HONORS AT RICE
NCAA First-Team All-American (2008 & 2009)
C-USA Player of the Year (2010)
C-USA Outstanding Singles of the Championship (2010)
C-USA Outstanding Doubles of the Championship (2010)
ITA South Central Rookie of the Year (2008)
All C-USA First Team (2008, 2009, 2010)
C- USA Newcomer of the Year (2008)
C-USA All-Academic Team
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2008, 2010)
C-USA Player of the Week (Jan. 23, Feb. 12, April 15, March 25, 2008; March 24, 2009; Feb. 9, 2010)
2009-10 season (senior)
Conference USA Player of the Year, as well as the Oustanding Singles of the C-USA Championship and teamed with Isamu Tachibana for the Outstanding Doubles of the Championship... Played No. 1 all season and currently ranked 27th in the country... Two-time All American in singles finished second on the team lead with a 14-8 singles record and closed the season by going unbeaten over his last 10 matches (8 wins, two unfinished) before dropping his match in the NCAA Championships vs. Washington... Rice was 8-2 over that stretch and advanced from 51st to 333rd in the ITA rankings... Defeated five ranked opponents during his streak, and has an 8-8 record this year vs. ranked opponents...Owns wins over two players currently ranked in the ITA top 10 (#7 Austin Krajicek of Texas A&M and #10 Dimitri Kurtrovsky of Texas)... C-USA Player of the Week from Feb. 1-7 after leading Rice to wins over LSU and Miami... Unbeaten vs. conference opponents, going 2-0 in the regular season and 2-0 with one unfinished match in the Conference Championships... Dropped his opening set at the conference championships, then won his last five and was leading 5-3 in the sixth... Combined with Isamu Tachibana to compile a 9-4 record at #2 doubles... won all three matches at the C-USA Championship Opened the fall campaign by defeating Josh Zavala of Texas 5-7 6-4 6-4 to win the singles title at the 10th Midland Invitational... Advanced to the third round of the HEB Baylor Invitational before retiring with an injury.
2008-09 season (junior)
Posted a 13-12 record in singles, but closed out his year in strong fashion, becoming the Owls first repeat All American in singles at the NCAA Championships in nearly 40 years... Opened play by defeating 8th seeded Robert Farah of USC, who had led Trojans to the NCAA team title on the previsous night, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)...Avenged a loss in the regular season by winning the last 12 games of the match against Florida State's Clint Bowles to advance to the Round of 16, 5-7, 7-5, 6-0.... Fought off five match points to complete a stunning comeback... Fell to eventual NCAA Champion Devin Britton in the Round of 16, missing the chance to become the first Owl to reach the semifnals ince Harold Solomon in 1971... Became Rice's first back-to-back All America in singles since Mike Estep earned the honor in three consecutive years from 1969-71.
2007-08 season (SOPHOMORE)
Compiled a 17-6 singles record, including a 16-6 mark in the No. 1 position ... recorded an 8-5 mark against nationally-ranked opponents ... entered the tournament ranked 14th and defeated Texas' 47th-ranked Ed Corrie in the first round of the NCAA singles championship (May 21), before falling in the second round (May 22) ... defeated SMU's 124th-ranked David Kuczer in the Owls' victory over the Mustangs in the Conference USA Championship semifinals ... upset Texas A&M's 15th-ranked Connor Pollock in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2 (April 9) ... downed San Diego's 45th-ranked Thomas Liversage in three sets to help the Owls capture the Rice Invitational title (March 23) ... clinched the Owls' victory over Iowa, head coach Ron Smarr's 800th career win, with a hard-fought three-set decision over Bart van Monsjou (March 21) ... notched biggest win to date over Miami's seventh-ranked Daniel Vallverdu (Feb. 10) ... won the National Collegiate Tennis Classic over San Diego State's Achim Ceban (Jan. 20) ... went 13-10 in doubles play with five different partners ... Rosa sat out the fall season.
2006-07 Season (FRESHMAN)
Sat 2007 spring season after serving a year of residency requirements ... advanced to 3rd Round of qualifying at US Men's Clay Court Championships (April 9) ... defeated No. 4 seed and No. 127 ranked Bjorn Phau before falling to No. 157 ranked Mariano Zabaleta.
December 2005 graduate of Coopereduca School in Florianopolis, Brazil ... achieved an ITF juniors ranking of No. 8 in 2004 ... represented Brazil in Davis Cup competition against Venezuela in 2004 ... chose Rice over Pepperdine, UCLA and Stanford.
Son of Ademir and Maria Adelia Rosa ... born on February 14, 1986 in Florianopolis, Brazil ... has one sister ... majoring mathematical economic analysis ... member of Lovett College.
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
02/26/2017 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored some of its best and brightest on Sunday evening as the 2017 Rice Scholar Athletes and Honor Athletes ...
Rutledge Honored for Weekend Success
02/14/2017 - Eric Rutledge has been named the Conference USA Male Tennis Athlete of the Week for the period ending February 12, the conference office announced ...
Friday's Lessons Trigger Sunday's Success
02/12/2017 - Less than 48 hours after they found themselves unable to overcome a sluggish start in a loss at Princeton, the Rice men’s tennis team used...
Owls Can't Shake Slow Start in Loss to Tigers
02/10/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team could not overcome a sluggish start in doubles and fell to Princeton 4-3 at the Jadwin Gym on Friday.
Early Deficit Dooms Owls
01/29/2017 - After repelling multiple chances to call it a day, the Rice men’s tennis team found itself one answer short of completing remarkable rally,...
Ducks Hold Off Owls Charge
01/28/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team could not overcome a sluggish start in doubles and the Oregon Ducks took a 4-2 decision in the opening round of...
Oregon Up First as Owls Return to ITA Kickoff
01/27/2017 - After posting a 4-1 mark to open the season, the Rice men’s tennis team opens a month of matches away from home when the Owls make their...
Owls Bounce Back with Sweep
01/22/2017 - The Rice men’s tennis team shook off the residue of a hard-fought loss on Saturday and withstood the challenge of blustery conditions and an ...
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