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CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia men’s tennis head coach Brian Boland announced that three players have signed letters of intent to join the Cavaliers next fall. Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), David Nguyen (Columbia, Md.), and Reese Milner (Los Angeles, Calif.) will be the first-year class for the 2008-09 season. All three players are ranked among the top 50 recruits in the nation by

“We are excited about David, Drew and Reese joining the men’s tennis program at the University of Virginia,” said Boland. “They are outstanding students in the classroom and tremendous players with an abundance of potential. I have also had the opportunity to get to know each of their families and I have been incredibly impressed. I have no doubt each of them will fit in well to our program and continue to grow both on and off the court. We are thrilled that they are a part of our upcoming class.”

Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va./Robinson H.S.)

Courtney is one of the top junior players in the country, currently ranked No. 15 in the USTA boys 18s rankings and listed as a blue chip recruit by This past summer he was won both a singles and a doubles title on the USTA National Open circuit. He has led Robinson Secondary School to the last two Virginia State Championships, while winning the 2006 and 2007 Virginia State Singles Championships and the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Virginia State Doubles Championships. A two-time Washington Post All-Met, he was also the Washington Examiner 2007 Boys Tennis Player of the Year.

Courtney on choosing Virginia: “I am excited and feel very fortunate to be attending the University of Virginia next fall. UVa has it all: top academics, an amazing tennis program with an excellent coaching staff, top-notch facilities, and a great group of players who I have a lot of respect for.”

David Nguyen (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake H.S.)

Nguyen is a highly recruited player from Maryland. Ranked as high as No. 1 in the USTA Mid-Atlantic section and No. 12 nationally in his career, Nguyen is listed as a five-star recruit by The 2006 Maryland High School Singles Champion at Wilde Lake High School, Nguyen also earned High School All-American status. He was the 2007 Baltimore Examiner Player of the Year and also won Maryland’s USTA Sportsmanship Award.

Nguyen on choosing Virginia: “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to attend such a prestigious university and to play for one of the best Division I tennis teams in the country led by such outstanding coaches. I plan to work hard in order to contribute as much as possible to the team’s continued success.”

Reese Milner (Los Angeles, Calif./Crossroads H.S.)

Milner is a top player from southern California and continues the pipeline of highly ranked players from the region to attend Virginia. He is listed as a five-star recruit by Last year he led Crossroads High School to the CIF Championship. Over the past year he reached the semifinals of a National Open and had a third place finish at the Muterspaw Championships. Milner also reached the round of 16 of the USTA boys 16s National Hardcourt Championships during his junior career.

Milner on choosing Virginia: “I choose Virginia because of its academic and tennis programs. Virginia offers the best in both areas, and I wanted to play for the best team and coach and get a great education all at the same time.”

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