MEN’S TENNIS SIGNS NEW ZEALAND’S JOSH SNOWDON-POOLE

MEN’S TENNIS SIGNS NEW ZEALAND’S JOSH SNOWDON-POOLE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento State men's tennis program announced today that Josh Snowdon-Poole has signed a National Letter of Intent and will enroll at the University next month, making him eligible to play during the spring season.

The Wellington, New Zealand, native will join a Sacramento State program that has captured 11 Big Sky Conference Tournament championships over the last 20 years (1998-99, 2001-03, 2007, 2009-13).

Snowdon-Poole is the team captain of Scots College Senior tennis team in Wellington, which is the reigning New Zealand Secondary Schools champion. He has played for the school the last five years and has helped the team to a pair of secondary schools titles, and two runner-up finishes. In 2017, Snowdon-Poole helped the team to the Scots College, Tennis Central and College Sport Wellington Team of the Year awards.

The 18-year old has racked up a number of accolades:

- Won the 18s National Doubles championship
- Three-time ITF Doubles champion
- Three-time National Singles semifinalist
- Two-time ITF Singles semifinalist
- ITF Ranking of 398.

Snowdon-Poole will join fellow New Zealander Dom Miller on the Hornets' roster. Miller, who is entering his junior season at Sacramento State, is also from Wellington. Sacramento State Athletics now boasts three student-athletes from Wellington, including sophomore guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa who plays for the men's basketball team.

The Hornets open the spring season on Jan. 19 at Saint Mary's. The team's home opener will take place Jan. 21 vs. Cal Poly. Last year, Sacramento State finished with a 13-12 overall record, an 8-3 mark in the Big Sky, and a semifinal appearance at the conference tournament.