January 17, 2012
San Antonio – The Rattlers with the rackets have made a star-studded addition with the signing of four-star recruit Jared Fellows on to the St. Mary’s men’s tennis team, coach Lisa Dausin has announced.
Fellows, a Boerne, Texas native, has become accustomed to being in such a spotlight, achieving numerous awards and honors during his high school career at Boerne Champion High School.
Playing at the top from the start, Fellows was a four-year standout letterman and led his team with experience and skill as team captain his senior year. He thrice qualified for the state team tournament his freshman, sophomore and junior years, and expects to have the same success as a Rattler.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to play collegiate tennis for Coach Dausin at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio,” said Fellows, who is expected to join the Rattlers’ team next fall after recently signing his national letter of intent to play for St. Mary’s. “I think the St. Mary’s tennis program has a bright future under the leadership of Coach Dausin, and she is giving me an opportunity to be a part of that.”
Although embarking on the St. Mary’s court as a newcomer to collegiate play, Fellows comes in as a champion. He won the Class 4A Boys Doubles State Championship his sophomore year, putting him on the map as the four-star recruit he is today.
Fellows is quick with his feet and strong with his serve, but his talents extend higher than the net. A member of the Spanish National Honor Society all four years of high school, Fellows was named All-Academic Athlete his sophomore and junior years. In addition, he was a member of PALs his senior year and Young Life his final two years of high school.
More elevated than Fellows’ hype and skill, is his potential to advance the St. Mary’s team.
“I am thrilled to have Jared join our program,” Dausin said. “Not only is he one of the most respected tennis players in the San Antonio area, Jared is admired throughout the state both for his playing ability as well as his strength of character. He is a perfect fit for our University philosophy and our program goals for St. Mary’s Tennis.”
Dausin added: “Jared is the ultimate team player, which has been obvious with his current high school team as well as the great enthusiasm he has shown for Rattler Tennis. He has already bonded with several of our current players. We are blessed to have Jared on board.”
With four stars to his name and a fresh St. Mary’s logo on his chest, Fellows is set up for a promising career as a Rattler.