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Nation's Top Class

Sep 29, 2020

STANFORD, Calif. - Bolstering a nationally-ranked squad which returns 100 percent of its roster from a year ago, Stanford men's tennis has signed four student-athletes as the class of 2024: Tristan Boyer, Aryan Chaudhary, Arthur Fery and Alex Lee.

The quartet makes up the top recruiting class in the country, per The Cardinal is one of three Pac-12 programs to sign a top-10 class, but the only program to earn a top-five ranking.

Stanford finished 8-5 overall last season, and was ranked No. 8 nationally when the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 global outbreak. The Cardinal tallied four wins over ranked opponents, coming against No. 13 California (Jan. 26), No. 11 UCLA (Feb. 1), No. 10 North Carolina State (Feb. 14) and No. 5 Ohio State (March 4).

The class of 2024 is listed below.

Tristan Boyer | 6-2 | Altadena, Calif. | Stanford Online

  • Ninth-highest UTR among incoming college freshmen (13.40) on signing day
  • Blue chip prospect by TennisRecruiting, No. 1 recruit in the country for three years in a row during his junior career
  • Three ITF Junior singles titles, three doubles titles
  • Member of junior Davis cup team and US Junior Olympic team
  • Achieved career-high No. 8 junior ranking in the world
  • Competed in all the Junior Grand Slams, reaching the round of 16 at both Wimbledon and the French Open
  • Currently ranked 1000 in the ATP (international men's) rankings

In his words: "I chose Stanford because I felt that it was the best combination of academics and potential to help my tennis game. The school is obviously fantastic, and the program that Paul and Coupe have built (not to mention the credentials of Paul and Coupe themselves) is fantastic as well."

Aryan Chaudhary | 6-0 | Santa Clara, Calif. | Archbishop Mitty

  • Blue chip prospect, No. 14 nationally from TennisRecruiting
  • Won the USTA Sportsmanship Award at the 2019 Clay Court Championships
  • Norcal Junior Player of the Year Award in 2017 and 2018
  • Earned six National Balls for USTA L1 national tournaments: three gold, two silver and one bronze
  • First team All-WCAL (2016-17) with Archbishop Mitty

In his words:  "I chose Stanford because it is obviously an incredible center for knowledge and diversity, as well as a home to some of the best athletes in the world. I firmly believe that Stanford will help me grow as a scholar, an athlete, and most importantly, a human being."

Arthur Fery | 5-9 | Wimbledon, United Kingdom | Kings College Wimbledon

  • Highest UTR among incoming college freshmen (13.94) on signing day.
  • Semifinalist Wimbledon Boys Doubles and 3rd round Boys Singles  in 2019
  • Represented Great Britain in European Championships in 2019
  • Semifinalist Australian Open Boys Doubles in 2020
  • Winner of Russia Grade 1 event in 2020
  • Reached U18 world ranking of 12 following victory at Russia Grade 1 event
  • Winner of UK Pro Series, July 2020
  • Mother, Olivia, played professional tennis for two years, reaching a career-high WTA ranking of 200 in the world.

In his words:  "Upon looking at the array of colleges across the country, Stanford immediately caught my eye. The incredibly high level of academics, combined with the great tennis program they run, incited my final decision to commit to Stanford."

Alex Lee | 5-9 | Oak Brook, Ill. | Laurel Springs School

  • Blue chip recruit from TennisRecruiting
  • ITF Top-150 juniors ranking, reached as high as 110
  • Junior Davis Cup Finals participant
  • Boys 16's National Hardcourts Doubles Champion
  • Sister, Jessica, plays golf at Minnesota
  • Sister, Kate, played tennis at Washington University in St. Louis

In his words:  "I decided to choose Stanford because ever since I was a little kid, I've loved the school and what it represents, so when I had the opportunity to compete for the school I couldn't pass up the offer."