Nov. 20, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University men’s tennis team has signed two of the top players in Florida to National Letters of Intent. Zandrix Acob and Alexander Gitin, both of Boca Raton, have agreed to play for Florida Atlantic next season.
Ricardo Gonzalez, Florida Atlantic’s men’s tennis coach is extremely excited with the 2014 signing class.
“One of my immediate goals when I began as head coach at Florida Atlantic was to attract the top players in the state of Florida, since this is one of the most competitive states in the country” says Gonzalez.
“I am thrilled and fortunate to welcome Zandrix Acob and Alexander Gitin to the Florida Atlantic family. Zandrix and Alex are great players with strong work ethics, and more importantly they are great people.”
Zandrix Acob, is currently a 5 star recruit, a former Blue Chip recruit, and has been ranked as high as #7 in the country. He was the nike Junior Tour 2010 National Champion and Represented the USA in the international Nike Junior Tour masters. Acob reached #1 in the nation for the boys 14s singles and is Ranked 11 in the Men’s Open Florida with a 22-5 record. He has trained at the USTA training center in Boca Raton for 2 years. Some of his tournament wins include:
- Eddie Herr Semi-Finals Boys 14s 2010
- Winter National Championship - backdraw winner
- Copper Bowl singles and doubles Champion
- National Open Champion in Claremont, California
- Reached #1 in the nation for the boys 14s singles
Alexander Gitin, is currently a four-star recruit and was ranked as a five-star recruit earlier this summer. Gitin has reached his highest ranking over the past two ?? reaching a career high of #60 in his class according to the tennis recruiting network. Some of his best tournament finishes include:
2012 16 & under Florida L5 winner
2012 18 & under state doubles 3rd place
“They are strong players with big weapons, and I am looking forward to helping to develop their games to the best of their abilities.” Say Gonzalez.