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Michael Rinaldi
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palm City, Fla.
High School: Martin County HS
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(Updated June 2015)

2014-15: After missing the fall season with a wrist injury, returned with a 13-9 singles record and 4-5 doubles record...finished the ranked No. 109 after reaching as high as No. 79 midseason, the first time being ranked in his career...opened the season with three straight wins, all straight-set victories as he played his first competitive action since the end of the 2014 spring season...knocked off ranked players from Louisville (No. 104 Albert Wagner, 7-5, 7-6 (5)) and NC State (No. 85 Austin Powell, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4)...paired with senior Cristian Gonzalez Mendez to beat No. 2 Oklahoma's Andrew Harris and Alex Ghilea, the No. 52 squad in the country.

2013-14: Finished the season with a 19-13 overall singles record, 8-4 in fall tournaments and 11-9 in dual spring matches...went 4-5 in ACC play...played primarily on Ct. 5 during the season, going 9-8...went 10-6 in spring doubles with partner Grayson Goldin...reached the finals of the Bedford Cup, which he lost to teammate Cristian Gonzalez Mendez in three sets...won his flight at the Napa Valley Classic to start his sophomore campaign...started the fall season 6-0 with wins over players from Alabama and Stanford...started 4-0 in the spring season with wins over players from No. 71 North Florida and No. 60 Nebraska...lost a hard fought three-setter in the NCAA Tournament First Round against No. 24 USF at the Gainesville Regional...beat USF’s Vadym Kalyuzhnyy and Everth Dzib with partner Goldin, 8-1, in the NCAA Tournament.

2012-13: Finished his freshman year with a 23-10 singles record after posting a 17-5 mark in the spring, splitting time between Ct. 5 (7-3) and Ct. 6 (9-2)…won ten straight matches to start the spring season, including wins over No. 7 Pepperdine, No. 15 Texas, No. 75 USF, and No. 7 Oklahoma in consecutive matches...also tallied wins over No. 63 Georgia Tech, No. 65 Miami, No. 38 NC State, No. 66 North Florida, No. 26 Wake Forest, and No. 69 North Carolina...won the first five doubles matches of the season en route to a 14-8 doubles record, playing primarily with Dominic Cotrone...perfect on Ct. 2 on the year, going 4-0 against Furman, No. 53 South Alabama, Florida Atlantic, and Mercer...posted his first postseason win against Georgia Tech’s Colin Edwards in the ACC Championships...ended the fall season with a 6-5 singles record and a 7-4 doubles mark…advanced to the main draw of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships...was 7-4 in doubles, including 6-2 when he paired up with Andres Bucaro.

High School: Attended Martin County High School…five-star, blue chip recruit…won the 2011 Birmingham USTA Regional Tournament and the Jaimes Tennis Super Series…reached the finals of the Copa Gatorade Internacional in El Salvador…in 2010 he won the Copa Merengue Boys 18 G4 in the Dominican Republic and the Tennis Plaza Cup in Coral Gables, Fla.…won the 47th Cope de Café in Costa Rica in 2011 and the 33rd ITF International Casablance Junior Cup in Mexico in doubles…won the Atlanta ITF doubles title in 2009.

Personal: Born October 19, 1993…son of Dennis and Debbie Rinaldi…aunt is Kathy Rinaldi who reached a career high tennis ranking of No. 6 in the world...majoring in political science.

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