Nov. 30, 2007
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Nick Caledonia, a 2007 National Junior Open singles finalist, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis at UC Santa Barbara, head Coach Marty Davis announced on Tuesday.
Caledonia, a native of Houston, Texas, is the first player to enter the Gauchos' 2008-09 recruiting class. His performance at the National Junior Open this past month raised his U.S. ranking to No. 93 and made him a top prospect in Texas. Caledonia was also a finalist at the Texas Summer Grand Slam and led his doubles team to a championship at the National Open in Norcross, Georgia.
"Nick is a coordinated, athletic player who comes to UCSB with a solid junior resume from Texas," head coach Marty Davis said. "We feel that he'll be a great fit for our program."
Caledonia is expected to play a significant role for the Gauchos as a freshman. In doubles, he has cracked the top-seven of the national rankings and holds the top spot in the state of Texas. In singles, Caledonia has climbed as high as No. 9 in Boys Under-18 and has garnered All-SPC honors three years running.
While at Episcopal High School, Caledonia was named MVP of his team, helping it place third in the Southern Preparatory Conference. He also attends King Daddy Sports at Westside Tennis Club where he is coached by Steve Bryan.