Men's Tennis Signs Van Cott Twins



Nov. 9, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - Alexander and Ian Van Cott, twins from Unadilla, N.Y., both signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Green Wave as freshman in the Fall of 2012, it was announced by Tulane head men's tennis coach Mark Booras on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Alexander is currently ranked second in New York State and is listed 35th in the nation by the Tennis Recruiting Network. Ian is listed eighth in the state and 51st in the nation. Each twin also advanced in numerous UTSA tournaments this Fall, including Ian reaching the round of 64 in the National Championships. Alexander reached the semifinals of the UTSA Regional Tournament in Flushing Meadows, NY.

"I am very excited about Signing Alex and Ian," Booras said. "They will bring in a lot of experience and ability combined with a desire to part of our unique rebuilding opportunity here at Tulane. I look forward to helping them develop on and off the court and I know they will thoroughly enjoy their student-athlete experience here at Tulane."

The twins are both five-star recruits and played high school tennis at Unatego High School.

The duo will join a Green Wave roster that will include six seniors, a junior and two sophomores in the Fall of 2012.