Austin Signs Three in 2014 Recruiting Class
Nov. 19, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. --- Fresno State head men's tennis coach Evan Austin announced on Tuesday morning that Adam Glynn, Youssef Hassan and Eric Komati all signed National Letters of Intent to attend school and play for the Bulldogs starting in 2014.
"As a coaching staff we are really excited about the three young men who have signed National Letters of Intent for next year," said Austin. "Adam Glynn, Youssef Hassan and Eric Komati are all great players who have goals and aspirations of eventually playing professional tennis following graduation. These three guys should really come in and help continue our program's tradition of competing for conference championships and high ITA National Rankings. We look forward to helping them continue their development both on the court and in the classroom."
Komati will start classes at Fresno State this January and begin competing with the Bulldogs in their 2014 spring season while Glynn and Hassan will begin playing for the 'Dogs in their 2014-15 season.
Komati qualified for the main draw at the 2013 Grade A International Tennis Federation (ITF) Banana Bowl in Sao Paulo and has a career high ATP Doubles Ranking of 1395.
"Eric has gained a great deal of experience competing at the ITF Futures levels which should really help him make a quick adjustment to college tennis," Austin said. "He's an extremely hard working guy with goals of continuing to take his game to the next level. I see him coming in and playing a big factor in our success in both singles and doubles."
With experience competing in a number of main draws under ITF Men's Futures events in both singles and doubles play Komati looks to be a great asset to the Bulldogs as they enter their spring 2014 season.
"I'm really looking forward to joining the team at Fresno State next season," said Komati. "I look forward to giving everything I have to help the team achieve success."
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. He was the winner of 5th Kuwait ITF Junior Championship and runner-up in ITF Oslo Open. Glynn 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 #86 in the ATP Men's Doubles Rankings.
"Our coaching staff is thrilled with Adam's commitment to Fresno State, he really fits the mold for the type of student-athlete we are looking to work with," said Austin. "He's a very disciplined guy with goals of playing at the professional level after college. He's going to bring a great deal of energy and intensity to our program immediately and I look for him to make an immediate impact on both the singles and doubles court for us next year."
Glynn will be graduating from Corfe Hills School in June 2014 before joining the Bulldogs next fall.
"I chose Fresno because I was really impressed with the team spirit not only in tennis but throughout the University," said Glynn. "I'm looking forward to working with Evan and James who are great coaches with big aspirations for the Bulldogs men's tennis team."
Hassan was ranked in the top 10 in the UK Boys 16 and Under National Rankings. In June 2013 he was Finalist in Jordan ITF and in August 2013 he became the Great Britain Doubles National Champion 18 and under. Hassan was also a finalist in Holland Almere ITF Singles and the winner of Luxembourg Doubles ITF in November 2013.
"Youssef has a very well rounded game which shows from his impressive results in both singles and doubles, "Austin said. "He's had a great past few months of results in International competition after coming back from injury. He's a guy who is just starting to touch the surface of his potential as a player and I believe he's going to be a huge contributor for us next season."
Hassan joins the Bulldogs from Reading, England, and is set to graduate from Reading Blue Coat School in June 2014.
"I am really excited about joining Fresno State," Hassan said. "This will be a great opportunity to continue my development as a player, and I look forward to being part of the success of the Bulldogs men's tennis team."
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