Men's Tennis Signs Austin Smith For 2010-11 Season

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: November 25, 2009
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MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State University men's tennis coach Bill Richards has announced the signing of Austin Smith (Columbus, Ind./North High School) to a national letter of intent to compete on the men's tennis team.

"Austin will be a great addition to our program," says Richards. "He is a very strong, athletic player. I expect him to contribute immediately even though we have no seniors this year.  We are very pleased he has decided to play tennis at Ball State and become a member of our tennis family."

Smith is a four star recruit out of five stars on tennisrecruiting.net.  He is ranked 133rd in the nation after completing his senior season this fall.   Smith owns a No. 16 ranking in the Midwest and was ranked No. 1 in the state as a senior.

Smith continues a family tradition by signing with Ball State.   His mother, Terralin Schurr Smith, is a Muncie native and lettered in tennis at Ball State from 1981-84.  She played under former head coach Eloise Wiertel.   Smith's grandfather Terry Schurr is a retired Ball State professor and lettered for the Ball State men's basketball team from 1956-58.

Ball State men's tennis begins its 2010 season Jan. 17 at Northwestern.

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