Despite not being on the courts for over a month, it has been an exciting few weeks for the Purple Aces Women’s Tennis program and head coach Jayson Wiseman. In addition to adding top ranked Brazilian prospect Nicoli Pereira to the program this week, the Aces received national recognition for the three incoming freshman recruits signed earlier this year.
On May 30, TennisRecruiting.net posted their final spring recruiting class rankings. The rankings, determined by a panel of recruiting experts, had the University of Evansville class of Theodora Soldatou, Diana Tkachenko, and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga among the top 35 classes in the country.
Finishing with 17 votes for the Top 25 was good enough to land the Aces the thirty-third ranked class in the country. The Aces finished ranked just ahead of several Power 5 Conference teams Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Oklahoma, St. John's, Texas A&M, Kansas, and Penn State. At number 33 the Aces were the fifth-highest ranking Mid Major recruiting class by the panel.
Today, TennisRecruiting.net posted their final spring Mid Major recruiting class rankings and UE Tennis was once again recognized among the best in the nation. This ranking list, compiled by TRN’s top recruiting analyst Dallas Oliver, compiles the top classes for all schools not in a Power 5 Conference. According to TRN the Aces have the number eight recruiting class among all Mid Major schools.
“It is always very gratifying to have your hard work recognized by such well respected members of the tennis community,” Wiseman said. “A lot of time and effort went in to bringing this recruiting class together, and I am extremely excited to coach the group of young women we have coming in for the fall.”
“I could not have put together this class without the help of Dr. Shane Davidson, Kiersten Saltwick, Andy Brunner, and Sarah Solinsky. Now that we have the assembled this group of talented young ladies, the pressure is on to live up to such lofty expectations.”
The links to the TennisRecruiting.net stories can be found below:
National Top Women’s Classes: http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=2390
Top Mid Major Women’s Classes: http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1950