Women's Tennis Signs Two for Fall Class
Head coach Jeff Wyshner has inked two players for next year's fall class
Head coach Jeff Wyshner has inked two players for next year's fall class

Dec. 16, 2013

By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Head coach Jeff Wyshner announced today that top recruits Courtney Meredith and Sara Swift will join the Wake Forest women's tennis team next season.

Meredith and Swift are rated as two of the best players in their class with Meredith currently ranked as the 29th-best recruit in the country by the Tennis Recruiting Network while Swift is ranked 79th.

"We are very excited to be adding Courtney and Sara to the team next fall," said Wyshner. "Besides being outstanding players, they will definitely continue to add to the outstanding culture I feel our current team has - both are passionate about their tennis and capable of and committed to getting better, both are excellent students who will thrive in the classroom at Wake Forest and both will fit in with the very close knit team that we have right now."

A five-star recruit, Meredith (Birmingham, Ala.) is rated as the best player in her class from Alabama and among the top 10 in the Southeast. While attending high school in Florida, she won the 2013 Florida 1A State Singles Championship and earned Player of the Year awards from the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel.

"Courtney has really impressed with her solid play and abilities in both singles and doubles," said Wyshner. "She is working with a great coach in Martin Blackman who has helped her game a great deal over the past year as she moved into the top 25 nationally in her graduating class for the first time. Courtney is very intelligent in how she practices and how she plays, and that will definitely help her during her time at Wake Forest."

 

 

Swift has played the No. 1 position for three years at the Saint Edward's School in Vero Beach, Fla. and was the state runner up as an individual in 2012. She was named the 2012 and 2013 Scripps Treasure Coast Player of the Year.

"Sara is one of the most improved players in the country, and I know that she is just going to get better and better under the tutelage of Alain Mignolet," said head coach Jeff Wyshner. "Sara has impressed me with her commitment to playing an assertive game, and I am confident that she will be ready to go in both singles and doubles next fall."

Courtney Meredith - 5-6 - Birmingham, Ala. - Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Background:
A five-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Rated as the top recruit in the state of Alabama and the ninth-best in the Southeast ... A native of Birmingham, Ala., attended Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. while training for tennis in Florida ... Won the 2013 Florida 1A State Singles Championship ... Finished in second place in the 2013 Florida overall state singles tournament ... Named the 2013 Broward County Girls Tennis Player of the Year by the Sun-Sentinel ... Won the Miami Herald's 2013 Ladies Tennis Player of the Year Award.

Personal:
Born Nov. 14, 1995 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Achieved a 3.92 unweighted GPA in high school ... Daughter of John and Robin Meredith ... Father John played football at Georgia ... Grandfather Bob O'Neill played football at Auburn

Sara Swift - 5-10 - Vero Beach, Fla. - Saint Edward's School

Background:
A four-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Letterwinner in tennis and soccer at the Saint Edward's School ... Played No. 1 for the Pirates in her first three seasons, leading the team to three district championships ... Was the state runner-up as an individual in 2012 ... 2012 and 2013 Scripps Treasure Coast Girls Tennis Player of the Year ... 2011 Scripps Treasure Coast All-Area First Team

Personal:
Born Sept. 6, 1996 in Vail, Colo. ... Vice president of the National Honor Society ... Made the Dean's List all four years of high school ... Daughter of Tim and Lisa Swift

 

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