ELON, N.C. – Elon University head men’s tennis coach Michael Leonard announced the signing of Salvador Mijares, Felipe Sarrasague and Charlie Sullivan for the 2016 season on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
“Cesar [Vargas] and I are excited for the newcomers Salvador, Felipe and Charlie to join our squad for the 2016 season,” said coach Leonard. “With the start of the 2016 season just around the corner, we are ready to get things started. Having these three additions will be important to our team’s success this season.”
A native of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, Mijares finished with a career-high ranking of No. 224 in the ITF rankings. He was also ranked as high as No. 1 in Venezuela in three age groups, and was ranked the No. 2 player as an under-18 individual.
Sarrasague hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He finished with a boys U-18 national ranking of No. 7 this past season for Argentina.
Sullivan is a native of Delray Beach, Fla. and had a career-high ranking of No. 76 in the country. He reached the finals of national level 3 and 4 tournaments. Sullivan also was a regional high school state champion at Spanish River High School and was named 2015 Player of the Year by the Sun Sentinel.
Elon opens the 2016 season on Friday, Jan. 15 with a road trip to face Duke University. The first home matches of the season will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, with a doubleheader against North Carolina A&T and Bluefield College at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.