Alex Clayton to Join Stanford Men's Tennis Program in 2007

Dec. 5, 2006

Alex Clayton, one of the most coveted junior tennis players in the country, signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Stanford University and join the Cardinal in 2007, head coach John Whitlinger announced today.

Clayton, from Plantation, Fla., is considered one of the prized recruits in the nation. He won the 2005 U.S. National Junior Clay Court Championship and is a two-time U.S. Junior National Championship quarterfinalist.

'I am extremely pleased to have Alex join our program,' said Whitlinger. 'He is a great tennis player, and an even better person. Alex has proven to be one of, if not the, top recruit in the country. He works extremely hard on and off the court and I am looking forward to having him in our program next season. He will have an immediate impact on our team,' said Whitlinger.

Clayton, who attended the Edison Academic Center in Bradenton, Fla., was the 2006 doubles champion at the U.S. Junior National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. He also reached the quarterfinals in two ATP Futures events in Buffalo and Tampa in 2006. Clayton was the doubles champion at the Futures event in Buffalo.

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