Women's Tennis Adds Amanda Brown for 2006-07
April 21, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team added another Canadian product to the 2006-07 line-up with the signing of Amanda Brown from Whitby, Ontario, to a National Letter of Intent it was announced by Head Coach Charlotte Peterson, Friday.
"Having the opportunity to go to Toronto gave me the opportunity to see Amanda in action on the court and I was very impressed with the power that came from such a little package," Peterson said. "Amanda will definitely contribute to singles and hopefully doubles right away next year. I can't wait to work with her because she is a very eager and hard worker on the court."
Brown has been a provincially-ranked junior in Canada for nine years and was a finalist at this year's Newmarket Girls U18 tournament. She is currently the No. 42 ranked U18 singles player and the No. 32 ranked doubles player in the most recent Ontario Tennis Association rankings.
The No. 1 player on the Trafalgar Castle School's U20 Tennis team from 2001-2006, Brown guided Trafalgar to its first-ever championship in 2005. The Girls U18 winner of the Rosedale Competition in 2004, Brown is also a bronze medalist from the Ontario Summer Games in the team competition and a silver medalist in ladies doubles in 2004. She was also a semifinalist in ladies doubles at the OFSAA tournament last summer.
"I received a great impression of the school during my recruiting trip there and while having Coach Peterson watching me play," Brown said. "I love the urban setting that the school is in and the closeness of the team. I feel that the University of Memphis is a place to help me grow and achieve my goals and I am looking forward to being part of the Lady Tiger team in the fall!"
The daughter of David and Laurie Brown, Amanda is the second signee for the Lady Tiger tennis team for 2006-07. She joins fellow Canadian Dara Toulch from Montreal, Quebec. Memphis expects to round out its recruiting class with one more signee later this spring.
The University of Memphis is an NCAA Division I athletics program based in Memphis, Tenn., with over 20,000 students. The athletic department offers 19 varsity sports on the NCAA Division I level and competes in Conference USA. The Lady Tiger tennis program finished its 2005-06 season Thursday with a 4-0 loss to East Carolina in the first round of the C-USA Championships in Dallas, Texas.