Binghamton University Advantage Program

By WBNG News

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) the future for the Bearcats tennis may be very bright.
The top singles player at BCC is said to be in the mix for a national title, and he may just take his game to the other side of the net next year.
That's the focus of this week's action sports spotlight

Michael Gross wanted to go to Binghamton University but didn't get in.

That's when he was accepted into the Binghamton University Advantage program.

It allows students to go to Broome Community College for a year to get their grades up.

He has full privileges of a B.U. Student and once his grades are up, he'll be accepted as a full time student at BU.

"I had a couple of medical issues where I didn't think I'd be able to play again so just to have the opportunity to come back...I don't think I would have been ready if I went directly to BU so to have this opportunity to recuperate and try to gain some of my confidence back is a tremendous opportunity," Gross says.

"You can't take a year off and expect to go in and be where you need to be so by playing a year here, you're keeping your skills sharp...granted the competition isn't quite as good but you're going to keep your skills sharp," says BU tennis coach Tom Carter.

Gross will head to Adirondack Community College this weekend to compete in the regional tournament.

If he wins that, he will have a spot in the national tournament.

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