Oregon women's tennis head coach Paul Reber and assistant coach Maja Kovacek have inked Oregon's top recruiting class in program history, according to tennisrecruiting.net, who rank the incoming Ducks as the No. 21 recruiting class in the nation.
Oregon will welcome three players to the roster in 2009. Sabine Fuchs, Julie Metzger and Mahdi Besovic have all signed National Letters of Intent and will be suiting up for the Ducks next season.
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. 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 singles rankings.
Oregon comes in at No. 21 in the NCAA and No. 5 in the Pac-10 as Stanford, California, Arizona State and UCLA all signed top-25 classes as well.
You can see the rest of the top-25 HERE