Mason Gunnell, USU Athletics Marketing

Utah State head men's tennis coach James Wilson announced the addition of Christian Holmes (Littleton, Colorado) to the team, opening his collegiate career during the 2019-20 season.

"Christian is a high achiever with high character that will immediately make a positive contribution," said Wilson. "His tennis game, athleticism and work ethic made a lasting impression, and I feel he has a lot of potential. I'm excited to work with him next fall."

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Holmes, a four-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net, has numerous accolades during his career, including being a two-time 5A Colorado state champion, a two-time Colorado state MVP and a three-time Chatfield Senior High School athlete of the year. Holmes is also on track to be Chatfield's valedictorian, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Holmes is also is a three-year letterwinner in basketball and an Eagle Scout.

"I chose Utah State because I not only thought that the improving tennis program would allow me to develop my game to the next level, but it was a school that would definitely allow me to reach my academic goals as well," said Holmes. "I'm excited to work hard both in the classroom and on the court."