Men's Tennis Inks David Henry to NLI
April 25, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - The University of Memphis men's tennis team has added a second in-state signee for the 2008-09 season with the addition of David Henry of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, for next season. Henry joins Bartlett's KC Griffin, who signed in the early signing period for next season's roster. The duo replaces Amrit Narasimhan and Jimmy Khougassian, a pair of graduating seniors for the Tigers.
Henry will also be the second Tiger on the squad from McCallie School in Chattanooga (current Tiger sophomore Charlie Ramsay is also a graduate of McCallie) and the third from the state of Tennessee, joining Ramsay and sophomore Spencer Heflin from MUS in Memphis.
"We are so excited to have another highly-ranked state player," Head Coach Paul Goebel said. "David comes from a great tennis family and has been coached by one of the best coaches in the state in Eric Voges. What I like most about David is he still has a lot of potential to improve and has the game style that should allow him to excel at the collegiate level. It will be fun to see him join his former teammate (Charlie Ramsay) here at Memphis."
Henry is a four-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net and is the web site's top-ranked senior in the state of Tennessee. He is also the No. 36 ranked senior in the Southeast and the 120th ranked senior in the country. He was also recruited by Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Elon, Auburn, the College of Charleston and Tennessee.
Henry has helped McCallie to two straight TSSAA Division II state championships and is the No. 13 ranked player in the USTA Southern Section in the latest junior rankings. Earlier this spring, he advanced to the quarterfinals of the March BullFrog Southern Section Designated tournament, bouncing back from his quarterfinal loss to win two more matches. He was also a quarterfinalist in singles at the Winter Southern Closed Championships.
Last summer, he made a quarterfinal appearance at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Boys Girls Southern Open 18s Championships.