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    Northwestern Recruiting Class Ranked in Top 10 Nationally

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Head coach Arvid Swan has put together a talented freshman class for 2013-14.
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    Head coach Arvid Swan has put together a talented freshman class for 2013-14.
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    June 4, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Fresh off one of its winningest seasons in school history, Northwestern's men's tennis team will welcome one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. The Wildcats' four-person class has been ranked No. 8 nationally by TennisRecruiting.net.

    Northwestern will welcome Konrad Zieba (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South), Samuel Shropshire (Philadelphia, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy), Strong Kirchheimer (Cary, N.C./University of Texas High School) and Alp Horoz (Istanbul, Turkey/Saddlebrook Preparatory School (Tampa, Fla.)) to the squad next year. Zieba, Shropshire, and Kirchheimer have been rated as blue-chip players.

    The `Cats are coming off a historical season. The team finished the season with a 22-10 record and the 22 wins were the second highest single-season total in school history. Northwestern also captured a first-round victory against Wake Forest in the NCAA tournament, marking the team's first tournament win since 1998.

    Northwestern earned a ranking of No. 32 in the ITA year-end team rankings. They ended the season as fourth-highest ranked Big Ten team behind only Ohio State (4), Illinois (24) and Michigan (26).

    TennisRecruiting.net Top 10 Men's Recruiting Classes
    1. Virginia
    2. UCLA
    3. North Carolina
    4. Florida
    5. Stanford
    6. Florida State
    7. USC
    8. Northwestern
    9. Texas
    10. South Florida

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