Huskies Sign Top In-State Recruit

Nov. 20, 2009

SEATTLE - Washington men's tennis received another big commitment today, as local prep star Max Manthou sent in his National Letter of Intent. Manthou will join head coach Matt Anger's Husky squad for the 2010-11 season and beyond.

Manthou is a Tacoma native who plays for Kentwood High and has dominated the Washington State 4A boys tennis scene like few others before him. Manthou has won the past three 4A State singles titles with one to go, and has dropped one solitary set in his career. He recently claimed his fourth-straight SPSL League title and has a chance to become the first ever four-time state champion at the 4A level.

On a national level, Manthou is the top-ranked recruit from the state of Washington according to tennisrecruiting.net, and is listed as a five-star recruit. He has been ranked as high as No. 21 among the class of 2010 this year. Manthou has competed in a junior Davis Cup tournament as well as the USTA junior national championships.

He also is a veteran of the hardwood courts in addition to the tennis courts, as Manthou also letters for the Conquerors basketball team.

'Max is a terrific all-around athlete,' said Coach Anger. 'He's a gritty competitor, and when he gets to playing tennis year-round, his game is going to take off. He will be a fighter that's not afraid to win against anyone he competes with.'

Manthou joins a recruiting class that includes fellow Northwest native Nicholas Kamisar, ranked the No. 2 player in the state and enrolled at Dartmoor. Anger called the pair, 'The best 1-2 punch in the state of Washington in 10 years.'

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