Tennis Snags Brazilian Junior Champ

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brazilian junior champion Isadora Busch has signed a national letter-of-intent to compete for the San Jose State women’s tennis team beginning in the fall of 2011. Spartans’ head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church made the announcement.


“Isadora is the kind of player that a good tennis team needs to have,” said Nguyen-Church. “She is a leader and a proven winner on the big stage.”


The native of Bauru, Brazil began playing junior tennis when she was six years old. In 2008 Busch won the Claudio Sacomandi Open tournament at the Bauru Tennis Club for the fifth straight time. She took the trophy in that tournament each year between the ages of 11 and 16.


The three-time all-Sao Paulo state team selection was the 2010 finalist in the Brazilian Masters Tournament held in Sao Paulo.


Busch will graduate from Atheneu High School in Bauru this spring. She joins Jessica Willet of Bonsal, Calif., and Erica Medlin of Mesa, Arizona at the class of 2011 women’s tennis signees.