June 13, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. --- As announced by the Tennis Recruiting Network, the Fresno State men's tennis team was ranked No. 4 in its Top 25 Mid-Major Recruiting Class poll by the organization this week.
The Bulldogs incoming class features Adam Glynn (Broadstone, Dorset, England), Youssef Hassan (Reading, England), Jakob Keppelmann (Reno, Nev.) and Euan McIntosh (Edinburgh, Scotland) who will be joining the team for the 2014-15 season.
"We're really excited about the group of guys coming in," said Fresno State head coach Evan Austin. "They're the type of team oriented kids who are going to help us compete for Mountain West championships on a yearly basis. I think every one of these guys are just scratching the surface in terms of their potential, and it's going to be up to us to really start putting the hard work in this coming fall."
After finishing the 2014 season with a 13-10 record and fifth place finish in the MW in just his second season at the helm of the men's tennis team, Austin is looking forward to adding fresh talent to the squad in hopes of competing for the programs fifth conference title.
"While it's a great accomplishment to have a highly ranked and talented recruiting class, our main focus will now be on developing these guys and helping them reach their goals both athletically and academically," added Austin.
BYU topped the 25 team list with a four-man recruiting class while Tulsa and UNC Wilmington rounded out the top three. As the reigning MW champions, Boise State was the only other conference foe to earn this honor with a No. 6 ranking.
To view the full Top 25 Mid-Major list click here.
2014 Fresno State Recruiting Class
Adam Glynn • Broadstone, Dorset, England
Glynn comes to Fresno State as being previously ranked No. 1 in the UK in both boys 18 and under and boys 16 and under divisions. Glynn recently advanced to the main draws of Great Britain Futures 9, 10 and 11 and was the winner of 5th Kuwait ITF Junior Championship and runner-up in ITF Oslo Open. He also advanced to the semifinal rounds in both the 11th UAE Dubai ITF Junior Championship and the ITF International Championship. He had a highlight win in April 2013 at the British F9 Futures event over Neal Skupski, former LSU All-American and current No. 86 in the ATP Men's Doubles Rankings.
Youssef Hassan • Reading, England
An incoming Freshman from Reading, England, Hassan has been ranked as high as No. 196 in the ITF Junior World Rankings and was top 10 in the UK Boys 16 and Under National Rankings. In January Youssef won the singles and doubles events at the ITF G4 event in Abu Dhabi, and won two additional ITF doubles titles in the spring of 2014. He won the 2013 18 and Up AEGON British Junior Nationals with partner Lewis Roskilly. Hassan was also a finalist in Holland Almere ITF Singles and the winner of Luxembourg Doubles ITF in November 2013.
Euan McIntosh • Edinburgh, Scotland
McIntosh is a sophomore transfer from Drake University where he posted a 7-4 singles record and 6-2 doubles record in the fall of 2013. He has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the UK in the Boys 18 and under division, along with an ATP Doubles ranking of 1297. His career has been highlighted by a run to the doubles final of the ITF Great Britain F14 futures event in 2013. The Edinburgh, Scotland native is also a Scottish Open singles and doubles champion.
Jakob Keppelmann • Reno, Nev.
Keppelmann is an incoming freshman from Reno, Nev. He has spent the last year and a half training in Fresno at Stine 360 Tennis Academy and has been ranked as high as No. 32 in the USTA Northern California Section. In just his two years of high school tennis competition he won the Northern Nevada Zone Tournament two times and he made the State of Nevada quarterfinals both years.
Broadstone, Dorset, England
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