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Head Coach Ramsey Smith
Duke’s Class of 2012 Ranked No. 3 in the Nation
Monday 01/24/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - Duke's four signees for the 2012-13 season have been tabbed the No. 3 recruiting class in the country, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network's list of the top 25 recruiting classes of 2012.

The Blue Devils earned the third spot in the rankings with 380 points. Stanford was ranked No. 1 with eight first-place votes and Virginia second with five first-place votes. Recruiting classes from Georgia and Texas A&M round out the top five, while other ACC schools in the top 10 include Wake Forest (No. 6) and North Carolina (No. 9).

"[Assistant coach] Jonathan [Stokke] and I are thrilled with our 2012 recruiting class," said head coach Ramsey Smith. "It's nice to get recognized as a top ranked class, and we can't wait to see the impact these four will have our program both on and off the court."

Headlining Duke's class is Chicago native Michael Redlicki, who is rated No. 5 overall in the Tennis RPI rankings and No. 8 nationally by TennisRecruiting.net. The blue chip recruit captured titles at the USTA National Clay Court Championships and the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships over the summer, as well as at last February's Midwest Junior Indoor Championships. Redlicki also won an impressive 30 consecutive matches on the USTA junior summer circuit.  

Duke also received a commitment from Josh Levine, a senior blue chip recruit from Syosset, N.Y. Levine is currently ranked No. 25 by TennisRecruiting.net and No. 42 in the Tennis RPI rankings. One of the top players from New York, Levine has won three sectional championships in the last two years and went a perfect 28-0 from the No. 1 singles position last season at Cold Spring Harbor High School.

Redlicki and Levine are joined in the class by Daniel McCall of San Francisco, Calif. McCall has been ranked in the top 10 nationally by TennisRecruiting.net for each of the past four years and reached an international ranking of No. 132 last year while competing worldwide on the ITF circuit.

Sao Paulo, Brazil native Bruno Semenzato rounds out the Blue Devils' class of 2012. Semenzato is an accomplished international player who has reached an ATP World Tour ranking of No. 714 in singles and No. 612 in doubles. While competing as an amateur, he has advanced to the quarterfinals or better in five professional Futures singles events.  Semenzato has also captured two professional Futures doubles titles, in addition to reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and US Open Juniors in doubles.

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