Cashman Announces Additions to Program

Jan. 9, 2013

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF men's tennis head coach Bobby Cashman announced the additions of two talented players to his program. Jose Sangroniz (Valladolid, Spain) has enrolled at UCF and will be competing with the Knights this spring, while Chris Barrus (Naples, Fla.) has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the program in the fall.

Listed as a four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net, Barrus has been ranked among the top-100 juniors in the United States. He has spent the last two years in the Sunshine State, but is a native of Ocean City, N.J. As a result, he represented the middle states at the USTA Junior Sectionals.

"Chris' father is a tennis pro and Chris has a solid game with great fundamentals," Cashman said. "He is a competitor who loves to play and face the best. Chris is a high character young man and we are excited about him joining our program."

Sangroniz has been ranked as high as No. 115 in Spain's men's open division.

"Jose has a strong forehand and really has a unique style of play," Cashman said. "He has a ton of weapons, including a great serve."

Sean Meunier, a freshman walk-on, has also joined the UCF program.

Sangroniz and Meunier join a UCF team that has plenty of talent on its roster entering the spring dual-match season. The Knights are led by seniors Jorge Blasco, Mario Samson and Juan Bolona. Cashman's squad also received strong contributions during the fall from junior Matthew Gladstone, sophomore Francesc Aulina and freshmen Amar Hromic and Pedro Wagner.