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I'm sure you meant to say, "These two are in the USA (tax payer funded) college system now".... correct?

If so....Great News...….. any idea on the quantities of GREAT players from the UK are here in the USA college system?
I'm sure statistics in the UK are kept on this...… not statistics from the USA counting players from the UK.

More....GREAT NEWS!!!
 
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jhick

Professional
#3
Couldn't find Okonkwo on Ohio State's roster (Ohio U doesn't have a men's tennis program). Tennisrecruiting says he signed a letter of intent to play at Iowa.
 
#4
Couldn't find Okonkwo on Ohio State's roster (Ohio U doesn't have a men's tennis program). Tennisrecruiting says he signed a letter of intent to play at Iowa.
Sorry my mistake. I'll have to change the video now. Thanks. I think Dan Siddal is at at Tulsa though he should do well for them

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I'm sure you meant to say, "These two are in the USA (tax payer funded) college system now".... correct?

More....GREAT NEWS!!!
I'm not sure what sort of scholarship they got but they will be representing the college
If more UK Higher education institutes were as serious about sport I guess players would stay. I only know of Bath and Loughborough that really take it seriously and maybe Eastbourne College.

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#7
Okonkwo has been playing as a Freshman for Iowa this year. He is 8-2, in the dual season mainly playing at #4 for the Hawkeyes. He went 9-6 in the fall season with one win over an ITA ranked player (7-5 6-1 over #120 Alan Rubio of UCF).

Seems like a solid addition for a team like Iowa.

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Siddall is 6-4 at Tulsa in the dual match season playing at 4,5 vs weaker teams and at 6 vs stronger teams. He has 3 in a row at #6 to Baylor, Texas and Texas A&M. He went 4-5 in the Fall season. Sidall's record so far is mainly wins over players from weaker D1 teams and losses vs the stronger teams.
 
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I'm sure you meant to say, "These two are in the USA (tax payer funded) college system now".... correct?

If so....Great News...….. any idea on the quantities of GREAT players from the UK are here in the USA college system?
I'm sure statistics in the UK are kept on this...… not statistics from the USA counting players from the UK.

More....GREAT NEWS!!!
USC (South Carolina) currently has two British players, one guy, one girl. We will add another girl next year. We had another girl 2 or 3 years ago. They all do well. Our current girl plays 4 for us and is rock solid at 4. Our guy plays 1 and is ranked top 10 in the country.
 
#9
USC (South Carolina) currently has two British players, one guy, one girl. We will add another girl next year. We had another girl 2 or 3 years ago. They all do well. Our current girl plays 4 for us and is rock solid at 4. Our guy plays 1 and is ranked top 10 in the country.
Jubb has really stepped it up this year. IIRC he started his career at UofSC playing at #6. I'm hoping to go Columbia on March 8 to watch Miss State vs SC and it's mostly to watch the Borges vs Jubb top 5 battle.
 
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I'm not sure what sort of scholarship they got but they will be representing the college
If more UK Higher education institutes were as serious about sport I guess players would stay. I only know of Bath and Loughborough that really take it seriously and maybe Eastbourne College.

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Curious how many the UK sends over.
I saw an article last year that showed an academy in Spain sends in one year enough international talent to fill 100% of all TX DI team rosters..... WOW... that's EVERY YEAR.
So in other words..... if everyone of them came to TX teams their would be ZERO USA players.
GO USA !!!!
 
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Jubb has really stepped it up this year. IIRC he started his career at UofSC playing at #6. I'm hoping to go Columbia on March 8 to watch Miss State vs SC and it's mostly to watch the Borges vs Jubb top 5 battle.
This year and last. He played 2 for us last year. He's had a high career win percentage overall. When he came in he was really young and really small. He was only 17 when he came in and he's probably put on 20+ pounds and 3-4 inches of height since coming in.
 
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If more UK Higher education institutes were as serious about sport I guess players would stay. I only know of Bath and Loughborough that really take it seriously and maybe Eastbourne College.

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Michael Shaw has stayed in Britain (Loughborough) which is a very highbrow University. so won't be bothering the American tax payer.

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#13
I would say the best two British players in the system I know of and have filmed are Andrew Watson and Ryan Peniston both at Memphis also George Headley at Kentuky is doing well I think

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#14
Curious how many the UK sends over.
I saw an article last year that showed an academy in Spain sends in one year enough international talent to fill 100% of all TX DI team rosters..... WOW... that's EVERY YEAR.
So in other words..... if everyone of them came to TX teams their would be ZERO USA players.
GO USA !!!!
Oklahoma State currently has two 6'7 guys from England on their roster playing 4 and 5. Luke Hammond and Emile Hudd. They also team up at #2 doubles to create quite an imposing duo.

Certain teams dip into the Britain pipeline a lot such as Memphis and Drake.

Many schools have their preferred international pipelines and connections. Some for Spain, Germany, France, South America, Australia, Eastern Europe etc. Some focus on Americans and many just get whoever they can from wherever
 
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Oklahoma State currently has two 6'7 guys from England

Certain teams dip into the Britain pipeline a lot such as Memphis and Drake.
Yes we have seen Tom (good) Hands at Drake and now Pacific has Josef Southcombe 6'8 I think on there roster.
We have film and interviews with them both. High level players.

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Also Dan Little of Utah. Who flip flops between 1 and 2 a lot. I saw him play last year vs Oregon and Washington. Crafty quick player. He's been in the ITA top 100 before.

My team Clemson has dipped into the U.K. pool exactly once in my memory, Luke Johnson (transfer from Florida). He's giving it a go on the ITF circuit these days.
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
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Brits are not that uncommon I feel. Just a handful of players that I can think of off the top of my head that I've seen play live in college matches.

Paul Jubb-- So. Carolina (Currently playing at the top of the lineup I believe)
Ed Corrie -- Texas (Austin)
Lloyd Glasspool -- Texas (Austin)
Niall Angus -- Texas A&M
Pippa Horn -- Texas (Austin)
The Skupski brothers - Ken and Neal -- LSU
Dominic Inglot -- Virginia
Farris Gosea -- Illinois
 
#22
I would say the best two British players in the system I know of and have filmed are Andrew Watson and Ryan Peniston both at Memphis also George Headley at Kentuky is doing well I think

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Watson and Peniston were definitely great players. Memphis has had a number of other high level Brits of recent such as Connor Glennon, Dave O'Leary and Joe Salisbury. Right now they have 2 excellent freshies and a junior. Have another super highlevel ITF Brit coming next year. All have been great guys and additions to the community.
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
#23
I'm sure you meant to say, "These two are in the USA (tax payer funded) college system now".... correct?

If so....Great News...….. any idea on the quantities of GREAT players from the UK are here in the USA college system?
I'm sure statistics in the UK are kept on this...… not statistics from the USA counting players from the UK.

More....GREAT NEWS!!!
Very few taxpayer dollars support athletes. The athletic department has to account for a scholarship as out-of-state tuition, which is very high. The cost is about half from TV revenues. The bulk of the other half comes from earnings from football and basketball, student fees, and donations. At schools whose athletic departments lose significant money even after all these sources of revenue are used, the general budget of the university does have to kick in some dough. There was a recent article about the gloomy financials at the University of Connecticut, for example.
 
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