The George Mason men’s tennis team and head coach Gary Quam announced today two commitments for this upcoming season, both international students. The addition of the two student-athletes brings the 2014-15 men’s roster to 11.
Daniel Gutierrez, also known as Guti, is from San Jose, Costa Rica. He played soccer for thirteen years and has been playing tennis for nine years. Daniel graduated with honors from Pan American High School in 2013. In 2011, Guti participated in the Lincoln School’s Model United Nations and also the Pan-American School’s Model United Nations. Daniel plans to major in systems engineering and operations research.
Guti’s off-the-court resume is impressive and his on-the-court achievements are well documented. He earned an International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rank of 843 this past spring and representing Costa Rico won first place at the XXIV Central American Tournament Edition. At the 2013 and 2014 Costa Rica Bowl he was a doubles semifinalist and advanced to the doubles round of 16s at the Costa Rica Coffee Bowl ITF (G1) in 2014. He was doubles champion of all Central American Tournaments in 2010.
Giuliano Buzoianu is from Bucharest, Romania and has been successful on the ITF circuit. With an ITF junior ranking of 1406, Guiliano has won a couple of national tournaments in Spain. He reached the round of 16s of an ITF junior tournament and the quarterfinals with Melik Feler in the Egypt Futures (F7) ITF Pro Circuit.
Buzoianu friends and family call him Giuli and he likes to hang out with friends, play video games and have fun playing other sports besides tennis. Giuli graduated in 2013 from ES International School and was the valedictorian of his class. He also received awards in history and math.