Fresno State men's tennis: Recruiting class earns mid-major national ranking

The Fresno BeeJune 13, 2014 

Fresno State's next wave of men's tennis players earned a No. 4 ranking this week in the Tennis Recruiting Network's Top 25 list of mid-major recruiting classes.

Headliners for the Bulldogs in 2014-15 include Adam Glynn (Broadstone, Dorset, England), Youssef Hassan (Reading, England), Jakob Keppelmann (Reno, Nev.) and Euan McIntosh (Edinburgh, Scotland).

Keppelmann, whoi will be a freshman, has spent the past year and a half training in Fresno at Stine 360 Tennis Academy. Hehas been ranked as high as No. 32 in the USTA Northern California Section.

Hassan also will be a freshman, while Glynn is a sophomore transfer from Drake. Read more about the recruits here.

"We're really excited about the group of guys coming in," coach Evan Austin said. "They're the type of team-oriented kids who are going to help us compete for Mountain West championships on a yearly basis. I think every one of these guys are just scratching the surface in terms of their potential, and it's going to be up to us to really start putting the hard work in this coming fall."

Fresno State finished 13-10 overall in 2014 and fifth in the conference in Austin's second season at the helm of the men's team.

Brigham Young topped the Mid-Major Top 25 list, with Tulsa and North-Carolina Wilmington rounding out the top three.

Boise State, the reigning Mountain West champion, checked in at No. 6.

The rankings include all colleges in all divisions except for those in the big five football conferences -- the Atlantic Coast, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern -- as well as the Ivy League.

Top five among the women are Rice, Florida International, Tulane, Stetson and Saint Mary's.

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