A-State Women’s Tennis Inks Two in Early Signing Period

JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – Arkansas State head women's tennis coach Marina Cooper announced Thursday that Victoria Roberts and Shelby King have both signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Red Wolves beginning in the 2015-16 campaign.

Roberts, a native of Ridgeland, Miss., preps at Jackson Academy, where she is a two-time state champion and has accumulated a 20-0 record over the last two seasons.  Additionally, she is a four-time north AAA champion and has won the most improved player award, difference maker award, and Raider award.  The honor roll student also has several accolades off the court, which include being a member of Mu Alpha Theta honor society, a member of National Junior Honor Society, and being recognized for character and service in the classroom.

King, a native of Cumming, Ga., attends North Forsyth High School and has competed in numerous United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournaments over the years.  She recently won the '18 Singles RED flight in the Van Der Meer Southern Junior Championships.  Additionally, she has played nine years of competitive tennis and has been ranked in the top-10 in the state and top-20 in the southern region for every age group she's competed in.

“I am very excited about signing two top southern players this year,” Cooper said.  “Both of these ladies will make a tremendous impact in our lineup.  I love the dedication and passion both of them have for tennis.  They want to accomplish big things and are willing to work hard, which is exciting for a coach. I couldn't be happier about having them join our Red Wolves family.”

The Arkansas State women's tennis team completed its fall season a little less than a month ago and featured trips to Air Force, Wofford, and the Regional Tournament in Stillwater, Okla., before completing the season at home in the A-State Invitational.  The squad returns to action after winter break in the Florida Gulf Coast University Invitational Jan. 17-19 in Fort Myers, Fla.