Women’s Tennis Adds Yasmin Ezzat For 2022-23
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah women's tennis head coach Ric Mortera has announced the signing of Yasmin Ezzat for the 2022-23 season. Ezzat joins Marcela Lopez in the Utes signing class.
"I am thrilled to announce the signing of Yasmin," remarked head coach Ric Mortera. "One of our goals in building this program was to bring in someone of her experience on the international stage. To have a professional ranking as well as reach the top 150 of junior players in the world is no easy task, and that experience will be extremely valuable to us. She is a great person, and we are very much looking forward to having her as a part of our program."
Ezzat comes to the University of Utah after a successful junior career. She ranked as high as the #2 ranked player in Africa and as #1 in Egypt. She also ranked as high as #132 in the International Tennis Federation junior rankings and is currently #953 on the Women's Tennis Association Pro Tour.
She is the highest international recruit for the Utes since 2011.
The Cairo, Egypt, native is no stranger to success in doubles or singles action as she has five ITF junior titles. She has advanced to five ITF Singles Finals (ITF J4 Algiers, ITF JB2 Pretoria, ITF J4 Fujairah, ITF J4 Lome, ITF J5 Amman). Along with advancing to five finals, Ezzat won the IFA J5 Amman in 2019. She also went to the quarterfinals of the ITF J3 Cairo and Quarters of the ITF W15 Cairo.
In doubles, Ezzat and her partner advanced to the finals of the IFA J4 Cotonou tournament. Ezzat and her partner advanced to four IFA semifinals. They went to the semifinals of the ITF J4 Cairo three times and the IFA J4 Istanbul once. They were also in the quarterfinals of the ITF J3 Cairo, ITF J3 Istanbul, ITF JB2 Pretoria, and the ITF J2 Cairo tournaments.
Ezzat currently trains with Karim Zaher in Cairo and is the daughter of Rania Abdoush and Mostafa Ezzat and has one sister, Sara. She is set to graduate this spring before joining the Utes.