Women's Tennis Signs Two for Fall Class
Dec. 16, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
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.)
Sara Swift - 5-10 - Vero Beach, Fla. - Saint Edward's School