|Hometown:||San Carlos, CA|
|High School:||Menlo School|
On Court: Starter all four years for Menlo Knights high school tennis team, playing key role in league, conference, and state championships each year...part of high school national championship teams his freshman and junior years...As a junior, Daniel played the deciding match in the national championship match against Reo Asami of University High School (Irvine) and won in a close tiebreak, leading his team to victory. In his four years as a Menlo Knight, Daniel only lost four individual matches, going undefeated in league, conference, and state play, with all losses at nationals...Menlo only lost twice in four years, achieving an overall record of 111-2...Also named a member of the all-tournament team at nationals his last two seasons... Daniel was a four star recruit on TennisRecruiting.net,ranked as high as 77 in the Junior class, and 86 in the Senior class...also ranked top 10 in Northern California every year from the 10s to the 18s...his best tournament result in singles was reaching the finals of the Boys 18s Las Vegas National Level 3 tournament, and reaching the doubles quarterfinals of Boys 16s National Level 1 Clay Court Championships with partner Ivan Kravtchenko.
Tools: Wilson BLX 18x20 strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 60 lbs.
Personal: First language is Russian, which he speaks at home with his family....huge bay area sports fan...loves watching the Giants, Niners, and Warriors...also enjoys spending time with family and friends, and eating chocolate.
Favorite Stag: Zhenya Pereverzin, not even close.
Say What?: Released a full rap CD in high school under the alias of Dwayne (combining first initial with middle name Wayne), earning net profit of $6 and making him the second most successful rapper in Menlo History