Two VT tennis recruits named All-Americans

Two members of the Virginia Tech men’s tennis 2020 recruiting class, Ryan Fishback and Alex Ix, have been named All-Americans by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation. 
Fishback, who hails from Geneva, N
.Y., is a five-star blue-chip prospect and is No. 1 in the latest TennisRPI weekly rankings. Fishback is ranked as the No. 3 national recruit by Head recruiting and No. 1 in both his region and state, and boasts a 13 UTR ranking. Fishback was his class valedictorian and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Ix is a five-star recruit from central Virginia and is the third ranked player in the state, according to Head. He claims the No. 13 spot in the Mid-Atlantic region rankings and the No. 65 spot nationally. Ix is a three-time doubles state champion whose team claimed three state titles between 2017 and 2019.
“Alex is a player I have been able to watch for many years. He’s very talented, moves well and has tremendous grit,” head tennis coach
Jim Thompson said.

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