Lama Adds One For Spring Season
DENTON, Texas (11/18/10) - North Texas tennis head coach Sujay Lama announced the signing of Isabel Bos, a former three-time top-20 player from the Netherlands, Thursday afternoon. Bos will begin her career with Mean Green tennis during the 2011 spri
DENTON, Texas (11/18/10) - North Texas tennis head coach Sujay Lama announced the signing of Isabel Bos, a former three-time top-20 player from the Netherlands, Thursday afternoon.
Bos will begin her career with Mean Green tennis during the 2011 spring dual match season in January.
"Isabel is a powerful player who is very strong and athletic," said Lama. "However, as I got to know her and see her compete, it's her mental toughness and attitude that stood out. We are delighted to have her join the Mean Green family. Her addition gives us the depth needed to become a top 50 team in the country and make a run for our second straight conference championship. She will make an immediate impact both on and off the court."
A native of Noordwijk, Netherlands, Bos reached her career high ranking of No. 6 in the under 16 junior national girl's singles rankings. In addition to the national ranking, she was ranked in the top-20 in the Netherlands in the 12 and 14 age groups.
Bos has also been a two-sport star, having played at a high level of senior national hockey in her native country.
"I noticed the performance of the team over the past year and the ambition to continue to climb in the rankings of Division I tennis are goals I want to be a part of," Bos said. "After meeting with coach Lama in Holland and after our conversations throughout the recruiting process, I was completely convinced that the Mean Green tennis team should become my new family for the next four years."
Bos will join Carolina Barboza as the only freshmen on the 2011 spring roster.
Sophomore Barbora Vykydalova, juniors Irina Paraschiv, Nadia Lee and Paula Dinuta, as well as seniors Amy Joubert and Madura Ranganathan fill out the rest of the roster as the Mean Green look to defend its 2010 Sun Belt Conference Championship.
North Texas will have one more tournament to hone its skills, January 14-17 in Ft. Meyers, Fla., before kicking off the spring dual match season in Fayetteville, Ark., against national power Arkansas, Jan. 22.