MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 1, 2020) – The West Virginia University tennis team’s 2020 signing class ranks No. 29 nationally, as announced by Tennis Recruiting Network (TRN) on Monday.
“This is an exciting time for our program. With the recruiting class receiving national recognition, it is clear that we are moving in the right direction and that the future is bright for our team,” WVU coach Miha Lisac said. “The work of our assistant coach Jacob (Eddins) was a huge influence on signing the highest ranked recruiting class in our team’s history, and we are looking forward to what the future holds for our program not just the year, but in years to come.”
The 2020 class’ No. 29 ranking marks the highest-ranked recruiting class in program history. This year’s class is the third-best in the Big 12 Conference. Texas ranks No. 1 in this year’s rankings, while Baylor checks in at No. 24.
In the fall, the Mountaineers signed Momoko Nagato as the first signee of the 2020 recruiting class. The Abiko, Japan, native holds a Universal Tennis Rating of 10. West Virginia added a pair of signees on Feb. 13 with the addition of Amber Fuller (Greensboro, North Carolina/Greensboro Tennis Program) and Nadejda Maslova (Brooklyn, New York/James Madison HS). Fuller is rated as a five-star recruit by TRN, ranking as high as No. 51 nationally and No. 5 in North Carolina. Maslova also is rated as a five-star recruit by TRN, while ranking as high as No. 29 nationally and No. 6 in New York.
WVU completed its 2020 signing class on April 30, as the team announced Hunter Bleser (New Braunfels, Texas/Virginia/Austin Tennis Academy) will join the team as a graduate transfer for the 2020-21 season.
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