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2007-2008 Men's Tennis Roster

Joao Paoliello

Class: r-SO-1L
Height: 6-1
Weight: 176 pounds
Previous School: Campos Salles
Hometown: Londrina, Brazil

Posted 9-5 singles mark and 5-4 doubles record ... Won twice in singles at MT Fall Invitational, including a victory over Benedikt Fischer of Memphis, before falling in semifinals in three sets to Morehead State's Greg Anderson ... Registered four wins at Southern Intercollegiate Championships, defeating Miami's Hector Nieto in three sets and posting straight-set triumphs against Georgia Tech's George Gvelesiani, Tennessee's Jeremy Tweedt and Christopher Nott of Arkansas ... Lost in quarterfinals to Florida's Billy Mulligan at Southern Intercollegiates ... Dropped first-round match to Auburn's Alexey Tsyrenov at Georgia Tech Fall Invitational but won next two outings, over Georgia's Alex Hill and Oscar Muchuca (three sets, 7-6 in the third) ... Defeated Morehead State's Doug Song in first round at ITA Southeast Indoor Championships before falling in Round of 128 to Kentucky's Brad Cox in three sets (17-15 in third set tiebreaker) ... Teamed with Richard Cowden in doubles, defeating Memphis (Narasimhan-Khougassian) and Mississippi State (Farlow-Genuini) at MT Fall Invite before falling to another MSU pair in finals (Frayssinoux-Necajevs) ... Duo won twice at Indoor Championships, including victory over 53rd-ranked Alabama (Mertz-Bes) before falling to Florida (Briceno-Lacroix) in Round of 16.
Spring: Posted 10-7 dual match singles mark and 11-8 dual match doubles record ... Registered 5-6 mark at No. 5 and 5-0 record at No. 6 in singles (0-1 at No. 3) ... Lost first two outings before winning three straight, including victories over Denver's Kalle Rosen, Minnesota's Derek Peterson and New Mexico's Joe Wood (three sets) ... Defeated Tennessee's Matt Brewer and Vanderbilt's Alex Zotov, both in three sets, and won in straight sets over South Alabama's Aaron Krisan at HEB Invitational ... Posted three consecutive triumphs at home, all in straight sets, over Tennessee Tech's Juan Gomez, South Alabama's Michael O'Brien and UALR's Dorian Sovic ... Lost in three sets to Michael Gaerthoeffner of Memphis ... Defeated Louisiana-Lafayette's Jorge Delgado in three sets in first round of Sun Belt Championships ... Collected three doubles victories with Richard Cowden, including wins over Indiana State (Wenham-Migogo), Denver (Holmstrom-Dhatt) and Minnesota (Altepeter-Dumas) ... Registered 5-2 record with Chris Nowak, with four straight wins in February and March over Louisville (Simon-Nordheim), Texas Tech (Kustadija-Babinciuc), Western Michigan (Calderone-Komada) and Tennessee Tech (Gomez-Harris) ... Also posted a victory over South Alabama (Krisan-O'Brien) at Sun Belt Shootout ... Collected two wins with Marc Rocafort against Michigan State (Gardner-Stratton) and Vanderbilt (Paul-Baker) and 1-2 record with Kyle Wishing with victory over Memphis (Khougassian-Naseman).

2006-07 (Freshman)
Picked up five singles victories against seven losses ... Defeated Mississippi State's Ryan Farlow and Benedikt Fischer of Memphis at MT Invitational ... Won twice at Georgia Tech Invitational with victories against Nebraska's Sean Coetzee and Georgia Tech's George Gvelsiani ... Lone win at Volunteer State Challenge came against Cody Loup of Memphis ... Lost in three sets to Florida's 45th-ranked Nestor Briceno at ITA Southeast Championships ... Posted 7-3 doubles mark with Marc Boiron, including wins over Nebraska (Coetzee-Tesmer), Georgia Tech (Roebuck-Gvelsiani), Mississppi State (Irey-Lim) and Tennessee (Sandgren-Thonrton). Spring: Posted a 10-11 record in the spring ... Defeated Jorge Jorge of Kentucky 6-1, 6-2 ... Defeated opponents from Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and William & Mary ... Against Sun Belt opponents posted a 3-1 record ... Paired with Marc Boiron for a 7-12 record ... The pair defeated opponents from Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt.

Enrolled in January and did not play in any matches, taking a redshirt.

Personal: Has been ranked No. 5 in Brazil in singles and No. 3 in doubles in the last two years ... Ranked in Top 400 in world in junior rankings ... Trained at Francos Tennis Academy outside New Orleans along with former Blue Raider Lucas de Brito.