Men's Tennis Signs Top Recruit
April 18, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU men’s tennis coach David Roditi has announced the signing of top recruit Guillermo Nuñez of Santiago, Chile to a National Letter of Intent.
"Guillermo's signing with TCU is very exciting for our program. He will make an immediate impact in our line-up,” Roditi said. “Based on his ATP and ITF rankings, he is one of the top recruits coming into college next fall. It shows the trend of more top junior players coming into the college system to develop and get a top-notch education."
Nuñez holds an ATP ranking of No. 681, while also being ranked No. 9 in the junior ITF rankings. Nuñez was once the No. 1 player in South America and has been the No. 1 ranked junior player in Chile since 2009. The 5-foot-6 Chilean won three gold medals at the South American Games and was also the 2013 men’s singles champion at the Bolivarian Games.
On the international stage, Nuñez has played in the juniors draw of three majors – Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open. Nuñez advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open last summer and has won 72 singles matches and 82 doubles matches in his young career.
"I chose TCU because I feel that is the best place for me and my future,” Nuñez said. “I really like the tennis program and academics and this is definitely the place where I would love to spend the next four years."
Nuñez will join fall signee and blue chip recruit Trevor Johnson as members of the 2014 incoming freshman class for TCU. Both players were highly recruited and offered scholarships from numerous top 10 programs in the nation.
"Adding Trevor Johnson and Guillermo to our team next fall will take our program to the next level as it should be one of the best recruiting classes in the nation,” Rodit said. “It took a complete team effort to make this happen and we are very fortunate to have the buy-in and support of our players."