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Texas A&M’s 2022 Signing Class Ranked Third – Texas A&M Athletics

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MARIETTA, Ga. – Texas A&M women’s tennis has locked itself into the nation’s third signing class and earned five votes for first place in the Tennis Recruiting Network 2022 Final Rankings, the organization announced.

“Coach (Jordan) Szabo and I are extremely excited to welcome the nation’s No. 3 recruiting class to Aggieland,” the head coach said. Marc Weaver said. “It’s a very strong group we have. They join an already elite group of student-athletes who helped us achieve one of the best seasons in program history last year. , and we look forward to working with everyone here in a few months. It should be another great season for Aggie Tennis.

In the Weaver era, each of the Aggies’ four recruiting classes earned TRN’s top 10. The most recently signed classes in 2021 and 2018 each earned the No. 2 class designation. Since Szabo was hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator ahead of the 2018 campaign, all three classes have been ranked in the top three in the National level. Additionally, the Aggies earned the most votes for first place in the poll, tied with five alongside No. 1 USC.

Mia Kupres | Edmonton, AB, Canada | Career High 10.81 UTR
Currently among the top five prospects in Canada, Kupres arrives in the Brazos Valley as one of the elite players in junior tennis internationally. Kupres holds a career-high ITF World Junior Rank 47 as well as a WTA Pro Ranking personal best of 1,312. She recently moved to Montreal to train at the National Tennis Center with Tennis Canada. Kupres finished in the quarter-finals at the Under-18 Orange Bowl, considered one of the most prestigious junior tennis tournaments in the world. Kupres also participated in the Australian Open and French Open junior tournaments earlier this year.



Darya Smetannikov | Morganville, New Jersey | In career 10.44 UTR
Ranked as one of America’s top prospects in the 2022 signing class, Smetannikov comes to Aggieland as Texas A&M’s seventh top prospect in the last three classes according to TRN. Smetannikov, a native of Morganville, New Jersey, is currently ranked as the No. 18 player in the United States and claims the No. 2 spot in New Jersey State in addition to the No. 3 ranking in the Central Region of Atlantic. . Smetannikov climbed to the No. 1 spot in American junior tennis by the United States Tennis Association after winning the singles title at the USTA Indoor National Under-18 Championships in Indianapolis in December of the year last.


To determine the best recruiting classes each year, the Tennis Recruiting Network reaches out to junior tennis experts, journalists and writers across the country to formulate a top 25 poll. Each panelist submits a ballot with 25 teams ranked in order, with the #1 team earning 25 points, the #2 team earning 24 points and so on. TRN hosted a panel of 14 voters in the final rankings.



TENNISRECRUITING.NET TOP-10

Votes for first place in parentheses

  1. USC- 333 points (5)
  2. Stanford- 327 (2)
  3. Texas A&M – 322 (5)
  4. Florida – 314 points (1)
  5. UCLA – 285 points
  6. Vanderbilt- 256 points
  7. Florida State – 217 points
  8. Notre Dame – 216 points
  9. Utah – 214 points
  10. Texas Technology – 203 points

North Carolina (11th) received a vote for first place

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