Men's Tennis Recruiting Class Rated 14th Best among Mid-Major Colleges

June 6, 2011

Boca Raton, Fla. - The six additions to the Florida Atlantic University men's tennis program for the 2011-12 season have been rated the 14th best recruiting class in the country among mid-major Division I colleges by The Owls are the only Sun Belt Conference team to be featured on the list.

The recruiting class, developed by Head Coach Brandon Stokes, includes the following players:

Sean Bacha: This native of Port Orange, enjoyed a standout prep career at International Baccalaureate.

Garrett Betsarakis: Helped St. Petersburg's Shorecrest Prep High School to a runner-up finish in Florida's Class 1A state tournament. He has participated in United States Tennis Association tournaments for the past 10 years.

Robert Dubuque: A native of Satellite Beach, he chose to continue his playing career at the collegiate level near his hometown.

Chris Janssen: The Florida State University transfer is a native of nearby Deerfield Beach.

Will Neuner: A native of Pensacola, he played No. 1 singles at B.T. Washington High School, helping the team to second-place finishes in the state championships during the past two years. He has posted a top-25 state ranking in his age group every year since he was 10 years old.

Jake Rother: The Spring Ranch, Texas native has been ranked in the state's top 25 players in the 14-, 16- and 18-year-old age divisions. He was a doubles semifinalist in Texas Summer Grand Slam events in the 16- and 18-year-old divisions.

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.