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Nov 17, 2019

Weiss Signs Three Top-Tier Student-Athletes for 2020

Clemson, S.C. — The Clemson men’s tennis program is proud to announce the signing of three recruits for the fall of 2020. The 2020 recruiting class marks the first under first-year head coach Robbie Weiss.

Ryuhei Azuma

Osaka, Japan


Head Coach Rob Weiss on the signing of Ryuhei Azuma:

“Ryuhei is one of the best recruits in the world for incoming freshman and we could not be more excited to have him join our program. Ryuhei is a very special person and an amazing tennis player.  Having played in two Junior Grand Slam events this past year along with all the big international ITF junior events, Ryuhei brings a lot of high-level experience to the program.  Ryuhei will be an excellent addition to our program not only from a tennis standpoint but will be instrumental in the cultivation of our culture which will be vital to the ongoing success of the program.”

Spencer Whitaker

Richmond, Va.

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)


Head Coach Robbie Weiss on the signing of Spencer Whitaker:

“Spencer is an extremely talented tennis player and one of the best ball-strikers I have seen.  Spencer will play a vital role in our success at Clemson over the next 4 years. Spencer has extremely high character, is an amazing student and will be a leader right away in the locker room. There is no ceiling for Spencer and we are excited to mentor and coach him here at Clemson. Spencer is also not your typical student-athlete as his ultimate goal is to travel into space and work for NASA. His favorite sport to watch is sumo wrestling.”

Daniel Labrador

Tampa Bay, Florida


Head Coach Rob Weiss on the signing of Daniel Labrador:

“Daniel has been on my radar for a very long time. He is in amazing person, student and tennis player and is a model recruit for any coach.  Daniel will also play a big role in helping to build the culture of the Clemson Men’s Tennis program.  As a player, Daniel has no holes in his game and has tremendous upside. His best tennis is ahead of him, and we couldn’t be more excited for him to be a part of the Clemson Family.”