January 25, 2006 - by
Ryan Boyajian Joins FSU Men’s Tennis Team

Jan. 25, 2006


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State men’s tennis coach Dwayne Hultquist announced late last week the addition of freshman Ryan Boyajian (Weston, Fla.) to the team.  Boyajian is eligible to start competing immediately and he joins eight other Seminoles on a quest to make FSU’s fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. 


“It is such an honor to play at Florida State,” said Boyajian, the son of Aram and Patty Boyajian.  “To join a team that is ranked 11th in the country with such a strong tennis tradition is a great achievement and something I’ve always dreamed about.” 


Below is a detailed listing of Boyajian’s athletic accomplishments:   


Ryan Boyajian
Freshman
5-9
Weston, Fla.  
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale)



At Florida State: Ryan Boyajian, a sophomore in the classroom, officially joined the Florida State men’s tennis team in January…He has four years of eligibility remaining on the court and will be listed as a freshman…Boyajian recorded an outstanding prep career at St. Thomas Aquinas and will serve a utility role on the team this season…One of four newcomers to the team…Attempted to compete last season but medically withdrew after a bout with mono…Considered by his coaches as a intelligent athlete that competes with a lot of heart.


According to Coach Hultquist: “We are excited that Ryan has joined our team.  He has a really good backhand and is quick around the court.  Ryan is gifted athletically and has the potential to contribute a lot to our program this season.”   


High School and Other Accomplishments:
Prepped at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale…Named team captain his junior and senior seasons…A four-time district and regional title holder in both singles and doubles…Won the Florida State 3A singles championship his freshman season in 2001…Made it to the state semi-finals during 2002 and 2003 as a sophomore and junior (singles)…During his senior campaign (2004) , was the state runner-up in singles…Led St. Thomas Aquinas to a Florida State 3A third place team finish as a freshman and a second-place finish as a sophomore and senior…Was the 2001 doubles runner-up (freshman) and advanced to the semi-finals of the state tournament his final three campaigns…A four-time member of Team Florida…During his first year of college at Florida State University, won intramurals three times in both singles and doubles…Awarded the Sportsmanship Award at the Gator Bowl.   


Personal: Born July 7, 1986…The son of Aram and Patty Boyajian…The oldest of two children…Has a younger brother named Brennan…Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering…A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity…Likes to compete in all kinds of physical activities including but not limited to football and basketball…Enjoys going to the beach, relaxing, listening to music, and spending time with his friends. 


 


 


 

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