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Women's Tennis Signs Three

December 8, 2010
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Alexandra Sheeran, Brittany Yang and Nicola Wellman will join the Lady Flames team next fall after signing National Letters of Intent during the early signing period.

Liberty women's tennis coach Chris Johnson has announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.

Alexandra Sheeran, Brittany Yang and Nicola Wellman each committed during the early November signing period and will enroll at Liberty for the 2011-12 academic year.

"We are very excited about our signing class for this year. It is the biggest and strongest early signing class ever for the Liberty Lady Flames and a true testimony to how much our program is growing. Each one of these young women will make an immediate impact on our team next fall and each is extremely excited to get started," stated Johnson regarding the three signees who will join the Lady Flames' roster next fall.

Savannah, Ga., native, Alexandra Sheeran, has encountered success since a young age, including earning a tournament title at 10 years old. As a 14-year-old, Sheeran finished the year ranked No. 8 in the Girls 18s division.

Sheeran has a variety of competitive experience, including competing in professional events as an amateur since the age of 15. Currently, she holds a national ranking of 221 and a No. 16 ranking in the state of Georgia, according to tennisrecruiting.net.

Brittany Yang, of Newnan, Ga., has led Northgate High School at the number one spot in the line-up for three years, including going unbeaten during her junior campaign.

In April, Yang won the singles and doubles draws at the Georgia State Jr. Spring Open Championships. Tennisrecruiting.net currently gives Yang a national ranking of 192, along with a No. 12 ranking in the state of Georgia.

Spring Hill, Fla. native, Nicola Wellman, has compiled a record of 52-3 in singles play during her three year high school career, while also going 34-2 in doubles competition.

Wellman was a state singles semi-finalist during her sophomore and junior campaigns, while also competing to a state doubles runner-up finish as a sophomore. Wellman has also earned Pasco Player of the Year honors in back-to-back years.

Currently, Wellman is ranked No. 25 in the state of Florid by Tennisrecruiting.net and has a national ranking of 178.