George Mason Women's tennis head
coach Stephen Curtis has announced the addition of three incoming
student-athletes to the Patriot's team. The recruiting class consists of
Brittany Pilkington (Cape Henry Collegiate School/Virginia Beach, Va),
Erdenesuren Erdenebat (Yorktown H.S./Fairfax, Va) and Maya Hick (Cranbrook
H.S./West Orchard Lake, MI).
"I am very excited about the
addition of Brittany, Esu and Maya for next year," said Curtis. "All
of them have proven they can play at a very high level. I expect all of them to
make immediate and major contributions to our starting line-up."
Pilkington and Esu come out as the
third and fourth ranked players in Virginia. Pilkington, who has been ranked in
the top 150 in the country, played tennis for the Dolphins at Cape Henry
Collegiate School in Virginia Beach. She earned VISAA DII State Player of the
Year honors twice (2009, 2011). Erdenebat played three years of tennis for the
Yorktown Patriots. She has been ranked in the top 200 nationally, was crowned the
Virginia State doubles champion in 2010 and was the runner-up in the Regional
in singles three times.
Hicks played only one year of tennis
at Cranbrook High School in Michigan to work on USTA ranking. She has been
ranked as high as 180 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net and top 100 USTA
Midwest region. Maya has ranked as high as the fourth best player out of
Michigan. She has several relatives that competed at the collegiate level in
different sports, including father Michael who ran track at Luther College.