Tennis Signs Amanda Fink To Letter Of Intent

Nov. 10, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Amanda Fink of Calabasas, Calif., signed a letter of intent with the USC women's tennis team, head coach Richard Gallien announced today.

'Amanda is without question one of the top recruits in the country this year,' said Gallien, who is currently in his 10th season at the helm of the Women of Troy program. 'What makes her an outstanding addition to our team is that she is not only a great tennis player, but she is very strong academically as well.'

The right-handed Fink plays No. 1 singles for Calabasas (Calif.) High, where she has helped lead the Coyotes to the Marmonte League Championship this season. The team is currently preparing to begin the CIF Southern Section Tournament. As a sophomore, she guided Calabasas to the 2002 CIF Division I Southern Section title and was named to the Los Angeles Times All-Star second team.

Fink has also achieved great success on the local and national junior tennis circuits. She earned a No. 1 USTA national ranking in 16-and-under singles at one point in 2003. In Southern California, she has been ranked among the SCTA regional top 15 since 2000. This year, competing in girls 18-and-unders, Fink won the National Open (Torrance, Calif.) and Interscholastics-West (Fresno, Calif.), in addition to advancing to the finals of the Roxy Open (Irvine, Calif.) and Muterspaw (Las Vegas).

Fink is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation in the girls' 18s.

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