Cambridge, Mass. - David Fish '72, the Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, announced the addition of four student-athletes to the roster for the 2016-17 season.
The quartet ranks No. 7 as a class according to TennisRecruiting.net. The four hail from California, Georgia, North Carolina and Brazil.
"We are so excited to welcome Lane, Logan, Lucas, and Galen to campus in a few weeks," said associate head coach Andrew Rueb. "This is a very dedicated and hard-working class. While they come from all parts of the US and abroad, they are all driven scholar-athletes who will leave a mark upon our program. Across the board, I'm impressed with their doubles knowledge, as well as their infectious enthusiasm for the game. Their passion will help motivate the entire team and even us as coaches. I look forward to seeing their progress on the court and in the classroom."
Lucas Koelle | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Laurel Springs
Posted a career high ITF junior tennis ranking of No. 57 in the world … Ranked fifth in the world with Brazil at the 2014 Junior Davis Cup finals.
Rueb on Koelle: We are delighted to have Lucas joining our team this fall. He has a very balanced attacking game which is well suited for indoor tennis and doubles. His competitive fire will be an asset to the team.
Galen Lee | Woodstock, Ga. | Etowah
Five-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net … Selected as a two-time County Player of the Year (2015 & 2016) … Posted an 18-0 career record at line 1 singles … Helped his team advance to the elite eight for the first time since 2009 … Named USTA Georgia Section #1 … Recognized as USTA Southern Section #1 … Received the 2016 Etowah School Team Leadership Award.
Rueb on Lee: Galen will be a great addition to the squad. He has an amazing work ethic and already is an accomplished doubles player.
Lane Leschly |Atherton, Calif. | Menlo
Five-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net … Recognized as a high school All-American in 2015 … Selected to the all-tournament team at the All-American national high school tournament (2014) … Recipient of the Bill Talbert National Sportsmanship Award … A two-time "player of the day" at the U16 Kalamazoo National Championships (2013) … Helped lead his team to the 2016 WBAL Championship title … Member of the three-time consecutive winning team of the WBAL, CSS, and NORCAL Championships (2013-2015) … Played in the 2016 Australian Open Juniors qualifications round in the doubles (2016) … Finalist at Level 4 Evert ITF in doubles and singles (2015) … Won the championship at the Level 5 Cayman ITF in singles (2015) … Menlo varsity co-captain 2015 and 2016 … Two-time National Latin exam gold medalist … Created "Aces4Kidz" ace-a-ton that raised $30,000 for students in low income communities … Father, Mark '90, was a former captain on the Crimson tennis team.
Rueb on Leschly: Lane brings an infectious enthusiasm for the sport. His intensity and drive will only help lift the level of entire team. On court, Lane already has a very high level serve and forehand which are the foundations of the modern game.
Logan Weber | Raleigh, N.C. | Millbrook
Four-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net … Recognized as a Wendy's High School Heisman state finalist (2016) … Earned recognition to the 2013-14 all-state men's tennis team … Selected to the 2013-14 men's tennis all-conference team … Recognized to the 2013-14 men's tennis all-region team … Helped his team to the NCHSAA dual team championship in 2013 … Has been the NCHSAA state, region, and conference singles runner-up during his high school career … National Honor Society member … Brother, Sean, played tennis for North Carolina State '14.
Rueb on Weber: Logan comes to Cambridge with a lot of tools to make him a serious college player. Like his other classmates, he already has demonstrated a high level of doubles knowledge. He is a quick study and has an all-court game that poses serious problems for his opponents.