Foran’s Bradley Orban has made a verbal commitment to play tennis at Fairfield University.
Last year’s All-Area MVP for boys tennis, Orban said Fairfield was the only school he made an official visit to. Boston College and Lehigh were the other schools he was considering.
“I really wanted to settle down and decide where I was going. I didn’t want to be worried about it,” said Orban, 17, who will sign a national letter of intent next month.
Orban acknowledged he wanted to go to an Ivy League school but said “it was going to be too hard to get into.”
Having a good relationship with his future coach Ed Paige is important to Orban.
“I felt a really good connection with him. You don’t want to have a bad relationship with your coach,” Orban said.
Paige’s son Nolan was a four-time All-Area MVP at Hopkins from 2009-12 before going to Stanford University.
Orban won his third consecutive Class M state individual title and second straight State Open championship this past spring. He has a three-year record of 76-1 at Foran.