Nov. 15, 1999

Luis Haddock, ranked 20th by the United States Tennis Association among 18-and-under boys, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Notre Dame, men?s tennis head coach Bob Bayliss announced Monday. The Caguas, Puerto Rico, native also was ranked third in the country last year in doubles.

?We are very excited to have a player of Luis? proven ability to join our squad,? said Bayliss. ?He is an aggressive all-court player with tremendous speed and big weapons in his forehand and serve. In addition to being a top 20 singles player last year, Luis? number three doubles ranking shows that he can be an asset there as well.?

Haddock looks to become the second men?s tennis monogram winner to come to Notre Dame from Puerto Rico. Pedro Rossell?, the current governor of Puerto Rico, played for the Irish from 1963-66, captaining the ?66 team that finished 15-0. Haddock is a senior at Colegio Cat?lico Notre Dame, where he is ranked first in his class with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.