Warming Trend: Kong Breaks Through to Win Boys 14s Title
Daniel Kong captured his first gold ball by winning the Boys 14s singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships. The New York native beat Humza Noor in three sets in the final. Carson Baker and Lucas Coriaty were the doubles champions.

7-Jan-2020
Maltby Captures Two Gold Balls at Girls 14s Winter Nationals
Susanna Maltby captured the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Girls 14s Winter Nationals in Arizona. The blue chip from Illinois, seeded third, defeated No. 10 Ava Bruno in the singles final and teamed with Sage Loudon to capture the doubles crown.

6-Jan-2020
Zhao and Kelley Capture 12s Singles Titles, First Gold Balls
The singles and doubles champions at the USTA Boys and Girls 12s Winter Nationals all captured the first gold balls of their careers. Elena Zhao won the girls singles title and Gray Kelley captured the boys singles title.

3-Jan-2020
Florida is the Focus for December's Aces
The three major junior tennis tournaments in Florida last month produced a remarkably consistent cast of characters as the year came to a close. Their performances in Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl highlight the December Aces.

1-Jan-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sifa Butcher, Eliyahu Pinkney
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sifa Butcher and Eliyahu Pinkney.

31-Dec-2019
A Day In The Life: Georgia Gwinnett's Valentino Caratini
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of juggling practices, matches and classes. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Georgia Gwinnett's Valentino Caratini.

30-Dec-2019
Recruiting Insight From a Mother, Coach and Player
Courtney Hance has witnessed the recruiting process from many different angles. She's a former Division I player, a mother of four tennis-playing children and a coach to many junior players. Hance reveals what she's learned along the way.

27-Dec-2019
Yakoff and Basavareddy Capture Junior Orange Bowl 14s Titles
Overcoming rain and a compressed schedule, Americans Stephanie Yakoff and Nishesh Basavareddy took the 14s titles at the 58th edition of Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Florida. Mirra Andreeva of Russia and Benjamin Gusic Wan of Great Britain claimed the championships in the 12s division.

26-Dec-2019
Essential Campus Visit Tips from USTA
A campus visit is the best way to evaluate whether a college is the best fit for any player. The USTA provides a few tips on what to consider during an unofficial or official visit, and the best questions to ask about every college on each trip.

23-Dec-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Joshua Nelson and Tianna Dixon
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Joshua Nelson and Tianna Dixon.

20-Dec-2019
Montgomery, Krueger Among Orange Bowl Singles Champions
Robin Montgomery, Thiago Tirante, Ashlyn Krueger and Daniel Rincon overcame every challenge to capture singles titles at the 73rd edition of the Orange Bowl in Florida. Tirante's victory secured the year-end No. 1 ITF World Junior ranking.

19-Dec-2019
Hot 100 List - December 2019
It's time to unveil the December 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

16-Dec-2019
Spotllight Players of the Week: Marc Goedemans, Sally Walser
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Marc Goedemans and Sally Walser.

13-Dec-2019
Argentina's Tirante, Germany's Lys Claim Eddie Herr ITF Titles
The ITF Grade 1 Eddie Herr Championships at the IMG Academy produced expected and unexpected winners, with No. 2 seed Thiago Tirante of Argentina taking the boys title and qualifier Eva Lys of Germany earning the girls title.

12-Dec-2019
Americans Sweep Eddie Herr 16s Titles, Historic 12s India Win
American players swept the 16s division titles at the Eddie Herr International Championships at IMG Academy, with the United States capturing all four championships in that age group. Manas Dhamne made history in the 12s, becoming the first player from India to win an Eddie Herr singles title.

10-Dec-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week: Alessandra Armour, Patrick Cronin
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Alessandra Armour and Patrick Cronin.

9-Dec-2019
Alternate Reality: Billups Takes Advantage of Showcase Entry
Leyton Billups arrived for the TRN College Showcase at the ITA Coaches Convention on Sunday as an alternate. After somone pulled out of the draw, the junior took advantage of the opportunity to help get seen by coaches and pursue his dream of playing college tennis.

5-Dec-2019
Collegians Past and Present Have November to Remember
Tennis eases into its off-season in November, at least on the Tour level, but the opportunity to start 2020 on a positive note keeps those striving to move up competing throughout the month. Current and former collegians had impressive results to highlight the monthly Aces column.

4-Dec-2019
FGCU Players Run Their Own Free Clinics to Give Back
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's team hosts at least five free clinics each fall as a way to give back to kids in the local community. The players plan and run every clinic while their coach watches from the sidelines.

3-Dec-2019
Coachspeak: Talking Points for Recruits to College Coaches
Communication is paramount in the recruiting process. But what are the most important questions for recruits to ask during their correspondence with college coaches? We provide a list of essential talking points to find out as much as possible about a school, program and coach.

2-Dec-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week: Casey Hishinuma, McKenna Wheatley
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Casey Hishinuma and McKenna Wheatley.

28-Nov-2019
Giving Thanks: College Coaches Express Holiday Gratitude
Thanksgiving Day is a time to express gratitude for the things and people in your life. In honor of the holiday, we asked college coaches around the country what they are thankful for in our latest edition of the Coaching Roundtable.

27-Nov-2019
Keeping Up: Capital City Classic Debuts at Michigan State
Michigan State saw the trend spreading around the country, so the Spartans decided to host the state's first men’s professional tournament since 1988. The $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit Capital City Tennis Classic debuted last week, providing Michigan State players an opportunity to sample professional tennis.

25-Nov-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Yann Zigman and Lily Aranyos
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Yann Zigman and Lily Aranyos.

22-Nov-2019
Hot 100 List - November 2019
It's time to unveil the November 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

21-Nov-2019
Mortera Navigates First Recruiting Period for Ute Women
Ric Mortera was hired to lead the Utah women’s program on June 28th. Like nearly all first-year coaches, he knew some patience would be required for his first signing class. The Utes haven't signed anyone for 2020 yet, but are hoping two players can become the perfect fits.

20-Nov-2019
Nott Begins New Chapter at UT-Rio Grande Valley
After starting his coaching career with a Power Five conference program, West Nott has returned to college tennis with a program more removed from the national spotlight. Nott has taken over as the women's head coach at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

19-Nov-2019
Ten Things to Know About the USTA Junior Structure Changes
Beginning in January of 2021, the USTA is making changes to its competitive junior structure. There are 10 important things to know about the changes to get everyone prepared and informed.

18-Nov-2019
USTA Making Changes to Junior Competitive Structure
The USTA will be making changes to its junior competitive structure. Beginning in January of 2021, the USTA is adopting a simplified nationwide structure, which will create a standardized system and greater consistency for players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials.

12-Nov-2019
Smith on the Player-Coach Relationship
Peter Smith has gone through the recruiting process as a player, a coach and a parent. The NCAA title winner says the relationship between the player and head coach is an integral piece in making a decision about where to sign.

11-Nov-2019
Fall Signing Week 2019
At long last, welcome to Signing Week! Signing Day is this Wednesday, November 13, and we are ready to rock. TRN and CrampsAway kick things off with a look at the schedule and an update on the Blue Chip boys and girls.

1-Nov-2019
No Tricking: October Filled With Ace-Worthy Performances
In a month chock full of highlights, no fewer than seven juniors claimed their first Pro Circuit titles, and one earned her first WTA title. In Asia, the ITF’s Junior Finals and WTA Futures Stars provided showcases for young players, while two seniors claimed the first ITA Division I collegiate major of the season.

31-Oct-2019
Roundtable: Post-Signing Communication Strategy
Talking with coaches frequently is common during the recruiting process. But what happens once players sign their National Letter of Intent? How much communication should players still expect? We address that topic in the latest Coaching Roundtable.

28-Oct-2019
Countdown: Blue Chip Girls
Signing Day will be here before you know it, and recruiting is heating to a boiling point. Last week we looked at the boys ... today we check in on the Blue Chip Girls. Take a look at the status of some of the top girls in the Class of 2020.

23-Oct-2019
Hot 100 List - October 2019
It's time to unveil the October 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

21-Oct-2019
Countdown: Blue Chip Boys
Signing Week is just a few weeks away, when high school tennis players begin to formally commit to college tennis programs. We have been talking with many tennis players about their decision process, and today we check in with the Blue Chips in the Class of 2020. Take a look at where things stand ...

18-Oct-2019
Montgomery and Hotard Earn Pan American Closed Titles
Robin Montgomery and Welsh Hotard put together impressive runs last week to win their first International Tennis Federation Grade 1 titles at the Pan American Closed in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Montgomery and Hotard secured their titles with straight-set victories in the final.

14-Oct-2019
Countdown to Signing Day 2019
College Signing Day is just a little under a month away. November 13 is the first day of the college signing period, the first opportunity for this year's seniors to sign National Letters of Intent with Division I or Division II schools. As always, The Tennis Recruiting Network and CrampsAway are here to keep you up to date on all the happenings.

11-Oct-2019
Gator Grad Cercone Transitions from Player to USTA Administrator
Tennis has been the focus of former University of Florida Gator Alex Cercone throughout most of her life. In her position at the USTA’s National Campus, Cercone looks at tennis from a different perspective: as an administrator of the organization’s national junior tournaments.

8-Oct-2019
Wyoming's Clower Hasn't Let MS Impact His Coaching Climb
Wyoming women's coach Dean Clower was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 23. But Clower never let it hinder his dreams. He credits two coaches for saving his life and keeping him motivated to excel in the profession.

7-Oct-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Daniel Antov, Jordan Schildcrout
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Daniel Antov and Jordan Schildcrout.

4-Oct-2019
Top Juniors, Current Collegians Excel in September
September was another busy month for top juniors, beginning with the U.S. Open in New York and ending with the Junior Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup competitions in Lake Nona, Florida. Current collegians also stepped into the spotlight, with four of them capturing titles on the USTA Pro Circuit last month.

3-Oct-2019
Team USA Wins Unprecedented 3rd Straight Junior Fed Cup Title
The United States won an unprecedented third straight Junior Fed Cup title, and was able to celebrate on home soil at the USTA's National Campus in Lake Nona, Florida. Japan captured the Junior Davis Cup title with a victory over the U.S. in the final.

1-Oct-2019
ITA/TRN Showcase Tournament Returns to Coaches Convention
TennisRecruiting.net will again conduct the ITA/TRN Showcase Tournament in conjunction with the ITA Coaches Convention on Sunday, December 8th at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.

27-Sep-2019
Inside Look at Official Visits From a Coaching Perspective
Making official visits are a key part of the recruiting process. The campus trips allow recruits to learn more about the school, meet the team and explore the surrounding area. What should recruits expect during the visits? Coaches from around the country provide their insight.

26-Sep-2019
Need a Checklist to Stay on Track for College? Check This Out
Staying on track to be eligible to play in college can be an extensive undertaking. The USTA has created a checklist for prospective student-athletes that is broken down by high school grade levels.

24-Sep-2019
Bailey Finds Another Head Coaching Opportunity at Charlotte
Kyle Bailey was waiting for another chance to become a head coach. He saw a great opportunity for growth at Charlotte, and took over the men's program earlier this month. The former South Carolina assistant has relied on key mentors to help him reach his goals.

19-Sep-2019
Hot 100 List - September 2019
It's time to unveil the September 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

13-Sep-2019
Osorio Serrano and Forejtek Capture U.S. Open Titles
Colombia’s Maria Camila Osorio Serrano and Czech Republic’s Jonas Forejtek captured the U.S. Open Junior singles titles and took over the top spot in the ITF world junior rankings with victories over Americans in the finals.

12-Sep-2019
From Three-Star to All-American, Touliatos Thrives in College
Preston Touliatos was a three-star recruit with hardly any offers out of high school. After playing one year at Eastern Illinois, he transferred to Tennessee as a walk-on and developed into a doubles All-American for the Vols. Touliatos is now pursuing a pro career before entering med school.

10-Sep-2019
Backed By Players, Whitlinger Promoted to Furman Head Coach
The Furman men's players wrote emails and met with administrators championing the promotion of J.J. Whitlinger to head coach of the program. The support helped boost Whitlinger's spirits during the long coaching search process, which ended with him getting his first chance to be a head coach.

9-Sep-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Ryan Day and Madeline Monroy
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ryan Day and Madeline Monroy.

6-Sep-2019
Rake Transitions From Tennis to Lucrative Career in Finance
Former junior star Rodolfo Rake has transitioned from tennis to a lucrative career in the finance industry. The two-time Kalamazoo champion is a managing director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. How he got there featured some interesting twists and turns.

3-Sep-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Laurel Utterback, Andrew Koessler
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Laurel Utterback and Andrew Koessler.

2-Sep-2019
Tennis Recruiting Welcomes the Class of 2026
Tennis Recruiting Network welcomes the Class of 2026 to the rankings this week. Among the young rising stars are sixth-graders Gray Kelley, Bella Payne, Francisco Salmain and Thea Latak.

1-Sep-2019
Farewell 2019 Class
The Tennis Recruiting Network bids farewell to the high school class of 2019. Last week’s rankings are our final edition of the 2018-19 year - and the final rankings for the outgoing Class of 2019.

30-Aug-2019
Aces Shine During Big Events in August
August is one of the most important months of the year for young tennis players, whether they are competing internationally, in the USTA Nationals or at the U.S. Open. This month's aces column is packed with great performances from the last 30 days.

29-Aug-2019
Focusing On Process, Not Outcome Can Help Improve Results
Players often ask what is the best way to improve their rankings or ratings to get recruited by more colleges. Former college coach David Donn of Donovan Tennis Strategies says focusing on the process rather than the end result is the best place to start.

28-Aug-2019
Latvians Sweep ITF International Hard Court Titles
Amid heat and thunderstorms, Kamilla Bartone and Karlis Ozolins of Latvia captured the singles titles with three-set victories in the final of the International Tennis Federation Grade 1 tournament in College Park, Maryland.

26-Aug-2019
Gold Balls and New Cars Bring Joy to National Doubles Champs
Partnerships took center stage on Sunday during the USTA National Doubles Championship at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. Many players captured their first gold ball, and Kelsey Mize will be receiving a new car after winning a longstanding bet with her father.

23-Aug-2019
Hot 100 List - August 2019
It's time to unveil the August 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

22-Aug-2019
Querrey Reflects on Junior Career, Offers Advice
Sam Querrey navigated his own path to a professional career, attending regular high school and not traveling across the world as a junior. The ATP veteran offers some advice for today's juniors and gives some insight into his life on tour.

21-Aug-2019
Anghelescu Empowered to Become Penn State's Head Coach
Alexandra Anghelescu attended a WeCOACH conference in Denver right before she interviewed for the Penn State women's head coaching job this summer. The experience gave her confidence she was ready to lead a program.

20-Aug-2019
Sheehy, Rogers Capture ITA National Summer Titles
Seniors Jonathan Sheehy of Abilene Christian University and Anna Rogers of N.C. State captured the singles titles at the ITA National Summer Championships in Fort Worth, Texas. Sheehy also teamed with Texas Tech's Parker Wynn to win the doubles title.

19-Aug-2019
Gorzny on the Road to Recovery Following Major Health Scare
Sebastian Gorzny suffered a serious health scare during the USTA Boys 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo. The 15-year-old was hospitalized for seven days after his father found him unconcious and having seizures in his hotel room bed at 2 a.m.

16-Aug-2019
Volynets Experiences 'Surge of Energy and Joy' After 18s Title Win
Katie Volynets was filled with emotion after capturing the Girls 18s singles title at the USTA Billie Jean King National Championships in San Diego. The No. 2 seed defeated No. 3 Emma Navarro to secure a wild card into the U.S. Open women's singles main draw. Abigail Forbes and Alexa Noel secured the doubles title and a U.S. Open wild card in their debut as a team.

16-Aug-2019
Svajda Captures 18s Singles Title in Kalamazoo Debut
Zachary Svajda was a quick study in his first appearance at the USTA Boys 18s and 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, with the 16-year-old capturing his first gold ball and a U.S. Open main draw wild card with a 6-7(3) 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Govind Nanda in the 18s singles final.

15-Aug-2019
Brantmeier Breaks Through To Secure First Gold Ball
Reese Brantmeier notched a decisive upset win over top-seeded Valencia Xu in the Girls 16s singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Championships to capture the first gold ball of her career. The 14-year-old became only the second player from Wisconsin to win the title in the event's history.

15-Aug-2019
Bernard Stages Comeback to Capture Boys 16s Title
Top seeded Alex Bernard rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the third set and saved a match point to capture the Boys 16s singles title at the USTA National Championships with a 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 win over No. 4 Aidan Mayo at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium.

14-Aug-2019
Rabman Overcomes Nerves to Secure Girls 14s Title
Theadora Rabman overcame nerves to capture the USTA National Championships Girls 14s singles title with a 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-1 victory in the final over Brooklyn Olson in Rome, Georgia.

14-Aug-2019
Williams Goes The Distance To Win Boys 14s Title
Cooper Williams won four three-set matches on his way to capturing the first USTA singles gold ball of his career. The fourth-seeded Williams defeated No. 3 Nicholas Godsick 6-1, 7-5 in the final of the Boys 14s National Championships in Mobile, Alabama.

13-Aug-2019
Consistency Is Key To Claire An Winning Girls 12s Title
Claire An committed just nine unforced errors in winning the USTA National Championships Girls 12s singles title in Alpharetta, Georgia. The New York native defeated Bella Payne of Taylors, South Carolina, 6-2, 6-2 at the Windward Lake Club.

13-Aug-2019
Exsted Digs Deep in Final to Capture Gold in Boys 12s
Max Exsted battled back from a large first-set deficit in the final to capture the singles title at the USTA Boys 12s National Championship in Mobile, Alabama. The No. 3 seed beat No. 2 Abhinav Chunduru 7-6 (5), 6-0 to capture his first singles gold ball.

12-Aug-2019
Championship Week
The USTA National Championships have now concluded, and gold balls have been awarded to the latest national champions. All week, TRN celebrates these winners - from the East Coast to the West Coast - with coverage of the Nationals. Enjoy the 2019 edition of Championship Week.

9-Aug-2019
Spizzirri Brothers Reach International Heights in Tennis, Squash
Twins Eliot and Nicholas Spizzirri are both experiencing international success with racquets, only in different sports. Eliot is one of the top rising senior tennis players in the world while Nicholas is charting his own path in squash.

8-Aug-2019
Coaches See Great Value in Playing Back Draw Matches
Juniors pulling out of the back draw at tournaments raises a red flag for college recruiters. Unless there is a legitimate reason, coaches want to see players compete until the end. They discuss why in this month's Coaching Roundtable.

6-Aug-2019
Centenari Returns to Alma Mater Dartmouth as Head Coach
Xander Centenari didn't waste any time changing green shirts to recruit. The former team captain has returned to his alma mater to become the head men's coach at Dartmouth. Centenari spent the last two seasons as an assistant at South Florida.

2-Aug-2019
Nakashima, Damm, Bernard Head Kalamazoo Fields
The top two 18s seeds for the 2019 USTA Boys National Championships have already experienced the satisfaction of addressing Kalamazoo’s Stowe Stadium crowd after claiming a winner’s trophy. Top seed Brandon Nakashima earned the 16s title in 2017 and No. 2 seed Martin Damm won it last year.

1-Aug-2019
New Job, New Baby: DePaul's Arce Juggles Major Life Changes
Marisa Arce was worried how DePaul would react when she applied for the women's head coaching job while seven months pregnant. Administrators quickly put her mind at ease, and hired Arce to take over the program. The Illinois native is moving closer to home with her growing family.

31-Jul-2019
Top Performers Find Success on All Surfaces
From clay to grass to hard courts, the top performers in July found success on all surfaces. Along with some familiar names, a few new faces with ties to the collegiate ranks are included.

30-Jul-2019
Allen Grateful She Accepted the Challenge at Navy
Stefanie Allen spent four years playing at Navy, and has continued to serve the country as a Marine Corps officer. She was a platoon commander in Okinawa, Japan and currently works as a defense systems analyst. Find out more in "Where Are They Now?"

29-Jul-2019
Architecture and Outdoor Adventures for RPI's Lubin
Tess Lubin is taking advantage of her time at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by filling her summer with career opportunities and adventure. The rising senior is interning at an architecture firm in Chicago and will be going off the grid in August to install a project for an island community in Maine.

26-Jul-2019
Allen Finds His Footing to Win Boys 18s Gold Ball
Despite spraining his ankle before the tournament, Leighton Allen lived up to his No. 1 seed billing by capturing the singles title at the USTA Boys 18 National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Florida. Singles finalist Logan Zapp teamed with Aryan Chaudhary to win the doubles title.

26-Jul-2019
Price Secures Gold Ball, Junior U.S. Open Wild Card
Gabriella Price needed match play after recovering from an ankle injury. She went the distance at the USTA Girls 18 National Clay Court Championshps, capturing the singles title and a Junior U.S. Open main draw wild card. Lauren Stein and Reilly Tran captured the doubles titles at the LTP Tennis Club.

25-Jul-2019
Nisbet Makes 'Totally Unexpected' Golden Run in Girls 16s
Playing "up" a division proved beneficial for Aubrey Nisbet. The 14-year-old captured her first singles gold ball at the USTA Girls 16 National Clay Court Championships at the Athletic Club Alabama. Sonia Maheshwari and Lina Mohamed won the doubles title.

25-Jul-2019
Casper Digs Deep to Secure Another Gold Ball in Boys 16s
Luke Casper saved seven championship points to outlast Samir Banerjee 3-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(6) and capture the singles gold ball at the USTA Boys 16 National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach. Ben Shelton and Maxwell Smith also needed three close sets to win the doubles title.

24-Jul-2019
Smejkal Goes the Distance To Capture 14s Singles Gold Ball
Lara Smejkal lost the second set in each of her final three matches at the USTA Girls 14s National Clay Court Championships, but still prevailed to win her first gold ball in singles. Alexis Blokhina and Natalia Perez won the doubles title in Plantation, Florida.

24-Jul-2019
Basavareddy Cruises to Boys 14s Clays Singles Title
Unseeded Nishesh Basavareddy dropped only one game in the final to capture the Boys 14s singles title at the USTA National Clay Court Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nicholas Godsick won the gold ball in doubles with partner Joseph Phillips and the bronze ball in singles.

23-Jul-2019
Payne Captures First Gold Ball By Winning Girls 12s
Bella Payne captured her first gold ball by winning the singles title at the USTA Girls 12 National Clay Court Championships in Boca Raton, Florida. Claire An and Caitlin Bui were the doubles champions at the Polo Club in Boca Raton.

23-Jul-2019
Boys 12s Winners Add to Their Gold Ball Collections
Repeat gold ball winners were abundant in the USTA Boys 12s National Clay Court Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. Abhishek Thorat captured the singles crown while Max Exsted and Cooper Woestendick were the doubles champions.

22-Jul-2019
Clay Court Championship Week
The USTA Clay Court Championships have concluded around the country. This week, TRN has wrap-up stories of all the action, from the Boys' 12s to the Girls' 18s. Check out the latest gold ball winners of all ages during our coverage of Clay Court Championship Week.

19-Jul-2019
Mochizuki Makes History, Americans Win Doubles Title at Junior Wimbledon
History was made during this year's Junior Wimbledon Championships when Shintaro Mochizuki became the first Japanese boy to win a junior slam singles title. Unseeded Daria Snigur captured the girls singles title, and Americans Abigail Forbes and Savannah Broadus won the girls doubles crown at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

17-Jul-2019
Nevolo, Folland Ready to Lead SMU Women to New Heights
Jeff Nevolo always viewed the SMU women's program as a sleeping giant. The former South Carolina assistant jumped at the chance to interview once the job came open. Nevolo was named the head coach this month, and hired former USC player Brigit Folland as his assistant.

16-Jul-2019
The Things Coaches Wish All Recruits Knew
What are the things college coaches wish all recruits knew? From NCAA rules to program philosophies to academic requirements, this month's Coaching Roundtable provides a few examples from around the country.

15-Jul-2019
Hot 100 List - July 2019
It's time to unveil the July 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

12-Jul-2019
Juniors, College, Pros: Nanda Thrives on Three Levels
Govind Nanda is juggling multiple levels by competing in junior, college and professional events. Nanda just finished his freshman season at UCLA and plans to return in January to compete for the Bruins again. Colette Lewis caught up with Nanda at Wimbledon for a Q&A.

11-Jul-2019
Weiss Embraces Long-Awaited Opportunity at Clemson
Robbie Weiss wasn't sure if he would ever get a chance to return to college coaching. But a cold call started the wheels in motion, and the former NCAA singles champion was recently hired as the new head coach for the Clemson men.

10-Jul-2019
USTA Pro Circuit Event Returns to Iowa
The University of Iowa Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex is hosting a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event on July 15th. The Old Capitol Tennis Championships, a men’s professional tournament, will return for a second consecutive year in Iowa City.

5-Jul-2019
No Shortage of Star Performances in June
June always produces a surplus of top performances, with the French Open Championships providing the big stage for juniors, while college players flood the ITF World Tennis Tour with school out for the summer. A grand total of 19 players are featured in the latest Aces column as summer tennis season gets underway.

3-Jul-2019
Lilley Makes the Climb to Auburn Head Coach
Caroline Lilley was scaling Mount Rainier when she got the call asking her to come for an in-person interview at Auburn for the vacant women's head coach opening. The Kansas assistant was ready to make the climb up the coaching ranks, and was hired in June.

1-Jul-2019
Saint Francis Men's Program in Urgent Need of Recruits
The Saint Francis men's program was reinstated on June 14 after being suspended for the 2018-19 season. New head coach Lisa Swope is in a mad dash to fill the entire Division I roster before the upcoming fall season begins.

28-Jun-2019
How Do Division III Coaches Identify and Recruit Players?
Their recruiting budgets are usually smaller and they don't have athletic scholarships to offer. How do Division III coaches identify and recruits players to their schools? We asked a few in this month's "Coaching Roundtable."

27-Jun-2019
Egoroff's Post-College Tennis Career Takes Flight
Former Florida Tech player Erin Egoroff is training to become an air traffic controller. Egoroff majored in aeronautical science at Florida Tech, which decided to cut its tennis programs. Egoroff and other alumni attended one of the final matches this past season to say goodbye.

26-Jun-2019
Coastal Carolina is 'Dream Job' For Hometown Coach
Catherine Hewitt had never coached in college tennis before applying to become the head coach at Coastal Carolina in 2011. The job had a special meaning for Hewitt. It was her hometown school. She is a Conway, South Carolina native. Find out more about Hewitt in this month's "Meet The Coach."

21-Jun-2019
2019 Top NCAA D-III Women's Classes
The Tennis Recruiting Network wraps up its spring recruiting class rankings with a look at the D-III women. Today we present our list of the Top 25 NCAA D-III women's recruiting classes for 2019. This year, a new program has Engineered its way to the top of the rankings for the first time ever.

20-Jun-2019
Hot 100 List - June 2019
It's time to unveil the June 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

19-Jun-2019
Want To Get Recruited? Fill Out Your Free TRN Profile
More than 2,000 college coaches research recruits through the Tennis Recruiting Network database. But they need help. They need more players to fill out their recruiting profiles thoroughly and provide updated contact information. Find out how to make it easier to get recruited for free.

18-Jun-2019
Wesleyan's Double Yus Make a Great Team
Sisters Victoria and Kristina helped Wesleyan capture the program's first NESCAC title and NCAA Division III Team title this season. Victoria, a senior, and Kristina, a freshman, played doubles together for the Cardinals, winning pivotal matches in the NCAA semifinal and championship matches.

12-Jun-2019
From No Interest To An Offer, Parks Is A Combine Success Story
Lane Parks arrived at the All-American College Combine in 2017 without any ranking or recruiting rating. He left with interest from three college coaches, including Paul Brower at Nichols College. Parks just completed his freshman season for the Division III program.

7-Jun-2019
NCAA Champions Rise to the Top of May Aces
Although the NCAA tournaments and the European junior circuit grabbed most of the attention last month, there were plenty of personal milestones for the juniors and collegians competing in the smaller events on ITF World Tennis Tour. Find out who made the cut for May Aces.

6-Jun-2019
Mullins: Don't Think You're The Very Best or The Very Worst
Some players think they are immune from any type of criticism, while others are too self-critical. How they should really feel probably falls somwhere in the middle, writes columnist Dave Mullins

4-Jun-2019
USTA Pushing to Increase Combines, Showcases Nationwide
USTA wants to increase the number of showcases and combines taking place across the country to help more American juniors play college tennis. Section representatives have been invited to this month's USTA All-American Combine to learn more about running events.

3-Jun-2019
Top Women's Classes - 2019 Spring Rankings
Last week, we ranked the men's recruiting classes. Today, we take a look at the women. TRN and Mizuno are proud to present its spring rankings of the Top 25 Women's Recruiting Classes. Four new faces have popped into the Top Ten over the past few months, and there is a new face at the top - with the Gamecocks' first appearance at No. 1.

31-May-2019
Emory Sweeps NCAA Division III Singles Titles
Emory's Jonathan Jemison and Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico won the NCAA Division III men's and women's singles titles at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium. Bowdoin's Grant Urken and Yangeng (Jerry) Jiang won the men's doubles title while Catherine Allen and Caroline Cox of CMS were the women's doubles champions.

30-May-2019
UVA Support System Remains Strong for Vahaly
Brian Vahaly built a strong support system while attending the University of Virginia. The All-American solicited life advice from the network once his tennis career ended. He's now the chief financial officer for Solidcore, an expanding fitness boutique studio.

29-May-2019
Division I Coaches Assess New NCAA Super Regional Format
The NCAA Division I Championships debuted a new Super Regional round this year with Round of 16 matches taking place on campuses instead of at the final site like in years past. How did coaches like the change? We asked a few that participated in our latest Coaching Roundtable.

28-May-2019
Jubb, Perez-Somarriba Capture NCAA Division I Titles
South Carolina junior Paul Jubb became the first player in program history - and the first British player in NCAA history - to capture the NCAA Division I men's singles title on Saturday at the USTA National Tennis Center in Florida. Miami junior Estela Perez-Somarriba won the women's singles title while UCLA swept the doubles titles.

27-May-2019
Top Men's Classes - 2019 Spring Rankings
Today we release our spring rankings of the Top 25 Men's Recruiting Classes. Recent commitments have moved a number of programs up the list - including five previously unranked classes. There is even a change at the top - where the newly-crowned national champions stand tall.

24-May-2019
Wesleyan Women, Emory Men Claim NCAA Division III Championships
The NCAA Division III champions crowned Wednesday at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium featured a new face and a perennial contender, with the Wesleyan women earning the program's first NCAA team title with a 5-4 win over defending champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and the Emory men defeating top seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5-3 for their fifth team title and second in three years.

23-May-2019
Hot 100 List - May 2019
It's time to unveil the May 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

22-May-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Rilee White and Alex Gordon
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Rilee White and Alex Gordon.

20-May-2019
Texas Men Brush Aside Distractions, Capture First NCAA Title
The Texas men completed a title run straight out of a movie script by defeating Wake Forest on Sunday to capture the program's first NCAA team championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Lake Nona, Florida. The Stanford women defended their team title with a win over Georgia.

20-May-2019
A Day In The Life: CMS Freshman Nic Meister
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of CMS freshman Nic Meister.

18-May-2019
Gore's Begging Nets Role on Tennis Channel's NCAA Coverage
Tennis Channel is providing the most televised coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships in the event's history. Play-by-play announcer Sam Gore did everything possible to ensure he was part of the broadcast crew.

17-May-2019
CMS Programs Take Aim at NCAA Division III Titles
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s teams arrive in Kalamazoo next Monday for the NCAA Division III quarterfinals as the top seeds, with each having just one loss on the season. But the teams that delivered those losses have also earned their way the Elite Eight.

16-May-2019
Failure and Suffering Help South Carolina Reach Elite Eight
The South Carolina women have used past failures to achieve present success. The Gamecocks captured the SEC Tournament title for the first time in program history this year, and play Duke in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals on Friday.

15-May-2019
A Day In The Life: MIT Sophomore Megan Guenther
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of MIT sophomore Megan Guenther.

14-May-2019
Mentors Available Through College Tennis Alumni Network
The College Tennis Alumni Network launched last week, with more than 900 members joining in the first 36 hours. The network includes a mentorship program, which pairs former players with college seniors and recent graduates to help guide them through their transition into the working world.

13-May-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Victoria Vasquez and Joe Mairs
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Victoria Vasquez and Joe Mairs.

10-May-2019
Happy Mother's Day: Sweet 16 Players Honor Mom with Tributes
They spent years driving them to practice and tournaments. They paid for entry fees, food and travel. They sacrified personal time to watch matches at all hours. They are tennis moms, and we are honoring them this weekend with tributes from players still remaining in the NCAA Division I Sweet 16. Happy Mother's Day!

9-May-2019
Super Regionals: What to Know About the Sweet 16
All eight top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16 in both the men's and women's bracket of the NCAA Division I Championships. They will be hosting matches on Friday or Saturday as part of the new Super Regional format. The winners will earn a ticket to the USTA National Tennis Center in Orlando to play for the national title.

7-May-2019
A Day In The Life: Cal Senior Maria Smith
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Cal senior Maria Smith.

6-May-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Terry McGrath and Issa Sullivan
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Terry McGrath and Issa Sullivan.

3-May-2019
NCAA Tournament: Dark Horses, Upsets and Overall Champions
It's finally time. The NCAA Tournament begins today on campuses across the country. Which teams are the dark horses? Who might spring an upset? What programs will be holding the trophy at the very end? We answer those questions in Part 2 of our NCAA Roundtable.

2-May-2019
NCAA Tournament: Storylines and Super Regional Debut
The NCAA Tournament draws have been released and the first-round matches begin on Friday at campuses across the country. What were the best storylines from the regular season? How will the new Super Regional format pan out? We answer those questions in Part 1 of our annual NCAA Roundtable.

1-May-2019
Players Winning First Titles Highlight April's Accomplishments
From a first title on the WTA level to first titles at ITF Junior Circuit Grade 5s, the accomplishments of April span an impressive range of competitive tennis. The monthly Aces column includes former college stars and teenagers from around the world.

30-Apr-2019
Gupta Captures Prestigious Boys CIF Title at The Ojai
Junior champions were crowned over the weekend at the prestigious 119th Ojai Tennis Tournament in Ojai, California. The winners and finalists will add their faces to the photo boards at Libbey Park that include many legends of the sport.

26-Apr-2019
What Coaches Want to See in Emails From Recruits
Sending emails to coaches is often the first step in the recruiting process. But what should recruits include in the emails? Do they send grades? Video? Tournament schedules? Coaches provide those answers in our latest Coaching Roundtable.

25-Apr-2019
A Day In The Life: Ohio State's JJ Wolf
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? We've got you covered. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of Ohio State's JJ Wolf.

24-Apr-2019
Former Blue Chip Featherston Joins MLB's Legal Team
Former blue chip recruit Shinann Featherston has moved into another athletic arena. The University of North Carolina graduate works as a legal coordinator for Major League Baseball. Find out more in this month's "Where Are They Now?"

23-Apr-2019
Players Shouldn't Settle for Status Quo When More is Possible
If players want to achieve their goals, they can't just settle for status quo once they hit a plateau. Columnist Dave Mullins recommends keeping standards high if you want extraordinary results and avoid doing what everyone else does.

22-Apr-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week: Cameron Agapito, Naeem Saleem
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Cameron Agapito and Naeem Saleem.

19-Apr-2019
NCAA Shifts Recruiting Communication Period, Official Visits
The NCAA Division I Council announced on Friday it has adopted new rules in a continued effort to curb early recruiting. The changes will alter the start of the communication period and official visits.

17-Apr-2019
NJCU Adding Division III Men's and Women's Programs
New Jersey City University is adding men's and women's tennis programs, beginning at the club level in 2019-20 and elevating to full varsity status for the fall of 2020. The programs will join the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

16-Apr-2019
Hot 100 List - April 2019
It's time to unveil the April 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

15-Apr-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Will Page and Natalie Hamill
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Will Page and Natalie Hamill.

12-Apr-2019
Top Seeds Black, Draxl Earn ITF Grade 1 Titles
Top seeds Hurricane Tyra Black and Liam Draxl both held off the challenges of young Californian wild cards to claim the singles crowns at the ITF Grade 1 International Spring Championships at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

11-Apr-2019
Chang and Woldeab Claim ISC 16s Titles in Carson
Two unseeded 15-year-old Californians earned titles in the 16s division at the International Spring Championships, with Berkeley’s Alexander Chang and La Mesa’s Winta Woldeab claiming the crowns by identical 6-3, 6-4 scores in the finals.

10-Apr-2019
Letters of Support Surprise, Hearten K-State's Smith
Members of the Kansas State women's team wrote letters of support for Jordan Smith when he was in the running for a promotion to become the head coach. It was a happy surprise for Smith, who sprung his own surprise on the players. Find out more in this month's "Meet The Coach."

8-Apr-2019
Parents: Don't Let Your Children Relax After Committing
Former All-American and current private coach Todd Widom provides some advice to parents. Just because your child has committed to college that doesn't mean it's time to take a break. Recruits need to be ready to play once they step on campus.

5-Apr-2019
Titles and Streaks Highlight the Ace Performances in March
The notable performances in March include the final ITA Team Indoor title of the season, an amazing streak by the International Tennis Federation World Junior No. 1, and the first ITF World Tennis Tour titles for two of the top American juniors

4-Apr-2019
American College Placement Brings Showcase to Dallas
American College Placement is holding the inaugural College Tennis Showcase at SMU in Dallas. ACP was started by former Baylor men's head coach Matt Knoll. The event will take place June 22 and 23 and is open to all high school players.

3-Apr-2019
Hohmann and Navarro Crowned Easter Bowl ITF Champions
Ron Hohmann and Emma Navarro captured the ITF Easter Bowl singles titles last week in Indian Wells. Hohmann became the first qualifier to win a title and Navarro was a repeat champion after capturing the 16s title in 2017.

2-Apr-2019
Banerjee, Ovrootsky Claim Easter Bowl 16s Titles
Samir Banerjee and Vivian Ovrootsky recorded straight set victories in their respective finals to capture the boys and girls singles titles at the Easter Bowl National Championships in Indian Wells.

1-Apr-2019
Past Results Motivate Easter Bowl 12s and 14s Champions
Three of the four champions in the 12s and 14s divisions at last week’s Easter Bowl Championships arrived in Indian Wells determined to improve on their previous appearances at the prestigious USTA Level 1 National event.

29-Mar-2019
Assistant Coaches Bring Great Value to College Programs
Assistant coaches are a critical part of every college tennis program across the nation. They juggle multiple roles to help players perform at their best. Why do they love their jobs? We asked a few longtime assistants in this month's Coaching Roundtable.

27-Mar-2019
Columbia Players Create FAST to Support Female Athletes
Columbia women's tennis players Paulina Ferrari and Caitie Sullivan wanted to find a way to support and empower female athletes on campus. They started FAST - Female Athletes Standing Together. The organization has expanded quickly and attracted female athletes from a wide array of sports.

25-Mar-2019
Spotlight Players of the Week - Sujit Chepuri and Rebekah Rest
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sujit Chepuri and Rebekah Rest.

22-Mar-2019
Schofield Finds a Passion For Coaching Juniors
After an injury ended her professional aspirations, Gira Schofield began looking for a way to remain close to the sport. The University South Carolina graduate discovered a passion for coaching junior players, particularly girls. Schofield sat down with Colette Lewis recently for a Q&A.

20-Mar-2019
Hot 100 List - March 2019
It's time to unveil the March 2019 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

19-Mar-2019
NCAA Eligibility Center is a Great Resource For All Recruits
The college recruiting process can be confusing and overwhelming for players and parents. The NCAA Eligbility Center is a great resource to help answer many questions and keep high school players on track for NCAA participation.

13-Mar-2019
Texas Dismisses Center Amid Bribing Scheme Fallout
Texas men's coach Michael Center was dismissed from his position on Wednesday after 18 seasons at the helm following his alleged involvement in a widespread college admissions bribing scheme. Texas' 2019 recruits are still trying to process the news like everyone else.

13-Mar-2019
High School Team Championships Ready For 12th Annual Event
The 2019 edition of the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot will take place on Friday and Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 12th annual event will feature 68 teams from 13 states.


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