Nov. 16, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team has secured its first commitment of the 2013 recruiting class, signing Brittany Lindl of Panama City, Fla. to a National Letter of Intent.
Lindl is a five-star recruit and is also ranked 20th in the country by TennisRecruiting.net. She was ranked as high as No. 34 in the USTA 18s national rankings and was up to No. 24 in the 16s age division.
She will also be the first Florida native to be a part of the Vols since Samantha Orlin (Miami) who graduated in 2009.
"We are looking forward to Brittany joining the program here at Tennessee," said co-head coach Mike Patrick. Brittany is a great fit to our program, a hard worker and has a strong passion for the game. We are looking forward to her arrival at Rocky Top."
All of Lindl's matches took part with on the USTA national junior tournament circuit as she will graduate from the Florida Virtual School, an online public school, in May. She is an honor roll student with a 4.36 weighted GPA who looks to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at Tennessee.
On the USTA junior circuit, Lindl has compiled a 56-20 record, going 26-11 against other TennisRecruiting.com 5-star recruits, is 9-9 against blue chip recruits and is a perfect 21-0 against 4-star recruits and below.
Lindl took fifth place at the USTA Girls 16s National Clay Court Championship in 2011, also earning the sportsmanship award at the tournament.
On the USTA Girls 18s Intersectional team, Lindl was the No. 1 tennis player on Team Florida.
Lindl chose Tennessee over Virginia, Purdue and Yale because she loved the team and coaches, thought she could improve her game the most here and felt that Tennessee was the best fit for her.