HANOVER, N.H. – Dan Martin and Gilbert Jaeger will be joining the other three members of the Dartmouth men's tennis Class of 2021, head coach Chris Drake has announced.
Also part of the incoming freshman class are Casey Ross, Peter Conklin and John Speicher.
“The additions of Dan and Gilbert to an already strong 2021 recruiting class give us reason to be very excited about the future of our program,” Drake said. “We are adding five gifted tennis players to our roster in the fall, but also five individuals who possess outstanding character and values. This class should go a long way toward helping us reach our goals.”
Name: Dan Martin
Hometown/High School: Montreal, Quebec / Academie Sainte-Therese
Accolades: Third place in the U18 Canadian Championship … U16 Canadian Championship finalist … singles champion in Burlington ITF junior event … doubles champion in ITF junior events in El Salvador and the Bahamas … Sportsmanship Award.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “As soon as I stepped on Dartmouth grounds, I knew that this is the place I will call home for the next four years. Studying at Dartmouth is a privilege with the benefit of setting me up perfectly for the future. Last, but not least, Dartmouth is amongst the few colleges that have the right program to keep my chances alive of playing professional tennis after graduation.”
Quote from Coach Drake: “We are thrilled that Dan will be coming to Dartmouth in the fall. He brings a lot to the table in terms of his tennis ability and his presence on the court. Dan has a big game and can dictate to his opponent with his attacking style and ability to finish points on the offensive. He should have a very positive impact from the start."
Name: Gilbert Jaeger
Hometown/High School: Stockholm, Sweden / Stockholm School of Athletics
Accolades: Stockholm School of Athletics Award for Great Results in Mathematics … two-time Swedish national doubles champion.
Why I chose Dartmouth: “Dartmouth was the one. The lovely atmosphere, the ability to combine high-level tennis with academics that open up many doors in the future, and all the nice people and facilities. I can't wait to be a part of the amazing Dartmouth community.”
Quote from Coach Drake: “Gilbert will be a tremendous asset to our team for the next four years. He is very technically proficient and has great groundstrokes. He controls play from the baseline very well and constructs his points in an intelligent manner. Gilbert makes our team better right away."