30 College Tennis Players to Watch

Brett Clark (North Carolina): The Tar Heel sophomore from Naples, Florida went 16-5 in singles with a title at the Wake Forest Fall Invite, a runner-up finish at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional, and a round of 16 appearance at the NIICs. Clark knocked off five ranked opponents (#14 Mihov, #33 Aita, #34 Silverman, #40 Stropp, #70 Fomin).

Ronnie Schneider (North Carolina): The Tar Heel freshman from Bloomington, Indiana went 12-2 in singles with a Title at the UVA Ranked 1+1 and a round of 16 appearance at the All Americans. Schneider knocked off five ranked opponents during the fall all of which will play #1 for their schools (#19 Wagland (UGA), #27 McLachlan (Cal), #43 Contini (Virginia Tech), #55 Heugas (VCU), #115 Iftikhar (New Mexico).

Cameron Silverman (Elon): The Phoenix senior from Mount Kisco, New York went 14-2 in singles play with Titles at the Duke Fab 4 Invite and the UVA Ranked 1+1. Silverman also made it to the round of 32 at the All Americans and the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional while knocking off four ranked opponents (#22 Redlicki, #46 R Shane, #52 Diep, #111 Tahir).  

George Goldhoff (Texas): The Longhorn freshman from Irvine, California went 11-5 in singles with a quarterfinal appearance at the All Americans. Goldhoff knocked off four ranked opponents including #1 Mikelis Libietis.

Austin Smith (Georgia): The Bulldog sophomore from Cumming, Georgia went 15-5 in singles with seven wins over ranked opponents which included two over #35 Gonzales Austin. Smith won seven matches in Tulsa at the All Americans to advance to the quarterfinals before falling 7-6 in the third. Smith also made it to the finals of the SEC Fall Classic before falling to Texas A&M's Harrison Adams though Smith would avenge that loss by knocking off Adams in the round of 16 at the All Americans.  

Julian Lenz (Baylor): The Bear sophomore from Giessen, Germany went 9-2 in singles with four wins over top 30 opponents (#7 Scholtz-twice, #16 Pradella, #28 E. Hess-Olesen). Lenz made it to the semifinals at the All Americans and to the round of 16 at the NIICs.  

Gonzales Austin (Vanderbilt): The Commodore junior from Miami went 12-4 in singles with a semifinal appearance at the All Americans and a quarterfinal appearance at the NIICs. Austin had five singles wins over ranked opponents (#11 Efferding, #41 C Johnson, #43 Contini, #75 Ollert, #87 Vilegen) and also went 10-2 in doubles teaming with Ryan Lipman as the duo claimed the title at the SEC Fall Classic.

Harrison Adams (Texas A&M): The Aggie sophomore from New Braunfels, Texas went 11-3 in singles with a title at the SEC Fall Classic and a round of 16 appearance at the All Americans. Adams knocked off six ranked players including four in the top 40 (#5 Bogaerts, #9 Jomby, #29 Simpson, #40 Stropp) all of which will play No. 1 in their respective teams' lineups.  

Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (Tennessee): The Volunteer junior duo justified their No. 1 ranking by going 11-2 and winning the All American Doubles Championship and finishing as runner-Up at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.  

Women's Honorable Mention (no order)

Hayley Carter (North Carolina): The Tar Heel freshman from Hilton Head, South Carolina went 19-3 winning the Black Draw at the Duke Fab 4 Invite, finishing as runner-up at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional, making it to the semifinals at the NIICs, and putting up a 7-1 record at the All Americans. Carter posted 10 wins against ranked opponents including two in the top 25 (#16 Oyen and #25 Bektas)

Robin Anderson (UCLA): The Bruin junior from Matawan, New Jersey went 8-2 in singles play finishing as the runner-up at both the All Americans and NIICs.  Robin knocked off seven ranked opponents including #14 Maho Kowase (Georgia) and #27 Beatrice Capra (Duke).  In doubles play, Anderson went 8-0 partnering with Jennifer Brady as the Bruin duo came all the way through qualifiers to capture the All American Doubles Championship.

Beatrice Capra (Duke): The Blue Devil sophomore from Ellicott City, Maryland went 15-2 winning the Consolation draw at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, winning the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional, and making it to the quarterfinals at the All Americans. Capra knocked off five top 30 opponents (#3 Herring, #7 Koroleva, #12 Niedermayerova, #21 Beazant, #29 Guillermo) after returning from a year absence.  

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