First signee of 2017 class
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane men’s tennis head coach Mark Booras continues to push the future of the program forward when he announced the signing of Hamish Stewart on Monday afternoon. The Glasgow, Scotland native becomes the first signee of the 2017 class.
“Hamish is a great player who we expect to make an immediate impact on our team,” Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. “His talent, energy, and hard work will fit in well with our guys and our system and he will continue pushing all of us toward maintaining an elite program.”
The right-handed Stewart achieved a career high world junior ITF ranking of No. 185 and is currently ranked 11th in the UK and No. 2 in Scotland.
Some of his most notable tournament outings from the past year include a singles and doubles championship at the ITF Ayia Napa Grade 5 and a singles title at the ITF Autumn Cup Grade 4.
Stewart will certainly bolster Tulane’s depth next fall. The Green Wave, who have secured its most wins (17) in the post-Katrina era this season, along with achieving its first top-20 ranking since 2005, are currently gearing up to challenge for the program’s first American Athletic Conference Championship this week.