LAS CRUCES, N.M. (JUNE 21) - New Mexico State women's tennis head coach Ivan Fernandez announced Ashvarya Shrivastava, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis for the Aggies beginning in the fall of 2012.
Shrivastava is a native of Pune, India, the first recruit for Fernandez from that country. She comes to the Mesilla Valley as an accomplished junior player. Shrivastava ranked as high as No. 653 in the world for singles in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and rated as high as No. 780 in the doubles rankings.
Impressively, Shrivastava represented India in the international Federation Cup Competition in 2011. She had a career high ranking of 151 in the junior International Tennis federation (ITF) rankings. In India, Shrivastava ranked as high as No. 2 in the women's rankings. She claimed a consistent top ranking in India at the junior level throughout her playing career in the under-14, -16 and -18 divisions.
"I am very excited to have signed Ash to come play tennis at NM State," Fernandez said. "She is one of the strongest players I have recruited. Her experience on the court will help the team tremendously. She has great results and I expect her to make an immediate impact on the team."
Shrivastava graduated in June 2012 from the National Institute of Open Schooling. She is the daughter of Dr. Urvashi and Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava.
Shrivastava joins fall signee Elizaveta (Lisa) Roslanova of Saransk, Russia, and spring signee Mia Brandt of Oslo, Norway, who each signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis for the Aggies this fall.
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