Claudio Romano

Claudio Romano

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Valencia, Venezuela

Height:
6-1

2011 - SPRING SEASON
• Defeated Gabe Townes of Georgia State 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 2 in first singles match of season
• Paired with Erik Brunskog to defeat Georgia State's Gutierrez/Cook in doubles at the No. 3
• At the No. 2 defeated James McKie of Drake 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in neutral site match
• Won at No. 3 doubles against Troy 8-3 with Mitch Thams
• Beat Dean Tsamas of FGCU at No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-2
• Combined with Thams to defeat Rodrigo Rappaccioli and Takuma Ohashi of Tulane 8-3
• Trounced Aurelien Tave of No. 60 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles
• Won at No. 3 doubles with Thams against Matt Westmoreland and Robert Raguz of No. 60 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8-6
• Topped Matija Palinic of No. 52 DePaul 7-6, 6-2 at No. 2
• Defeated Emil Vassilev of Bethune-Cookman 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2
• Met with Leonel Vivas to sweep Victor Belucci and Emil Vassilev 8-0
• Won at No. 3 doubles with Brunskog over Varun Gunasseelan and Angel Alvarez of No. 73 Denver, 8-5
• Won at No. 2 over Joe Salisbury of Memphis at the Conference USA Championships quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-4

2010 - FALL SEASON
• Won first match of the season over nationally ranked Wael Kilani of USF at the Gator Invitational 7-5, 6-4
• Won four singles matches overall including one over nationally ranked Wael Kilani of USF

2010 - SPRING SEASON
• In singles play, posted a 9-10 mark during the spring
• Mostly competed at the No. 4 spot, where he went 5-5
• In doubles action, went 15-2 with Brock Sakey at the No. 3 position
• Blew past Forest Jenkins of Florida A&M, 6-1, 6-1
• Claimed a victory over Miami's Keith Crowley 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2
• Along with Sakey, defeated Florida in doubles competition 8-3
• Had a quick defeat with Sakey over Georgia Southern with a 8-0 victory
• Along with Sakey, defeated Florida 8-3 in doubles competition
• Won two matches at the USF Spring Invitational, including a 6-4, 6-3 win over Charlie Ramsey of Miami
• Along with Sakey, had an 8-1 victory over Rutgers in doubles competition at the USF Spring Invitational

2009 - FALL SEASON
• Participated in Southern Intercollegiates
• Won two matches at the FSU Invitational, including a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) victory over Florida's Dan Cash
• With Samson, posted a 8-4 victory in the quarterfinals of the FSU Invitational against John Hollimon and Thomas Petrich
• At UCF Invitational defeated Ivan Machado of South Carolina, 6-2, 6-1
• With Sakey, had an 8-4 victory over South Carolina's Ivan Cressoni and Johannes Pulsfort at UCF Invitational
• Defeated Alex Hill of Georgia, 7-5, 6-1, at the ITA Southern Regional Championship
• Captured a 6-4, 5-7, (10-3) victory over Julien Gauthier of Louisiana State at the USF Invitational

2009 - SPRING SEASON
• Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Did not play due to injury

2008 - FALL SEASON
• Went 5-1 in singles action
• Finished with a 3-0 record at the USF Invitational and claimed the flight two title
• Defeated Georgia State's Jackson Moore, 6-1, 6-1, and Florida Gulf Coast's Andrew Kam, 6-2, 6-4
• Also topped 91st-ranked Jamal Addlerly of USF (6-4, 6-2) at the tournament
• Won both matches at the UCF Invitational
• Topped Georgia State's Nejc Podkrajsek, 7-6 (7), 6-2 and LSU's Sebastion Carlsson, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
• Posted a 3-2 doubles record
• Won two doubles tilts at the USF Invitational with Johan Beigart
• The pair topped Jackson Moore and Nejic Podrajsek of Georgia State, 8-6
• Along with Beigart, recorded an 8-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast's Brenton Bacon and Andrew Kam

2008 - SPRING SEASON
• Registered a 12-6 record in singles play
• At the No. 5 position, went 10-0
• Won one match at No. 3 and also claimed a victory at the No. 4 spot
• Defeated No. 44 Denver's Andrew Landwerlen 7-6 (8), 6-2 at No. 5
• Prevailed at No. 5 versus 57th-ranked UC-Irvine's Stephen Stege (6-1, 6-4)
• Posted a win against Cal Poly's Alexander Sonesson at No. 5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
• Knocked off Juan Pablo Gomez of No. 51 Tennessee Tech at No. 5 (6-2, 6-0)
• At No. 5, defeated East Carolina's Bryan Oakley, 6-1, 6-1
• In doubles play, went 8-8 with Sinan Sudas
• Also played with Niko Overkemping
• The pair posted an 8-3 victory over No. 72 Florida Atlantic's Olivier Sajous and Daniel Vardag at No. 1
• Took a 9-7 win with Sudas against Louisiana-Lafayette's Piotrek Banas and Piotr Olechowski at No. 1
• Defeated Cornell's Kyle Doppelt and Weston Nichols at No. 1 with Sudas (8-4)
• Prevailed at No. 57 UC-Irvine with Sudas at No. 1, topping Khunpol Issaral and Alex Sundling, 8-5
• At the No. 1 spot with Sudas, posted an 8-5 win over Cal Poly's Robert Foy and Darryn Young

2007 - FALL SEASON
• Posted a 7-5 record in singles action
• At the Tribly Invite, posted a 10-8 (4) win over Wisconsin's Luke Rassow Kantor
• Also defeated Will Lowell of Georgetown, 10-4, at the event
• Won the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational singles title with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Rollins' Pablo Seijo
• Defeated Florida Gulf Coast's Steve Binninger, 6-3, 6-1, at the tournament
• Went 3-1 in doubles during the fall
• With Johan Beigart, defeated Florida Gulf Coast's Gonzalo Da Villa and Danny Lee, 8-2, at UCF Fall Invitational
• Also joined Beigart to post an 8-2 win over Graham Edgar and Benjamin Smith of North Florida

PRIOR TO UCF
• Was ranked 164th out of more than 2,000 players in the International Tennis Federation
• Registered a 36-24 career record in singles in the ITF
• Had a 29-21 record in doubles
• In 2007, was a doubles finalist at the Uruguay Bowl
• Was ranked No. 1 in his age group in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006
• Mentored by Willy Campos and Otto Sarquis

PERSONAL
• Born in Valencia, Venezuela
• Son of Claudio and Rosaluisa Romano
• Majoring in Computer Science

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