Jan. 10, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall has signed Emma Alderman (Hingham, Mass.) and Shea Flanagan (Overland Park, Kansas) to National Letters of Intent to play at UConn for the 2013 fall season.
Emma Alderman has signed to attend Connecticut after a stellar four-year career at Hingham High while also competing with the Weymouth Tennis Club. Alderman won the MIAA State Championship as a freshman and finished her high school career undefeated in singles action. Ranked as high as No. 54 nationally by tennisrecruiting.net, Alderman has been ranked in the top 10 in the region her entire junior career winning multiple doubles titles at the USTA sectional championships and one singles sectional title. She was also a quarterfinalist at the USTA National Hard Court Championship that was held in 2011 in San Diego.
"I am extremely pleased that Emma has chosen to attend UConn. She is an outstanding player who will make an immediate impact near the top of the lineup in singles and doubles," said Marshall. "She is also the highest ranked recruit I have ever brought into the program, earning a five-star ranking from the Tennis Recruiting rankings. I look forward to seeing her join the UConn family next fall."
Shea Flanagan comes to UConn after competing at Blue Valley North High in Overland Park, Kansas and earning a ranking as high as No. 146 by tennisrecruiting.net. A three-time Kansas 6A State Finalist, Flanagan finished as the runner-up in the Kansas State 6A Championship this fall after placing sixth as a junior in 2011. She was tabbed First Team All-State as a senior. Flanagan helped lead Blue Valley North to back-to-back State Championships as a freshman and sophomore before leading the team to two straight runner-up finishes at the State Championship as a junior and senior.
Emma Alderman will compete at UConn next fall.
"I am very happy that Shea will be a Husky next year," said Marshall. "Shea has many great attributes that I look for in a player; great hands, athleticism, solid ground strokes, and a desire to win points at the net. She will make a great addition to the top half of our lineup next year. I look forward to welcoming her to our UConn family in the fall."