Nov. 30, 2011
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Lamar University men's tennis coach Scott Shankles announced two student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lamar next year.
Signing with the Cardinals are Steven McMullan (Houston) and Carl-Philip Lindqvist (Falkenberg, Sweden).
"I am excited about the two players we have coming in," Shankles said. "They are both strong tennis players and excellent students. They will both have positive impacts on the tennis court and will contribute to academic success in the classroom."
McMullan, who plans on majoring in mechanical engineering at Lamar, has been a part of three district championship teams at Langham Creek High School. He currently works with Brian Smith at the Copperfield Tennis Academy. He is listed as a four-star athlete at tennisrecruiting.net.
McMullan comes from a tennis family. His father played tennis at Sam Houston State, while his brother Daniel played at Midwestern State University.
"Steven is a strong serve-and-volley player," Shankles said. "He moves well, is active at the net and has a strong serve. I look for him to be a mainstay in doubles and to implement his doubles game into singles by being more aggressive at the net and to utilize his height and wingspan."
Lindqvist also comes from a tennis family. His father was a top junior player in Sweden, who later played collegiately in the U.S. and now coaches his son.
"Carl-Philip is an all-around player who moves well around the court," Shankles said. "He is solid at the baseline and the net."
Lindqvist is ranked seventh among junior tennis players in Sweden.
"Carl-Philip is a strong singles player with the potential to transition into a solid doubles player," Shankles said. "He likes the idea of being a part of the foundation of building a winning tennis program here at Lamar."
Lindqvist is looking to major in business at Lamar.