Two-time Minnesota state singles champion Michael Sicora has informed University of Minnesota men’s tennis coach Geoff Young of his intentions to attend the school in the fall and play for the Gophers.
Sicora won the 2006 and 2008 Class AA Minnesota state singles championships while competing for Buffalo High School. He also reached the state semifinals as a junior and finished his high school career with a 154-16 record.
Sicora, a 6-0, 165 right-hander, graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was a National Honor Society member. A three-year team captain, he won the Bill Talbert United States Tennis Association’s sportsmanship award, which is presented annually to four junior players from across the country. Sicora was also the Northern Section’s sportsmanship award recipient.
During his junior tennis career, Sicora captured titles at nearly 50 USTA tournaments, posting nearly 400 career USTA victories. His highest USTA ranking was No. 26 and he has been ranked as high as No. 40 by tennisrecruiting.net.
Sicora is expected to be one of six incoming players on the 2008-09 roster for the Golden Gophers.