Nov. 21, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's tennis head coach Gene Orlando announced on Wednesday, Nov. 21, the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent for the 2013-14 season. The Spartans will welcome Brett Forman of Troy, Mich., and Robert-McLaine Roy of Austin, Texas, to the squad next year.
Forman, who attended Troy High School, concluded his career with a 77-8 record and won the Division 1 singles championship his sophomore season while compiling a 29-1 record. Forman missed his entire junior season with a hip injury, but recovered and received Michigan's Mr. Tennis award following his senior season.
"Brett was one of the top juniors in the country before he had hip surgery which kept him out of competitive tennis for a year," Orlando said. "He's worked extremely hard on his rehab and his game is very close to being at full strength. He's a winner and looks to prove he's a top collegiate player."
Roy joins the Spartan team as a highly touted recruit from Austin, Texas and is a five-star prospect. Roy ranks fourth in the state of Texas and 50th nationally according to TennisRecruitng.net.
"`Mac' is currently ranked 50th in the country and rising," Orlando said. "He's a great athlete with a work ethic to match. He is committed to taking his game to the next level as we are committed to assisting him reach his dream and taking our program to new heights. He will be an exciting player to watch."