June 2, 2011
Boca Raton, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis program has announced the addition of its fifth recruit for the 2011-12 season: Sean Bacha of Port Orange, Fla., who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at the NCAA Division I university.
Bacha, who had a standout prep career at International Baccalauereate in Port Orange, cites the Owls' competitive program and challenging schedule, along with FAU's location and academic programs as reasons behind his college decision.
"I wanted the opportunity to compete with talented Division I athletes on the tennis team that's led by a coach who will be able to help me become a better player and, more importantly, a better person," said Bacha. "FAU's location, being close to the beach, is perfect, and the science department has everything I need to continue to excel in my biology studies as I prepare for a professional medical career."
Bacha joins a recruiting class that features three other players from Florida and one Texas product.
Head Coach Brandon Stokes believes Bacha will enhance the Owls' tennis program and continue the team's high standards in the Sun Belt Conference.
"Sean's determination to be a successful Owls' player has been impressive," said Stokes. "His positive attitude, personality, maturity and intellect will enhance our team. His athleticism, work ethic and coachability will strengthen our team and program immediately."
Stokes also believes Bacha's best tennis will come in the FAU program. "Sean's best competitive tennis is about to shine. I am excited to get him on campus and start training," Stokes said.
FAU is coming off its third consecutive winning season, with a 12-10 record, and advanced to the semifinals of the conference championships for the third straight year.