Play Atlantic Recruit of the Week - Luke Taplin

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Luke was born in Auckland, New Zealand to a family full of tennis players, so he was introduced to the sport at a very young age and fell in love with it. He is now 17 years old and has been playing tennis competitively since the age of 8. In 2014 he debuted in the Chelsea Cup competition, the highest level of interclub in New Zealand, featuring some of the country's top players. Additionally, he ranked Top 100 in National U18 and Club Open.

Besides tennis, Luke has also played a variety of sports including soccer, softball, rugby, cricket, and table tennis. He enjoys staying active, but he also likes playing video games, socializing with friends, and reading.

Luke has also achieved outstanding academic success, maintaining a 4.0 GPA and receiving NCEA endorsements throughout his schooling. In 2014, he ranked in the Top 20 in 4 of 6 subjects for Westlake, and in 2015 he rained in the Top 10 for 3 of 5 subjects (including a Top 5 ranking).

He is very keen to attend college in the USA and play tennis. He has been working toward this goal for many years and is eager to begin the experience.