Nov. 13, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor head women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the signings of Kelley Anderson (Roanoke, Texas) and Eliza Long (Bendigo, Australia) to National Letters of Intent for the 2014-15 academic year on Wednesday.
"Both Kelley and Eliza really fit the culture of our program," Scrivano said. "They're both hard working student athletes. They're very strong in the classroom and on the court. We're excited to have these two quality individuals."
Anderson, who is from Southlake Carroll High School in the Dallas area, is a five-star recruit and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Texas according to tennisrecruiting.net. She was named the 2013 All-District MVP and first team at No. 1 singles. Anderson led the Dragons to the District 4-5A Championship.
Long qualified for several Pro Tour events in 2012 and made it to the round of 16 at the $25,000 Traralgon event. She won the 2011 Optus 16s Australian Championships and the 2012 Bendigo Junior Open and Association Championships.
"Both of these young ladies understand what Baylor tennis is all about," Scrivano said. "On top of their individual junior tennis success they have the qualities of a good teammate. They want to be a part of Baylor tennis for the right reasons and that's all you can ask for in a newcomer."
The Lady Bears have wrapped up their fall season of play and will next be in action on Jan. 11, 2014 with the start of dual-match play vs. Hawai'i.
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