2011 signing class ranked No. 1

Jan. 25, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt’s 2011 six-member signing class is ranked No. 1 in the country, tennisrecruiting.net announced yesterday. A panel of 16 junior tennis experts from around the country evaluated every recruiting class based on depth and quality of top players.

The 2011 class is highlighted by the No. 2 overall prospect Gonzales Austin. He is joined by Blue Chip prospect Jeffrey Offerdahl, five-star recruits Joe Dorn and Anton Kovrigin, as well as four-star athletes Suresh Eswaran and Michael Retta.

“We are very excited about this talented group of players,” said head coach Ian Duvenhage. “We can’t wait for them to be part of our program in the fall.”

This marks the third consecutive year Vanderbilt has had a recruiting class ranked in the top 10. The 2010 class ranked 10th in the nation and the 2009 class was No. 7.

The Commodores earned 388 out of a possible 400 points, and nine first place votes in the poll. Vanderbilt leads three SEC schools that rank in the top five. South Carolina’s class of four players ranks third while Tennessee’s class of two comes in at No. 5. Click here for the complete poll.

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