Sun Devils Ink Lee, Würth to 2021 Signing Class
TEMPE - Sun Devils women's tennis added Amber Lee (Orinda, Calif.) and Tara Würth (Croatia) this week as part of the 2021 signing class. Lee and Würth signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) this week alongside previously announced French native Giulia Morlet and will begin their academic and athletic careers ast ASU next fall.
Lee is a five-star recruit with a 9.0 rating on the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system. She is the 28th-ranked recruit in the nation and represented Northern California in the Junior Fed Cup team competition.
"We are excited to welcome Amber to our women's tennis program," head coach Sheila McInerney said. "She will be a great addition both on and off the court. It has been fun to watch Amber compete during her junior career and we look forward to working with her once she arrives on campus. We believe Amber will thrive in the team environment of college tennis and we expect her to have an immediate impact in both singles and doubles."
Würth (11.08 UTR) peaked at No. 1140 in WTA singles and No. 70 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior World Rankings. She competed in the French Open Junior Championships where she reached the second round, defeating the 7-seed and junior world No. 11. Würth represented Croatia in Fed Cup play and at the European Junior Championships, is a winner of six ITF junior singles titles and three ITF junior doubles titles, and reached the final of her first professional event (W15 Antalya).
"We are thrilled that Tara will be joining the Sun Devils in 2021! Tara absolutely loves tennis and is passionate about reaching her full potential. Not only is Tara a great player, but she is an incredible young person that we have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know throughout the recruiting process. Tara will make an immediate impact on our team and we can't wait to start working with her in the Fall."
Morlet is a top recruit and dominant lefty who holds a 10.55 UTR. She peaked at No. 44 in the ITF junior rankings, reached No. 1149 in the WTA singles, and peaked at No. 1098 in the WTA doubles rankings. Morlet has competed in three junior Grand Slams and represented France in the Junior Fed Cup.
"We are super excited to add Giulia to our program," associate head coach Matt Langley said. "Giulia is a hard-working and highly motivated individual and we believe that she will thrive in the collegiate environment. We look forward to working hard with Giulia to help her achieve all of her goals while continuing to propel our program forward."