Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the University of Utah men’s tennis team announced the commitment of Chase Stoner to its 2016 class of recruits. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chase was raised in Salt Lake City, UT and has been ranked as high as #104 in the nation in singles and #69 in doubles.
“We are incredibly excited about Chase’s commitment to our program,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “He is a very hard worker, a talented player and has a solid foundation that will propel him into a successful college career.”
Under the instruction of Lindsay and Francis Rawstorne, Chase achieved impressive rankings during his time in junior tennis. He reached a 4-star recruit ranking and No. 1 in the state of Utah and Intermountain region in singles and doubles. Chase also secured two state championships while playing for Brighton High School.
“It feels amazing, I am so excited to train and compete with my team. I have to thank my coaches Francis and Lindsay Rawstorne for always believing in me and sacrificing so much time and effort to help develop me into the player I am today,” said Chase, “I also have to thank my family for giving me the chance to play tennis and always being there for me through the ups and downs of my tennis career, without them I would never be in this position.
Chase was raised by parents Rob and Shanda stoner, and he has a brother and a sister. Entrepreneurship and Marketing are areas of study that peak his interest going into college.
Chase expressed his excitement to join the Utes: “I chose the U because when I went on my visit to Utah I fell in love with the program. The environment was so positive, the coaches and team were awesome. Utah gives me the opportunity to become the best that I can be on and off the court.”