PEORIA, Ill. - With the fall signing period already underway, the Bradley men's tennis program received a National Letter of Intent from Hamish Weerasinghe (Edina, Minn./Edina H.S.) and will welcome him for the 2010-11 season. Weerasinghe is regarded as one of the top high school players in the state of Minnesota. TennisRecruiting.net ranks him as the No. 1 senior in the state of Minnesota and the No. 4 player in the Plains Region (Kan., Mo., Iowa, Minn., N.D. and S.D.).
At Edina H.S., Weerasinghe made an immediate impact on coach Gary Aasen's program before he entered high school. As a seventh grader in 2005, Weerasinghe was a varsity letter winner and received all-conference honors. The following season, he played No. 3 singles and helped Edina win a team state championship. Weerasinghe earned more all-conference honors as a freshman in 2007 and led Edina to another team state championship as the squad's No. 1 singles player in 2008.
"Upon arrival to Bradley, Hamish will be an impact player for the Bradley Braves tennis program," said head coach Jesse Plote. "He will bring a great work ethic and good personality to the team. Today is a great day for the Bradley University Men's Tennis Program."
The Braves will open their spring tennis schedule Saturday, Jan. 16 at Michigan State.