Nov. 29, 2012
RENO, Nev. -- The Nevada Wolf Pack men's tennis team will have a new member this spring, as head coach Erik Burton announced the signing of Robert Allan to a national letter of intent on Thursday.
"Robert is a great addition to our roster, especially in this upcoming season," Burton said. "He comes highly recommended by a number of respected coaches in Australia."
Allan has competed in tournaments not only in Australia, but all over the world. His first International Tennis Federation (ITF) win came in 2010 at the age of 16, a Grade 4 in Gosford, New South Wales. He was ranked no. 400 in the world rankings for the ITF.
Allan last attended St. Mark's Anglican Community School in Perth, Australia, where he received his Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and his Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR). His easily reached his goal of a 70 ATAR, scoring a 78.95. Allan has chosen Business as his degree of study here at Nevada.
Allan began his tennis career in Perth at the age of three. He moved from Perth to Singapore, where he met his first private coach, Art Hobbs. It was Singapore where his tennis career started, playing in his first ever tournament. After relocating back to Perth, he connected with coach Ashley Dyer at Next Step Tennis Academy, who has been his coach since he was 10 years of age.
"I am looking forward to continuing my studies at the University of Nevada," Allan said. "I am also looking forward to coming to Nevada to improve my tennis game."