GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG director of tennis, Jeff Trivette, has announced the signings of two players for the 2018-19 academic year. Hugh Knapp (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) will continue his career in the Gate City as he comes from Grimsley High. Cooper Wyett (Glen Waverly, Australia/Wesley College) joins UNCG after competing at Wesley College in his home country of Australia.
At Grimsley, Knapp has been a three-year letterwinner in three seasons. He is a three-time All-Metro Conference Scholar Athlete, all-region and all-state selection. He has recorded a 58-9 career record in three seasons with the Whirlies. He was twice named a scholar-athlete as well as twice being named Grimsley High’s Most Valuable Player and will look to have another successful spring this season.
He is the son of Paul and Robin Knapp and plans to major in business at UNCG.
Wyett has competed for the Wesley College Lions of Glen Waverly, Victoria, Australia for the past five seasons. He helped Wesley earn the Associated Public Schools (APS) Tennis Team of the Year during the 2016 and 2017 seasons as the No. 3 singles player and competed at No. 2 doubles. He has served as a team captain during the last two seasons. He was once ranked as high as the 20th best tennis player in Australia.
He competed at the Glen Iris Valley Tennis club for five seasons under head coach Kane Dewhurst. Wyett won the 2016 Groove Train Glen Iris Australia Day JT 16 U singles, 2016 Boroondara Tennis Center Classic (AMT White) singles consolation winner, the Dingley Bendigo Bank Classic (AMT Gold) doubles semi-finalist and was a finalist in the 2015 Victorian State Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Championships. In 2011, he competed on the Victorian Tennis team in the Australian Primary Schools National Championships. Wyett was named all-state and was part of the VPSSA State tennis team event as well as competing for the National Tennis Academy Development squad from 2010-2011. He competed with all-state, all-district and regional teams.
He is the son of Brenton and Shannon Wyett and plans to major in entrepreneurship at UNCG.