Nov. 9, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's tennis head coach Ronni Bernstein announced on Wednesday (Nov. 9) that blue-chip recruit Ronit Yurovsky (New New Kensington, Pa./Plum HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period to attend the university and compete for the Wolverines next fall.
"We are excited to have Ronit join us next year," said Bernstein. "She is a great competitor and will make a big impact during her time in Ann Arbor. She fits in so well with our team already, and we are all looking forward to her arrival next season."
Yurovsky is the No. 8-rated national recruit, according to tennisrecruiting.net, and the top-ranked player from the Middle Atlantic region. She was a two-time Pennsylvania singles champion at Plum HS, capturing her second consecutive title last weekend with a 6-1, 6-2 decision in the finale, after placing second as a sophomore (2009) and third as a freshman (2008). A three-time WPIAL singles champion, Yurovsky lost just five singles matches throughout her high school, going undefeated in regular-season play.
Currently ranked No. 16 among the USTA's Girls 18 listing, Yurovsky has excelled at the national level throughout her junior tennis career. Most notably, she claimed the singles title at the 2010 USTA Interscholastics Championship East and was a bronze ball winner as a semifinalist at the 2008 Easter Bowl. Off the court, Yurovsky was named a 2011 Scholar-Athlete Extra Effort Award recipient and is a volunteer for Make a Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.
The Wolverines, who recently completed their fall season with a solid showing at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 4-6), will return to action in the new year, hosting the Michigan Invitational, Jan. 14-16. The dual-match season kicks off against Western Michigan, Jan. 22, at the Varsity Tennis Center.
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