Washington Signs Second Local Standout
Nov. 16, 2011
SEATTLE - Husky men's tennis coach Matt Anger has added another highly-rated in-state prospect for the class of 2012-13, as Michael Chamerski of Mill Creek signed his letter of intent this week. The 2011 Washington 4A State Champion, Chamerski is the top-rated senior in the state according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Chamerski joins Hudson Barnhart of Wenatchee, who made his commitment official last week, as new Dawgs. Chamerski attends Jackson High School in Mill Creek. He recently posted a big tournament win at the PNW Championship 18-Under Sectionals in Beaverton, Oregon. He also made the quarterfinals of the USTA 18U National Open in Lakewood, Calif. this past May.
Tennisrecruiting.net rates Chamerski as a five-star recruit. He is currently rated 54th nationally in the class of 2012, but has been as high as 27th earlier this year, which was a career-best during his high school career.
"Michael has had some good coaching growing up," said Anger. "He has a high-level forehand and has done a good job of shoring up the other areas of his game as well. We've had our eye on Michael for many years."
On attending the University of Washington, Chamerski said he had trouble putting his excitement into words, but summed it up well, saying, "During the selection process every coach I talked with stated that Matt Anger is a perfect role model for the entire team, and that the program he created is of top quality. I realized this fact myself when I went to watch the team practice and had some time to talk to Matt himself."
"I took a visit to the campus a few months ago and was mesmerized by the link of both new-age technology and old-world charm," Chamerski said. "Seeing such a magnificent landscape every single day would be a dream for me. I cannot wait to get started next year."
Chamerski is now the sixth Washington state product to join the Husky program over the last three years, including Barnhart, Max Manthou of Tacoma, Nicholas Kamisar of Sammamish, Emmett Egger of Issaquah, and Dragos Puscalau of Newcastle.