Blue Chip Jelani Sarr Signs With Men’s Tennis
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina men’s tennis head coach Josh Goffi has announced the signing of Blue Chip recruit Jelani Sarr to the team. Sarr, a product of the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy, will join the Gamecocks in January. Sarr is the nation’s No. 10 recruit in the class of 2023 and is the No. 1 recruit in the state of Georgia.
“This is a big one for Gamecock Nation!” said Goffi. “From the first moments we met Jelani and his family, we could see that he has the level and the competitive spirit necessary to be a part of our Gamecock family. We can’t wait to get going with him in the spring.”
Sarr ended the 2020 season ranked No. 1760 in the ITF Junior rankings and worked his way up to No. 312 by the end of 2021. The Savannah, Georgia, native has continued to climb in the rankings throughout 2022 and currently sits at No. 119. He has a career-high Juniors ranking of No. 88, achieved in July of this year.
In 2021, Sarr won the singles titles at both the J5 in Honfleur and the J5 in San Diego. So far in 2022, Sarr has won the singles titles at both the J3 in San Jose and the J3 in Coral Gables. Sarr also competed in both The Junior Championships at Wilmbledon and the US Open Junior Championships this year.
Sarr has a current UTR of 12.81 and is the No. 16 Junior in the US and No. 93 Junior in the world.
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