Huskers Add Three For 2013-14 Season
Lincoln - The Nebraska men's tennis team will add a trio of newcomers for the 2013-14 season, Coach Kerry McDermott announced on Saturday, May 11.
Beau Treyz will join the Huskers as a junior after transferring from North Florida. Treyz competed in both singles and doubles at North Florida, playing as high as the No. 1 doubles spot, while regularly competing at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. The Jacksonville, Fla., native also assumed a leadership role for North Florida as a team captain. He will have two years of eligibility as a Husker.
"Beau already has valuable experience playing Division I tennis and is excited to play in the Big Ten Conference," McDermott said. "He is a fierce competitor, and as a past team captain his experience and work ethic will be an asset to our program."
Charlie Shin will come to Lincoln as a freshman, after competing and training at the Austin Tennis Academy. The native of South Korea has played and studied in Texas for several years and has regularly been ranked nationally in his age group. Coached by Estevam Strecker at the Austin Tennis Academy, Shin climbed as high as No. 23 nationally in 2009, and was ranked 78th in 2012. He closed his Junior career ranked as the No. 5 player in the state of Texas.
"We are looking forward to working with Charlie," McDermott said. "We feel that he will fit nicely with our team and the goals we have here at Nebraska."
McDermott went overseas to sign their second freshman. Vasileios Stavropoulos has been one of the top players in Greece for several years. Stavropoulos, who will join the Huskers as a freshman for the 2013-14 campaign, was ranked No. 1 nationally in Boys 14 and Boys 16 singles and doubles in Greece.
The native of Athens, Greece did not participate in Greek Championships after the age of 16. In 2011, he finished No. 4 in the European Boys 16 and Under singles rankings. McDermott said Stavropoulos will bring tremendous international experience to the Husker program, despite his relative youth.
"He is a very athletic and could easily be a swimmer or skier, but has chosen tennis to be his primary sport in college," McDermott said. "We are excited as coaches to bring him to an even higher level with his tennis. I love his attitude toward hard work and wanting to improve. We have no doubt his attitude can only rub off onto his teammates, and continue to move our program forward in the Big Ten and nationally."