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Tennis standout signs to play on college level

NORMAL, Ala. -- Alabama A&M's head men's and women's tennis coach Thomas Colvin announced that Jessica Taylor has signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the Lady Bulldogs in 2012.

"Jessica gives us some depth in our lineup that we haven't had in the last couple of years," Colvin said. "Her strength and work ethic will give her a chance to step in and make some contributions right away."

Taylor, a 2011 graduate of Thomson High School, played the No. 1 singles position for four years, amassing a record of 38 wins and two loses. She led her team to the Georgia state tournament her sophomore, junior and senior years, placing third in the region all three seasons.

Taylor, a state- and national-level competitor, began tennis at age 3 and competed at the age of 9. She trained at Mach Academy in Augusta.

A daughter of Henry and Stephanie Taylor, she plans to major in biology. She has one younger sister, Morgan Taylor, 14.

Web posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

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