Nov. 22, 2011
Dear Tennis Friends,
Just a few more days before Turkey Day, we wanted to share some good news with you. On NLI Signing Day, we received the commitment of a very talented, young player: Rafael Davidian. He is a true citizen of the world. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Rafa has always been amongst the top 20 players in his native country. About three years ago his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada. In Canada he has been consistently ranked in the top 5. Two years ago he moved, by himself, to Glendale, California in order to improve his tennis. And so he did. In the last 5 months, he has qualified 4 times for the main draw of futures events, reached the finals of an ITF Grade 5 event, is 2-0 against 5-star recruits and he is 1-1 versus blue-chip recruits.
Heavily recruited by top-20 programs in the country, we are very proud to announce the commitment of this very talented and dedicated young man. Because he has graduated about 9 months ahead of his class, he will join our program in January and make an immediate impact on our starting lineup. Rafa, thank you for your trust in us and welcome to the Ute family!
On behalf of the entire Ute tennis team and staff we would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Feel free to bring us some leftovers. ;)
Thanks and GO, UTES!