Women's Tennis Coach Signs Three for 2007-08
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Three prep tennis players have signed national letters of intent to play tennis and attend school at UTC, head women’s coach Tom Lowry announced Friday.

Planning to join Lowry’s Lady Mocs squad next season are Lauren Farlett of Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn., Annie Green of Chattahoochie High School in Alpharetta, Ga., and Grace Robinette, Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga. Ariana Sanjines of Chattanooga’s The Baylor School is planning on being a member of the team as a walk-on.

Lowry is excited about the prospects these four freshmen hold for his program’s future.

“We only lose Anastasia Zhukova to graduation,” Lowry said. “This class will make our team more competitive internally. In the past, we have struggled with depth and have gotten comfortable with our spots.

“Anytime you sign three girls in one class, it creates a solid corps for the future. These are all academically strong and balanced student-athletes.”

Farlett was ranked among the top 30 juniors in the South Region this past season and graduated from Farragut early in December of 2006.

Green and her Chattahoochee teammates have won a Region title and have advanced to the state finals. As a member of USTA Junior Team Tennis, Green’s teams have won Georgia State Championships two times. She has been ranked among the top 10 juniors in Georgia and has been named Atlanta’s High School Doubles Player of the Year. A talented cross country runner, Green was part of a North Fulton County Championship team.

Robinette helped lead the GPS Bruisers to back-to-back Division II State Championships. She played No. 2 and No. 3 singles and was a doubles state finalist as a senior. This past year, she was listed as Second-Team Best of Preps by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Sanjines helped her Baylor team advance to the 2007 Division II state finals against GPS. Sanjines, who was coached by former UTC tennis standout Jason Ontog, competed at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles.

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