Men’s tennis announces three rookies

STANFORD, California – Adding three talented student athletes to its roster, the Stanford Men’s Tennis Club has announced three signers in the class of 2023.

Nico Godsick, Kyle Kang and Hudson Rivera signed national letters of intent with the Cardinal, giving Stanford three blue chips and top 20 signers, according to Tennis Recruiting.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Nico, Hudson, Kyle and their families to the Stanford Tennis Family,” the post reads. Paul Goldstein, Taube’s family director of men’s tennis. “This trio of youngsters have distinguished themselves by demonstrating their passion for the sport, their commitment to continuous improvement and their resilience in overcoming the inevitable ups and downs that come with top-level tennis competition. We can’t wait to get them on campus and get to work!”

Niko Godsik | Hunting Valley, Ohio | Laurel Springs School (Florida)

  • Tennis Recruiting’s top-chip recruit was ranked 20th nationally.
  • Reached a career-high No. 23 in the ITF rankings in 2022.
  • 2022 ITF Grade 1 Champion Salinas Singles
  • Semi-finalist Roland Garros 2022 doubles
  • 2022 USTA Hard Court 18 & Under National Champion Doubles (Kalamazoo)
  • Won a round in the Pro US Open in doubles in 2022.
  • 2021 USTA Hard Court 16 & Under National Doubles Champion (Kalamazoo)
  • US Open 2021 Junior Doubles Semifinalist
  • Orange Bowl 2020 U16 doubles winner
  • Sister Isabella plays lacrosse at Dartmouth.

Quote: “To be able to attend one of the most famous institutions in the world and be part of such a legendary tennis program is a dream come true.” – Nico Godcik

Kyle Kang | Fullerton, California | parkview

  • Tennis Recruiting High Chip Nation No. 1 Rookie (2022)
  • U.S. Open Junior Quarterfinalist and won the inaugural U.S. Open Junior Sportsmanship Award (2022)
  • Semi-finalist ITF Sunrise Futures (2022)
  • Finalist J1 San Diego ITF (2022)
  • Placed 5th at Kalamazoo and earned a spot at the US Junior Open (2021).
  • Won first ATP point at Calabasas Open (2021).
  • Reached the quarter-finals at the Oracle ITA Masters by defeating the #1 seed (2020)
  • Won the Les Petits Doubles Championship in Tarbes, France (2019).
  • Member of the US Under 14 team that won the 2019 World Junior Tag Team Championship in the Czech Republic.
  • Zimmerman/Johnson USTA B14 National Tournament Champion (2018)
  • Won B12 Easter Bowl singles and B12 Eddie Herr doubles (2017)

Quote: “I chose Stanford because it offers a program that is both academically and athletically competitive. This is the place where I know that I will be surrounded by peers, teachers, coaching staff and a team that will help me become the best version of myself.” — Kyle Kang.

Hudson Rivera | Rancho Santa Fe, California | classical academy

  • Tennis Recruiting’s top-chip recruit was ranked 12th nationally.
  • The top six recruits in the state of California
  • Reached the semi-finals of the M15 singles in Claremont, California in 2022.
  • Qualified in singles at the 2022 US Junior Open.
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Quote: “I chose Stanford to challenge myself and have the most fun on and off the court. Stanford’s all-star tennis team has the coaches, players and resources to take me to the next level. Along with a great tennis team, Stanford’s academic excellence will teach me the skills and vision to continue my business ventures after tennis.” Hudson Rivera

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