Men's Tennis Inks Five in Decorated Fall 2012 Class
Tony Bresky signed an impressive group of players for his first fall class at Wake Forest
Tony Bresky signed an impressive group of players for his first fall class at Wake Forest

Jan. 5, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - First-year men's tennis coach Tony Bresky announced today the impressive group of five players that will make up his first fall recruiting class at Wake Forest. Nolan Bauer, Anthony Delcore, Brendan Henry, Jon Ho and Morgan Mays will join the Demon Deacons in the fall of 2012.

Bresky's inaugural class is one of the most decorated in the country and one of the best in Wake Forest history. Delcore and Mays are rated as blue chip recruits by the Tennis Recruiting Network, while Bauer and Ho are five-star recruits and Henry received a four-star rating. It is the first time that a Demon Deacon recruiting class has ever had four players that received at least a five-star rating.

"I am super excited about the five guys that we have coming in. They are really good not just talent-wise but also have great personalities, are hard-working and have high aspirations and goals," said Bresky. "Being able to bring in a tremendous class like this is a testament to the national reputation of Wake Forest both athletically and academically, as well as our commitment to tennis by building our brand-new facility and bringing in the Winston-Salem Open."

Delcore, a Omaha, Neb. product, earned a No. 1 ranking nationally in the 16 and under division and is currently ranked in the top 30 in the 18 and under division. He won two national doubles championships in the 16s and been as ranked as high as No. 166 in the world in the ITF junior rankings.

 

 

"Anthony has always been one of the top players in the country in his age group, said Bresky. "He is very talented and is an extremely hard-worker who has a lot of goals for where he wants his tennis career to go. He is going to be an excellent fit for us."

Mays has been consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally in his age division throughout his junior career. He won the 16 and under state championship in the tennis hotbed of Florida and was ranked as the state's top player. The Longboat Key, Fla. native has won three ITF junior singles titles and one doubles title en route to reaching a peak ITF junior ranking of No. 157 in the world.

"Morgan is another guy who has always been one of the top players in the country," said Bresky. "He has great character, and is going to be a tremendous team leader. I expect him to make an immediate impact."

Ho, a native of Pennsylvania, played at North Alleghany High School before moving to Florida and playing for Wharton High School, leading both teams to undefeated seasons and state championships. He is rated as the 22nd-best recruit nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network and the second best from the state of Pennsylvania and has won numerous sectional championships in the 16 and 18 and under divisions in addition to reaching the semifinals of the consolation draw at the 2011 USTA 18 and Under National Clay Court Championships.

"Jon has worked really hard and improved a ton recently," said Bresky. "He has a big game with a lot of different weapons. I'm very excited to work with him because I think he has a lot of potential."

Bauer has helped lead Chaparral High School in Phoenix, Ariz. to back-to-back undefeated seasons and state championships in 2009-10 and 2010-11. During his accomplished junior career, he has been ranked as the top player in the state of Arizona and as high as No. 53 nationally. According to the Tennis Recruiting Network, Bauer is the fifth-best prospect in Arizona and 14th-best in the Southwest Region.

"Nolan is a very hard worker out of Phoenix," said Bresky. "He is a really strong student who also has very high goals for his tennis career. He will be a lot of fun to be around because he likes to spend countless hours on the court."

Henry boasts an impressive high school career, having not lost a varsity match through his first three seasons at Farmingdale High School in Massapequa, N.Y. He has raked in numerous honors, including All-Division, All-Conference, All-County and All-State and was also named the MVP and Most Improved Player of his high school team.

"Brendan is an up-and-coming player who has worked really hard to get to where he is right now," said Bresky. "He's another guy who is an excellent student. I'm looking forward to working with him on the court because I think he has potential to get even better."

Bresky believes that the five new Demon Deacons will combine with a core of veteran returning players to form a team that will immediately compete at the ACC and national levels.

"Our current guys are all going to gain a lot of experience this year since we'll be going through an ACC season with a pretty thin roster," said Bresky. "Then we add in these five incoming freshman, along with Renier Moolman who will be eligible to play next year, and depth, which is a weakness for us this year, will become a major strength. We're really excited to put them all together, and I think it sets us up well to have tremendous success both in 2012-13 and in future seasons."

Nolan Bauer - 6-0 - Phoenix, Ariz. - Chaparral High School

Background:
Helped lead Chaparral High School to back-to-back undefeated seasons and state championships in 2009-10 and 2010-11 under Coach Greg Basila ... A five-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the state of Arizona and the 14th-best in the Southwest Region ... In his junior career, has achieved a No. 1 state ranking and has been ranked as high as No. 53 nationally ... Doubles state runner-up in 2010 ... Copper Bowl National Segment Champion and Phoenix Junior Championships Champion in the 18 and under age division in 2011 ... Southwest Junior Closed Doubles Champion in the 18 and under age division in 2011 ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Winter National Championships in the 16 and under age division

Personal:
Born on February 3, 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona ... Son of David and Diane Bauer and has one brother, Davis, who attends the University of Arizona ... Full name is Nolan Thomas Bauer ... Named to high school Academic Honor Roll

Anthony Delcore - 5-9 - Omaha, Neb. - Creighton Preparatory

Background:
A blue chip recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Rated as the top recruit in the state of Nebraska and the Plains Region ... Ranked No. 1 in the United States in the 16 and under age division ... Achieved an ITF junior ranking as high as No. 166 ... Earned one bronze ball in 16 and under singles and two gold balls in 16 and under doubles ... Also earned one silver ball in the 14 and under doubles ... Has significant experience playing as an amateur on the professional circuit ... Played in the qualifying for nine Futures tournaments in 2011 and won a spot in the main draw in two of them ... High school team at Creighton Preparatory clinched back-to-back state championship titles in 2008 and 2009 under Coach Mike Higgins

Personal:
Born on December 20, 1993 in Omaha, Nebraska ... Son of Michael and Lori Delcore ... Full name is Anthony David Delcore ... Sister, Lauren, is a gymnast ... Named to the Dean's List as a freshman and a sophomore.

Brendan Henry - 6-1 - Massapequa, N.Y. - Farmingdale High School

Background:
A member of the 2008 division champion tennis team at Farmingdale High School under coaches Pete Macchia and Fran Mayerhofer ... Also a member of the team that claimed the 2010 Nassau County Conference Championship ... Has yet to lose a varsity match in his first three seasons at Farmingdale ... A four-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Named the Most Improved Player and the Most Valuable Player on the tennis team during his four years at Farmingdale High ... Received All-Division, All-Conference, All-County, and All-State honors during high school ... Placed second in the county in singles and third in doubles play ... Finished fourth in the state in doubles play ... Advanced as far as the quarterfinal round of the state tournament in singles play

Personal:
Born on February 14, 1994 in Mineola, New York ... Son of George and Denise Henry ... Full name is Brendan Salvatore Henry ... A member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society and the Business and Marketing Honor Society ... Named a National Honor Society High School Scholar ... Ranked in the top 10 of his high school class ... Also involved in Key Club, Spanish Club, and DECA.

Jon Ho - 6-3 - Wexford, Pa. - Florida Virtual School

Background:
A five-star recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Played North Alleghany High School in Pennsylvania before moving to Florida where he played at Wharton High School, helping both teams to undefeated seasons and state championships ... Ranked as the second-best player from Pennsylvania in his class and the 22nd-best nationally ... Won numerous sectional championships in the 16 and under and 18 and under age divisions ... Won his way through qualifying at the Atlanta ITF Junior event before earning two victories in the main draw ... Reached the semifinals of the consolation at the 2011 USTA 18 and Under National Clay Court Championships

Personal:
Born Sept. 5, 1993 in Pittsburg, Pa. ...Has played the piano and cello for over 10 years, and performed a Haydn Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra when he was nine years old ... Son of Nelson and Ellan Ho

Morgan Mays - 5-11 - Longboat Key, Fla. - University of Indiana Online High School

Background:
Has been ranked in the top-10 nationally in his age division through his entire junior career ... Rated a Blue Chip recruit by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... Reached a peak ITF junior ranking of No. 157 in the world ... Won three ITF junior singles titles and one ITF junior doubles title ... Won his way through qualifying at two professional Futures tour events as an amateur ... Competed as an amateur in the 2010 and 2011 Sarasota Men's Challenger professional tournament ... Was ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida in the 16 and under age division and won the Florida state singles championship ... Reached the semifinals of the 16 and under National Clay Court Championships and the quarterfinals of the 16 and under National Hard Court Championships ... Earned a varsity letter as a sixth-grader for playing on the Trinity Preparatory High School team

Personal:
Born September 17, 1993 in Malibu, Calif. ... Son of Jodi and J. Mays

 

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