BIRMINGHAM – UAB men’s tennis head coach Justin Desanto announced the signing of Juan Pablo Valdez on Friday. Valdez ranks at No. 5 in the Mexican junior rankings, and he has reached as high as No. 280 in the ITF world rankings.
“We are extremely excited to be adding JP to the Blazer family!” Desanto said, “Throughout the recruiting process has proven to be a very high character kid who has an affinity for hard work. I know when he arrives here on campus, he will make an immediate positive impact on our program.”
He has three ITF Junior titles to his name within the past year. Most recently, Valdez won the J60 Queretaro in his home country of Mexico in February. His first Junior singles title came in the J5 Oaxaca Junior Cup, where he did not drop a set. Additionally, he holds a doubles title from the 2022 International Junior Cup in Veracruz that he won in May of 2022.
Valdez will join the Blazers ahead of the 2023-24 season and will look to make an immediate impact.
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