Kirkland, WA (August 22, 2013) – Athletic DNA is proud to announce the signing of American tennis players Evan King & Grace Min. King went pro in June after finishing his 4 years of eligibility at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Min is the second female professional to sign with Athletic DNA, joining Lauren Embree who signed in July.
“Athletic DNA is very excited to add both players of this caliber to our team,” said Evan Zeder, Vice President of Tennis. “Having gone to Illinois I have been following Evan’s career at Michigan over the last 4 years, and have always felt his game was suited for the pro level. Evan and I had the same coach in college in Bruce Berque, and Bruce could not have spoken more highly of an individual. When we can add a player of his reputation, it is great for the brand.”
King leaves college with a firm base to build off. King was a three time All-American at Michigan (2011, 2012, 2013) and two time Big Ten Athlete of the Year (2012 & 2013). He is first in the Michigan record books for most combined career singles and doubles victories. His 114 wins and 33 losses in his career are third most in program history.
King has had success in his limited time on the Pro Circuit. King has already captured 3 Futures Doubles titles (2010 USA F20, 2012 Canada F5, 2013 USA F20). He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of 799 in 2012.
Grace Min joins Athletic DNA as she continues to move up the rankings and hopes to break into the top 100 for the first time. Min, who grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has been playing on the Pro Circuit for several years. She has claimed four Professional Titles, three in singles and one in doubles including a $50,000 Challenger. (Singles: Raleigh, May 2012; Indian Harbour, April 2012; Innisbrook, Jan. 2012; Doubles: Cleveland, Oct. 2009 w/Jamie Hampton). Min qualified for the French Open in May and has played in the main draw of the US Open in 2010 & 2012. In 2011 she won the US Open Juniors Girls’ Singles Title & Wimbledon Girls’ Doubles Title.
“Growing our women’s team has been a priority for us, and seeing the potential in Grace and knowing her work ethic, we feel like she can make some big strides in the upcoming year. She has been in the gear for a little over 3 months now, and having her officially join the team is another step in building the women’s side. The upcoming seasons of our women’s line will showcase the amount of time we have spent expanding the line to put our women athletes in the best position to succeed on and off the court in their training,” said Zeder.
Athletic DNA is an American sports apparel company. Founded in Seattle in 2007, ADNA has built its’ brand by focusing on youth tennis across the United States. ADNA has sponsored several male pros since it was founded including current pros Brian Baker & Alex Bogomolov Jr. The company released its’ first women’s clothing in 2012. For more information please visit: www.athleticdna.com
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