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Point men's tennis recruits (left to right) -- Clayton Godfrey, Matthew Bagley and Joe Klokow
Men's Tennis - Tue, May 2, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University men's tennis coach Chad Simpson has added three recruits from Georgia to his 2017-18 squad – Matthew Bagley from Waycross, Ga. and Ware County High School; Clayton Godfrey from Gray, Ga., who was home schooled; and Joe Klokow, a 2015 graduate of Kennesaw Mountain High School, who is transferring to Point from the University of North Georgia, where he played for one season.


Coach Simpson commented on his recruits, "This recruiting class is turning into a very special one.  I am grateful that God is drawing great players and even better people here to be part of the Skyhawks' tennis program.   When I think of mixing this talented group with our returning players, I begin dreaming about being on the court with the squad in the fall."


MATTHEW BAGLEY -- Bagley comes to Point University from Waycross, Ga., where he attends Ware County High School.  He played the number one singles position for three seasons and won 21 of his 33 matches.  Bagley also was the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state runner-up in singles and doubles in 2013, and the GRPA state champion in singles in 2015 and 2016.  Matthew is a 1-star recruit and ranked as high as 1163 in the nation on tennisrecruiting.net.


Bagley commented on why he chose Point as the place where he will continue his education and competitive tennis career, "I ultimately chose to attend Point University because of its Christian atmosphere, but also because it has a great tennis program.  I knew I would walk out as a much better player."


Coach Simpson commented on Matthew Bagley, saying, "I am very excited to add Matthew to our program.  He has huge potential on the court, is a outstanding student and has the utmost character.  He will be a tremendous person to have on the team for the next four years, and I look forward to being part of his growth."


CLAYTON GODFREY -- Godrey comes to Point University from Gray, Ga., where he has been home schooled.  Clayton's Junior highlights include qualifying for the Southern Regionals each year and being ranking in the top 75 in the South through the 14's and 16's.  He currently is a 2-star recruit on tennisrecruiting.net.  Clayton was ranked 632nd in the nation and in the top 50 in Georgia for his recruiting class.  Clayton will enroll at Point in January, 2018, and will compete during the spring tennis season.


Godfrey commented on why he chose Point as the place where he will continue his education and competitive tennis career, "I chose Point because of the atmosphere, and it has so many opportunities in academics and athletics."


Coach Simpson commented on Clayton Godfrey, saying, "I could not be more excited to add Clayton to our program.  He comes from a great family and will no doubt be a spiritual leader on this team.  His tennis results speak loudly as he has gone head-to-head with the top players in the South throughout his junior career.  I am excited to see his game continue to evolve and progress here at Point."


JOE KLOKOW -- Klokow comes to Point University from Kennesaw, Ga., where he graduated in 2015, from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  He is transferring from University of North Georgia, an NCAA Division II school where he played in 2016.  Joe posted records of 5-1 at number five or six singles and 13-9 at number two or three doubles and also earned Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll recognition during his freshman season.


Klokow was a 3-star recruit on tennisrecruiting.net coming of Juniors and ranked as high as seventh in Georgia and 208th in the nation.  He commented on why he chose Point as the place where he will continue his education and competitive tennis career, "I look forward to joining a growing program, and would like to help put this team on the national radar."


Coach Simpson commented on Joe Klokow, "Joe is a big lefty with a big game.  He loves to use his big serve and forehand, and he will bring his experience of competing for a top 25 program to help take us into the NAIA rankings.  Joe loves the sport and is hopeful to make a career out of teaching or coaching tennis."