USC Newcomer Reaches Junior French Open Quarterfinals|
June 15, 2012
USC men's tennis has loaded up another big gun for the coming 2012-13 season in Dutch player Max De Vroome, who most recently made his mark with a strong run at the 2012 Junior French Open. De Vroome signed his letter of intent to join the Trojan roster back in May, just as the USC men were heading off to Georgia to claim their fourth straight NCAA Championship.
"We are very happy to have Max join our team," USC head coach Peter Smith said of De Vroome. "His work ethic and ability is just what we are looking for, and his quarterfinal Junior French Open result shows what he is capable of. We expect him to come and start right away."
Last week at the 2012 Junior French Open, De Vroome won his first three singles matches to force his way through to the quarterfinals, where he fell to the draw's No. 8 seeded player. De Vroome's highest ITF world junior ranking is No. 21. This year, De Vroome posted a 15-match win streak in which he claimed three singles championships -- in Tunisia, the Netherlands and Thailand. He also won a doubles title in Tunisia and reached the finals in Thailand.