|Hometown:||San Jose, CA|
|High School:||Bellarmine Prep|
On Court: Three-Star recruit on tennisrecruiting.net...ranked as high as top 20 in Northern California USTA combined rankings … played #2 singles for Bellarmine College Prep, helping them earn a fourth place finish in the high school national tournament...as a freshman...injured ankle during Claremont Futures event in early September, causing him to miss USTA / ITA West Regionals...returned to training and individual tournaments in October...established himself early as one of the hardest working team members...made his college tennis debut at the #6 singles position on February 20, 2014 against Westmont, where he earned a 6-4, 6-4 win...appeared in four more dual matches at the #6 singles position and did not yield more than six games in any one match...was at his most impressive in the Ojai Independent College event, where he won four matches as an unseeded player - defeating Chang and Lee of Biola, and Bello and Sutton of Pomona-Pitzer - to reach the the championship match...his 6-1, 7-5 defeat in the final to Westmont's Josh Barnard made Shankar the first Stag in history to reach the championship match of this event...appeared in only one doubles match, with fellow frosh Glenn Hull against Caltech...completed the 2014 campaign with a tidy 9-1 singles mark and 1-0 doubles record...honored by teammates as Stags' Most Improved Player for 2014...as a sophomore continued to work as hard as any team member despite limited playing time...appeared in five singles dual matches in the spring and competed in The Ojai...went 5-0 at #6 singles, dropping only one set...had notable wins against Brandeis, Haverford and Whittier...reached the second round of the Ojai Independent College event...appeared in four doubles matches in the spring with partners Yeh, Macey and Mehall...had overall records of 6-1 in singles and 1-3 in doubles...earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher during the school year...recipient of the Hank Krieger Trophy for his commitment to the team during the season.
Tools: Babolat Aero Pro Drive, strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 57 lbs
Favorite Stag: Mike Starr (Tennis - HMC '10)
Say What?: Has visited more foreign countries (15) than states (12).