George Mason men's tennis head coach Gary Quam has announced the addition of three incoming student-athletes to the Patriot's team. The recruiting class consists of Tanner Baine (Cape Henry Collegiate School/Virginia Beach, VA), Aaron Capitel (North Springs Charter High School/Atlanta, GA) and Coner Moran (Chantilly H.S./Centreville, VA).
"I am exited that Tanner, Conor, and Aaron are joining our team," said Quam. "They each have succeeded on the court and in the classroom. They definitely will have an immediate impact on the program."
Baine, who played tennis for the Dolphins at Cape Henry Collegiate School, was named Virginia State MVP in 2012. He earned Tidewater County Independent Schools (TCIS) MVP honors three straight seasons, and named to TCIS First Team six straight years. He holds a USTA Mid-Atlantic ranking of 10 and 200 nationally. He is recognized as the #3 recruit in Virginia by tennisrecruiting.net. He also played basketball and was on the wrestling team for the Dolphins.
Capitel graduated with honors from North Springs Charter High School in Atlanta, GA, where he was named Athlete of the Year for the Spartans. He recorded a 31-2 record in his four years of high school tennis, all from the top singles position. He has been ranked high as 185 nationally, 40th in the South and number 16 on Prince Hot Top 100 list. He is recognized as the #8 recruit in Georgia by tennisrecruiting.net. His mother Mindy played collegiate tennis at Jacksonville University.
Moran went to high school locally at Chantilly High School. He played three seasons for the Chargers and was named all district in doubles, and advanced through regional competition to play in the state high school championships. He is the #7 recruit in Virginia by tennisrecruiting.net. He is a National Honors Society member and was a two-time Intel ISEF finalist. Intel ISEF is the world's largest pre-college science competition.