Lincoln, Neb.-- Head Coach Kerry McDermott announced the addition of one player to the Nebraska men's tennis team on Tuesday. Isaac Nortey of Lakeland, Fla., will join the Huskers in the fall of 2017.
"We like the fact that Isaac has [not] reached his potential with his tennis," McDermott said. "His best tennis will be in the years ahead of him in college and past college, as he wishes to pursue his goal of becoming a professional tennis player. His private coach, Gerard Galindo, feels that Isaac can be a potential top ranked 300 (ATP) player someday and we are lucky to have him commit to our program."
Nortey competed for Lakeland High School, under Head Coach Justin Troller. Nortey was the 2016 Florida state runner up in singles competition, falling to Adam Ambrozy who was considered a Blue Chip recruit and currently competes for Columbia University. Nortey defeated five-star recruit Jose Andres Ortega en route to the championship match. In the 2017 Florida State Tournament, Nortey lost to eventual state champion Antoine Sanchez by the score of 7-5,6-3.
"Isaac is a very gifted athlete and along with that he is a very hard worker, very determined young man, and he is just great to be around," McDermott said. "He has a very infectious attitude about life and he will make our team better by having him around."