UCLA Men's Tennis Signs Austin Rapp to Letter of Intent
LOS ANGELES - UCLA men's tennis coach Billy Martin landed yet another Southern California product on Thursday, as Austin Rapp of Rancho Mirage, Calif. signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program in the fall of 2014.
Rapp, who attends Palm Desert High School, is currently listed as a 5-Start Recruit (No. 8 in California) in the class of 2014 according to TennisRecruiting.net. He trains at the Andy Scorteanu Tennis Academy.
"We are certainly excited about Austin's choice to become a Bruin," said UCLA head coach Billy Martin. "He is somebody who I think in a year or two can really step in and help us win a national championship. In addition to being a very good doubles player, he's a really good team guy. I know many of our players who know him are happy he's going to be their teammate."
Below are some of Rapp's accomplishments.
* Singles winner at the Boys 18s Regionals in Las Vegas. Finalist in doubles. * Southern California Sectionals Boys 16s finalist. * Fifth-place in singles and fourth place in doubles at the Easter Bowl 16s. * Palm Desert Boys 16s Regional Singles Champion. Finalist in doubles. * Boys 18s semifinalist in singles at the J.P. Yamasaki Championships. Doubles winner. * Ranked No. 3 in California in the Boys 16s rankings. * Ranked in the top-10 in the nation in the 16s. * Helped Palm Desert to a CIF Team Championship his freshman and sophomore years. * CIF Individual doubles champion (w/Jack Felich) as a sophomore. * CIF Individuals singles semifinalist as a junior.