CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Women’s Tennis and Head Coach Boomer Saia announced two signees, Artemis Aslanisvili and Amélie Šmejkalová to the fall of 2024 class.
It is the first signing class for Saia, who is in his first season as Clemson’s Head Coach.
The class comprises of two international students: Aslanisvili, the No. 1-ranked athlete in Greece, and Šmejkalová, the 30th-ITF-ranked junior in the world. Both are set to join the team in August 2024.
“We are beyond excited for Ami and Artemis to join our program,” said Saia. “Both are extremely hungry and driven tennis players that will come in and make immediate impacts on our team. We believe both players have their best tennis ahead of them, and we can’t wait for them to join the Tiger Tennis family!”
Hellenic College of Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki, Greece
Aslanisvili hails from Thessaloniki, Greece, where she has become the No. 1 tennis player in the country. Aslanisvili chose Clemson because of the “opportunity to combine a top academic program with a high level of tennis experience. The culture, the facilities, and the overall environment will provide me with the best opportunity and certify my decision to attend. Additionally, the family mindset that the tiger family has made me feel like I was home.”
“Artemis has been the top Greek junior player in her age group and has tremendous potential,” said Saia. “She has the level and game to beat anyone as evidenced from her run at European championships this summer.”
Orbis střední škola – Zlín, Czech Republic (Czechia)
Smejkalova chose Clemson because, to her, it “felt there like at home, my family is the most important thing in my life, and l felt like l found the missing piece there.” Joining us from Zlin, Czechia, Smejkalova peaked at the ITF rankings as the 30th-ranked junior in the world. This is the highest-ranked recruit for the Tigers since 2012.
“Ami has been ranked amongst the best juniors in the world and has played all four junior grand slams,” said Saia. “She will bring a tremendous amount of experience and competitiveness when she arrives in August.”