SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Head coach Katie Mancebo and the Converse College tennis team have announced three signees for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Gracie Bratcher, daughter of Brad and Meagan Knight, will don the Purple and Gold after completing a solid high school career at Belton-Honea Path in Belton, S.C. While with the Bears, Bratcher was a member of the Beta Club and was also named team captain for the BHP tennis team. Gracie's uncle, Joey Lance, was a collegiate baseball player at Anderson University. Bratcher intends to major in finance while at Converse.
Kamilah Cook, like Bratcher, hails from the Palmetto State and was a member of the tennis team at Batesburg-Leesville High School. Cook not only excelled on the court, but also in the classroom for the Panthers. During her four years she earned Palmetto Girls State, honor roll, Academic Excellence, Converse Junior Scholar, and Converse Scholar. On the court she garners a Varsity Letter and was top-10 on the team during her freshman campaign, which was also her first year of playing tennis.
Snighda Musugunthan comes to Converse from Chennai, India where she was a standout on the tennis team at SBOA School and Junior College. During this time, she represented the school as team captain from 2015-17 and was a singles semi-finalist at the U17 State Level Tournament. Musugunthan was also selected to represent the State (Tamil Nadu) for Nationals. She was the singles winner at the U16 State Ranking Tournament as well as the All India National Ranking U16 Talent Series Tournament. To go along with the other wins, Snighda also brought home first in the singles and doubles at the SBOA U17 Inter School Tennis Tournament.