Dec. 17, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall announced the signing of Lucy Nutting (Wilmington, Del.) on Thursday. Ranked the No. 1 tennis player in Delaware, Nutting is the first student-athlete to commit to the UConn women's tennis team for the 2010 season.
"Lucy is a tough, all around player, who possesses a powerful groundstroke game, " Marshall said. "She is a tremendous athlete who will have an immediate impact on our program. I am excited that she has chosen UConn, and we look forward to welcoming her next fall."
Nutting is the No. 30 ranked player in the Middle Atlantic Region and is the No. 257 nationally-ranked player according to TennisRecruiting.net. She competed at No. 1 singles at Tower Hill for three seasons and was a Delaware State High School runner-up as a junior. A finalist as a sophomore, Tower Hill won the Delaware State Championship for the fifth time in six years in 2008. Her sophomore performance marked the second-consecutive year that she finished as a runner-up after doing so as a freshman. She competed at No. 3 singles for Tower Hill as an eighth grader when the team claimed the state title in 2006.
She competed in a trio of Girls 16 United States Tennis Association competitions in 2008, including the National Clay Court Championships (Virginia Beach, Va.), National Open (Manasquan, N.J.) L3 Sectional Championship (Ashton, Pa.) In 2009, she boasted an 18-6 record in Girls 18 competition, including a win over the No. 9 seed at the Southern Open in Chapel Hill, N.C. Nutting claimed both the singles and doubles titles at the Philmont open and was a finalist at the Ethel Sergent SR5 event. She also competed at the National Open (Erie, Pa.) and the Winter Nationals (Phoenix, Ariz.).
Nutting attended the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the Spring of 2007 and attended the Sanchez Academia in the Spring of 2008. She attended the RAW Tennis Academy at the DuPont Country Club (2007; 2008) and the Lavner Tennis Academy in Philadelphia, Pa. in 2009.
In addition to tennis, Nutting is a two-time all-conference selection on the Tower Hill field hockey team as both a midfielder and defender. As a sophomore she helped guide the team to a 20-0 record en route to the State Championship Title. Tower Hill has captured three-consecutive State Championships with Nutting earning first-team all-conference honors as a junior.
Reprinted from the University of Connecticut Athletic Web Site