Jamie Ashworth signed four of the nation’s top recruits for this upcoming season.DURHAM, N.C. – The 2011-12 recruiting class for the Duke women’s tennis team was tabbed the number one recruiting class in the nation on Monday by the Tennis Recruiting Network. The Blue Devils earned the number one ranking after head coach
Joining the Blue Devils this season will be Beatrice Capra, Ester Goldfeld, Monica Turewicz and Annie Mulholland.
“We are looking forward to getting this great group of girls on campus in the fall,” Ashworth said. “All four are committed to being the best they can be both on and off the court and all will be a great addition to the entire Duke community.”
Capra is a native of Ellicott City, Md., and graduated from the Laurel Springs School in May 2010, and is currently the top-ranked recruit in the nation. Capra took a year out of high school to work on her WTA ranking and participated in the 2010 US Open and advanced to the third round and defeated two players ranked in the top-100 in the world before falling to current No. 16 in the world Maria Sharapova.
Some other career highlights include winning the 2010 Italian Junior Open, advancing to the quarterfinals at the 2010 French Junior Open and winning the 40th Banana Bowl held in Brazil.
Turewicz , a native of Lake Forest, Ill., is currently ranked the No. 2 recruit nationally according to TennisRecruiting.net and No. 11 in the TennisRPI. She was ranked as high No. 56 in the International Tennis Federation Junior rankings and is the top-ranked player in the state of Illinois.
Mulholland, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., currently attends The Pendleton School and is currently ranked No. 150 in the ITF Junior rankings and is listed as the No. 44 recruit in the nation according to TennisRecruiting.net.
Goldfeld is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and is currently ranked the No. 4 recruit in the nation according to TennisRecruiting.net. Goldfeld was tabbed as high as No. 27 in the ITF Junior rankings, as high as 430 in the WTA rankings and is the number one recruit in the state of New York.
Capra, Goldfeld, Turewicz and Mulholland will begin their careers at Duke in the upcoming 2011-12 season.