|College:||Claremont McKenna (Amherst)|
On Court: 4-Star Recruit who ranked in the top 10 in the Pacific Northwest and top 100 nationally as a junior...played for Garfield HS for four years, winning Washington State HS singles title as a junior and the state doubles title as a senior...member of the PNW team competing at National Boys 18 Team Championships in Champaign, IL...as a freshman started in singles and doubles for the Amherst College Mammoths who reached the NCAA 3rd Round and finished as the No.8 team in D3...compiled a singles record of 14-10 at the 3-6 positions...played with five different partners in compiling a 15-13 doubles record, mostly at the No. 2 position...as a sophomore made Stags Tennis debut at ITA West Regional...unseeded in singles, he advanced to the quarterfinals with wins over Mandic (PP) and teammate Robert Liu, before losing a tough three-setter to top seed Jack Katzman...partnered Julian Gordy in doubles and the pair advanced to the final before losing 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 to teammates Jake Berber and Niko Parodi...earned fall rankings of #12 in the West Region for singles, and #4 and #14 respectively in the West and Nationally for doubles...played at the No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles position for the entire spring season...after winning two of his first five singles matches in February, quickly hit his stride and won 16 of his final 19 between March 4 and May 21...was similarly consistent at No. 2 doubles with partner Jack Katzman, going 22-6 with win streaks of 11 and 8...finished his first full year as a Stag with overall records of 21-7 in singles and 26-7 in doubles...also earned 1st Team All-SCIAC honors as well as year-end West Region rankings of No. 18 in singles and No. 7 in doubles...as a junior spent fall semester abroad in Auckland, New Zealand...started slowly in spring dual match action, dropping his first two singles matches against Hope International and RPI...then won his final eight singles matches with the loss of only one set, playing at Nos. 3-6...was one of the Stags' most prolific doubles players, playing with Park for most of the spring season at N0. 2 and No. 3...also saw doubles action with Gordy, Liu, and Katzman...won a staggering 16 straight doubles matches with four different partners between March 29 and May 21, with only one of those getting as close as 8-6...finished 2019 with overall records of 8-2 in singles and 26-5 in doubles.
Tools: Head Graphene Speed 360 Pro strung at 51 lbs with Solinco Hyper-G
Personal: Son of Shannon and Tarik...has a younger brother Leo...enjoys board games and reading good books and hanging out with his dog Rafa...spent summer of 2019 in Iowa working on the Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Campaign and working at a local pizzeria.
Favorite Stag: Edward La Cava (CMC '12)
Say What?: wore sweat pants to school every day in the 10th grade