AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn women’s tennis has signed Sophia Graver of New York, New York, the No. 21-ranked recruit in the United States, head coach Lauren Spencer announced on Wednesday.
“Chris Hooshyar and I are very excited to announce Sophia as the newest member of the Auburn Family,” Spencer said. “From the moment we saw her we fell in love wither her drive to succeed, her powerful and aggressive game style and her overall outgoing personality.”
Graver, who ranks No. 3 in the state of New York, also holds a No. 11 ranking in the in the Universal Tennis Ratings.
Graver trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy under the direction of Lawrence Kleger and former Auburn men’s tennis All-American Dan Cochrane. Cochrane played at Auburn from 2011-2014 and was a two-time All-SEC selection.
Graver holds a 46-20 overall record, including a 17-5 mark against 5-star players, according to TennisRecruiting.net. She appeared in the ITA Pan American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., in October and was a member of the 2017 USTA Girls’ 18 Singles National Team.
Graver also played in the USTA Girls’ 16-18 National Championships in San Diego, Calif., in August, picking up three wins over top-40 ranked opponents.
“Sophia’s greatest strength is her eagerness to keep improving and her competitive nature,” Spencer said. “We believe her best tennis is yet to come and she is going to be a powerful force for the Auburn Tigers and in the SEC. Watch out for this girl, she is going to move mountains.”