DECATUR, Ga. - Head Coach T.J. Greggs and the Agnes Scott College tennis team will have five new faces joining their ranks this fall, as announced by the Department of Athletics today. All five of the incoming players have deposited in response to an offer of admission at Agnes Scott and will join the Class of 2020 for the Scotties.
"I am very excited to have some new faces coming in to join our experienced squad as we move into the USA South this year," commented Greggs. "All five of these young ladies will have an opportunity to make an impact for us and I believe this will be the deepest team we have ever had here at Agnes Scott."
The five players who will be joining the Scotties this fall are:
Gabriella Chebli (Miami, Florida/Homeschooled) - Chebli, a standout at Sunset Senior High School before electing to be homeschooled during her senior year, was the top player for Sunset in both her sophomore and junior seasons. She has also competed in several USTA junior tournaments. She chose Agnes Scott College for the "tight-knit community and small class sizes."
Lizzy Engsberg (Decatur, Georgia/Lakeside) - Engsberg has been the top player for nearby Lakeside High School for the past three seasons. She was her team captain this season, and has three times received the MVP Award. Lizzy said she "felt like home as soon as she walked onto campus," and is "beyond excited to play on the tennis team."
Kate Griffith (Americus, Georgia/Americus Sumter South) - Griffith joins the Scotties after a solid junior career at Americus Sumter South, where she was the team captain this season, as well as being named the Most Improved Player. Her senior year record at Sumter South was an outstanding 13-3. She chose Agnes Scott because she feels it will be a good balance between being academically challenging while giving her the opportunity to pursue her passion for the sport of tennis.
Jasmine Keiler (Newnan, Georgia/East Coweta) - Jasmine joins the Scotties after a strong junior career, both here in Georgia and in her former state of Connecticut. Jasmine was named the 2015 USTA Georgia Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as well as captain of her high school team. She is currently ranked inside the Top 800 players in the nation in her class, according to TennisRecruiting.net. Her career record in high school matches is 55-20.
Olivia Rivas (Tampa, Florida/Academy of the Holy Names) - Rivas, who recently graduated from The Academy of the Holy Names, a prestigious all-girl's high school in Tampa, chose to continue her education at Agnes Scott. She is a three time FHSAA state qualifier, a three-time district and regional champion in both singles and doubles, as well as her team's captain and an All-County honorable mention recipient in 2015. Like many students, Rivas chose Agnes Scott because it "felt like home."
The Scotties will kick off their fall campaign in September, as they help host the ITA Regional on September 23-25 along with host Emory University.