Women's Tennis Signs Two New Student-Athletes

Dec. 6, 2012

Normal, Ill.-The Illinois State women's tennis team announced Thursday the addition of two new student athletes to the Redbird family. Nadin Antic of Stockholm, Sweden is set to compete in January of 2013, and Sierra Stone of Miami, Fla. is set to compete in the fall of 2013.

"We are very excited to add these two wonderful young ladies to our program," head coach Chris Hoover said. "With their fine character, strong academics, and high-level of tennis experience, these two women can have an instant impact on our team."

Antic has been a top player in Sweden during her junior career and has competed for Team Stockholm against several other regions. During 2012, Antic made her way to the semi-finals of a Masters playoff after qualifying through smaller tournaments throughout the year.

Stone, who trained at the Nunez Tennis Academy in Miami, FL, is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She has consistently been ranked in the top 40 in the USTA National Rankings.

In the past year, Stone claimed a National Open Doubles title in Denver, Colo., reached the semi-finals of doubles in an ITF Junior tournament in Atlanta, Ga., and placed second in doubles at the USTA National Clay Court Championships. In singles, Stone placed in the top 16 at both the USTA National Clay Court and Hard Court Championships in the summer of 2012 for the 16 and under division.



The teams' next match is against Illinois on Jan.18, 2013. The match against Illinois marks the first contest of the spring schedule. The Redbirds will face off against the Illini in Champaign, Ill. at 3 p.m. Central time.

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