Men's Tennis Announces Three Newcomers

Men’s Tennis Announces Three Newcomers

STANFORD, Calif. – Adding to its roster with a trio of talented student-athletes, Stanford men’s tennis has announced three signees in the class of 2023.

Nico Godsick, Kyle Kang and Hudson Rivera signed national letters of intent with the Cardinal, giving Stanford three blue chip, top-20 signees, according to Tennis Recruiting.


“We are positively thrilled to officially welcome Nico, Hudson, Kyle and their families to the Stanford Tennis family,” said Paul Goldstein, the Taube Family Director of Men’s Tennis. “This trio of young men has distinguished themselves by demonstrating their passion for the sport, their commitment to continuous improvement and their resiliency in dealing with the inevitable ups and downs that come with competing at the highest levels of tennis. We can’t wait to get them on campus and to get started!”

Nico Godsick | Hunting Valley, Ohio | Laurel Springs School (FL)

  • Tennis Recruiting blue chip recruit, ranked No. 20 nationally
  • Reached career-high ITF ranking of 23 in 2022
  • 2022 ITF Grade 1 Salinas Singles Champion
  • 2022 Roland Garros Doubles Semi-finalist
  • 2022 USTA Hard Court 18 & Under Nationals Doubles Champion (Kalamazoo)
  • Won a round in Pro US Open Doubles in 2022
  • 2021 USTA Hard Court 16 & Under Nationals Doubles Champion (Kalamazoo)
  • 2021 US Open Junior Doubles Semi-finalist
  • 2020 Orange Bowl 16 & Under Doubles Winner
  • Sister, Isabella, plays lacrosse at Dartmouth

Quotable: “Having the opportunity to attend one of the most renowned academic institutions in the world and play for such a storied tennis program is a dream come true.” – Nico Godsick


Kyle Kang | Fullerton, Calif. | Park View

  • Tennis Recruiting blue chip recruit, ranked as high as No. 1 in the country (2022)
  • Quarter Finalist at US Open Junior Championship and won the inaugural US Open Junior Sportsmanship Award (2022)
  • Semifinalist at ITF Sunrise Futures (2022)
  • Finalist at J1 San Diego ITF (2022)
  • Finished 5th in Kalamazoo to earn a spot in US Open Junior Championship (2021)
  • Won the first ATP point at Calabasas Open (2021)
  • Reached Quarterfinal at Oracle ITA Masters beating the number 1 seed (2020)
  • Won Les Petits as Doubles Championship in Tarbes, France (2019)
  • A member on the USA U14 team that won the World Junior Team Finals in the Czech Republic (2019)
  • Zimmerman/Johnson USTA National Tournament B14 champion (2018)
  • Won B12 Easter Bowl singles and B12 Eddie Herr doubles (2017)

Quotable: “I chose Stanford because it offers a program that is competitive both academically and athletically. It’s a place where I know I will be surrounded by peers, faculty, coaching staff, and a team that will help me become the best version of myself.” – Kyle Kang


Hudson Rivera | Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. | Classic Academy

  • Tennis Recruiting blue chip recruit, ranked No. 12 nationally
  • Top-six ranked recruit in the state of California
  • Reached the semifinals in singles of the M15 in Claremont, California in 2022
  • Qualified in singles at the 2022 Junior US Open
  • 13.19 UTR

Quotable: “I chose Stanford to challenge myself to get the very best on and off the court experience. Stanford’s stellar tennis team has the coaching, players, and resources to take me to the next level. Along with a formidable tennis team, Stanford’s academic excellence will teach me the skills and vision to pursue my business ventures after tennis.” – Hudson Rivera

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