STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut head women’s tennis coach Glenn Marshall announced that Lou Regen (Stockholm, Sweden/ Kungsholmens Gymnasium) has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Husky tennis program for the fall of 2016.
“I am very excited to welcome Lou to our team this coming fall,” said Marshall. “She has extensive international experience, and has consistently been one of the top ranked juniors in Sweden. She has a very strong all-around game. Her strengths are her big forehand, strong net play, and great athleticism and quickness. I look forward to welcoming her to our UConn Tennis family.”
During her junior career in Sweden, Regen won nine titles in established singles play national tournaments and four titles in doubles play in national tournament play. Playing as the No. 1 ranked singles player for her club, Regen posted a 24-10 record in team matches as well as earning victories over WTA ranked players this past year.
She has earned a pair of bronze medals in doubles play at the 2015 and 2016 Swedish National Championship and advanced to this year’s quarterfinals of singles play at the national tournament. In 2014, she made the final of the Stockholm Junior Tour, one of the biggest tournaments in Stockholm. In 2013, she was awarded the “Encouragement Prize” and the Margit and Rune Lundström Junior Scholarship Fund by Lidingö Tennis Club.
In the classroom, Regen studied at Kungsholmens Gymnasium in Sweden. She won the “Peace Prize” in the school’s intern Nobel Prize Award Ceremony as well as awards for music, religion and written text. She was chosen for a scholarship to study women’s rights among the Mayan people in Guatemala this past February.