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WILMINGTON, North Carolina – After piloting the Seahawks to their seventh Colonial Athletic Association championship and eighth NCAA Regional appearance, veteran UNCW men’s tennis head coach Mait DuBois has completed a five-man recruiting class with the addition of four outstanding players.

DuBois has announced that Danil Ozernoy (Almaty, Kazakstan), Reece Falck (Christchurch, New Zealand), Ignacio Sandoval (Alicante, Spain) and Samuel de Felipe (Oveindo, Spain) will join early March signee Trey Mallory on the Seahawk roster for 2021-22.

“We’re very excited about this class and believe they will help move our program forward,” said DuBois, 2021 CAA Coach-of-the-Year. “They all possess the kind of character and work ethic we look for in our student-athletes. I know they will be great representatives of UNCW and our tennis program.”

2021-22 UNCW Men’s Tennis Recruits

Samuel de Felipe | 6-0, 170, Redshirt Junior | Oviendo, Spain
   Transfer from UT-Rio Grande Valley…Played No. 1 and No. 2 for UTRGV in both singles and doubles…
.Extensive ITF Futures experience…DuBois on de Felipe: “Samuel has played mainly at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in his previous three seasons in singles and doubles. He’s extremely committed to his tennis and brings a strong physical presence to our program. Everyone who we spoke to about Samuel complimented his attitude, work ethic and passion for his tennis. I think he is going to fit into our environment very well and bring a lot to what we are trying to do here. He brings a lot of maturity, professionalism and Division I experience with him.”

Reece Falck | 6-1, 185, Sophomore | Christchurch, New Zealand
  Transfer from Fresno State… Played one semester at Fresno State, going 11-2 in singles…Ranked as high as No. 151 in the ITF World Junior Rankings…Ranked in top-2 in New Zealand in the 12s,14s,16s,18sDuBois on Falck: “Reece is an exceptional player that comes from a tennis family. His father is an excellent tennis coach. He has reached a very high world ranking in the ITF juniors. Reece had a tough introductory to college tennis when Fresno State dropped its program. Everyone we’ve contactced spoke very highly of his work ethic and his great potential. Reece has a big game and likes to play aggressively. We’re very excited about Reece joining our program.”

Trey Mallory | 6-2, 160, Freshman | South Hampton, Bermuda
   
Youngest player selected to Bermuda’s Davis Cup team…Has played in eight Davis Cup matches for Bermuda…Owns four ITF doubles championships, with four runner-up finishes in singles…Top-ranked junior player in Bermuda…Has reached ITF world ranking of 492…Became the youngest player from Bermuda to win Davis Cup match and first Davis Cup player to win his debut on May 28, 2018…DuBois on Mallory: “”Trey has a huge amount of international experience in the ITF’s and Davis Cup. He was able to reach a fairly high world ranking without the benefit of getting his final year in the juniors. We were most impressed with Trey after speaking with a number of his coaches. Everyone spoke very highly of his character, work ethic and his potential. We’re extremely excited to have Trey join us next fall.”

Danil Ozernoy | 6-1, 160, Freshman | Almaty, Kazakistan
  Ranked as high as No. 224 in ITF World Junior Rankings and 2070 in ATP Rankings…Extensive Future and Challenger experience…Kazakistan National Junior Champion…DuBois on Ozernoy: Danil is a big, athletic player who has received extensive experience at the Futures and Challenger level. Looking at his results against some of the top 500 ATP level players, he has the kind of game and style to compete with the best players in the world. Danil is very focused on playing professionally after graduation and will be a great addition to our program.”

Ignacio Sandoval | 6-0, 155, Redshirt Sophomore | Alicante, Spain
  Transfer from Longwood
Played top-3 positions for LancersWent 7-6 at No. 2 and  No. 3 positions…DuBois on Sandoval: “Ignacio is a very fiery competitor that has extensive experience playing high in a Division I lineup. He owns a win over the No. 2 ranked player in college tennis during his junior career and has demonstrated the ability to beat very good players. He’s very mature and has a passion for reaching his potential. We can’t wait to get him into our training environment and help him reach his goals.”

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