April 25, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU men’s tennis head coach David Roditi announced the signing of Alexander ‘Sander’ Jong to a National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday morning.
Jong, a native of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, is the first signee for the 2018-19 Horned Frog recruiting class.
Alexander ‘Sander’ Jong
Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Right Handed
Saw action in numerous ITF tournaments claiming one singles title and six doubles titles … ranked as high as No. 277 in the ITF junior rankings … last saw action at the HAP International Junior Tournament in Haifa, Israel where he won the doubles title with Jesper de Jong … won the singles and doubles titles at the ITF 5 Burgersdijk Tennis Rhijenhof in the Netherlands in October 2017 … took back-to-back doubles titles at the ITF 4 Autumn Almere in October 2016 and the ITF East Africa Junior Circuit in November 2016 … picked up the doubles crown at the Flower Bulb Tournament in the Netherlands in July 2016 … competed at the highest level in the Netherlands since he was nine years old … represented the Netherlanders regularly in the U12 and U14 team competitions and at the U14 European Championships … crowned the U14 national indoor champion in 2014 … climbed to as high as No. 30 in the Tennis Europe rankings … semifinalist in singles at the U16 Dutch National Indoor Championships and won the doubles titles.
Roditi on Jong:
“We are very excited to welcome Sander Jong to our Frog Family and our tennis program. He represents the type of mentality and goals we are looking for in our players and prospects. He has played at the very top level in The Netherlands and Europe. He has been around very good tennis and very good coaches and we are counting on his work ethic and his development to make a huge impact in our program in the future. He has dealt with some injuries this past year but he is now 100%, he is ready to compete and he is ready to start getting back to the level he is used to. We are very excited that he chose TCU as his home and the place where he can develop over the next four years.”