Monday, June 04, 2007

Meet the Incoming Harvard Tennis Class of 2011!

Aba (left) and Alexei (right) in the recent National Open in California, where Alexei made it to the finals, and Aba won the backdraw by winning seven matches in a row.

Meet Harvard's new freshman class:
Alphabetically, Alexei Chijoff-Evans (Texas), Will Guzick (South Carolina), Aba Omodele Lucien (California) and Tim Wu (Michigan).

Alexei, Will and Aba are currently ranked #23, #17, and #35 respectively in the nation. Tim Wu is a great prospect just making his way into the 18's competition.

Alexei Chijoff-Evans (Texas):

•Ranked Top 15 in the nation in 16's and 23 (so far) in 18's.
•Multiple Finalist/Semi Finalist at National Opens.
•Multiple wins over Top Five players.
•Ranked #5 in Texas in 16's and #1 in Texas in 18's (first year)

William Guzick, South Carolina:

•Won three USTA gold balls, including the Boys' 16s Singles Easter Bowl title
•Achieved a national ranking of #2 in Boys' 16s Singles and is currently ranked #19 in Boys' 18s Singles
•Named a two-time National High School All-American
•Led the Christ Church Episcopal School tennis team to five state titles

Aba Omodele Lucien (California):

•Finished 6th place in 14's Super National Hardcourts and went on to finish ranked #9 nationally for Boy's 14 2004.
•2005 West Coast Junior Championships winner
•2006 Easter Bowl quarterfinalist in singles and Bronze ball in Doubles.
•2006 Kalamazoo doubles quarterfinalist. Finished 2006 ranked top 30 nationally in singles and #5 in doubles.
•2007 Copper Bowl winner

Tim Wu (Michigan):

•#4 Midwest 16s 2006
•Easter Bowl Doubles Quarterfinalist 2006
•Regional Champion, All State (High School Tennis) 2006

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