Jan. 11, 2010
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's tennis team had three standouts sign national letters of intent to attend Boston College for the 2010-11 tennis season, announced head coach Nigel Bentley. The three players all come from different parts of the country in Massachusetts, California and New York.
"This represents one of the finest classes in our program's history," Bentley said. "The addition of Erina, Veronica and Haley will have a huge impact on our team, and I am absolutely thrilled that they will be joining us next year. Their skills, commitment and enthusiasm will fit into our team goals perfectly."
Veronica Corning comes to Chestnut Hill from Beverly Farms, Massachusetts after attending the Pingree School. She is currently ranked 60th in the country, second in New England and is the number one high school player in the state of Massachusetts.
Haley Dixon will travel across the country to join the Eagles next season as she comes to us from Temecula, California after attending Great Oak High School. According to the Tennis Recruiting Network she has been ranked as high as 41st in the country in her high school career, and she is listed as a five-star recruit.
The last player who will be joining the 2010-11 team next season is junior college transfer Erina Kikuchi. Kikuchi played her first two years of college tennis at Kingsborough Community College where she was just recently named by the National Junior College Athletic Association as the number one singles player in Division III women's tennis.
A key note involving two current Boston College women's tennis team players is the doubles team of Olga Khmylev and Alex Kelleher were just recently named the fifth best doubles team in the Northeast region in the ITA Regional Rankings.
The Eagles will open their season in less than two weeks when they host Yale University in Weymouth, Mass. The match will start at 3 p.m.