Nov. 30, 2001
Los Angeles - UCLA head women's tennis coach Stella Sampras announced the signing of Jackie Carleton to a letter of intent Friday. She will be a freshman in the 2002-03 season.
Carleton, who is from of Jenkintown, Pa., but currently trains at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Tex., is ranked No. 16 in the USTA Girls' 18s singles rankings. This past August, she won the doubles and reached the singles final at the USTA International Grass Courts in Philadelphia.
"We are very excited that Jackie is going to be a Bruin next year," said coach Sampras. "She is one of the top junior players in the country and will help us in both singles and doubles. She is the type of player that can help us win a national championship."