Wolverines Sign Blue-Chip Recruit Najarian to NLI
MGOBLUE Ronni Bernstein
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Ronni Bernstein
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Nov. 15, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's tennis head coach Ronni Bernstein announced the signing of blue-chip recruit Alex Najarian (Birmingham, Mich./Cranbook Kingswood) to a National Letter of Intent on Friday (Nov. 15). She will join the Wolverines for the 2014-15 academic year.

"We are so pleased to announce Alex's signing," Bernstein said. "It is very special because she is a local kid who has grown up loving the University of Michigan her entire life. I cannot wait to see her in the Maize and Blue. She will be a great addition to our program both on and off the court, and we look forward to her arrival next fall."

Najarian, who is currently ranked as the No. 16 senior in the country, was a high school All-American last year and is undefeated in high school action at Cranbook Kingswood. She has been part of three straight state championship teams and won individually at No. 1 singles in all three years of high school competition.

At the 2012 USTA National Championships, she finished sixth in singles and third in doubles. She won the Gold Ball at the national championships for the 14s age group in 2010. Najarian is the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Michigan.

Michigan, which has won four consecutive Big Ten titles, will lose senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) to graduation after this season.

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