Led by four singles players in the top 100, Virginia defeats Maryland in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship
Bottom half of the lineup secures the win for Maryland
Maryland has won three of the last four matches against ranked opponents
Stefan knocks off #26 Mengel in singles play
Bottom half of Maryland's lineup secures vital conference victory
A second-year transfer who was a highly regarded prep tennis and football player ... attended UCLA during 2009-10 ... member of the Bruins football team ... attended Arizona State in 2008-09 where he was also a member of the football team.
As a Junior (2011-12): Predominately used as a doubles player teaming with Jesse Kiuru and Vlad Stefan...played at multiple singles positions...appeared in all 11 conference matches...tallied 18 doubles victories...paired with Kiuru at the No. 3 spot to knock off Justin Shane and Julen Uriguen of then-No. 2 Virginia (2/8)...knocked off Esben Hess-Olesen and Oystein Steiro in the Terps' upset of then-No. 18 North Carolina in the final match of the regular season (4/15).
As a Sophomore (2010-11): Versatile player who saw action at all six singles and all three doubles spots ... saw most action at No. 6 singles ... played in all 11 conference matches for Maryland ... won 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 over Michigan's Justin Rossi to tie the match at 3-3 allowing the Terps to win their first NCAA match (May 13) ... tied for a team-high 13 dual doubles victories ... ended the season playing at No. 2 doubles with sophomore Jesse Kiuru ... the duo picked up wins in the ACC and NCAA championships ... defeated David Holland and Chris Mengel of Duke 9-8 (7-3) in the NCAAs (May 14).
At Chadwick High School: Member of the 2004 USA Junior World Championship team ... ranked No. 5 in the nation by the USTA in 2005 ... reached the quarterfinals of the 2005 USTA Nationals at Kalamazoo, Mich. ... finished his senior season (2007) with 3,750 passing yards (second in California), 50 touchdowns ... also completed 70 percent of his passes and added 300 rushing yards and a TD ... named first team All-Area by the Daily Breeze, League MVP and an all-CIF Selection as a senior ... also named second team all-state and Co-MVP of the Lions Club All-Star Game.