In October, Freddy Quintos completed an 11-2 record with wins over three 5-Star players, moving him up to #85 among seniors - his highest ever ranking in the senior classs.
Such a performance no doubt increased the number of college coaches interested in Quinto's services.
"It's been a little overwhelming at times," Quintos commented. "I've gotten a huge response from few emails and DVDs I mailed out."
But recently, the 4-star recruit made a commitment to the University of California at Riverside,
"I visited UC Riverside, and I was quite impressed with the coaches and academic support staff there. I was also considering Gonzaga, Portland, Louisville, and Boise State."
The Highlanders have to be excited with Quintos' game which has solidified recently.
"I've been playing well for the last six months. I won the back draw in both USTA National Level 3s in Carmel and Wilson. And recently, in The Orange County, I defeated [#3 seed and Harvard-bound] Joshua Tchan 6-2, 6-3 in the round of 32
"Josh is all power, so I returned his power with more power. I had the strength of my mind and body in my favor, and I let it rip."
Quintos went on to defeat two more Top-100 players - Thomas Pham and Levin Guillermo - before losing in the semifinals.
Quintos works privately with Brian Park at the La Habra Tennis Center.
Together they are working on 'staying mentally tough throughout the match and staying positive no matter what happens out there."
This 6' right-hander enjoys all sports - having played baseball, basketball, volleyball and football.
"I still play basketball now and then with my friends at home."
Quintos parents, Dana and Freed, are understandably very proud of their son.
"Freddy is a very determined and intense young man. At times, I can see he really wants to win so bad that he tries to do more than he has to wing.
"Tennis has matured him into a fierce competitor, and we hope these lessons learned on the court will carry into whatever endeavor he selects once his competitive tennis playing days are over."