Badgers sign two top-ranked players for 2014-15 season


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Nov. 25, 2013

MADISON, Wis.- Head Coach Greg Van Emburgh has announced that Lamar Remy, a native of Roslyn, N.Y. as well as Josef Dodridge, a native of Bournemouth, England, have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the Badgers beginning in the 2014-15 season.

Remy has already made a name for himself, finishing in the top 10 in the national rankings in the 14 and under bracket and advancing to the ITF bracket. He also was a doubles champion in the World Junior Orange Bowl tournament.

“Lamar is a big, strong, physical athlete with great ball striking skills,” said Van Emburgh. “We know we are getting a great player and a great competitor. He has had great coaching at the IMG academy and plenty of demanding international tennis exposure.

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Josef Dodgridge

He was the doubles champ at the World Junior Orange Bowl tournament. We couldn’t be more excited about Lamar joining our team next season.”

Dodridge brings international touring experience to the Badgers. He has played several European tennis tournaments and ITF junior tournaments. He was a silver medalist in the Australia World Schools Championships where he represented Reed’s School. He placed first in the Oman Grade 5 ITF singles tournament.

While representing Great Britain in the 16U Tennis Europe Winter Cup, he placed fifth out of 32 European nations. He was a finalist in the 18 and under Great Britain National Doubles tournament, as well as a Switzerland Grade 4 ITF first place finisher in doubles. Josef has earned six National Schools titles. 

Van Emburgh feels that Josef is a valuable addition to the roster.

“We are really excited about Josef joining our program as a student athlete,” said Van Emburgh. “He was the number one British player in the 16’s and has always been one of the top players in England. He had tremendous work ethic and is a great competitor with experience in many international tournaments. I am very confident his game will continue to grow and become a difference maker for our program.”

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