Indrakanti commits to Williams


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2014 Greater Miami Conference player of the year, senior Deepak Indrakanti committed to play college tennis for Williams University in MA. He is the second player to commit from the 2014 State Championship team. Boys Tennis will hold its’ first offseason conditioning session on Tues. Oct. 15.

Fresh off of leading his team to an OTCA Team State title, senior first singles player Deepak Indrakanti verbally committed to become an ‘Eph’ at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

He joins teammate Alex Wittenbaum (recently signed with Marian University) as the second player to commit to play tennis in college.

Williams is a highly regarded academic institution (according to US News), where medicine is a primary area of study. The tennis team is also successful, having won the 2013 Division III National Championship.

Q: How did you discover Williams? When did you know it was the right place for you?   

A: A good friend of mine plays basketball at Williams. After visiting the campus, hanging out with the team and talking to the coach, I knew it was the right place for me.

Q: How much thought went into the decision process? What were other schools you were interested in?

A:  Tons of thought went into it all. I was looking at Washington University in St. Louis, University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve and Johns Hopkins. It was a tough decision because I had a lot of different factors to look at. After a lot of thought, I think Williams was the perfect place for me.

Q: What are you looking forward to most in college? Will it be hard to be so far from Cincinnati?

A: I am excited to meet new people, build new relationships, further my education and play strong tennis. I do not think it will be that difficult living so far away because I am an independent person and even though I will miss everyone, I will keep in touch often and visit as much as possible.

Q: You still have one more season left at SHS. What are the goals you have set for yourself?

A: I hope we can win another GMC and State title.  I also want to improve my game so that I can compete and play well in college. It would be nice to do damage in the individual state singles bracket as well.

To read more about the State Champion tennis team, click here.