Nov. 11, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- As the early signing period opened Wednesday, the UAB women's tennis team inked Vestavia Hills High School senior Caroline Faught to a National Letter of Intent.
Listed as a 4-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net, Faught has been ranked as high as No. 132 in the nation. In the USTA ranking system, she has consistently been listed among the top three in the state of Alabama and held a final ranking of No. 21 in South in the Girls 16s.
"Caroline is an incredible competitor with a will to win and is a very team-oriented individual," UAB head coach Krissy Hall said. "I have been very impressed with her court demeanor and work ethic, and I am looking forward to watching her continue to grow in our program. I expect great things both on and off the court from Caroline over the next four years."
Faught, a team captain and MVP, has helped Vestavia Hills to three consecutive state championships. She won the No. 2 singles state title as a sophomore and finished as the state runner-up at the No. 1 position as a junior. She will complete her high school career this spring and join the Blazers for the 2010-11 academic year.
Faught started playing tennis under the tutelage of UAB men's tennis coach Derek Tarr, who also teaches at Brook Highland Racquet Club, and she is now coached by Jack Standifer out of Highland Park Tennis Center.
The daughter of John and Elizabeth Faught, Caroline Faught is a member of the National Honor Society, German Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Vestavia Hills.
"I am ecstatic that Caroline has decided to join the Blazer family," Hall said. "She is not only an extremely talented tennis player but also a person of great character and morals."