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LOS ANGELES - Head UCLA women's tennis coach Stella Sampras Webster added yet another Blue Chip recruit to her program on Tuesday, as Florida's Jennifer Brady signed a National Letter-of-Intent to join the Bruins in the fall of 2013. Brady, who hails from Boca Raton, Fla. and trains at the Evert Academy, is considered one of the top 5 players in America.
"Jennifer is an amazing talent and a player who I see making an immediate impact in the college game," said Sampras Webster, who guided UCLA to a runner-up finish at last year's NCAA Championships. "She's someone who will fit right in with our players and our staff. She has a very big forehand and can play both singles and doubles. It's going to be exciting to see her develop into a top college player. We're thrilled that she decided to make UCLA her home for the next four years."
Below are some of Brady's most notable accomplishments:
Reached a career-high ITF World Junior Ranking of No. 36 in October of this year ... Has competed in three of the four Junior Grand Slams, seeing action at the French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open Junior Championships ... Reached the semifinals in singles at two ITF Tournaments in 2012, including the USTA International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif., and the Copa Del Cafe in San Jose, Costa Rica ... Claimed the 18s doubles title at the 2011 Eddie Herr International Junior Championships (w/K. Woodard) ... Also reached the Eddie Herr doubles final in 2010 (w/L. Herring) ... Doubles finalist at the USTA National Championships in 2011 (w/K. Woodard) ... Earned a bronze ball for finishing third in the 16s at the Easter Bowl in 2010 ... Has also competed in several events on the ITF Women's Circuit ... Captured the doubles title at a10k in Montego Bay, Jamaica (w/N. Hubnerova) in 2011 ... Also won the Amelia Island 10k in 2011 (w/K. Woodard).