Who's Turning Pro... Who's Going To College...

updated 12/5/01

Tres Davis-The two-time U.S. Open Junior Boys' Doubles finalist is not returning to Texas A&M. He has instead decided to play the pro circuit.

Illinois-There are quite a few outstanding juniors coming to this school. On the men's side, Evan Zeder, Conner Murnighan and Chris Martin will join the 2001-02 team. For the women, Kate Boomershine and Leila Lehajlc will come in.

Florida-Top-ranked juniors Ryan Sherry, Jeremy Wurtzman and Hamid Mirzadeh will be are now members of the Gators.

Duke-Floridians Saras Arasu, Kelly McCain and Susie Abromeit have signed to play with the Blue Devils this coming Fall. Also, Junior Julie DeRoo is transferring to Duke from Mississippi.

Alyssa Cohen-A doubles finalist at last year's Eddie Herr Championships, 18 year old Alyssa has become a professional. She was given a wildcard into the US Open Qualifying and lost in the first round to Alexandra Fusai.

Cory Ann Avants-The 16 year old turned pro this Spring after fighting her way on the ITF Junior Circuit from a qualifier to a finalist at the International Tournament in Santa Croce.

University of Kentucky-Evan Austin and Jesse Witten will be joining recent recruit Matthew Emery at Kentucky during the 2001-02 season. Jesse and Matthew have been winning junior doubles events. Dennis Emery, Matthew's dad, is the coach.

Ashley Harkleroad-Though she turned professional last year, the 16 year old has continued to play ITF Junior events. She was a semifinalist at the Junior Championships at Wimbledon.

Laura Granville-After winning two consecutive NCAA singles titles (and helping her team win the team title), Laura left her amateur status behind this Summer. In addition to her many collegiate titles, she also currently holds the record for most consecutive singles match wins for a college player. (See Talking With Laura Granville)

Texas A&M-Top Juniors Lester Cook, Ante Matijevic and Hunter Emmott have all signed letters of intent to play there during the 2001-02 season.

Ansley Cargill-She has left Duke after her freshman year for the Pro Circuit. She had won the singles title at the Riviera All-American Championships and been named ITA National Freshman of the Year.

Robby Ginepri-Last year's US Open Junior finalist just announced that he was turning pro this Summer. He was given a wild card into the US Open main draw and was chosen by Patrick McEnroe to join the US Davis Cup Team.

Stanford-Top-ranked junior Sam Warburg has signed on to join the Stanford men's team this Fall while Story Tweedie-Yates and Erin Burdette will be joining the NCAA winning women's team.

Bethanie Mattek-Although she continues to play ITF Junior events, Bethanie has been a professional since last year.

Megan Bradley-The No. 2 player in the Girls' 18s will be joining Coach Stella Sampras' team at UCLA this Fall.

Keep checking this page for updates on players as they come in.

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