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    Men's Tennis Inks Two from 2013 Class
    Parker McGuiness with his parents on signing day
    Parker McGuiness with his parents on signing day

    Nov. 28, 2012

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    RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State men's tennis head coach Jon Choboy is excited to announce that Ian Dempster and Parker McGuiness have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to compete for the Wolfpack next season. 

    “We’re very excited about Ian and Parker joining the program,” Choboy said. “Dempster is the No. 1 player in Texas and McGuiness is the No. 5 player in Texas. We’re adding two extremely good young men, with good character, that are also very hard working. They’re also very good tennis players, so we’re extremely excited about this recruiting class." 

    Dempster hails from Plano, Texas, where he competes at the Brook Haven Academy of Tennis. Dempster is the top-ranked player from the Lonestar state and the 59th ranked player nationally in the class of 2013, according to the United States Tennis Association Junior Rankings. He has been tabbed a five-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network and owns an overall record of 59-23, including eight wins over fellow five-star opponents. Against four-star recruits, he boasts an impressive 21-7 mark and is undefeated against three-star recruits at 21-0. 

    McGuiness is a native of McKinney, Texas, and competes at the Brookhaven Country Club. Owning an overall record of 37-22, McGuiness is rated a four-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network. He is ranked as the fifth player in the 2013 class from the state of Texas and the eighth player from the Gulf States region. The Texas native has collected seven wins against five-star recruits and 11 against fellow four-star prospects. He posted a record of 19-2 against three-star recruits and below. 

    "Both of the guys are extremely well trained, both technically and physically," Choboy said. "Brook Haven does a great job of preparing the players technically and we run a similar system as far as technique and development, so both guys will have an easy transition. The guys know how to compete and they are going to bring a lot to the table for us in singles and doubles play. They’ll be able to make an impact in singles and doubles probably sooner rather than later."



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