Utah State's Women's Tennis Signing Class Ranked Among the Best By Tennis Recruiting Network
June 13, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's tennis and head coach Sean McInerney were honored on Friday with the 11th-ranked Mid-Major recruiting class, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network.
The No. 11 ranking is also the best among Mountain West schools with Boise State ranking No. 12. Air Force earned the No. 15 spot to round out the MW schools ranked in the top-25.
Rice has the top class followed by Florida International and Tulane.
"We are very excited to be recognized as having one of the top mid-major recruiting classes in the country. The excitement that is starting to build for the Utah State tennis program has been fun to be apart of. The future is very bright at USU, and this class will be a huge part of bringing our program to the next level," McInerney said.
Erin Freeman, from Downey, Calif., is a 4-star player, who ranked as high as 107 in the country this season.Sabrina Demerath is also a 4-star player from Kennmore, Wash, ranked as high as 140 in the country this year. Maggie O'Meara is another 4-star from Austin, Texas, and was ranked as high as 138 in country this season. Meghan Lyall is the final 4-star player for the Aggies, who hails from Mesa, Ariz. She ranked as high as 143 in country this year.
"The best part of this class is that I feel that the players we have coming in will be much better college players then junior players. They all have great work ethic, are team oriented and have a burning desire to get better and help this program compete for MW Championships," McInerney added.
Utah State's women's tennis team set a school record with 13 wins on the season, posting a 1-5 MW record in its first season in the league. Junior McKenzie Davis set a school record with 17 dual match singles wins this spring on her way to all-Mountain West honors. Davis broke the previous record of 16 set by Courtney Anderson in 2005-06. The Aggies also recorded their inaugural Mountain West victory with a 5-2 win at Colorado State on April 11.
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2014 USU Women's Tennis Signees Sabrina Demerath Kenmore, Wash. Erin Freeman Downey, Calif. Meghan Lyall Mesa, Ariz. Maggie O'Meara Austin, Texas