Anna Brylin and Peyton Pesavento will be joining the Deacs for the 2018-19 season.
Nov. 9, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest women’s tennis coach Jeff Wyshner announced that Anna Brylin and Peyton Pesavento have signed National Letters of Intent and will be joining Wake Forest for the 2018-19 season.
“I am incredibly excited about having Peyton and Anna join our program next fall,” Wyshner said. “When you start the recruiting process with each class, you hope to be able to find student-athletes like Peyton and Anna that are going to be a great fit at Wake Forest because the excel in the classroom and on the tennis court.
Signees at a Glance:
Anna Brylin, Short Hills, N.J.
Brylin is rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 22-ranked player in her class by tennisrecruiting.net. This past fall, she led her high school team to the New Jersey Tournament of Champions State Championship. In 2016, she was the runner-up finisher in doubles at the Girls 16’s Orange Bowl, one of the top junior events in the world. Brylin’s father, Sergei, played 13 seasons in the NHL. When his playing career was over, he began coaching in Russia, where Brylin spent a portion of her childhood.
Wyshner on Brylin:
“Anna has a tremendous work ethic and discipline in her approach to improving her game. A few years ago, she made important changes to her game thanks to her coach, Marvin Dent, and those improvements have paid off already, but will, I believe, make an even bigger difference for her in the college game and beyond.”
Peyton Pesavento, Advance, N.C.
Pesavento is rated as a five-star recruit and has been ranked as high as No. 33 in the class of 2018. She is the second-highest ranked junior in North Carolina. She attended Reynolds High School in her freshman and sophomore seasons, where she advanced to the final of the NCHSAA Class 4-A singles tournament. Pesavento was later named All-American by the National High School Tennis Association. She began training in Charleston, S.C. in 2016 to continue working with coach Randy Pate. Her father, Pat, played football and baseball at Notre Dame.
Wyshner on Pesavento:
“It is exciting to have a player join the team who has grown up nearby and trained for many years here in Winston-Salem with an outstanding coach in Randy Pate. Having the support of the local community is really important to the success for all of the teams here at Wake Forest and Peyton will, hopefully, draw even more local tennis enthusiasts to our matches.”