May 1, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's tennis head coach Bruce Berque announced the signing of Carter Lin (Bradenton, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent on Thursday (May 1), officially joining current signees Runhao (Leo) Hua (Shanghai, China/Edison Academics) and Cameron Norrie (Auckland, New Zealand/Macleans College) for the 2014-15 recruiting class.
"We are very fortunate to find a player of Carter's caliber this late in there recruiting process," Berque said. "He brings a tremendous amount of passion for the sport of tennis and a great hunger to improve and compete. We were all very impressed with him on his visit, and he is exactly the type of player and person we are excited to welcome into the Michigan tennis family.
"Time will tell, and of course there is a lot of work to be done, but I am confident that this class will be one of the best groups in the country. This recruiting class is a group of young men that (associate head coach) Jeremy (Wurtzman) and I are very much looking forward to working with during their time in Ann Arbor."
Lin, who hails from Bradenton, Fla., is currently rated a five-star recruit by the recruiting service tennisrecruiting.net and has been ranked as high as No. 11 in the country. Lin currently owns a 23-13 overall record, including two victories over blue-chip players, two victories over five-star recruits and four victories over four-star prospects. Lin has played in primarily USTA Futures sponsored events this season, and he qualified for the main draw of the USTA Futures tournament last week in Vero Beach, Fla.
An accomplished junior player, Lin holds a career-best International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior World Ranking of 166. As a junior, he has made it to the finals of the Honduras Junior Bowl in La Ceiba, Honduras; the semifinals of the Brunei ITF Junior Circuit singles championship in Jalan Berkas, Brunei; and the quarterfinals of the singles draws at the U18 Canadian World Ranking Event Montreal in Montreal, Canada; and the XXII Copa Merenque in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.