World Top-10 Junior Tennis Player Signs With TCU
Aug. 13, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU men's tennis head coach David Roditi announced Wednesday the addition of his second top-10 junior tennis player to the program in Great Britain and New Zealand native Cameron Norrie.
Norrie has been ranked as high as No. 10 in the ITF Junior World Rankings and as high as No. 636 in the ATP rankings, making him one of the highest-ranked players to sign a National Letter of Intent in the 2014 recruiting class.
"Being able to add Cameron to an already strong recruiting class makes it very exciting for all of us," Roditi said. "I believe this recruiting class may be the best in the nation. Cameron brings a wealth of experience in the international, professional and junior tournaments. Cam is a great singles and doubles player and the fourth lefty on our team. He has the goals and the drive to continue playing after college, which we are looking for in a recruit.
"In order for us to have such a strong recruiting class all members of our team came together and helped out. It has been very humbling as a coach and I am very proud to be part of such a special team. Our school and staff worked extremely hard to make this happen so I am very grateful for the support TCU has given to our tennis program."
Norrie attended Macleans College in Auckland, New Zealand, and holds 12 ITF titles (five singles and seven doubles) and owns a career record of 96-50 in singles and 81-44 in doubles.
Norrie won the New Zealand 18-and-under Summer Championships on two occasions, and earned singles crowns at two ITF Indoor Championships in Auckland. In March 2013, he won both the singles and doubles draws at the G1 Mitsubishi-Lancer International Junior Championships in Manila, Philippines. Norrie has competed at the junior events at all four Grand Slams: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
"I feel I have made the right decision signing with TCU," Norrie said. "I think it is the best place to develop my tennis, gain a high quality education and make international connections."
Norrie joins fellow signees Guillermo Nuñez, who has been ranked as high as No. 9 in the ITF junior rankings, and blue chip recruit Trevor Johnson. All three players were highly recruited and offered scholarships from numerous top-10 programs in the nation.
"Having five seniors leading this team and now adding three good freshmen to our two sophomores will give us great balance between experience and youth," Roditi said. "This is what we needed in order to compete in the toughest tennis conference in the nation."