Epley Lands Hungary’s No. 3 Junior Anna Kantor
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina head women’s tennis coach Kevin Epley announced the addition of Hungary’s No. 3 ranked tennis player Anna Kantor to the team.
“We are very excited to add Anna to the Gamecock family,” said Epley. “She is a powerful and dangerous player with lots of potential to improve in the college ranks. Anna had a great visit and it was clear that she will fit in with the team culture we are building here.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Anna join our program,” said Assistant Coach Axel Damiens. “She has shown that she can play at an extremely high level in the Juniors and we believe that it will translate at the college level. Her desire to work hard fits right into our strong culture and makes me very excited to work with her in the coming season.”
Kantor, who will join the squad in fall of 2023, currently sits at a career-high UTR of 9.91. Kantor ended 2020 ranked No. 1159 in the ITF Junior Rankings and climbed up to No. 488 by the end of 2021. She has continued to rise in the ITF Rankings and currently sits at No. 287. She has a career-high ranking of No. 243 achieved in May of 2022.
The Budapest, Hungary, native has won two international Junior titles this year –the J4 doubles title in Belgrade in January, and the J4 doubles title in Budapest in May. In addition to her two Juniors titles, Kantor won both the singles and doubles titles at Hungary’s U18 Championship in 2022.
In August, Kantor earned her highest UTR win over a 10.64 in straight sets at the European Summer Cup. She also competed in the WTA 250 in her home country of Hungary in July.
Kantor is the first signee of South Carolina women’s tennis 2023 class.
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