Three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UTC next year and compete for the women’s tennis team.
A European, a Canadian and a local girl make up Head Coach Jeff Clark’s first signing class in 2008.
Charlotte Bossy, of Koekelare, Belgium, Shaina Singh, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Emily Hangstefer, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., will bring their respective talents to the Lady Mocs program next season.
“All three players are going to help us immediately,” Clark said. “They each bring a tremendous amount of tennis experience to our program and will make a strong impact as we work our way up the Southern Conference standings. Most importantly, they are fine young women from great families who will add to the positive team atmosphere we already have."
Bossy is a highly-regarded European player who currently attends Koninlijk Technisch Atheneum in her native Belgium. She trains at TC Middelkerke and has extensive national and international tournament experience.
Singh, from Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver, is ranked No. 38 in Canada for players ages 18 and under and is one of the top players in her province. The Valedictorian of her graduating class, she recently competed in the Canadian National Indoors in Toronto.
Hangstefer ranks No. 7 in the State of Tennessee for her age group. A home-schooled student, she is the youngest of six children. She will be the fifth sibling in her family to play NCAA Division I tennis. Her sister, Katie, and brothers John and Michael all played for Chattanooga, while brother, Daniel, currently plays at Lipscomb in Nashville, Tenn.