Salt Lake City, UT – With only one day to spare in the early signing period, the University of Utah men’s tennis team has announced the commitment of Jon Dollahite to a National Letter of Intent.
Dollahite, the three-time defending 4A Utah State Champion, is currently a senior at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah. During his reign at the high school level he has lost a total of 3 matches and is coached by former BYU standout James Ludlow.
“Jon is a fantastic player with huge potential and arguably one of the most dominant players in the state of Utah in the last few years,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “On top of that, he is an incredibly intelligent and mature young man.”
On a national level, Dollahite has ranked as high as No. 32 in the nation and was rated a 5-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net. He has dominated the USTA Intermountain section and is currently its top ranked player, while also being known for his great sportsmanship. He was recently featured in the Daily Herald.
“I chose the U because I absolutely loved the coach, the program, and the energy of the entire university, said Dollahite. “I see the incredible growth in the school and can’t wait to be a part of it!”
He’s a 4.0 GPA student, a member of the National Honor’s Society and is a volunteer for the “Read Aloud” program at Cherry Hill Elementary School. His father David, who played in northern California himself, is a Professor of Family Life at BYU and is a published author. David and his wife, Mary, have 7 children.
With the commitment of Jon Dollahite and RJ Parker, the Utes have secured the top 2 players in the state of Utah and the USTA Intermountain Section.
“Local players are the bloodline for any program, so it goes without saying that we are incredibly excited to have signed the top 2 players in our region,” said Brateanu. “Both Jon and RJ have huge upside, they are class acts and we are super excited to have them join our Ute family.”