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Cristian Gonzalez Mendez
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
High School: IES Sanchez Canton
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(Updated June 2015)

2014-15: Finishes his FSU career ranked tenth in school history with 83 singles wins...led the team with 22 singles wins on the season, including a 14-10 mark in dual matches...went 15-13 in doulbes, 8-10 in dual matches...biggest win of the season came in the ACC Tournament, a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over No. 90 Austin Powell that clinched the match for the Seminoles and advanced the 'Noles to the quarterfinals...also clinched the 4-3 FSU win at Louisville with a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win against Van Damrongsri...his final win for Florida State was a 6-4, 6-1 win in the NCAA Tournament first round against Daniel Bustamante of Troy...partnered with Michael Rinaldi to beat No. 52 Andrew Harris and Alex Ghilea of eventual national runner-up Oklahoma, 6-3..reached the doubles final at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational with partner Jose Gracia, falling to teammates Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez...ranked as high as No. 103 in singles...named the team's Golden Torch winner for highest GPA and awarded the Jim McKay Scholarship and ACC Postgraduate Scholarship for grad school...All-ACC Academic Team.

2013-14: Led the team with an overall 27-8 record...ranked as high as No. 65 in singles...named to the All-ACC Third Team for first time in his career...went 16-7 in singles and 11-13 in doubles...upset No. 48 Adam Lee of Wake Forest...upset No. 58 duo Romain Bogaerts and Maksim Kan of Wake Forest with partner Marco Nunez...went 11-1 in singles in the fall… won the singles title at the Bedford Cup, beating teammate Michael Rinaldi in a final set tiebreaker, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (2)…reached the semifinals of the singles draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney…defeated No. 50 Daniel Leitner of South Alabama at Disney…went 3-3 in doubles play.

2012-13: Finished the spring with a 9-7 dual mark…went 15-11 on the year…went 5-3 on court six…went 1-0 in doubles with Blake Davis against Florida Gulf Coast...posted a 6-4 record in both singles and doubles in the fall…won the Garnet Singles Draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney…with six singles wins, was tied for third on the team for the most wins in the fall…reached the quarterfinals of the Bedford Cup in doubles with partner João Gauer, losing to teammates Andres Bucaro and Benjamin Lock.

2011-12: Started spring winning six straight matches…posted a 15-11 singles mark in the spring for an overall 19-15 record…went 5-4 in the ACC…played on courts three through five in ACC action…clinched matches against South Alabama, NC State, Miami and Virginia Tech…earned first collegiate ranked win against No. 67 Clarke Spinosa of San Diego, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (8).

High School: 2009 ITF Junior Leiria G4 singles and doubles champion…2009 ITF Junior Vila do Conde G3 doubles champion…2008 ITF Junior Sanxenxo G5 doubles champion…2008 doubles champion at ITF U16 Sanxenxo G3… 2008 and 2010 regional champion.

Personal: Born on May 6, 1992…son of Jose A. Gonzalez Carrera and Maria Mendez Arias…has played ten years of tennis along with seven years of soccer and four years of basketball…majoring in public relations.

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