Tafelski signs three to LU tennis recruiting class
Published 6:09 am Thursday, May 12, 2016
Longwood University first-year men’s tennis head coach Pierre Tafelski announced Tuesday the signing of a three-member recruiting class that will join the program in the 2016-17 academic year.
The trio of signees, consisting of international talent in Amadeo Blasco Hervas, Arthur Bardellotto and Noah Petralia, is the first recruiting class for Tafelski since his arrival at Longwood in late August.
Blasco Hervas, a product of Valencia, Spain, brings the Lancers a pedigree that includes finishes as a U-18 runner-up in the junior national tournament and two-time semifinalist in the senior national tournament in his home country.
A native of Toulouse, France, Bardellotto brings experience as a competitor in International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournaments and club tennis in France. Bardellotto ranks top 20 in France’s U-18 junior circuit, where he has advanced to the semifinals in his region.
Petralia, a Mellingen, Switzerland, native, also has experience competing in main draws of ITF tournaments on the junior circuit and is top 140 in the Switzerland Open rankings, which include players from all levels in his home country.