Smith transfers to TCU from Miami (Fla.)

Olivia Smith has joined the TCU women’s tennis program, coach Dave Borelli announced Monday.

Smith, who spent a semester at Miami (Fla.), will be eligible to compete for the Frogs in the spring semester.

The Bath, England, native brings an impressive junior resume with her to TCU, along with a WTA singles ranking that has climbed as high as No. 908 and a WTA doubles ranking as high as No. 776.

Smith was a national doubles champion during her junior playing days in England. Her team ability should help the Frogs in doubles play, considered to be one of the strengths of the team for next season.

“We’re really excited to pick up a player of Olivia’s caliber two or three weeks into the recruiting process,” Borelli said. “She has a reputation as a great kid on and off the tennis court and she’s exactly what we’re looking for in an athlete.”

The Frogs are set to kick off the fall portion of the 2010-2011 season Sept. 17 at the Racquet Club Invitational in Midland, Texas.

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