November 21, 1996

Texas Tennis Star Commits To Purdue Men's Team

The Purdue men's tennis team received a national letter of intent from Jason Marshall. Marshall is a senior at J.J. Pearce H.S. in Dallas, Texas.

"I feel very fortunate that quality people like Jason want to be a part of our growing program," states head coach Tim Madden. "He is a bright student, and shows extreme enthusiasm for college tennis. Our team goals and Jason's personal goals seem to be mostly identical, because we measure our success as we go through the daily challenges. He seems very ready and eager for the challenges of college tennis."

Marshall achieved a ranking of #4 in a Texas mid-year poll. He won the 1996 Texas Open in July in the boys U-18 doubles division. He participated in the 1996 Intersectional Invitational (top six players of each USTA section compete) in Columbia, S.C., the 1996 USTA National Claycourt Championships for boys U-18 in Louisville, Ky. and the USTA National Hardcourt Championships for boys U-18 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

"His doubles skills are among the best juniors players in the nation," says Madden. "His singles success has steadily and consistently improved to the level of the best in the nation. He has recent wins over four players ranked between 20-40 in the U.S."

Marshall will participate at the National Junior Indoors Nov.27-Dec. 1. Purdue freshman Jerad Harbaugh will compete there as well.