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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 December 2014)

Spring Outlook: Lone senior looks to continue to grow on the court and build on last season’s career-high 27 victories...will start the season as No. 2 singles and doubles, partnering with redshirt freshman Jose Gracia.

Fall 2014: Went a combined 15-7 in singles and doubles action...went 7-3 in doubles, including a finals appearance with Jose Gracia against teammats Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez at the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational at Disney in November...playing in Lock’s place at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, beat No. 26 Paul Oosterbaan and Ben Wagland of Georgia with Marco Nunez...reached the semifinals of that event before falling to Christopher Eubanks and Nathan Rakitt of Georgia Tech...went 4-2 in three-set singles matches, continuing a strong trend of playing well in longer matches...three of four singles losses were to players ranked higher in the ITA preseason poll.

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 quarterfinals 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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