Reber, Oregon Ink Stellar 2009 Recruiting Class

EUGENE, Ore. Oregon women’s tennis head coach Paul Reber has announced the signing of three high school standouts to National Letters of Intent following the early signing period for the 2009-10 season. Sabine Fuchs, Julie Metzger and Mahdi Besovic will all be playing collegiate tennis with the Ducks next year.

The 2009 class is already the best in the Oregon women’s tennis history, with a pair of five-star U.S. high school seniors and a top international prospect. Fuchs and Metzger are currently ranked in the top-75 in the nation amongst high school seniors while Besovic has been ranked as high as 32nd by the European Tennis Association.

Metzger (5-foot-9) is the top player in the class. The Perrysburg, Ohio native is a five-star prospect according to tennisrecruiting.net and is the No. 49-ranked high school senior in the nation and the third-ranked player in the state of Ohio. The 2008 Ohio State High School Championships finalist holds a 3.72 GPA at Perrysburg High School and trained at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas. Metger’s older sister Jaclyn currently plays tennis at Clarion University (Penn.).

Fuchs (5-foot-9), from La Center, Wash., is another U.S. high school senior standout, holding a national five-star ranking according to tennisrecruiting.net. Originally from Germany, she is the 73rd ranked senior in the United States. Fuchs currently sports a 4.0 GPA at Hewitt High School and a No. 2 ranking from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in the Pacific Northwest U-18 section. Her older brother Christopher plays tennis at Whitmore College (Wash.) while her sister Stephanie plays for the University of Portland.

Besovic (5-foot-8) will make the move to Eugene and the United States from Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is currently attending the Fifth High School & School of Administration in Sarajevo and was the No. 1 ranked player in her country and age group from 1999-2005. Tennis is also in her family as her sister played at Texas Christian and was ranked as high as No. 21 in the NCAA.

You can get more information on Oregon’s 2009-10 recruiting class at http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/team.asp?id=1030.

The Oregon women’s tennis team will open this season at home against Idaho on Jan. 23, 2009.

-- GoDucks.com --