|Hometown:||Del Mar, CA|
|High School:||La Jolla Country Day|
|Previous College:||Claremont McKenna|
|Major:||Economics / Finance|
On Court: As a USTA junior player got as high as 54th in his recruiting class on tennisrecruiting.com and the only five-star recruit in Division III for the class of 2015...finished 4th at Irvine Level 2 National Open in November of 2010, after winning SoCal 18s Doubles Sectionals with partner Daniel Faierman two weeks earlier...also won Level 3 Quiksilver 18 singles in May, 2010...playing for La Jolla Country Day, won back-to-back CIF team championships and individual doubles championships as a junior and senior...highest junior rankings: #5 in SoCal 16s, #23 Nationally in 16s, #110 Nationally in 18s...won sportsmanship awards in 2008 and 2010 for San Diego and Southern California respectively...16s Player of the Year in San Diego for 2009...qualified and won matches at 16s Winter Nationals and 16s and 18s Kalamazoo...as a freshman debuted at USTA / ITA West Regionals as the 5th seed in singles and 3rd seed in doubles (with Lane)...reached the semis of singles (losing to teammate Alex Johnson in three sets) and the finals of the doubles, earning him fall rankings of #19 nationally and #6 in the west in singles, and #10 nationally and #3 in the west with Lane in doubles...played almost exclusively at the #1 singles and doubles position all spring en route to an outstanding first season as a Stag...won seven straight matches from March 24 to April 14, including wins over Chafetz of Amherst, Parower of Middlebury, Donkena of Gustavus, and Meyer of Pomona-Pitzer...was 14-8 in dual matches and 20-11 overall in singles, qualifying for the NCAA singles tournament as one of the eight best in the west region...partnered Alex Lane at the #1 position in February and March, with the pair going 11-3...paired up with Nik Marino at #1 and #2 for April and May and went 9-7...finished with a 22-11 overall doubles record...earned 1st Team All SCIAC honors, as well as ITA West Region and National Rookie of the Year award, the first time a CMS player has earned both the regional and national award...as a sophomore began the fall going 2-1 in singles, losing in the third round of the USTA / ITA West Regional...partnered Joe Dorn to win the West Regional doubles and then advance to the semifinals of the Division III Nationals...earned a #21 west region pre-season ranking in singles, and a #2 west region rank and #3 national rank with Dorn in doubles...returned in the spring to play #1 singles and #1 doubles in every match that he appeared...was nearly unstoppable against D3 competition, staying undefeated until April 5 where he lost in three sets to then #1 Nick Ballou of Cal Lutheran...Wood would to only three players in D3 all year - Sabel of Pomona-Pitzer at ITA Regionals, Ballou in April and then at SCIAC Championship in May, and teammate Alex Lane at Ojai...along the way he had wins over 12 NCAA qualifiers, including NCAA singles champion Adam Putterman of Wash U, earning year-end national rank of #5...almost equally dominant with partner Dorn in doubles, losing only six times against D3 teams...finished as the fourth best team in the West Region, qualifying for NCAAs...became the first Stag since Lawrence Wang in 2008 to earn ITA All-America honors in singles and doubles in the same year...earned 1st Team All-SCIAC honors for the second straight year and was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates...overall records of 24-7 in singles and 30-11 in doubles...his 41 matches played and 30 wins with Dorn put the team at #1 all-time in each category for a single season...entered this season as the top seed of the USTA / ITA West Regionals in singles and doubles (with Dorn)...got two striaght set victories before falling to Pomona-Pitzer's Jake Yasgoor in the round of 16 in singles...reached the quarters of the doubles, losing to Pomona-Pitzer's Bello and Wiechert...ranked #24 in singles and #13 in doubles in fall West Region rankings.
Tools: Wilson K Factor KSix-One 95 (18x20) strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 44 lbs
Personal: Only child of Christine and Kevin...avid surfer and soccer player, who played as a senior on his high school team...plays on CMS' club soccer team in the fall...also into all types of electronic music and has a keen interest in high performance automobiles.
Favorite Stag: Robbie Erani (CMC '12)
Say What?: has had the same personal coach - Jack Broudy - since he was four years old