The University of Utah men’s tennis team announced it’s second commitment of the day after receiving a signed National Letter of Intent from British standout Daniel Little.
“Dan is an unbelievable player with a tremendous future ahead of him,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “He will make a huge impact on both our singles and doubles line up, so it goes without saying that we are delighted with his commitment.”
Little has an impressive track record in junior tennis earning one national championship and as well as being a two time finals runner up in Great Britain. This past June he competed in the Junior Wimbledon Championships falling to No. 55 in the world Jordi Arconada, 6-7(6), 7-6(2), 9-11.
He is the winner of 3 ITF junior singles titles (Doha 2014, Abu Dhabi 2014 and Norway 2013) and 4 ITF junior doubles titles (Doha 2014, Abu Dhabi 2014, United Arab Emirates 2014 and Kenya 2013), reaching as high as No. 192 on the ITF Junior World Rankings.
“It feels great to be joining a top university with not only a great tennis program, but other sports as well,” said Little. “I became a Ute because it is an incredible location with great facilities, great coaches and other great players around me that help me improve my tennis.”
“We are incredibly proud of this recruiting class and the best thing is that we are not done yet,” said Brateanu. “It’s an exciting time to be a Ute!”