USC Women’s Tennis Signs Madison Sieg, Emma Charney; Earns 'Top 2022 Recruiting Class' Title
USC Women's Tennis Head Coach Alison Swain looks to continue her momentum next season with the top-ranked recruiting class in college tennis, as announced today (Feb. 7) by the Tennis Recruiting Network.
Madison Sieg and Emma Charney, two of the top junior tennis players in the nation, helped both Swain and USC claim the No. 1 spot in the TRN's recruiting class rankings.
"I'm thrilled about our 2022 recruiting class!" said Swain. "Maddy and Emma bring a wealth of experience competing at the top levels of junior tennis and are two of the top American players in their class. In addition, the character qualities that have led to their success are also reflective of our team values and culture. I'm excited to have them join a group of accomplished and experienced teammates and am confident that they will make a strong impact as Trojans."
USC is the only program in the country that signed two of the top 10 tennis players according to the Tennis Recruiting Network.
Madison Sieg arrives at USC from Greenwich, Conn. to join the Women of Troy. The Blue Chip five-star recruit is the No. 5 recruit in the nation according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. She is also listed as the No. 1 player in New England and the No. 1 player in Connecticut. She has a high UTR of 11.48, and an ITF World Junior ranking of No. 14.
"Maddy's success on the ITF circuit speaks for itself," said Swain. "Behind that success is Maddy's disciplined approach to training and her motivation to reach her full potential as an athlete. I am excited to help Maddy work towards her personal and team goals."
Sieg has won three ITF Singles titles as well as seven ITF Doubles titles. She has competed at multiple Junior Grand Slams, including reaching the Round of 16 in singles at the 2021 Roland Garros Jr. French Open. She also was a quarterfinalist in doubles at the 2021 Wimbledon Jr. Championships, and a quarterfinalist in doubles at the 2020 Roland Garros Jr. French Open.
Other notable finishes for Sieg include winning the 2018 Orange Bowl Singles G16, being a Semifinalist at the 2021 Easter Bowl G18 and placing second at the 2018 Eddie Herr Championship G16.
Sieg's mother, Heliane Steden, was a member of the USC women's tennis team from 1983-86. She played on two national championship Trojan teams (1983 and 1985) and was a five-time All-American in both singles and doubles (1984-86). In 1983, Steden won the bronze medal at the Pan American Games.
Emma Charney is a Blue Chip five-star recruit from Mt. Pleasant, S.C. She is the No. 10 recruit in the nation and the No. 1 recruit in South Carolina, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. She also holds a high UTR of 11.
"Emma's competitive drive stood out to me the first time I saw her play," said Swain. "As I've gotten to know Emma and her game better, it's clear she's hard working, thrives in a team atmosphere and is a resilient competitor. I look forward to helping her use these qualities to further her tennis game and make an impact as a Trojan."
Charney's accolades are extensive. She won the Atlanta ITF Grade 4 in October of 2020, defended her title in 2021 and collected the doubles title as well at the 2021 Atlanta ITF Grade 4. Charney also won the 2020 Southern Sectionals that same month. Charney was the doubles champion at the Delray Beach ITF Grade 4 in May 2021, and was the runner-up at the Plantation Grade 4 ITF in May of 2021. Charney also won the 2019 Intersections while competing for Team Southern.
Additionally, Charney was the 2019 South Carolina Player of the Year. She also played in the Southern Cup representing Kentucky in 2018 and South Carolina in 2019.
Both future Trojans will arrive in the fall of 2022 ready to contribute to the USC women's tennis team.