June 27, 2014
Air Force men's tennis coach Dan Oosterhous announced today the three players that will make up the Falcons' Class of 2018. Sean Chi (Weston, FL), Matthew Lee (Austin, TX) and Max Olson (Edina, MN) arrived for Basic Cadet Training on Thursday, June 26, marking the beginning of the four-year journey to become officers in the United States Air Force.
"It's always thrilling to bring in a new group of cadets and I'm excited about what Sean, Matthew and Max will add to our team," said Oosterhous. "We have a very young roster and we'll expect these three to contribute early."
Air Force returns seven of 12 players from last year's team, which finished with a 13-12 record.
Photo Gallery of the Class of 2018
Hometown: Weston, FL
High School: Florida Virtual School
Before Air Force
Did not play high school tennis ... ranked in the top 30 in the state of Florida and No. 67 in the Southeast Region, according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Parents are Jason Chyi and Lucy Wang ... hobbies include any athletic activity ... interested in majoring in aerospace ... would like to attend pilot training after his time at the Academy ... started playing tennis when he was five years old ... favorite professional tennis player is Ernests Gulbis ... favorite professional tennis tournament is Wimbledon.
Coach Oosterhous on Sean
"Sean has an outstanding all-court game that is well-suited for playing our style of tennis. He has the tools to be a very successful college player for us."
Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... won team MVP award all four years ... attended the Lone Star Tennis Academy ... ranked No. 92 in the state of Texas and 116th in the Gulf States region, according to tennisrecruiting.net ... four-time all-conference selection ... high school tennis coach was Charles Ebersole.
Parents are David and Ai Lee ... hobby is biking ... favorite food is pizza ... favorite book is Eragon ... started playing tennis when he was eight years old ... favorite professional tennis player is Rafael Nadal ... favorite professional tennis tournament is the U.S. Open.
Coach Oosterhous on Matthew
"Matthew is a very steady player with tremendous patience. His consistency is his greatest asset and he'll push anyone to bring their best when playing him."
Hometown: Edina, MN
High School: Edina HS
Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... three-time all-conference selection ... finished third and fourth at the state tournament during high school ... ranked No. 5 in the state of Minnesota and 17th in the Plains region, according to tennisrecruiting.net ... high school tennis coach was Gary Aasen.
Parents are Dan and Linda Olson ... favorite food is pasta ... favorite movie is Hercules ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing tennis when he was eight years old ... favorite professional tennis player is John Isner ... favorite professional tennis tournament is the U.S. Open.
Coach Oosterhous on Max
"I'm looking forward to seeing what Max can do to strengthen our singles doubles line-up immediately. He has a lot of big weapons that will allow him to quickly develop at the college level."