Vasser Transfers to UM Men's Tennis Program

Vasser Transfers to UM Men's Tennis Program

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami men’s tennis head coach Aljosa Piric announced Wednesday that Oren Vasser will transfer into the program for the 2020-21 season. A 5-foot-10-inch, right-hander from New Rochelle, N.Y., Vasser spent his first two collegiate seasons at William & Mary and will be eligible to begin competing for the Hurricanes this fall.

“We are very excited to have Oren join the Canes Family this year,” assistant coach Beck Pennington said. “He is going to fit right into our culture and our fighter mentality that our guys bring consistently to practice and our matches. Oren has been training very seriously over the COVID period and he is very hungry to hit the ground running in the fall.”

Vasser joins the Hurricanes after earning a role in the starting lineup over the course of his pair of seasons with the Tribe, most recently garnering eight singles victories during the 2019-20 campaign.

Prior to the 2020 spring season being cut short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Vasser owned a 2-2 singles mark.

Vasser holds a 12.25 rating on UTR and secured the Tribe Invitational doubles title this past fall.

As a freshman, he earned Colonial Athletic Association Doubles Team of the Week honors on Feb. 27 and ended the year with a 5-3 doubles mark at the No. 2 position.

In singles, he secured six dual match triumphs at the No. 4 position, later capping the season by initiating William & Mary’s 4-3 comeback win over Drexel in the CAA Quarterfinals, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Prior to joining the Tribe, he was rated as a five-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network and ranked as high as No. 37 in the junior website’s national rankings and seventh in the state of New York.

Competing at The Masters School, Vasser earned the first Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) Singles Championship in school history and played the top singles position all four seasons. In addition, he won the singles title and advanced to the doubles final at the USTA National Level 2 Tournament in Glen Cove, N.Y., in February 2018.