Dec. 14, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
Michigan State men's tennis head coach Gene Orlando has announced the signings of Andrew Lied (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield) and Aaron Pfister (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) to National Letters of Intent for the recruiting class of 2010.
Lied, a four-year letterwinner at Brookfield High School, and was voted most valuable player during each of his first three years. Under coaches Judson Shaufler and Milan Mihailovic, he has compiled a 43-20 record over the past year for USTA and went 25-3 last year at Brookfield. Lied was also 10th in the Midwest Boys 18's.
"Drew is an extremely tough competitor who has a solid all around game," said Orlando. "He will contribute greatly to next year's lineup."
Pfister also lettered all four years at Grand Blanc High School under Donald Leavy. While at Grand Blanc, he compiled a 94-6 overall record and went 28-0 his senior year. In 2008, Pfister finished first in Midwest for Boys' 16 and under and was the MHSAA Division 1 State Champion in both 2008 and 2009. Pfister was No. 75 nationally for Boys' 18 and under on usta.com in 2009 and was a finalist in singles an doubles at the 2008 Midwest Close.
"Aaron has a big game," added Orlando. "Beginning with a big serve and aggressive ground strokes, his game will add to next year's team.
"Both players are very focused on developing their game and playing at the next level after their graduation."