Women's Tennis Adds Stellar Transfer Lexi Ryngler
Tucson, Ariz. -- Head women's tennis coach Ryan Stotlandhttps://arizonawildcats.com/staff.aspx?staff=191> has signed transfer Alexa Ryngler for the fall of 2021. Ryngler will be joining the Wildcats from Pepperdine University and the University of Texas, who played each other for the 2021 NCAA Tennis Championship.
Ryngler comes to the University of Arizona with a high level of playing experience, where she has a career-high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world singles ranking of No. 748. Coming out of high school, Ryngler was rated as the No. 13 ranked prospect in the country as a senior, while she was rated as high as No. 10 her junior year.
In her first year at the University of Texas, Ryngler won the Texas Regional Championships and finished the fall semester ranked 43 in the ITA singles rankings, while finishing her freshman campaign ranked No. 53. During her freshman year, Ryngler defeated four girls ranked in the top 30 of the ITA singles rankings. She was also named to the Academic All Big-12 Rookie Team and to the ITA All-Academic Team.
"Alexa (Lexi) Ryngler is someone that has proven herself at every level already. She has succeeded in juniors, college, and the pros already. The University of Arizona is getting someone that will be able to beat anyone in the country on any given day. Her talent is seen in her work ethic and I know she will represent the University of Arizona for not only all of her time here, but well after as she wants to make her mark and impact this program to the best of her ability. We look forward to her tenacity as a competitor and leaving her own legacy here at the University of Arizona."
Originally from Calabasas, California, Ryngler is the daughter of Avi and Jodi Ryngler, while she has two older brothers and a younger sister. "I chose the University of Arizona because both the tennis program and the academics are exactly what I would want in a school," said Ryngler. "The facilities are all state of the art, and after getting to know the coaching staff, it made my decision incredibly easy." Ryngler says her parents have been the biggest influence on her tennis career as "they have always encouraged me to enjoy myself on the court and to work hard."
Ryngler joins a stellar recruiting class that was already ranked No. 17 in the country by the Tennis Recruiting rankings.