Feb. 5, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Head coach George Husack's
incoming class for 2014 is ranked No. 5 in the nation, according to TennisRecruiting.net. The class includes one blue-chip recruit in Danny Kerznerman, two 5-star recruits in Sam Edwards and Korey Lovett and one 4-star in Langford Hills.
Kerznerman, from Brooklyn, N.Y., was ranked No. 1 in 14s and 16s and is No. 4 in 18s according to the USTA national standings list. He is part of the USTA developmental system and roomed with current Crimson Tide freshman, Nikko Madregallejo, in Boca Raton, Fla. Kerznerman won the 2013 USTA National Clay Court Championships 18s singles title.
Edwards, from Suwanee, Ga., was ranked in the top 75 nationally in 16s and remains in the top 75 in 18s. As a freshman playing for Mount Pisgah High School, Edwards was named the team's MVP. Some of his biggest accomplishments include reaching the round of 16 in doubles in Kalamazoo as well as the second round of the Futures main draw in Pensacola.
Lovett, from Brevard, N.C., is one of the top players in the USTA Southern Region and ranked as high as No. 30 in nation by TennisRecruiting.net. He was a finalist at the USTA Winter Southern Closed Championships and Memphis Southern Closed Championships and was a semifinalist at the Bullfrog Southern Designated Championships. Lovett also placed third at the Boys 18s Southern Closed Championships in Mobile.
Hills, from Atlanta, is the latest addition to the class, and ranks No. 113 in the nation. He advanced to the round of 32 at the 2013 USTA National Winter Championships and has continually risen in the national rankings throughout his career.
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