May 29, 2014
UChicago women's tennis adds three newcomers for 2014-15
CHICAGO, Ill. – University of Chicago Head Women's Tennis Coach Jay Tee announced on Thursday the names of three newcomers who will join the Maroons in 2014-15.
"The 2014 recruiting class has the chance to be one of the best in UChicago history," Tee said. "The three incoming players are all very good athletes and very accomplished players on the state and national levels. The three women have combined for five state championships and have all been ranked inside the top 200 in their class. Additionally, they are all very good students and will contribute immensely not only to the tennis program, but also to the university community. With the addition of these three athletes and the return of our entire team from the previous year, the 2014-15 season has the potential to be one of our best ever."
- Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
- High School: Hathaway Brown
- Player highlights/honors: Four-star recruit ... 2013 Ohio state singles champion ... High ranking of No. 122 in the 2014 senior class.
- Coach Tee quote: "Ariana is an exceptional player with her best tennis still ahead of her. She's an incredibly hard worker and has just begun to show what she can do as evidenced by her state championship in October. She's very athletic and has a very aggressive baseline game that will translate very well into college. As Ariana develops her transition and net game, I can see her game taking another huge jump, enabling her to compete with the best players in the country."
|| Jasmine Lee
- Hometown: Newburgh, Ind.
- High School: Reitz Memorial
- Player highlights/honors: Three-star recruit ... High national ranking of No. 77 in her class ... Played No. 1 singles for the 2012 Indiana state championship team.
- Coach Tee quote: "Jasmine is a fantastic player with a tremendous junior resume. She thrives in the team environment and also has had great success on the USTA junior circuit. She has an all-court game and that allowed her to compete against even the best players in the country. As she works to develop a weapon from the baseline, I see Jasmine's future as very bright and believe her best tennis is also yet to come."
|| Courtney Warren
- Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
- High School: Marian
- Player highlights/honors: Three-time Nebraska state doubles champion ... Three-star recruit ... High ranking of No. 180 in her class.
- Coach Tee quote: "We feel like we got a real steal in Courtney. She's a bit underrated coming out of Nebraska but I feel she has great potential. She's an accomplished doubles player who will make an immediate impact in our lineup while also contributing in singles. She's a great competitor and is also very quick and athletic, all things that I really like to see in any player."