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  Jonathas Sucupira
Jonathas Sucupira

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sao Paulo, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Megga

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
12/29/1983



Jonathas Sucupira
Senior
5-11
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Colegio Megga

Senior Year (2006-07): Co-captain with fellow senior Ytai Abougzir...Went undefeated at the 2006 Thomasville Collegiate Invitational including an win over Valdosta State's Leos Jelinek 6-0, 7-6 (5)...Ended his senior year with a career best 15-5 dual-match singles record with two ranked wins over Jason Mok of Rice and Duke's Joey Atas at the 2007 ACC Championships...Went 7-2 in the conference play after falling in the ACC Championships semi-finals to North Carolina's Chris Kearney 6-7 (10), 7-5, 6-0 after suffering from severe leg cramps...Helped lead Florida State to the NCAA Championships Round of 32 by dominating Manhattan's Diego Alvarado 6-0, 6-0...Partnered with junior Sam Chang to earn a 14-8 overall season record with four ranked wins including a top ten win over Duke's Atas and Goulet 8-5...Qualified with Chang for the 2007 NCAA Doubles Championship where they earned a ranked win over Louisville's Damar Johnson and Slavko Radman 6-3, 7-6 (2), but later fell in a three set battle to Kevin Anderson and Ryan Rowe of Illinois 6-2, 5-7, 6-3...ended the season with nationally ranked 20 in the FILA/ITA Men's Doubles Poll.

Junior Year (2005-06): Began his junior campaign ranked No. 112 in the nation...after missing 12 matches at the beginning of the season due to a hand fracture Sucupira still completed an overall singles mark of 9-9 with a 6-4 ACC record... dropped a three-set heartbreaker to No. 109 Lathouwers 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...downed Virginia Tech's Alexei Sergeev 6-3, 6-2 to help lead to a huge ACC win on the road...Teamed up with Sam Chang with a 8-10 record in the No. 2 and 3 doubles position earning a preseason national ranking of No. 29 ...dominated in the first round of the ACC Championship defeating Jason Sechrist and Brian Hartness of Boston College 8-2 in the No. 2 position...In Summer 2006, overtook fifth seed Kyle Baker to win the men's singles competition only a day after winning the ITA Summer College Circuit doubles draw with teammate Jason Hood.

Sophomore Year (2004-05): Advanced to the finals of the ITA Summer Circuit stop in Tallahassee, losing in the finals to teammate Sam Chang...Played in just two-thirds of FSU's dual match as he recovered from a shoulder injury suffered during his junior season...Posted a 9-11 record in singles...Went 3-4 during ACC play and 0-4 versus ranked opponents...Won 17 doubles matches, including a 15-5 mark with Sam Chang...Duo finished the year ranked 13th in the Mideast region...Played some of his best tennis at the end of the year, winning a pair of matches during the NCAA Tournament...Beat Illinois' Ruben Gonzales 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to help FSU advance to its first Elite Eight...Teamed up with Chang to win 11-straight doubles matches, including triumphs over Georgia Tech and North Carolina during the ACC Tournament...Also went 1-1 with Chip Webb in doubles, including a win over Ball State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman Year (2003-04): First Florida State freshman in more than ten years to claim All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, joining Ken McKenzie in 1992 as the only other Seminole to accomplish the feat...Finished the year ranked 99th in the final ITA national rankings...Nine-match winning streak in the middle of the season earned him an initial rating at No. 51...Collected Florida State's only conference Player of the Week honors on March 22 after posting a pair of victories over ranked opponents...Started the weekend by beating 29th-ranked Phil Stolt 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 from the defending national champion Illinois...Came back the next day to beat Duke's seventh-ranked Ludovic Walter 6-3, 7-5 as the Seminoles upset the No. 4 Blue Devils...Produced an 18-9 mark during his first collegiate season, the third highest total on the team...Played almost exclusively at the number two spot in the line-up where he produced a 12-5 mark...Went 4-1 during the league portion of the schedule...Missed three of the last four dual matches of the year after sustaining a shoulder injury...Returned during the first round of the NCAA Tournament to produce a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Arizona's Whi Kim, ranked No. 106 in the country...Produced his first victory over a ranked player as the Seminoles took on rival Florida. Beat ninth-ranked Janne Holmia, the 2003 ITA Freshman of the Year, 6-4, 6-3 in Gainesville (1/25)...One of only two players on the team to have a winning record (3-2) against ranked opponents...Teamed up with Mat Cloer to produce a 17-8 mark at number two doubles...Tandem went 14-6 during the dual match season with a 6-1 league record.

High School and Other Accomplishments: Came to Florida State after a successful career as one of the top junior players in South America...Captured the 2001 Brazilian junior national tournament along with seven other titles that year...End of the 2001 season ranked number one in Brazil for singles and third in doubles...Coached by Carlos Chabalgoit and Roberto Bazzon.

Personal: Born December 29, 1983...Son of Joao Ruas Sucupira and Lidia Santos...Majoring in business...Credits his father for having the biggest influence on his career...Loves computers...Describes himself as disciplined....Favorite professional tennis player is Rodger Federer.

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