April 2, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team has added another talented signee to its 2012 recruiting class as head coach Bobby Cashman announced Monday that William Kwok has signed a Grant-In-Aid and will join the Knights this fall. Kwok, who resides in Bradenton, Fla., has been ranked among the top junior players in the world by the International Tennis Federation.
"William is a big, strong kid," Cashman said. "As far as knowledge and experience, he has so much. He is one of the top doubles players in the United States and has won so many tournaments. He is one of the top-20 recruits in the U.S. and we are really excited about him joining our program."
Kwok, who attends Manatee High School, enjoyed great success on the junior circuit in 2011. He participated in the USTA National Championship and advanced to the round of 16 in the 18s singles competition.
A strong doubles player, he joined Michael Rinaldi to take the title at the Casablanca Junior Cup GA Doubles in Mexico. The pair also took the title at the Coffee Bowl G1 Doubles Championship in Costa Rica. In singles action, Kwok advanced to the round of 16 at the event.
Kwok joins Pedro Wagner as part of UCF's talented recruiting class. A native of Brazil, Wagner is one of the premier junior players in South America.
"Those two are going to be the face of UCF tennis. Both of them have pro-style games," Cashman said. "They are both winners and will bring that winning mentality."