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Men's Tennis Adds JuCo Transfer Kristofer Knof

Courtesy: Sean Daniels, WMU Media Relations
Release: 07/05/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Western Michigan men’s tennis team added a junior college transfer today as Kristofer Knof will be joining the Broncos starting in the 2016-17 season.

Knof, a native of Cologne, Germany, will be transferring to WMU from junior college ASA Miami (Fla.) after playing one season for the Avengers. Knof enters with a Universal Tennis Rating of 12.28 and helped his team stay atop the Oracle/ITA NJCAA Men’s National Team Rankings for all of last season.

“We’ve had quite a bit of success from the German recruits here at WMU,” Head coach Dave Morin said, referring to Daniel Loebel and Ruben Greiner among others. “We’ll put him right in the mix of No. 4, 5 and 6 and he’s a guy that’s going to give us a lot of depth. We’ll see how he progresses but I can see him helping a lot in doubles as well as singles.

“Just seeing him on video I think he has a very good game, he has good technique and he moves really well; He’ll be a great addition to our team.”

Knof joins Japan native Kennosuke Nouchi for this season’s newcomers.

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