PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's head coach of men's tennis, Nik DeVore, has announced his incoming athletes for the 2010-11 season. Four players will join the Penn men's tennis roster this fall as freshmen.

"I am very excited about this year's recruiting class," said DeVore, who will enter his fourth year at Penn in 2010-11. "Not only are these guys incredible athletes, they are also very strong students and quality people. We feel strongly that the culture is changing and our program is headed in a very positive direction. This class was recently ranked among the 20 best recruiting classes in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net, and no doubt ranks among the best classes in the Ivy League this year. We can't wait to welcome them to the team this fall and get to work."

ZACH KATZ
Boca Raton, Fla.
DeVORE: "Zach is an incredibly versatile player who has achieved great success in both singles and doubles throughout his junior career. He has an all-court game and loves to finish points at the net. That will serve him well when competing in the pressure-packed Ivy League. Zach has been ranked as high as 36th in the nation (boys 16s) and was recently ranked as high as 51st in boys 18s. Zach's accomplishments in doubles are outstanding -- he made the quarterfinals at the prestigious Kalamazoo junior tournament, and achieving a top-five national ranking. Zach is a great sportsman, as well, winning the sportsmanship award at the 2009 National Clay Courts, and excels in the classroom -- he was on the Headmaster's List all for all four years of high school and was Cum Laude Society his senior year. Zach will be studying in the Wharton School of Business."

NIKOLA KOCOVIC
Mount Laurel, N.J.
DeVORE: "Despite being a five-star athlete, Nikola is considered a diamond in the rough. He is extremely talented and has a very big game, but doesn't really get out and play a lot of the top national tournaments. Nikola has been ranked No. 1 in Middle States and as high as 40th in the nation in singles during his junior career. In doubles, he has been ranked as high as 13th nationally. Nikola also excels in the classroom, having been named to represent his school as scholar-athlete at the State Banquet. Nikola possesses a huge serve and a powerful all-around game that will serve him well in college. He will be entering the College of Arts and Sciences as an economics major."

KYLE ROTH
New York, N.Y.
DeVORE: "Kyle is an extremely well-rounded player and athlete, and a very hard worker. He has shown steady improvement every year and is coming into his own at just the right moment. Throughout Kyle's junior career he has consistently been ranked among the top 10 in the Eastern Section and has been ranked as high as 55th nationally in singles. Kyle focuses a great deal on doubles play, as well, having reached four National Open Doubles Semifinals. Most recently, Kyle was ranked among the 10 best doubles players in the nation in Boys' 18s. Kyle is an outstanding student, having recently graduated as Valedictorian with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and Dean's List. Kyle's brother, Justen, is a 2010 graduate of Penn and was a four-year letterwinner in tennis. His mother, Nina Roth, is a 1982 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. Kyle will be studying in the Wharton School of Business."

IVAN TURUDIC
Zagreb, Croatia
DeVORE: "Ivan is an incredibly strong player with a great deal of international xperience on the ITF junior circuit. He has been ranked No. 1 in Croatia, as high as No. 3 in Europe, and No. 112 in the world junior rankings. Ivan has an attacking style game, including a huge serve and forehand. He also possesses a strong return, which makes him an incredibly talented doubles player as well. Ivan has a great deal of experience competing against some of the best players in the world, which will certainly serve him well in the Ivy League. Ivan is a serious-minded student, as well, having achieved honors status by school council for grades 9-12. Ivan will be studying in the Wharton School of Business."