Brendel, Raicevic Sign Letters of Intent With Program

Mark Klysner
Mark Klysner

Head Women's Tennis Coach Mark Klysner announced that Annina Brendel (Germany) and Tijana Raicevic (Serbia) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Youngstown State program.

Both Brendel, a native of Hagenbach, Germany, and Raicevic, a native of Belgrade, Serbia, have been highly-ranked juniors in their home countries.

Brendel played for the TC Wolfsberg Pforzheim club squad this past season. In the latest German rankings, she is 282nd and was ranked has high as 65 in the under-18 category.

Brendel said she is excited to join the program.

"I chose Youngstown State because I think there is big potential for the tennis team," she said.

Raicevic has been ranked in the top-10 nationally in Sebria throughout her young career.

"I want to come to YSU for its photography major and because the tennis program is moving in positive direction."

In 2012-13, the Penguins will return all five letterwinners, including standouts Marta Burak, Margarita Sadovnikova and Lauren Hankle.