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Men's Tennis Signs Two to NLIs

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 05/01/2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team announced today that Jefta Kecic and Maik Steiner have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Broncos at the start of the 2014-15 season.  The pair will each come to WMU as freshmen with freshman eligibility.

"Both Jefta and Maik fit the mold of what we look for in the recruiting process at WMU," said head coach Dave Morin.  "They are passionate about excelling as tennis players and students, and they are team players.  Both players combine good size with strong results in high level tournaments to challenge for spots at the top of our line-up immediately."

Kecic comes to the Broncos from Mokrin, Serbia, and brings serious size to the WMU line-up; standing 6-6 tall, he will be the tallest player for the Broncos next season.  He has consistently ranked among the best under-18 tennis players in his home country, ranking second in 2012 before improving his ranking to #1 in 2013.  Kecic has competed in nine International Tennis Federation Futures events in the last three years, qualifying once and reach the qualifying match four other times.  He intends to study Economics and Finance while at WMU.

Steiner hails from the tennis hotbed of Germany, joining countryman and rising junior Ruben Greiner on the Bronco roster.  He also represents an infusion of size into the line-up, coming in at 6-2, and currently ranks #235 among all men's players in Germany; by comparison, Greiner is rated three spots ahead of him, at #232.  Steiner comes from a strong tennis-playing background, as both of his parents are professional tennis coaches, and intends to major in Sports Management at WMU.