Coach Foster Inks Two on Signing Day – Wichita State Athletics

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Coach Foster Inks Two on Signing Day - Wichita State Athletics


WICHITA, Kan. – Girls’s tennis head coach Colin Foster introduced the signing of native high prospect Sara Whitaker and graduate switch Harriet Hamilton.
 
Sara Whitaker – Wichita, Kan. (Kapaun Mt. Carmel)
Excessive College
4-time Kansas 5-A state champion… one among solely 4 gamers to realize this feat… went 31-0 in her senior season… ranked because the No. 2 recruit within the state of Kansas by TennisRecruiting.web
 
Coach Foster on Sara
“Clara is a participant we have been capable of watch and consider for a number of years and focused as quickly as we may.  On the follow court docket, her work ethic has allowed her improvement to be constant and spectacular.  In matches, her composure is exceptional, and her outcomes converse for themselves.”
 
Harriet Hamilton – Turin, Italy (Jacksonville State)
2019-2020 Sophomore (JSU)
Was an ideal 7-0 in singles play throughout her coronavirus-shortened sophomore season… paired with Cristins Moll Alles and Malin Buechner to go 7-1 in doubles… all seven doubles wins got here at No. 1 – six with Moll Alles and one with Buechner… received one singles match and received a doubles match with Balsen Kaya on the Georgia Southern Invitational… superior previous the prelims to the primary spherical of the ITA Southern Regional Championships… partnered with Buechner to earn a doubles win on the Stetson Invitational.
 
2018-2019 Freshman (JSU)
Named to the All-Ohio Valley Convention Second Staff… the first-year ace posted a 9-7 singles document from the No. 1 slot and added 9 wins in doubles play with associate Elena Tendero from the No. 2 place in the course of the common season… the native of Turin, Italy was 3-5 in OVC motion and 5-1 in convention doubles contests… was the primary JSU tennis participant to assert All-OVC honors since Raisa Guasti in 2014… she was additionally the primary Gamecock freshman to assert postseason OVC recognition since Guasti in 2011… ended the 12 months 9-8 in singles play and 9-4 on the doubles court docket… reached the finals of the Doubles Flight A Draw of the Mercer Gridiron Traditional with Alba Conejero after profitable a pair of matches… reached the spherical of 16 on the ITA South Regional with Conejero, knocking off Alabama’s Kimberley Gintrand and Jacqueline Pelletier… went undefeated on the UTC Fall Invitational, incomes three consecutive victories within the Scenic Metropolis.
 
Earlier than Faculty
She handed {qualifications} and competed in the primary draw of the Worldwide Tennis Federation Professional earlier than reaching the quarterfinals of the ITF U18 Grade 4 in Veska, Czech Republic. Together with skilled gamers, Hamilton registered as excessive as 73rd within the Italian nationwide rankings in 2018.
 
Coach Foster on Harriet
“Harriet was a bit below the radar coming into school tennis however shortly has proven that she is a top-level expertise. Attending to know her within the recruiting course of I can inform she is going to assimilate effectively to our group. She is pushed and motivated to proceed on her upward trajectory. I need to particularly thank outgoing graduate assistant Giulia Guidetti for serving to to land her Italian countrywoman and in addition congratulate her for her upcoming commencement”
 



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