Women's Tennis Signs Two to National Letters-of-Intent
Dec. 17, 2009
George Mason University's head women's tennis coach Stephen Curtis has announced that Ashley Delaney and Yasmin Fotovat have signed a National Letters of Intent to play for the Patriot tennis team, beginning with the 2010-11 season.
"I am very excited about both Ashley and Yasmin joining our team next season. I expect them to compete for starting positions in the line-up as well as being contributors to our overall program here at Mason. They are going to drastically improve the depth of our team," Head Coach Steve Curtis said.
Delaney is a three-star player and is currently a senior at Centennial High School. She played tennis as a freshman at Urbana High School as the team's #1 singles player and was selected All-County in Frederick county and All-Maryland by USTA Mid-Atlantic.
A member of the USTA for the past five years, she is currently ranked 6th in the state of Maryland for 18s and 14th in the Mid-Atlantic. She has been training at the Tennis Center of College Park for the past five years and has competed locally and nationally. She won the McDonough Open 18s in September and the Annapolis Open 18s in July.
She is a native of Ellicott City, Md, and has good athletic lineage as her parents Mark and Patricia Delaney were Division I athletes. Father played football at South Carolina and mother competed in gymnastics at Hofstra University.
Yasmin has been ranked as high as # 4 in Virginia. The Mechanicsville, Va. native lost in the semi-finals of the 2009 Virginia High School State Singles Championships. She attends Atlee High School and will graduate in the spring. She earned Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player award for the Raiders. She also won the Margaret Rodgers Sportsmanship Award. Yasmin played on the Cherry Creek High School team that won the Colorado state championship her freshman year before moving to Virginia.