BOONE, N.C. – App State men’s tennis head coach Craig Schwartz is excited to announce the edition of Nevada transfer Matvey Radionov to the 2019 signing class.
From Tel Aviv, Israel, Radionov is the fourth international signee and the fifth overall commit for the fall. Radionov boasts an impressive Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) of 13.09, making the future Mountaineer the fourth recruit out of five to post a UTR of at least 12. He is also the second transfer (Aleksander Petrovic; Samford) that Schwartz has signed. Radionov will be eligible immediately beginning in the fall.
“Matvey is a solid addition to the program,” Schwartz said. “The expectation is for him to compete at the top of the lineup in both singles and double from the start. His prior experience at the international level and at Nevada will make the transition seamless. We can’t wait to get him on campus in the fall!”
While at Nevada, Radionov spent two seasons with the Wolfpack, where he registered 19 career wins in singles and 11 doubles victories. This past season, he was tied for second in singles victories during the spring. He helped Nevada finish 11-11 in 2018-19.
Prior to Nevada, Radionov came onto the scene as he was the top-ranked player in Israel at the U18 level. At one point, he was professionally ranked with six points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and was ranked as one of the top 300 players in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings.
Off the court, Radionov made the Dean’s List in the College of Business while at Nevada.
Born on May 21, 1997, Radionov is the son of Natalia Radionov. He will major in pre-business.