Six players will be participating in the invitational
Taylor joins Tarrannum and Haley as new additions to the team
Handa joins Haley Ballinger
Ballinger starred at Ouachita Christian School in Monroe
Prior to LA Tech: Lettered five years at Ouachita Christian School ... Coached by Greg Hearn of the Shreveport-Bossier Tennis Academy ... Ranked No. 2 in G18's and in G16's in state of Louisiana by USTA ... Three-star prospect ranked as high as 50th in G18's in the Southern Section and 19th by tennisrecruiting.net out of the Gulf States ... Named All-Region from 2010-14 and All-State from 2011-14 ... State runner-up in singles and doubles ... Quarterfinalist of College ITA Tournaments at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas-Arlington ... Placed second in three STA level 3 tournaments in 2014 ... Endorsed by Louisiana for the Southern Closed Tournament from 2011-14 ... Invited to participate in the Southern Cup, representing Team Louisiana in 2014 ... Won 6-8 matches for Team Louisiana at event ... Selected to play National Hard Court Championship in G18's twice.
Personal: Full name is Haley Nicole Ballinger ... Daughter of Michael and Teresa Ballinger ... One brother, Parker ... Grandfather, Tony Montalbano, lettered in track and football at McNeese State ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Miss and Northwestern State ... Born Feb. 13, 1996 in Monroe, La.