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MM 11.12: Maryland tennis signs five-star recruit Kallista Liu

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland tennis just added a major recruit to its program. Five-star Kallista Liu is officially a Terp and signed with the team, head coach Katie Dougherty announced on Wednesday morning.

“I chose Maryland because it’s close to home and a great combination of academics and athletics,” Liu said in the press release. “I also love how kind and fun Coach Katie and Coach Ruth are and believe that they can take my game to the next level.”

Liu has been ranked as high as the No. 36 recruit in the Class of 2022 and the No. 1-ranked player coming out of the state of Maryland in the class, per Liu has been showcasing her game through the National Junior Circuit, where she has made it to the quarterfinals of a few national tournaments, while also making it to the semifinals on three separate occasions.

Over the course of her young career, Liu has taken down four top-30 players in her class and she also has a victory over a top-20 player as well.

Liu hails from Woodstock, Maryland and went to Marriotts Ridge High School. She’s also a multi-sport athlete outside of tennis. Liu is ranked in the top-50 in the country in badminton and table tennis.

In other news

Ben Dickson wrote about two players in the Class of 2022 that signed with Maryland women’s basketball.

Dylan Spilko discussed how Maryland football’s defensive line is facing a very difficult task on Saturday against No. 8 Michigan State.

Sam Oshtry recapped Maryland men’s basketball’s win over George Washington.

Damon Brooks Jr. wrote a preview for No. 5 Maryland field hockey’s matchup against No. 13 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Former Maryland women’s basketball and current Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones will play for the USA 3X3 Team at the 2021 FIBA 3x3 AmeriCup in Miami.

Maryland men’s basketball signed four-star recruit Bobi Klintman on Wednesday.

Maryland cross country is getting set for the NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional meet, which takes place on Friday, Nov. 12.

Former Maryland men’s soccer star goalie Zack Steffen will be in net for USA when it faces Mexico on Friday night for a World Cup Qualifier match.