The majority of the world does not distinguish athletes as professional or amateur. That is not the case in the United States. Though the USTA has recently passed a "Call Item" to allow professional players 18 and under to compete in USTA Super National events, the NCAA still has very specific guidelines on amateur status.
The purpose of the College And Junior Tennis Status Report is to help everyone keep up with who's turning pro and who's signed to attend a specific college. Information on this page is updated as soon as we receive it.
Michael Green-The top-ranked Floridian has signed with the University of Alabama.
University of Pennsylvania-John Stetson,who has won three National Opens and two Fiesta Bowl titles, will play for the red and blue next season.
Erin Boisclair-For her senior year, Erin has elected to return to the University of Florida. She had played her freshman year for the Gators before transferring to Washington.
Long Beach State-Women's coach Jenny Hill announced the signing of Tammy Day of South Africa and Nicole Bouffler of Australia. Tammy was ranked No. 1 in her country during 2001 and Nicole is a transfer from Texas-San Antonio.
Nathan Cochrane-The current No. 1 Boys' 18 in the Southwest section will be on the Arizona team next season.
Boise State-Megan Bjorkman, a transfer from Long Beach State, and Katarzyna Mielczarek, a top player in Poland, will play for the Broncos in September.
Petra Dizdar-The Croatian, who is currently ranked in the top 100 in the world in singles and doubles, has been signed by Texas coach Jeff Moore for 2003-04.
Graceland-Kenneth Michaud will transfer to the Yellowjackets upon completion of his studies at Reedley Community College this spring.
Kristen Cargill-The top ranked junior who has placed at the USTA Super National Winter & Clay Court Championships & the Easter Bowl and won the Franklin Winter Championships, will play for Duke. Her sister, Ansley, played for the Blue Devils before she turned professional.
University of San Diego-Jeffrey Das, who is currently ranked in the top twenty in the nation, Matthew Ozurovuch and John Caldwell have all committed to the Torero team.
Matt Stillwagon-One of the top-ranked players in the Middle Atlantic region will play for Richmond for 2003-04.
Ole Mississippi-Two top foreign players have inked with the Lady Rebels -- Ilona Somers of the Netherlands and Maryori Stella Franco of Columbia.
Shadisha Robinson-The New Yorker who has been ranked in the top ten for the past five years has signed to play for Georgia.
Texas A&M-Tim Cass has inked some of the top boys in the country. Matt Bain, Marvin Rolle, Yevgeny Supeko and Brett Joelson, whose accomplishments that include reaching the boys doubles final at the US Open, are all playing for his team next year.
Anne Yelsey-The recent singles and doubles winner at the Easter Bowl will attend Stanford this fall.
Jean-Julien Rojer-The three time All-American, who has posted significant results on the pro circuit, has decided to continue on the ATP tour and not to return to UCLA.
Jamie Friedland-The recent winner of the USTA National Open Championship in Texas, as well as a third place finisher at the Super National Winter Championships and the Copper Bowl, has signed with Northwestern.
Tulsa-Aleksander Charpantidis of Poland and Sunsuke Shimizu of Japan have joined the Hurricanes for the Spring season.
Daniel Conte-The Virginian will be playing for Longwood University next Fall.
Washington & Lee-Ginny Wortham will be a General for the 2003-04 season.
Beatrice Grasu-Will be attending Richmond in the Fall.
Ohio State-The Buckeyes have signed Kristin Messmer.
Boglarka Bercecz-The Hungarian, who is was ranked in the top 100 ITF Juniors during 2001, has just started playing for the Florida Gators.
Southern California-Jamil Al-Agba, who recently won the California Bowl, will be on the Trojan squad next Fall.
Alexandra Podkolzina-The No. 1 player in the girls' 18s has signed on to play for California-Berkeley next season. Alexandra has won titles in the Girls' 16s Nationals, as well as the Girls' 18s Hard Court & Clay Court Super Nationals.
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