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Women's Tennis Adds Star Prospect for the Fall

Mar 8, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. – Head women's tennis coach Ryan Stotland is excited to announce that five-star American recruit Parker Fry is a committed prospect to the University of Arizona for the Fall 2021 semester. Fry will be joining an already loaded recruiting class which could already possibly be seen as the best recruiting class in history of this program with a blue chip recruit, three five star recruits, and a four year number one starter from Drexel.

Fry comes to the Wildcats from Rolling Hills, California where she is currently ranked 56 in the country according to the Tennis Recruiting ranking system. "I chose the University of Arizona because it offers everything I hoped for with tennis and academics," said Fry. "It felt like a home away from home as soon as I stepped on campus."

Fry recently won a $4,000 prize money tournament in Newport Beach, where she cruised to straight set victories in every match and won a wildcard into a Professional event. She also has been a semi-finalist at the 34th Los Caballeros tournament, the USTA National Level 3 Tournament in Las Vegas as well as a junior tournament in Yamasaki, Japan.

"We are so excited Parker and her entire family are going to be part of the Wildcat Family. We can see the sacrifice and dedication they are willing to make and we cannot be more honored that they have chosen the University of Arizona," said Coach Stotland. "Parker is one of the nicest and friendliest people I have ever met. Luckily with that personality she has an amazing skillset for the game of tennis.  Parker is continually rising in the rankings and we truly feel like the sky is not the limit for her. We know with a lot of hard work that Parker is willing to put in that she will help our program achieve new and amazing things."

Parker Fry is the daughter of Speed and Melissa Fry, and has two brothers, Speed and Kaiser. She attended Palos Verdes High School where she has been a two-time MVP and team captain for the tennis team, as well as receiving the President Service Award every year from 2016-2021. Fry says her current coach, former University of Southern California head coach and five-time NCAA National Champion Peter Smith has been the biggest influence on her tennis career. "He encourages me to work hard everyday and he challenges me to be the best version of myself as well as the best tennis player I can be," Fry said of Smith.