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Men's tennis among teams in recruiting rankings

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s tennis program, under head coach Jason Cohen, was among the top 30 in recruiting for the incoming first-year class in rankings published by Tennis Recruiting Network.

Colby will bring in five first-year players to join a program with veteran players. The Tennis Recruiting Network put out a top 25 list, with Colby ranking as one of five teams to just miss making the top 25.
“I am very excited for these five players to be joining our team here at Colby. They all bring something different to the team and all have the ability to impact our team right away,” Cohen said. “With the majority of our team returning from last year, I am excited to get started in the fall and see who wants to earn playing time with a lot of competition for spots in the lineup.”

The Mules are part of the list for just the second time in program history. The 2013 first-year class, featuring two-time All-American Carl Reid and doubles partner Vlad Murad, was ranked 23rd.

Scctt Altmeyer (Princeton, N.J.), Luis Gonzalez Kompalic (Johannesburg, South Africa), Jonathan Hallal (Sudbury, Mass.), Jimmy McGuire (Arlington, Va.), and Zale Shah (St. Louis, Mo.) will join the Mules for the 2016-17 academic year.
Altmeyer played first singles at Princeton Day School in New Jersey and led his team to the Prep B Tournament championship by winning the first singles bracket. Altmeyer is ranked 271 nationally in the senior class.
Shah was the top singles player for John Burroughs School and made the quarterfinal round of the state tournament in his senior year. He is ranked 369 in the senior class.
Hallal was the number one singles player at St. Mark’s School, earned team MVP honors, and was Independent School League (ISL) all-league in his senior year. He has raised his ranking more than 500 spots in the last year to 788.
McGuire has been ranked inside the top 500 of the senior class in numerous years
Gonzalez Kompalic was team captain and played the second singles spot at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. He helped his team to a second-place finish at the Southern New England Tennis League in his senior season.