Nov. 16, 2012
DALLAS (SMU) --- SMU Head Coach Kati Gyulai announced that three student-athletes; Anna Anderson, Macie Elliott and Mary Wright; have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Mustangs (@SMUTennis) beginning with the 2013-14 season, which will be SMU's first campaign in the BIG EAST
"We are thrilled to have Anna Kate, Macie and Mary join our program," Coach Gyulai said. "They bring tremendous talent, versatility, toughness, competitiveness and pride to our very young program. All three players are well decorated with accolades through their junior tennis careers. They plan, prepare, and expect to win."
"Getting these three young women to SMU was a collective effort with assistant coach Jeff Hammond, who has done a tremendous job identifying the character as well as the championship effort and attitude we were looking for."
SMU Women's Tennis Signees
Anna Anderson Spartanburg, S.C. (Spartanburg Day School)
Macie Elliott Evansville, Ind. (Reitz Memorial HS)
Mary Wright Hot Springs, Ark. (Lakeside HS)
Anna Anderson is a four-time All-State honoree, All-Conference champion and team MVP at Spartanburg Day School. The five-star prospect is ranked No. 59 nationally after going 47-4 during her prep career and leading her team to three straight NCISAA state championships.
Macie Elliott is a four-star signee from Reitz Memorial in Evansville, Ind. She is ranked No. 55 nationally and No. 1 in Indiana after going 31-1 in 2011 and winning the state singles championship. As a team, Reitz Memorial reached the final in 2011.
Mary Wright played at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Ark. She is the top-ranked player in Arkansas and a three-time state champion. Wright, the No. 92 ranked player nationally, is a four-star signee that spent part of the past year training at the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.