Men's Tennis Signs Local Prep Standout

Nov. 12, 2009

SEATTLE - Washington men's tennis head coach Matt Anger announced that local prep star Nicholas Kamisar has signed his letter of intent and will join the UW program beginning in the fall of 2010.

A native of Sammamish, Washington, Kamisar is currently the No. 2-ranked player in the Pacific Northwest Section by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Playing for Dartmoor High School, Kamisar made the quarterfinals and semifinals of the Washington State Championships during his first two years.

He is rated as a four-star recruit and ranked among the Top-100 national recruits by

In an interview with the recruiting site, Kamisar discussed his decision to stay close to home.

'I have known Head Coach Matt Anger since I was an eight-year-old kid attending the Husky Tennis Camp, so I am very familiar and comfortable with Coach Anger,' said Kamisar. 'And because I have lived in Seattle my entire life, I have a thorough knowledge of Coach Anger's excellent reputation.'

Kamisar's private coach is also a well-known Husky, as he works with Gordon O'Reilly, an assistant coach to Anger for several years beginning in the mid-90's.

'I've been seeing Nicholas around tennis courts here for 10 years, and one of the things I have been most impressed with is his desire and love of tennis. He's out playing all the time and I love guys that enjoy the sport, can't get enough of it, and are not afraid to play,' said Anger. 'He's an aggressive baseline player, and he can hit some laser forehands. One of the things we will do is build around that but also try to make sure that the rest of his game keeps improving so he's as well-rounded as possible.'

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