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Alejandro Calligari
Alejandro Calligari


Bradenton, Fla.



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In the fall (2010): Teamed with Simon Childs at No. 14 in the ITA preseason doubles rankings... Combined with Robert Hall to reach the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional... Registered singles wins over players from North Carolina, Pepperdine, Purdue and Tennessee - including wins over players ranked No. 50 and No. 83... Posted a 4-5 singles record.

As a junior (2009-10): Competed in the 2010 NCAA Doubles Championship with Simon Childs, the duo lost 8-5 to Tennessee's third-ranked Sandgren and Smith in the first round. ... Posted a 27-14 overall singles record and was 16-11 in dual matches playing mostly at Nos. 4 and 5... Finished the season ranked No. 33 in doubles with Childs, the duo reached as high as No. 22 and spent four ranking periods in the top 25.

As a sophomore (2008-09): Compiled a 24-15 overall record and went 18-9 in dual matches, playing mostly at No. 4... ... Paired with Robert Rotaru for a 24-6 doubles record and a 14-4 mark in dual matches, playing mostly at No. 2... Calligari and Rotaru advanced to the finals of the USTA BJK Invitational... The duo of Calligari and Rotaru was ranked as high as No. 33 and finished the season at No. 80 in the final ITA rankings... Named to Athletic Director's honor roll in the fall and spring... BIG EAST Academic All Star.

As a freshman (2007-08): Posted a team-best 27-6 overall record... Went 16-3 in dual matches, playing at Nos. 5 and 6... Won 11 of his last 12 matches ... Won the `A' Flight of the Louisville Fall Invitational... Advanced to the round of 16 of the Midwest Regional Qualifier... Teamed with Simon Childs and Ben Clos for a 3-5 doubles record.

High School/Juniors: One of the top students at the renowned Nick Bolletierri Academy... All-state selection... MVP at Bradenton Preparatory Academy... Helped lead his team to the Florida State High School Championship... Was a finalist in the Academy Prix which featured a field of over 150 players.

Personal: Full name is Alejandro Daniel Calligari Martinez... Son of Walter Calligari and Amaya Martinez... Birthdate is January 17, 1989... Major is Mechanical Engineering... Athletic goal at U of L is to win the Big East as a team... Best moment of his tennis career so far was winning nationals in Venezuela and the Louisville Fall Invitational... What he likes best about the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center: the plasma tv... Most people don't know that he's played with top professionals like Monfils, Hass and Sharapova... If he could trade places for someone for a day it would be Rafael Nadal... His most prized possession is his laptop... Person with the greatest impact on his athletic career is his coach at Bradenton, Mark Dalzel... Tennis player he most admires is Gael Monfils... Proudest moment of his life was getting picked to play for Venezuela.

Calligari's Statistics
	Singles	                  Doubles
Year	Dual	Tourn.	Overall	Dual	Tourn.	Overall
2007-08	16-3	11-3	27-6	3-5	3-4	6-9
2008-09	18-9	6-6	24-15	19-7	10-2	29-9
2009-10	22-5	11-7	33-12	20-7	11-8	31-15
Total	56-23	28-12	78-35	41-21	25-11	69-32

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