GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman men's tennis head coach Kelly Jones announced today the signing of Chad Nash of Daniel Island, S.C.
"We are very excited to add Chad Nash to our team in the fall of 2019," said Jones. "We anticipate Chad to be a major contributor. He's a very good tennis player and excellent student and a perfect fit for our family at Furman."
Nash, who is ranked among the top 40 in the USTA Southern Region, competes for Hanahan High and trains under Ben Simon at the Randy Pate Tennis Academy. A three-time All-State and All-Low Country selection, he won the state singles championship in 2018, earning the South Carolina State Sportsmanship Award for the tournament. Nash helped Hanahan to the state team title in 2016 and 2017 and was voted team MVP in both 2016 and 2017. Most recently, he reached the finals of the Atlanta ITF in doubles, and he boasts a UTR of 11.3 in singles and 12.2 in doubles.
A member of the National Honor Society, Nash also volunteered in a campaign to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving in 2016, and he has participated in Service Club, where elite players help in community events and mentor younger, upcoming tennis athletes. He is active in the South Carolina Junior Tennis Foundation Ambassador Program and volunteers training Special Olympics tennis athletes.
The Paladins open the 2019 spring season on January 22 when Furman plays host to South Carolina State at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information