WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The Head Coach Mait DuBois of the UNCW men’s tennis team bolsters the roster of defending Colonial Athletic Association champions with a pair of newcomers mid-year.
Jacco Arends from Groningen, Netherlands, and Harold Huens from Waterloo, Belgium, are expected to join the Seahawks for the upcoming spring 2021-22 season.
“We are very excited to add two exceptional players to a very strong core team,” said DuBois, seven-time CAA Honored Coach of the Year. “Jacco and Harold both display the kind of character, work ethic and commitment to excellence in the field and in the classroom that we seek. “
Jacco Arends, 6-4, RH, Groningen, The Netherlands
Ranked in the top 5 Dutch juniors… Semi-finalist in singles and finalist in doubles at the national junior championships… Winner of the ITF doubles title… Has a victory in doubles against two collegiate doubles players classified at national level
Coach DuBois says: “Jacco was highly recommended to us by one of our Dutch alumni who runs a very successful recruiting agency. He knows exactly the kind of players we are looking for here at UNCW. Jacco has a very big game revolving around it. of a great serve and forehand. He has been described as a hard worker and is very passionate about reaching his potential as a player. He has a lot of tools to work with and we are excited about what he is doing. he brings to the table. He has had exceptional doubles results and we think he is only starting to show what he is capable of. Jacco is an exceptional student who received an academic scholarship upon his acceptance to UNCW. “
Harold Huens, 6-2, RH, Waterloo, Belgium
Current UTR 12.79. (Highest UTR of the Colonial Athletic Association)… Ranked n ° 37 in the Belgian men’s national ranking… Was ranked n ° 1 junior in Belgium in several age groups
Coach DuBois says: “Harold was recommended to us by a former college top 10 player who praised his potential. After watching a few of his game videos, we shared his excitement for Harold’s potential. Harold comes up with it. a higher UTR ranking than anyone in the CAA and has multiple top 40 ITF junior wins. Harold has received many offers from the NCAA Division I but was really excited about what we’re doing here and is thrilled to to help us achieve the lofty goals we have for our program. Harold is an exceptional student and demonstrates the kind of character we love to see in our players. “