Salt Lake City, UT – Sophomore Egbert “Eggy” Weverink has been elected to serve as captain for the 2015/2016 season. Senior Jamey Swiggart will
act as vice-captain, and Junior Parker McGuiness will be the freshman coordinator.
“After a long and thoughtful process, we are very happy with our leadership committee lead by team captain Egbert Weverink,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu,” Eggy exemplifies a true leader in every aspect of the word; he is a 4.0 student, always puts the team first and takes care of business. He is in many ways a person to look up to and he will do a fantastic job as our captain this year, especially with his experience having been part of a top team at Mississippi State.”
Sophomore Eggy Weverink played for a top 10 ranked Mississippi State team last year where he experienced a shoulder injury. After surgery and recovery, Weverink is excited to resume his collegiate tennis career with the Utes. During his freshman year at Mississippi State, Weverink earned a 1-0 singles record and a 2-2 doubles performance. Weverink reached an all-time high ranking of No. 3 in the Netherlands, which is where he is from. Eggy plans to major in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, and he desires to continue his education with a Masters in Business Administration.
Senior Jamey Swiggart returns to the University of Utah for his Senior year after transferring to the U from Idaho State before his Junior season. He is from Steamboat Springs, Colorado and has declared a major in Exercise and Sports Science. Jamey has a career goal to open his own physical therapy business. Swiggart played at No. 5 and No. 6 singles during Pac-12 Conference play, finishing with a 1-2 record. Jamey teamed up with Parker McGuiness at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to amass a 4-3 record, including a victory over Washington in the Pac-12 tournament.
Junior Parker McGuiness, last year’s team MVP, will act as the team’s first official “freshman coordinator.” Parker hails from McKinney, Texas and plans to major in Marketing. He is responsible for assisting freshman, ensuring they stay on track academically and on the tennis court. McGuiness will serve as a leader to point freshman to resources on campus and help their transition into college life. Last year, Parker accumulated a 15-9 singles record primarily from the No. 2 position. He also netted an 8-5 doubles record mainly at the No. 2 spot. McGuinnes earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for his role in defeating rival BYU on the road.