Nov. 29, 2012
The Golden Gopher men’s tennis program, led by head coach Geoff Young, will welcome Jeremy Lynn and Franz Sydow to the 2013-14 student-athlete roster. Inking Letters of Intent in the early signing period, Lynn and Sydow will continue their careers as part of the nationally-ranked program.
“We are very excited to have both Jeremy and Franz join our programs this coming fall,” said Young.
Lynn is a five-star recruit out of Joplin High School in Joplin, Mo. Last summer, Lynn won the USTA National Open singles title in Denver to gain national attention. He also finished fifth in the state for the Joplin Eagles as a junior and fourth as a freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School. While on the tennis circuit last year, Lynn compiled a record of 48-25. As of Nov. 27, he is ranked the No.1 player in the state of Missouri and the No. 55 player in the nation.
“Jeremy had a breakout summer in 2012, winning a National Open in Denver, Colo. in July. He has two weapons, his serve and his forehand, that I believe will let him develop into a top college player.”
Sydow competes with the Pro M Tennis Academy in the Netherlands. Over the past three years, he has gathered an overall record of 51-39 and a record of 9-3 in USTA sanctioned competitions. Sydow currently holds a 1553 ATP ranking and was ranked as high as 113 by ITF in 2012.
“Franz has enjoyed much success playing the ITF Junior circuit all over the world. He is highly experienced and is the type of player who can play a number of different ways in order to win points. He is quick, has great hands, and is a very good doubles player.”
The men’s tennis team will be back to begin spring action on Jan. 20 when they host Northern Illinois at the Baseline Tennis Center for a 4:00 p.m. match.