Montreat College Head Tennis Coach Andrew Cobb has announced the signing of four student-athletes to letters of intent to compete for the men's tennis program in 2016-2017.
The Cavaliers have added Ben Cree to the team for the fall. Cree has experienced success on the tennis courts of his native Ireland, winning the Knock Out Cup that has players from all over the country.
"I chose Montreat because I have always wanted to play tennis in the USA and from the word "go", I got along well with the coach, Andrew. We both have the same outlook and work ethic," Cree said.
"Ben's going to be a great asset for our men's program," Coach Cobb said. "He has a lot of success in tournament play, both singles and doubles because he aims to outwork his opponent. That intensity will be great for our program."
Anh Hoang, a transfer from Ferrum College, has joined the men's tennis program at Montreat. While at Ferrum, Hoang compiled a 13-6 doubles record for his freshman year. He was also named to the USA South All-Conference Team.
"Anh will come in and immediately make an impact, especially in doubles," Coach Cobb said. "He is a great player who is intense and works hard daily. He will bring experience and success from a really good conference so he will be a great addition."
Jackson Plyler from Weddington, North Carolina has joined the men's tennis team. Plyler is currently a senior at Weddington High School and is a player with a great high school career. He helped lead the Warriors to three 3A State Playoff semi-final appearances and boasted a 47-12 high school career record.
"Jackson will be a great asset," said Coach Cobb. "He has a lot of success in high school and tournament play. He's a very team-focused player who chose Montreat because of our community. He's definitely a strong addition to our program."
Austin Silver is the fourth individual to sign to the men's team. Silver is currently a senior at Coosa High School where he helped lead the program to three 7AA state playoff appearances, as well as compiling a 38-16 overall record at the No.1 and No.2 singles spots.
"Austin has a great experience and has had a great high school career," Coach Cobb said. "He will be a great asset to our men's tennis program and will be a crucial player as the program grows."
Montreat College head tennis coach Andrew Cobb has announced the signing of Jacob Summerville to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2016.
Summerville is currently a senior at Rockmart High School where is a four-year letterman in tennis. He has primarily played in the #1 singles spot for Rockmart. His overall record in high school tennis is 38-21, helping lead his team to the state playoffs the past 4 years.
"I think Jacob will be a great asset to our men's team. He is a great listener and wants to improve and that combination is what I look for in any incoming player," Coach Cobb said. "He will deepen our line-up and help build a strong foundation moving forward."
Summerville's private coach, Adam Rogers, said, "Jacob's leadership and success throughout high school will make him a valuable asset to the Cavaliers."
Montreat College Head Tennis Coach Andrew Cobb announced the signing of Grayson Chumley to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2016.
Chumley is currently a senior at River Ridge High School in Woodstock,GA, where he has been a four-year letterman in tennis.
"Grayson has had experience in both singles and doubles," Coach Andrew Cobb said. "He has helped lead his team to the state playoffs the past four years. He will be a great asset to our men's program."
Chumley posted an 85-7 record for his high school career. He also helped lead his team to the state playoffs the past four years, with Final Four showings the past two years.