Nov. 20, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama men's tennis team received three national letters of intent during the early period, signing Sam Edwards, Danny Kerznerman and Korey Lovett.
"We're ecstatic about this year's signing class," said head coach George Husack. "We got three strong American players that not only have big games but also tremendous character. They want to be impact players from the get go, and I am confident they will elevate our program to another level."
Edwards joins the program from Suwanee, Ga. He was ranked in the top 75 nationally in 16s and remaining 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.
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.
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.
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