Xavier Tennis Adds Four
Nov. 22, 2011
CINCINNAT -- Xavier women's tennis will welcome one newcomer next season and the men will welcome three as head coach Eric Toth signed five future Musketeers during the 2011 fall signing period. Alexandra Brinker will join the XU women while Brian Carman, Adam Krull and Zach Mueck will be a part of the men's team in the 2012-13 season.
"I am really pleased with the group we were able to assemble for next fall," said Toth. "Although the focus is on our upcoming season, it is exciting to look ahead a little bit and see how Alexandra on the women's side and Brian, Adam, and Zach on the men's side will positively impact our rosters starting next fall. Adding these four to our current teams will make us very competitive, particularly in the Atlantic 10, where we aim high each season to compete at a championship level. Alexandra, Brian, Adam, and Zach are also all outstanding individuals from a personal and academic standpoint. I look for all of them to have outstanding results on the court, excel in the classroom, and have a great four-year experience during their time at Xavier."
Brinker, a Granger, Ind., native was named a Four-Star Recruit and was ranked 130th nationally and No. 3 in Indiana by Tennisrecruiting.net. During the 2011 high school season at Penn High School, she finished third in the Indiana state tournament, was First Team All-State Singles, and was named the conference Most Valuable Player.
Carman, a Knoxville, Tenn., native and current student at the Webb School will join the Musketeer men next fall. He was named a Three-Star Recruit and was ranked 11th in Tennessee by Tennisrecruiting.net. He is a current member of Webb School's back-to-back Tennessee Division II-A State Championship teams.
Krull hails from New Braunfels, Texas where he attended Keystone Online School. He is a Four-Star Recruit and is ranked 100th nationally and 10th in Texas by Tennisrecruiting.net. He trained at the John Newcombe's Tennis Academy in New Braunfels for the last two years.
Mueck, a Cincinnati, Ohio native and student at Lakota East High School, is a Five-Star Recruit and is ranked No. 50 nationally and No. 1 in Ohio by Tennisrecruiting.net He is a two-time OHSAA State High School DI Tournament Singles Finalist.