Women's Tennis Recruits Receive Honor
The Broncos return all but two letterwinners from a year ago and will be bolstered by a class of four women, three of whom are rated three-stars or better by TennisRecruiting.net (listed alphabetically):
Kalamazoo native Meika Ashby, rated as a four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net, recently captured her third state singles title in four years at Hackett Catholic Central High School, and set a Michigan high school record for most 6-0, 6-0 wins in a career;
Barbare Eristavi, ranked among the top three under-18 players in the Republic of Georgia, and at one point the 21st-best under-16 player in Europe, has won 25 tournaments in her under-14 and under-16 career and has reached the late rounds of several Girls 18 tournaments;
Tracy Kuhle, the niece of WMU head coach Betsy Kuhle, is rated as a three-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net and is a four-time First Team All-State honoree at Decatur St. Teresa, and has teamed with her sister Amy to finish in the top four in doubles in the state of Illinois on four straight occasions;
Yuriko Ono, rated as a three-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net, was ranked as the seventh-best recruit in the state of South Carolina at the time of her signing, boasts a 7-5 record against opponents rated three stars or better, and was ranked at No. 2 on Prince's "Hot 100" list in November 2010.