Husky Men's Tennis Inks Standout From India to LOI

April 20, 2007

SEATTLE - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, one of the top junior players in the world, has signed a letter of intent to join the Washington men's tennis team, announced head coach Matt Anger. Nedunchezhiyan, from Chennai, India, has reached as high as No. 9 in the World ITF junior rankings.

The 18-year-old lefty will join the squad in the fall sporting a strong resume. In 2006, Nedunchezhiyan played in the junior Wimbledon, US Open and French Championships. Neduchezhiyan was seeded 14th in singles at Wimbledon and 15th at the US Open.

Neduchezhiyan also beat out 64 other competitors to win the singles title at the 14th International Junior Tournament of Offenbach/Main held in Germany last June.

'We're excited to get a player like Jeevan,' said Anger. 'He's got a lot of experience and that experience will really help out next year.'

Nedunchezhiyan joins Skyler Tateishi (Kailua, Hawai'i) as the second member of the 2007 recruiting class. The Huskies will lose three seniors on the current squad, including the school's all-time win leaders in doubles, Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu.

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