Evan Nix Becomes The Newest Member Of Red Raider Tennis
Evan Nix (second from left) is the newest member of the Red Raider Tennis Program.
August 8, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas – Evan Nix, a graduate of McKinney Boyd High School, is the newest member of the 2012-13 Texas Tech men’s tennis recruiting class announced by Red Raider tennis head coach Tim Siegel on Wednesday.
“Evan is another great addition to the Red Raider Tennis program,” Siegel. “He is one of the Top 10 players in Texas and will really help bolster our lineup.”
Nix, who attended the Brookhaven Tennis Academy, is listed as a four-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net. He is ranked as the ninth best recruit in Texas and 87th nationally.
“I chose Texas Tech because it has the perfect balance between academics and tennis,” said Nix. “It’s a place where I feel like I can succeed the most on and off the court. By going to Texas Tech and being on the tennis team I expect to not only grow as a tennis player but as a person off the court as well.”
Nix led McKinney Boyd to the Texas Class 5A semifinals this past spring and a No. 3 state ranking. He also won the district single title.
As a junior tennis player, Nix has been ranked in the Top 30 in the state since he was 14, reaching as high as No.7 in Texas in Boys 18s. He reached the semifinals of the 2012 Texas Grand Slam and won two rounds at the 2012 USTA Kalamazoo National Tennis Championships.
Nix is the fifth signee for the 2012-13 men’s tennis recruiting class, joining Alexandru Danes (Puteaux, France), Louis Fabre (Paris, France), Gabriel Dias (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Felipe Soares (Santos, Brazil).