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Uni's Gage Brymer commits to UCLA
University senior boys tennis player Gage Brymer has committed to UCLA, he announced on Thursday.
Brymer, one of the top players in the nation and the defending two-time CIF individual singles champion, said it was a tough choice, but he picked UCLA over Stanford and Cal Berkeley.
"It has been a while that we have been deciding on this," Brymer said. "I actually wanted to be committed a little earlier, but it was such a hard decision that it took me longer."
Brymer has been named the boys tennis player of the year in Orange County the last two seasons and has led University to three straight CIF Division 1 titles.
He has been ranked No. 1 in Southern California in the boys 18's division and is also ranked among the top 10 players in the nation in his age group.
"I wanted to stay in California and loved all the schools," he said of his final three choices. "All the coaches were great. I took unofficial trips to Cal and Stanford in the spring and an official visit to UCLA last weekend and I committed the day I got back.
"I loved the team and the coaches at UCLA. The philosophy there is very similar to what it is at University with Coach (John) Kessler. They will allow me to continue to work with my dad (his personal coach Chuck Brymer) through my development. It is like a family and a big team and it will allow me to become the best player that I can be."
UCLA reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championships last spring before losing to eventual champion USC.