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Coaching Roundtable: The Skill or Quality Recruits Should Have
by Rhiannon Potkey, 20 April 2021

What is one skill or quality head coaches wish all recruits had when they arrived at college? A few coaches from around the country reveal their answers in the latest edition of the Coaching Roundtable.

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Player Spotlight
Spotlight Players of the Week: Manci Pal and Brannen Coe
by Rhiannon Potkey, 19 April 2021

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

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Recruiting News
NCAA Lifts Division I Recruiting Dead Period Beginning June 1
by Rhiannon Potkey, 15 April 2021

The NCAA Division I Council approved the return to recruiting activities during its video conference this week, and officially announced the change on Thursday. All Division I sports will return to their regular recruiting calendars beginning June 1st.

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Tournament Feature
Shang, Hovde, Razeghi, Rabman Capture Easter Bowl Titles
by Colette Lewis, 12 April 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22-Mar-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Anika Joshi and Carter McWhorter
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 Anika Joshi and Carter McWhorter.

19-Mar-2021
Georgia Gwinnett Men Set All-Time Consecutive Wins Record
The NAIA’s top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College men's tennis made history on Monday with its 138th straight dual match victory, beating No. 14 University of the Cumberlands 5-0. According to the school, it's the longest win streak in all of college sports.

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

17-Mar-2021
Hot 100 List - March 2021
It's time to unveil the March 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

12-Mar-2021
Barnes Tennis Center Ready For More Hosting Opportunities
Despite some restrictive measures in place throughout the state, Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego has been able to safely host several events. The facilty has even more coming, including the Easter Bowl and Pac-12 team championships.

11-Mar-2021
Meet The Assistant: Keiser University's Brian Slack
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 Keiser University's Brian Slack.

10-Mar-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Jenna Stevens and Drew Sacks
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 Jenna Stevens and Drew Sacks.

5-Mar-2021
Short Month, But Plenty of Titles for the Aces in February
With national team indoor titles in the United States, pro doubles titles in Australia and Asia, junior titles in South America and Challenger titles in Europe and South Africa for up-and-coming Americans, February was a short but productive month for current and former collegians and many elite junior competitors.

4-Mar-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: J.Allen Smith and Audrey Harrington
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 J.Allen Smith and Audrey Harrington.

1-Mar-2021
Star Ratings Spring 2021 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.

25-Feb-2021
Scholarship Helps Students Pursuing Management Career in Tennis
The USTA - in collaboration with the USPTA and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) - is offering a scholarship program for incoming and current college students seeking a Professional Tennis Management degree through a PTM program.

24-Feb-2021
USTA Eastern Section: Vander Schaaf's Given Courage Award
Gavin Vander Schaaf was recently named the inaugural recipient of USTA Eastern’s Junior Courage Award. He's undergone multiple brain surgeries and tennis has helped him get through some hard moments in life. In this month's USTA Section Spotlight, we learn more about Vander Schaaf.

22-Feb-2021
How Ivy League Teams Are Dealing with Another Lost Season
The Ivy League will not to hold league competition or host league championships for the second straight spring season because of Covid-19. How do the tennis programs feel about the situation? Find out in our latest Coaches Roundtable.

19-Feb-2021
Eight Intriguing Questions for 2021
In an annual tradition, Colette Lewis provides her list of eight intriguing questions for junior, pro and college tennis in 2021. They come with the caveat that the Covid-19 disruptions could make some of them irrelevant or less impactful.

17-Feb-2021
Hot 100 List - February 2021
It's time to unveil the February 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

12-Feb-2021
Meet The Assistant: Tennessee's James McKie
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 Tennessee's James McKie.

11-Feb-2021
Know The Drill: Improving Your Approach and Net Game
No matter the age or experience level, drill work can help players improve their game and enhance their fundamentals. USC men's head coach Brett Masi shares his favorite drill for helping players get more comfortable coming to the net to close out points.

8-Feb-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Cindy Jiang, Matthew Gordinier
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 Cindy Jiang and Matthew Gordinier.

5-Feb-2021
Aces Find Success in Africa, Middle East, Europe and U.S.
The first month of 2021 may not have provided the usual excitement of the first slam of the year in Australia, but a baker’s dozen of juniors and former collegians took advantage of their opportunities in capturing titles in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

4-Feb-2021
A Day In The Life - North Carolina's Sara Daavettila
Ever wonder what a typical day is like for a college tennis player? It's definitely changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Through their own words, we take you inside the schedule of a college player. Welcome to A Day In The Life of UNC's Sara Daavettila.

3-Feb-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sarah Youngberg, Camden French
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 Sarah Youngberg and Camden French.

1-Feb-2021
Top Women's Classes - 2021 Winter Rankings
Our look at the top recruiting classes continues today, as we check in with the women. With seniors continuing to commit at a high clip, TRN announces its Top 25 Winter Recruiting Classes for 2021.

28-Jan-2021
Meet The Assistant: Cornell's Alex Funkhouser
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 Cornell's Alex Funkhouser.

27-Jan-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Matthew Hewitt, Katharine Scott
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 Matthew Hewitt and Katharine Scott.

25-Jan-2021
Top Men's Classes - 2021 Winter Rankings
With more than 700 college commitments in the books, TRN takes a look at the Top Men's Recruiting Classes for 2021. Take a look at how your favorite teams are building for the future.

22-Jan-2021
Hot 100 List - January 2021
It's time to unveil the January 2021 edition of the Hot 100. The Lotto Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

21-Jan-2021
Recruiting Insider: Arkansas Head Coach Courtney Steinbock
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 University of Arkansas women's head coach Courtney Steinbock.

18-Jan-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Freddie Lawrence, Sarah MacCallum
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 Freddie Lawrence and Sarah MacCallum.

15-Jan-2021
Coping with Competing During the Covid Pandemic
How have American juniors been coping with all the disruptions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Colette Lewis spoke with a few after their Orange Bowl matches to learn how the long layoff had affected them and what they missed most about the absence of some major tournaments.

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

11-Jan-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Lulu Wu and Jack Mattox
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 Lulu Wu and Jack Mattox.

7-Jan-2021
Spring Star Ratings Period Begins
Twice a year, TennisRecruiting.net updates its Star Ratings - sometimes known as "The Stars". Our next update to the Star Ratings comes in mid-March - and those ratings will be based on players' highest rankings during the first eight full weeks of the year - from the week of January 4 to the week of February 22, 2021. We invite players to review their player records to ensure accurate ratings.

4-Jan-2021
Spotlight Players of the Week: Tori Allen and Jonas Corona
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 Tori Allen and Jonas Corona.

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

29-Dec-2020
New Year, New Changes to USTA Junior Competitive Structure
Beginning in January of 2021, the USTA is implementing a simplified nationwide structure in junior tennis with hopes of creating a standardized system and greater consistency for players, parents, coaches, tournament directors and officials.

28-Dec-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Sonia Baig and Aiden Robinson
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 Sonia Baig and Aiden Robinson.

25-Dec-2020
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas from all of us at Tennis Recruiting Network. This year hasn't been easy for anyone, but we hope you can enjoy the day and find gratitude in the small blessings in life. Thank you for making us a part of your tennis journey.

23-Dec-2020
Meet The Assistant: Illinois' Marcos Asse
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 Illinois' Marcos Asse.

21-Dec-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Paris Washington and Carter Ramthun
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 Paris Washington and Carter Ramthun.

18-Dec-2020
Unseeded Champs: Krueger, Fils Win Grade A Orange Bowl Titles
Ashlyn Krueger and Arthur Fils both were unseeded, but made runs through the draw to capture the Grade A Orange Bowl singles titles in Plantation, Florida. Krueger became the first player since Canadian Bianca Andreescu in 2014-2015 to win the Orange Bowl 16s and 18s titles back-to-back

17-Dec-2020
Americans Sweep Orange Bowl 16s Titles
Americans swept the Orange Bowl 16s singles and doubles titles at the Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Florida. The event was staged amid the coronavirus pandemic, with entrants following proper protocols and performing in front of limited spectators.

16-Dec-2020
Hot 100 List - December 2020
It's time to unveil the December 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.

14-Dec-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Gabriel Chavez, Nicole Abel
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 Gabriel Chavez and Nicole Abel.

11-Dec-2020
Recruiting Insider: Kansas Coach Todd Chapman
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 University of Kansas women's coach Todd Chapman.

10-Dec-2020
Donovan Tennis Strategies Will Host 2nd Virtual Showcase
Following a successful virtual debut in the summer, Donovan Tennis Strategies is hosting another DTS Virtual Showcase event on January 9-10, 2021. Players can register for the even in the next few weeks, and a multitude of colleges are participating.

7-Dec-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Lauren Splett and Richey King
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 Lauren Splett and Richey King.

2-Dec-2020
USTA Cancels Winter National Championships
Due to the ongoing coronavirus health pandemic, the USTA has cancelled the Winter National Championships. The events were scheduled to take place Dec. 28, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021 in Florida and Arizona.

2-Dec-2020
Meet The Assistant: Cincinnati's Katarina Adamovic
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 Cincinnati's Katarina Adamovic.

1-Dec-2020
Domestic Tournaments Give More Players a Chance To Shine
After a long hiatus in the United States, interrupted only briefly by several major tour events, International Tennis Federation competition ramped up last month, at both the junior and professional. Along with the ITA championships, plenty of players were able to shine with quality results.

30-Nov-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Hannah Smith and Mason Tran
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 Smith and Mason Tran.

26-Nov-2020
Attitude of Gratitude: College Coaches Give Thanks
In a Thanksgiving Day celebrated during a global health pandemic, college coaches from across the country reveal what they are grateful for and what they have learned during Covid-19 that can benefit them and their programs in the future.

23-Nov-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Daniel Lu and Elisa Rodriguez
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 Lu and Elisa Rodriguez.

20-Nov-2020
Hot 100 List - November 2020
It's time to unveil the November 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-Nov-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Kacey Feng and Wyeth Anzilotti
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 Kacey Feng and Wyeth Anzilotti.

13-Nov-2020
Seniors: Don't Panic If You Haven't Found the Right School Yet
The signing period opened this week, and some seniors are still searching for a college where they can play. What should they be doing to find a spot? How many programs are still in need of players? College coaches from around the country provide their advice in our latest Coaching Roundtable.

9-Nov-2020
Fall Signing Week 2020
You made it - it is finally Signing Week! Signing Day is this Wednesday, November 11, and we are ready to rock. TRN get you ready for all the formal commitments which start on Wednesday.

9-Nov-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: William Ethan Baly, Karolina Dobiecka
TRN regularly shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know William Ethan Baly and Karolina Dobiecka.

6-Nov-2020
Recruiting Insider: Pomona-Pitzer's Mike Morgan
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 Pomona-Pitzer women's head coach Mike Morgan.

3-Nov-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Nikki Ridenour, Max Fickas
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 Nikki Ridenour and Max Fickas.

2-Nov-2020
On Multiple Surfaces, October's Top Performers Shine
From the clay courts of France and Turkey to hard courts in Tunisia, Portugal, California, Georgia and Florida, October provided junior stars and former collegians with opportunities to return to something like a regular schedule. They took advantage with titles big and small.

30-Oct-2020
Meet The Assistant: Duke's Michelle Dasso
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 Duke associate coach Michelle Dasso.

29-Oct-2020
University of St. Joseph Prepares to Launch Men's Program
The University of St. Joseph has added men's tennis, but had to push back the start to next year because of coronavirus. Hometown head coach Craig Davidson is busy trying to recruit players to fill out a roster at the Division III school in West Hartford, Connecticut.

27-Oct-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Brian Bilsey, Natalie Fuller
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 Brian Bilsey and Natalie Fuller.

23-Oct-2020
Hot 100 List - October 2020
It's time to unveil the October 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-Oct-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Emily Parkerson, Aaron Gu
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 Emily Parkerson and Aaron Gu.

14-Oct-2020
Coaches Provide Insight on Eligibility and Test Score Changes
The USTA convened a panel of coaches to answer a variety of topics, including what questions parents and players should ask colleges about the changes in eligilbity and test scores. The insight spans all different levels of college tennis.

12-Oct-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Deven Carse and Julia Frazier
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 Deven Carse and Julia Frazier.

11-Oct-2020
Countdown to Signing Day 2020
Exactly one month from today is November 11 - College Signing Day. Signing Day is the first day of the college signing period, the earliest opportunity for this year's senior class to sign National Letters of Intent with Division I or Division II schools. As always, The Tennis Recruiting Network is here to bring you a courtside seat to the action.

9-Oct-2020
Meet The Assistant: Oklahoma State's Scoville Jenkins
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 Oklahoma State associate coach Scoville Jenkins.

8-Oct-2020
Virtual Tournament Desk Provides a Safety Strategy During Covid
Match Tennis App has created Virtual Tournament Desk (VTD) technology to help tournaments operate more safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The app lets players check in, get notified of their court assignments and report their scores virtually. Nearly 50 tournaments every weekend are using VTD.

5-Oct-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Cy McLeod and Rosabella Andrade
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 Cy McLeod and Rosabella Andrade.

2-Oct-2020
From Hard Courts To Clay, September Aces Emerge
September’s transition from hard courts to clay has required many adjustments from players trying to navigate the second month of tennis’s restart. The teens and former collegians highlighted this month's Aces managed to keep their mind on the task at hand to post impressive results in an unprecedented year.

30-Sep-2020
Recruiting Corner: Northwestern's Claire Pollard
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 Northwestern women's head coach Claire Pollard.

28-Sep-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Josh Finkle and Lauren Monti
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 Josh Finkle and Lauren Monti.

25-Sep-2020
How Coaches Are Recruiting Without Many Tournament Results
During the coronavirus pandemic, recruits haven't been able to play as many tournaments. How are college coaches assessing players without having results or in-person scouting as a guide? Find out in this month's Coaching Roundtable.

22-Sep-2020
Hot 100 List - September 2020
It's time to unveil the September 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.

21-Sep-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Natalie Lynch, George Alexander
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 Natalie Lynch and George Alexander.

18-Sep-2020
ITA Fall Tour Features 10 Weeks of Regional Competition
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has introduced a new 10-week fall tour that begins today at 11 sites throughout the country, with over 160 additional tournaments scheduled through November. The events are open to any player — junior, college or professional.

16-Sep-2020
NJCU Launches Return of Tennis Amid a Pandemic
New Jersey City University remained committed to bringing back men's and women's tennis this year despite the global health pandemic. Nick Margiasso was hired in April to try and build both rosters with significant hurdles to overcome.

14-Sep-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Megan Basil, Drew Van Fossen
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 Megan Basil and Drew Van Fossen.

11-Sep-2020
Meet The Assistant: Florida's Tanner Stump
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 Florida associate coach Tanner Stump.

9-Sep-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Gus Tettamble & Taylor Chandler
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 Gus Tettamble and Taylor Chandler.

4-Sep-2020
UCLA's Jada Hart is Helping Bruins Learn More About Voting
UCLA redshirt senior Jada Hart is helping her teammates learn more about the upcoming election as part of UCLA's Voting Matters Initiative. Hart and sophomore Abbey Forbes were selected to represent the women's tennis team during a tumultous time in the country.

2-Sep-2020
Return To Competition Means Return Of Modern-Day Aces
After four months of looking back into the archives, the Aces is back to live action. August produced 14 performances of consequence, with notable results in pro tennis and several of nationally-organized competitions.

1-Sep-2020
Tennis Recruiting Welcomes the Class of 2027
Tennis Recruiting Network welcomes the Class of 2027 to the rankings this week. Among the young rising stars are sixth-graders Eli Dieveney, Julieta Pareja, Sebastian Bielen and Thara Gowda.

31-Aug-2020
Farewell Class of 2020
The Tennis Recruiting Network bids farewell to the high school class of 2020. Last week’s rankings are our final edition of the 2019-20 year - and the final rankings for the outgoing Class of 2020.

28-Aug-2020
Catching Up With Former Ohio State Star JJ Wolf
Former Ohio State star JJ Wolf turned pro after his junior year in college. The Cincinnati native has received a main draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open in New York. Colette Lewis recently caught up with Wolf after his appearance in the Western & Southern Open.

27-Aug-2020
Meet The Assistant: Michigan's Teryn Ashley-Fitch
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 Michigan associate coach Teryn Ashley-Fitch.

25-Aug-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Jessie Law and Matthew Luzzi
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 Jessie Law and Matthew Luzzi.

24-Aug-2020
Iowa Freshman Dixit Left Searching After Iowa Cuts Program
Freshman Rudra Dixit was on campus for less than a week before the University of Iowa announced it was cutting the men's tennis program following the 2020-21 season. The former three-star from Kansas is now left searching for a new home to play tennis in college.

20-Aug-2020
Hot 100 List - August 2020
It's time to unveil the August 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-Aug-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Kondwani Patterson, Lily Walther
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 Kondwani Patterson and Lily Walther.

18-Aug-2020
USTA Cancels More Events, NCAA Waives Standardized Tests
On Monday, the USTA announced the cancellation of all National junior events through October 12th while the NCAA announced it would not require recruits enrolling at Division I or II institutions during the 2021-2022 academic year to take standardized tests.

17-Aug-2020
Late Mother Inspires Woodson's Coaching Journey to Baylor
Michael Woodson's mother was killed by a drunk driver during his senior year of college. His grief led him into the coaching profession and he fell in love. Woodson was recently promoted to interim head coach at Baylor with a promising chance to remain in the position.

14-Aug-2020
No Official Visits? How Coaches Are Virtually Adjusting
Because recruits haven't been able to take official visits, college coaches have needed to adjusted their recruiting methods during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out about the virtual methods they are employing to still showcase their schools and their programs.

11-Aug-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Adnan Alousi, Gabriela Glickstein
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 Adnan Alousi and Gabriela Glickstein.

5-Aug-2020
Meet The Assistant: Washington's Chris Russell
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 associate coach Chris Russell.

4-Aug-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Kyle Garner, Riho Iijima
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 Kyle Garner and Riho Iijima.

3-Aug-2020
July Aces Rewind: A Look Back at Some Top Players
With the European junior championships and the Wimbledon junior championships normally taking place in July, the majority of the players featured in this month's Aces column come from past editions of those prestigious events. All 15 went on to reach the ATP or WTA Top 100.

30-Jul-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Evan Erb and Haily Huynh
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 Evan Erb and Haily Huynh.

29-Jul-2020
How Online, Hybrid Learning Will Impact NCAA Eligibility
In an effort to provide clarity to students and parents making decisions for the 2020-2021 academic year, the NCAA Eligibility Center offered additional guidance last week regarding distance, e-learning or hybrid options made available by schools with NCAA-approved core courses.

27-Jul-2020
Striplin Lynch Gets First Head Coaching Opportunity at Clemson
Christy Striplin Lynch was waiting for the right opportunity to become a head coach. The former Georgia Tech player and assistant has been given the chance at Clemson. She was named the fourth head coach in women's program history.

24-Jul-2020
Juniors Sweep Grand Rapids ITA Summer Circuit Titles
With few opportunities available in their USTA sections due to Covid-19 safety concerns, juniors have flocked to Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Circuit events. At the tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the four top flight finalists were juniors.

22-Jul-2020
Hot 100 List - July 2020
It's time to unveil the July 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.

21-Jul-2020
Mucci Bounces Back From Cut Quickly, Lands Norfolk State Job
Mike Mucci was left without a job after less than a year at Southern Utah University when the women's program was cut in June. But he bounced back quickly by getting hired to lead the men's and women's programs at Norfolk State University.

20-Jul-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Lukas Choi and Annie Dong
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 Lukas Choi and Annie Dong.

17-Jul-2020
Touring Pros Add Sales Skills Through Har-Tru Initiative
Former collegiate All-Americans Jamie Loeb and Alex Rybakov are representing tennis court company, Har-Tru, while they compete on the Pro Circuit. Loeb and Rybakov are hoping to gain business experience they can use in the future as part of the Har-Tru players' sales team.

15-Jul-2020
Heaven Keeps The Faith, Gets Transfer Opportunity At Liberty
Zion Heaven was surprised when Appalachian State cut the men's tennis program. The rising junior hoped he could find a new school to continue his college career. In what seems like a perfect match, Heaven has signed with Liberty as a transfer.

14-Jul-2020
USTA Cancels 18s, 16s National Championships
Given the increased cases of Covid-19 across the country, the USTA has canceled the Boys and Girls 18s and 16 National Hardcourts scheduled for August 7-15 in Florida, California, Alabama and Georgia. The 14s and 12s events were canceled last month.

14-Jul-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Norah Balthazor, Chase Hutchinson
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 Norah Balthazor and Chase Hutchinson.

13-Jul-2020
Tsoubanos Completes Journey To Head Coach At Vanderbilt
Aleke Tsoubanos has been preparing to become the women's head coach at Vanderbilt for several years. It became official last week, with Tsoubanos replacing Geoff MacDonald. The promotion completes a rise that began for Tsoubanos as a player for the Commodores.

10-Jul-2020
How Can College Tennis Programs Show Their Worth and Avoid Cuts?
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.

8-Jul-2020
Recruiting Terms and Calendar for 2020-21
Knowing the important dates and terms is a crucial part of the recruiting process. If you need a quick guide to help navigate the path to college, we've got you covered with our recruiting calendar. There are some key date changes at the Division I level this year.

7-Jul-2020
Meet The Assistant: Navy's Alessandra Pedergnana
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.

6-Jul-2020
Spotlight Players of the Week: Hannah Kassaie & Grant Lumkong
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.

3-Jul-2020
June Aces Rewind: A Look Back at Some Top Players
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.

1-Jul-2020
Recruiting Corner: 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.

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.

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.

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 Corner: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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