Women’s Tennis Adds Four Freshmen to Program
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy women’s tennis head coach Keith Puryear has announced the program’s four-member incoming Class of 2021. The four incoming freshmen hail from Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
“I think this class will do a great job helping us with the depth that we’ve had on the team,” said Puryear. “They will help us try to replace two young ladies that graduated last May in Audrey Channell and Rozel Hernandez. These four will do a great job of helping to solidify our team and helping us with the run that we hope to make within our conference and in the N-Star match. The four all had very stellar junior careers and we look forward to having them join the program.”
The Mids will open the 2017-18 season, its 10th as a varsity program, at the Stony Brook Invitational from Sept. 8-10.
Navy was 18-12 in 2016-17 and 4-2 in the Patriot League.
Navy Women’s Tennis Class of 2021
5-11 / Suwanee, Ga. / Rivers Academy
Bogdanovich is a 2017 graduate of Rivers Academy … ranked as a four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net and ranked as the third-best recruit in the state of Georgia … ranked fourth in the December 2013 TennisRecruiting.net’s Hot 100 ranking list … played on the junior tennis circuit … won the 2013 Super Champs in the Macon Junior U16 tournament … won the AMJ Tennis Junior U18 in 2013 … won the Fair Oaks Junior Chili Bowl U16 Championship … won the Georgia State Junior Open Doubles U16 Championship in 2013 … also played golf and won the Girls Jr. Laurel Springs Club Championship in 2011 … has also been honored for photography and wood painting … an extreme snow skier and has skied double black diamonds … born in Hollywood, California … brother, Brennan, plays golf at Mercer … daughter of Ron and Noelle Bogdanovich.
5-6 / Cary, N.C. / Panther Creek
Cyr is a 2017 graduate of Panther Creek High School, where she lettered three times in tennis … ranked as a four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net and ranked as the second-best recruit in the state of North Carolina … helped Panther Creek win the North Carolina Class AAAA State Championship in both 2014 and 2015 … was the North Carolina Class AAAA state singles runner-up in 2015 … won a North Carolina singles regional championship in 2016 … won back-to-back Southwest Wake Athletic Conference singles titles … captain of the tennis team in 2016 … earned Team MVP honors in 2016 … named the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2016 … two-time News & Observer All-Metro Team honoree … also attended Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Pa. as a freshman, where she lettered once in tennis … was named the All-Intell Player of the Year as a freshman at Central Bucks West by the Intelligencer newspaper in Bucks County, Pa. … member of the Panther Creek HS Leadership Club … participated in the DECA business club at Panther Creek … cousin, Mike Giglio, is a 1958 graduate of the Naval Academy … daughter of Michael and Nora Cyr … father played quarterback on the Yale football team … sister, Danielle, played softball at Georgetown … another sister, Courtney, played volleyball at Gettysburg.
5-8 / North Potomac, Md. / Wootton
A 2017 graduate of Thomas S. Wootton High School, where she lettered four times in tennis ... ranked as a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net and has been ranked as high as No. 56 in the TennisRecruiting.net national recruiting rankings ... she is the first five-star recruit in Navy program history ... ranked as the third-best recruit in the state of Maryland ... won three straight Maryland singles state championships from 2014-16 ... was the state singles runner-up in 2017 ... won two regional singles championships and two county singles championships ...helped Wootton win four straight Montgomery County team championships (2014-17) ... four-time Washington Post All-Met honoree ... captain of Wootton team as a senior ... named the Gazette Player of the Year in 2014 ... finished high school career with an 83-6 singles record ... daughter of Xuefeng Deng and Zhenya Li.
5-7 / Wexford, Pa. / North Allegheny
Li is a 2017 graduate of North Allegheny High School, where she lettered in tennis … ranked as a three-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net and ranked as the eighth-best recruit in the state of Pennsylvania … won a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association doubles state championship in 2014 and was the runner-up in 2015 … helped North Allegheny win three straight team state championships (2013-15) … North Allegheny was the state runner-up in 2016 … tennis team captain in 2016 … member of the National Honor Society … member of the Weightlifting Club, Asian Club and the Spanish Club … a National Merit Commended Scholar … twin sister, Anna, is a member of the Harvard women’s tennis team … daughter of Song Li and Yimin Nie.