@DuqWTennis and @DuqMTennis Add Sears and Matthews
Jan. 12, 2017
PITTSBURGH - Director of tennis Vanessa Steiner has announced that Maranda Sears (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Arlington) and Joey Matthews (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) will be joining the program in the Fall of 2017.
Sears is a three-star recruit who has been ranked as high as 202 in the National Tennis rankings and has a Universal Tennis Rating of 9. She is currently #10 in New York State and top 30 in the Middle Atlantic Region.
The Poughkeepsie native trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York City where she is one of their top scholarship student-athletes. Sears will make an immediate impact when she joins the Dukes next fall with her aggressive, all-court game.
Matthews, a three-star recruit, has been on the rise with a highest National ranking of 306. Matthews has been a consistent top performer in North Carolina, ranking #8 currently and has a Universal Tennis Rating of 11.25.
As a junior at Kell, Matthews was SoMeck 8 Conference runner-up and qualified for regionals.
"We are very excited to welcome Maranda and Joey into the Duquesne family next fall," said Steiner. "Both student-athletes will be assets to the team both academically and athletically. They will bring great work ethics and leadership to the team and have the playing abilities to make an immediate impact in the lineup."