Local state champion commits to Loyola tennis

Thu, 05/05/2011

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Meghan de Baroncelli, who was on Mount Carmel Academy’s state championship-winning girls’ doubles team in 2011, was recently announced as Loyola University’s newest addition to the Wolfpack women’s tennis team.

Listed high on a number of rankings, de Baroncelli will make an immediate impact upon Loyola’s lineup next season. She is currently ranked number four in the state among all seniors by the Tennis Recruiting Network, and she is number ten in the USTA’s Louisiana 18-and-under rankings. She is also the second-ranked player on the list among players from the metro New Orleans area, and is ranked 94th in the South.

“I’m very pleased that Meghan has decided to continue her playing career at Loyola University. She is a local player from a nearby high school, and we’re happy to have her,” Loyola tennis coach Zubin Engineer said. “Being from New Orleans, she is already accustomed to playing against intense competition on a regular basis, and she knows that she will get a great education without having to go far from home.”

A three-time finalist at the state tournament, de Baroncelli and partner Gabrielle Roe were able to defeat the top-seeded team from Mandeville High School, 6-3, 6-4 to capture the state championship. She also won the Regional doubles championship all four years, and

“Meghan had an outstanding career at Mount Carmel Academy, and she will only continue to improve while with the Wolfpack,” Engineer said.

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