Toshiki Matsuya signed his national letter of intent and joins Aron Hiltzik in the 2014-15 class
Nov. 20, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois head men's tennis coach Brad Dancer was not done adding to his 2014-15 class, announcing the signing of yet another five-star recruit, this time in the form of Toshiki Matsuya (Redmond, Wash.). Matsuya signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday and joins Aron Hiltzik in recruits heading to Champaign next fall.
"We are excited to have Toshiki join the Fighting Illini Tennis Family," said Dancer. "On his visit, the entire team felt like he would be a great addition. Toshiki also has ties to the program. One of his first coaches was former Illini All-American, Michael Calkins and Toshiki owns a national doubles title with incoming classmate, Aron Hiltzik. Toshiki's impeccable work ethic will fit seamlessly with our tennis culture and university."
Matsuya is ranked No. 57 in the 2014 senior class and ranked as the third best overall player from the Northwest according to TennisRecruiting.net. Matsuya won the ITF Grade 4 Saitama Junior and Copa INDES International ITF Junior singles titles this year.
"I chose the University of Illinois because it has the perfect combination of a great tennis program and great academics," Matsuya explained. "The team has great chemistry and connection with each other, and I felt like everyone wanted each other to get better. I believe in both Brad and Marcos to lead the team to another national championship. I can't wait to play as an Illini and take the team to the next level."