Former Thorndale netter Caffey signs with Lobos

Was ranked as high as No. 6 in junior tennis

Alyssa Caffey has been playing at Lee County Junior College. Alyssa Caffey has been playing at Lee County Junior College. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Former Thorndale resident Alyssa Caffey recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play college tennis this fall for the University of New Mexico Lobos.

“Alyssa is a versatile player with a lot of determination to succeed; she will be a great player for our team,” head coach Roy Canada said, “I’m excited about the work ethic and the talent she brings to our program.”

“ I can see her making a very positive impact on our rebuilding back to the top of our conference,” Canads said.

Caffey is transferring from Lee Jr. College in Baytown, where she has spent a year helping the Lee Lady Rebels to reach a No.2 national ranking in women’s junior college tennis.

Caffey started playing tennis on the courts of Thorndale and Rockdale at the age five.

During the summers she played local tournaments in Rockdale, Taylor, and Mason. Caf feymoved to the Austin/Buda area in the eighth grade to school and train at Circle C Tennis Club and Advantage Doyle Academy near Dripping Springs.

While in USTA junior tennis she was ranked as high as No. 6 in the state of Texas.

She is the daughter of Rex Caffey of Buda and Teresa Garcia of Harker Heights.

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