May 31, 2012

Men's Tennis Signs Austin Blake to NLI

Emmitsburg, Md. (June 1, 2012)—Mount St. Mary's head men's tennis coach Phil Hammond has announced the signing of Austin Blake (Garnet Valley, Pa./Salesianum [Del.]) to a National Letter of Intent to enroll at the Mount in the fall.

Blake won the Delaware State championship at No. 2 singles as a freshman in 2009 with a perfect 18-0 record, earning All-State honors that season.  He was a semifinalist at No. 1 singles in the state in both 2010 and 2011.  This season, Blake fell in the state championship match at No. 1 singles.  He was ranked No. 1 in the Delaware District of Middle States in the USTA Boys 18 and Under in 2011.

"I am excited to have Austin join us next year as he is a tough competitor with  alot of match experience," said Hammond.  "He is an excellent student who will be a great teammate and a credit to the Mount."

Blake will join his older brother, Matthew, who played No. 1 singles for the Mount this past season as a sophomore.