MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's men's tennis coach Michael Wayman announced Thursday that international players Nathan Lewis and Mathias Olsen have each signed national letters of intent and will join the Gaels for the 2013-14 season.
Lewis comes to Moraga by way of Prestons, New South Wales, Australia. He graduated from Sydney Distance Education in 2012, and has competed both domestically and internationally over the last several years.
"He's a hard worker," Wayman said. "I selected him because he's going to fit into what our program is like. That's what is really important."
Lewis brings an impressive resume to Saint Mary's, having been ranked in the top 20 for the 17-under age group in Australia. He has also been ranked in the top 150 of the Australian men's rankings.
"He's a good all-court player. Good feel on the ball. Has good court sense. He's not scared to move forward and come in and volley," Wayman said. "I'm anticipating him to be a very, very solid competitor and player."
Olsen hails from Holte, Denmark and attends Oregaard Gymnasium.
He will come to the Gaels with a solid resume of his own. He has been ranked as high as No. 4 among boys 18 and under in Denmark, and will compete for a spot in the lineup alongside Lewis next season.
"He's quick. He's a counter attacking player but also likes to be aggressive," Wayman said. "I think he's somebody who is going to be extremely hard working. He is quite excited to come to Saint Mary's and begin the collegiate tennis experience."