UT Tennis

Discussion in 'VOLuminous' started by kptvol, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    I was actually coming here to talk about this. He was a great player and in that awesome group of 4 in the State last year.

    I saw him last week at the Spring Fling. He was wearing his UT Tennis gear and watching his little brother, who btw, is also very good. Little brother took home the AAA crown over a spanish exchange student who, despite a less than stellar serve, was a pretty decent player.

    Karl was on his was back to Tennis and played some in the fall. Can't help but think the second rd of cancer will probably end his career. He looked in good spirits, but physically looked like one who has been through the battles one would expect from cancer.

    I would keep an eye on the brother though. Not sure he is quite the prospect Sean was at this age, but do not think he is far off. He will be a rising Junior I believe.

    Outside of Karl, the only other male prospect that stood out to me was Spencer Richey of MUS (not including Walker Sims of MUS who won his 2nd D2 Title...bc he is already signed and headed to Navy). Richey will be a senior. One of those kids that is a good player now but may have a lot of upside in college if he can continue to put it together. Great frame and a really good athlete. He won his second consecutive Doubles crown.

    Kenya Jones, a sophomore from White Station Memphis, won her 2nd singles crown. The rising Jr, is already one of the top ranked players in the nation in the 18s....heard her say that TN is recruiting her hard..which is a good sign bc UT LVs Tennis coaches have been really lazy to me in past few years. Case in point, her older sister in the #1 player at UTC...could have easily played in Knoxville...everyone knew the younger sister was going to be a stud...so why not recruit older sister?
  2. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    Appreciate the info.

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