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Men’s Tennis Signs Nationally Ranked Pair

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Two high school players have signed national letters of intent to enroll and continue their men's tennis careers at Cal Poly. The announcement was made Thursday by second-year Mustang head coach Nick Carless and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman.

The two players to sign NLI's include Garrett Auproux (Studio City, CA) and Ben Donovan (Germantown, TN).

Auproux has a National ranking of 35 and is ranked 11th in the state of California. Listed as a five-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network. He has tallied a 54-27 record in tournament play this year including a 7-16 record against Blue Chip recruits and a 9-9 mark against five-star players.

Burroughs High junior, Auproux, advanced to the CIF Southern Section Boys' Individual Tennis championships as a junior.  

"It is exciting to sign a top 50 nationally ranked singles and doubles player," said Carless."This is one of Southern California's finest junior and will have an immediate impact in the Cal Poly program." 

Donovan holds a National ranking of 57 with a ranking of 22 in the Southeast Region. He is also ranked 5th in the state of Tennessee. Also listed as a five-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network. Posts a 45-22 record in tournaments this year with a 12-9 record against five-star ranked players. Donovan is a senior at Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine and is coached by former Mustang player, Brandon Fallon.

"Ben is one of the best players from the Southeast Region and is a top-five player in the state of Tennessee, said Carless. "It is great to add a player of Ben's caliber and join the Cal Poly family."