Women's Tennis Inks First Recruit for 2011-12

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 05/12/2011
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Courtesy: Toledo Athletics

TOLEDO, OH - Head Coach Tracy Mauntler and the University of Toledo women's tennis team have announced the signing of Alexa Pitt (Atlanta, GA) for the 2011-12 tennis season. Pitt joins a young Toledo roster, bringing USTA and ITF experience to the Rockets.

Pitt comes to Toledo by way of Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta. Though she did not compete for her high school, Pitt trained and competed in USTA and ITF events throughout her high school career. She is currently tabbed as a four-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net, and she ranks No. 121 among the class of 2011 and No. 7 in the state of Georgia.

Pitt has played in numerous national events, including winning the 2009 National Open Doubles title in Alabama. She also received her first international ranking after playing an ITF event in Jamaica in the summer of 2010. This summer, Pitt has qualified for the USTA Pro Circuit event in Sumter, SC beginning May 23.

"I couldn't be more excited about Alexa joining our Rocket family next season," said Mauntler. "She brings with her an impressive resume as well and an intense desire to work hard and compete.

"During the recruiting process, I was extremely impressed with Alexa's character and work ethic and I feel she truly represents what it means to be a Rocket. I look for Alexa to make an immediate impact on our program."

Pitt will join incoming sophomores Christine Coffman and Amanda Border, juniors Alexandra Cristello and Silvia Carvajal, along with senior Kelsey Anonsen in 2012. Excluding Carvajal, the remaining team members completed their inaugural seasons with the Rockets in 2011, so Toledo will still have a relatively young team in 2011-12.

The Rockets concluded the 2011 season with an overall record of 13-10, finishing 4-4 in conference play.

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