May 28, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men's tennis has added two players to its 2014-15 roster with the signing of Karan Salwan and Jack Swindells.
Swindells, a native of Towradgi, Australia comes to Utah State from Morehead State. He held the No. 1 singles position for the entirety of his freshman year, finishing with a 9-11 record. He also competed at the No. 1 doubles position where he had an 8-10 record.
"We are very excited to announce the signing of Jack Swindells. We really feel like we struck gold with Jack as he is the complete package being a phenomenal student, a great tennis player and most importantly an upstanding person," said head coach Clancy Shields. "As a coaching staff we wholeheartedly believed that this was the right fit for Jack, as well as for our program. We saw a lot of potential in Jack, and in return we felt like he was committed to putting in the work to realize that potential."
Prior to attending Morehead State, Swindells was ranked at No. 90 in the men's Australian rankings and was ninth in the boys 18 and under division.
"I chose Utah State because it's a program that is heading in a great direction full of enthusiasm and a commitment to becoming a national caliber program. Utah State is the perfect school for me to further my tennis goals, while also gaining an outstanding education."
Salwan will transfer from UNC Wilmington, where he played in two matches las season.
"I really wanted a school where I can get a lot of matches and at the same time get coached by an enthusiastic coach. I feel Utah State can provide me both with excellent positive atmosphere which can help me play professional tennis" Salwan said.
A native of New Delhi, India, Salwan was the No. 1 ranked player in India in the 12, 14 and 16-year-old age groups and rated as high as No. 230 in the World ITF Junior Rankings.
"I'm really excited about Karan joining us at Utah State. He brings a wealth of international experience and the tools to help us in our quest to win the Mountain West," Shields said. "Karan is a great student, a very humble individual and he has the desire to play professional tennis. He will thrive in our program."
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