Stanford women's tennis signs three top national players


Stanford women's tennis coach Lele Forood has announced the signing of three incoming student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. The group will join the Cardinal for the 2015-16 campaign.

The class includes Caroline Lampl (Bluemont, Va.), Melissa Lord (Bloomfield, Ct.) and Kimberly Yee (Las Vegas, Nev.). Stanford also could get some help from Menlo School senior Elizabeth Yao, who has been accepted to the school and plans to walk on.

"We are extremely excited to be welcoming Caroline, Melissa and Kimberly to our team next year," said head coach Lele Forood. "They are all very experienced players, have won many individual titles and represent a superior class that will really solidify our program going forward."

Here's a look at Stanford's scholarship recruits:

Caroline Lampl

• Attends Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Va.

• Ranked No. 1 in Mid-Atlantic region for U18 and section champion since October 2013

• Ranked No. 9 nationally and tabbed a Blue Chip recruit by

• Finished fourth at U18 National Clay Court Tournament in Memphis, Tenn., this past summer

• Runner-up at two 18-under National Opens

• Considering pursuing a degree in economics or business

• Born in Hong Kong and attended American private school until family moved to Northern Virginia at age 10

• Sister, Sunnie, is junior co-captain of MIT tennis program


Melissa Lord

• Attends Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Ct.

• Ranked No. 7 nationally and tabbed a Blue Chip recruit by

• Completed her high school career undefeated

• Two-time team MVP (2013, 2014) and two-time team captain (2014, 2015)

• Led the Wyvern to 2014 NEPSAC Class B New England championship

• Member of two Founders League championship squads (2011, 2014)

• Guided program to three Coe DeVilla Franca Tournament championships (2010, 2013, 2014)

• Also competed in volleyball, serving as team captain in 2014

• Considering pursuing a degree in economics

• Born in Hartford, Ct.

• Sister, Dayna, is sophomore and No. 1 player for Brown tennis program


Kimberly Yee

• Attends Odyssey Charter High School

• Ranked No. 13 nationally and tabbed a Blue Chip recruit by

• Two-time national singles champion and two-time national doubles champion

• Ranked No. 1 (U12, U14, U16) and top national recruit in U18

• Compiled over 33 national and sectional titles

• During her high school career, awarded best national ranking in Nevada history and named three-time Player of the Year

• Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame with highest junior tennis honor last summer

• Captain/spokesperson for TEAM BRYAN, an elite travel team sponsored by former Stanford All-Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

• Founded/organized the Marty Hennessy Foundation, a mentor program for youth

• Considering pursuing a degree in psychology or business

• Born in Las Vegas, Nev.

• Brother, Kris, plays tennis at Vanderbilt and sister, Alisha, was a swimmer at Bowling Green

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