Three Owls claim postseason awards
UTSA 4, Rice 2
Rice and UTSA meet for C-USA Title
C-USA Championship up next
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Rice hosted Old Dominion on January 25.
UTSA held off Rice, 4-3 in the first dual match held at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.
Rice defeated the Islanders 4-0 in the opener of the 56th annual Rice Invite at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
Rice defeated Prairie View 7-0 on January 26.
Rice dropped a 4-3 decision to LSU at Jake Hess on January 19, 2014
HONORS AT RICE
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2014, 2015
All C-USA Singles, first team, 2015; second team, 2014
First team All C-USA selection as the lone senior in the 2015 lineup for the Owls.
Finished 9-13 while playing in the top spot line lineup, leading Rice back into the national rankings and earning the top seed at the C-USA Championship… Keyed the Owls late-season upsets of #19 Northwestern and #40 Texas A&M Corpus Christi with wins, including the clinch point vs. the Islanders to boost the Owls back into the rankings. Fall: Finished the fall 5-6 in singles tournament action. Won the First Flight consolation singles final in at Alabama's Four in the Fall tournament with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Illinois' Toshiki Matsuya.
Transfer from Fordham who was a second-team, All-Conference USA selection after finishing with an 8-11 record in dual singles, playing primarily at No. 1... Was 4-6 in matches at the first line... Second on the squad with a 4-3 singles record in the fall, and added three additional singles wins at the USTA Futures event held at Jake Hess... Earned a spot in the USTA main draw after winning three times in the qualifying round... Defeated Tito Moreiras of Texas AaM 6-4, 6-0 in the ITA Texas Regional opener, then lost to Lloyd Glasspool of Texas 7-5, 6-1.. Reached the third round of the ITA All American in Tulsa by defeating Ravi Patel of Duke in three sets (6-7, 6-3, 6-4), then fell to Jordan Daigle of Virginia in three sets in the third round (5-7, 7-5, 6-4).
Earned First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors... Named team MVP... Earned first regional ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) (was ranked 20th in the Northeast region in January)... Posted an 18-8 singles record, which included eleven wins at the #1 slot... Led team in singles wins... Also added nine doubles wins on the year, four coming with Kuba Kowalski.
Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 as a freshman... Advanced to the finals of the US Open National Playoffs, hosted at Yale University, in June of 2012... Led the Rams in singles wins, going 23-9 on the year, playing mostly at second singles where he was 16-2 on the year... Was 2-0 at first singles and 2-2 at third singles... Was 17-14 overall in doubles play, 7-0 at first doubles... Six of the seven first doubles wins came with Kuba Kowalski... Also picked up seven wins at second doubles, four with Max Peara as his partner... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week once.
Competed at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida... Competed in ITF Junior events all over the world, and holds a ITF Junior World ranking of 343... Defeated several top 100 US Junior players and blue chip recruits.
Civil a Environmental Engineering major.
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