||Florida State University
||Kaplan Online High School
||Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Senior Year: Fall- Went 13-9 in singles and doubles this year including an 11-3 mark in doubles... teamed up with Benjamin Lock to win the Bedford Cup title where the duo went 5-0...reached the finals of the Garnet Doubles Draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney with Michael Rinaldi...the dup first played together at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships where they reached the quarterfinals after winning three matches in one afternoon.
Junior Year: Spring- Posted a 28-8 record this year after posting on 26 wins the previous two years...had a 18-4 mark this spring including a 8-2 record in the ACC...won 15 straight matches to start the spring...3-1 record against ranked opponents this spring...teamed up with Benjamin Lock for a 19-5 doubles mark this spring...went 25-9 the entire year...duo started year off winning eight straight matches. Fall - Led the team with a 10-4 singles record... had a 35% performance increase from last fall when he went 5-9...played in four tournaments where he lost only one match at each one...reached the finals of the State of Florida Championships B Draw, consolation finals of the Thomasville Invitational and the semifinals of the Seminole Intercollegiate A Draw...posted a 6-4 record in doubles...reached the finals of the Seminole Intercollegiate Doubles Draw where he and Blake Davis lost to teammates Dominic Cotrone and Anderson Reed.
Sophomore Year: Spring - Played singles matches on court six...clinched the match against Fresno State in the first round of the ITA Kick-off Weekend... started the spring season with a 7-3 record with Bucaro...duo defeated the No. 43 and 52 doubles teams in the nation...Bucaro and Reed spent most of the season on courts two and three. Fall - Posted a singles victory in each of the four tournaments he participated in during the fall... teamed up with Anderson Reed to defeat a tough Georgia Tech duo of Gomez and O'Brien 9-8 (6) at the ITA Regional Championships.
Freshman Year: Fall - Started the fall strong winning four of his first five singles matches...won two singles matches at the Seminole Invitational...won two doubles matches teamed up with Clint Bowles including one at the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championships. Spring - Won eleven matches during the spring in singles...started the spring with a 9-1 record including an upset of No. 115 Finn Tearney of Pepperdine to clinch the team victory...went 8-2 to start with season with doubles partner Anderson Reed.
High School: 2004 Orange Bowl Quarterfinalist and sixth place in 14 and under division... Quarterfinalist at 2006 Coffee Bowl for 18 and under... Ranked in the top 150 on ITF Juniors rankings... Represented Guatemala on Davis Cup team in 2009... Over 10 ITF Doubles titles... Chosen three times to join the ITF team to travel to Europe and South America.
Personal: Born November 26, 1990 ... son of Omar and Maria Bucaro ... both parents participated in competitive track and field in Guatemala ... one sister, Cecilia... At age 13, moved to Tampa, Fla., to train at Guizar Tennis Academy for 5 years... majoring in business management ... National Honor Society member in 2006-07 and 2007-08