Or Ram-Harel wins his opening match to lead TU through the first day of round-robin play
The Golden Hurricane will match up against the Spartans in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday
Juniors Japie De Klerk and Clifford Marsland earn first-team all-conference honors in singles play, while Marsland and sophomore Alejandro Espejo snare first-team accolades in doubles
April 22, 2013, Issue #34
The Golden Hurricane falls in conference tournament finals for only second time in past eight years
TULSA - A two-year letterwinner . . . owns a career 34-26 singles mark and a 37-22 doubles record . . . honored as one half of the 2012 Conference USA Doubles Champion . . . joined Tulsa in spring 2012 . . . was part of a Conference USA Championship team and a team that advanced to the 2012 NCAA Round of 16 . . . teamed up with Matt Kirby and won the Garnet Draw doubles title at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney during the Fall of 2012.
JUNIOR (2013-14) - Was named on the C-USA Singles Second Team and has been ranked as high as No. 90 on Feb. 25 . . . was named on the C-USA Doubles Second Team and has been ranked as high as No. 47 on Feb. 11 . . . compiled an 18-16 singles record and a 20-11 doubles record . . . posted a 13-2 record at the No. 3 position and a 4-2 record at the No. 4 position . . . won his final three matches of the season and posted a 2-1 record against nationally ranked opponents and a 6-3 record against regionally ranked opponents . . . defeated No. 25 Jeremy Efferding of No. 8 Texas A&M 7-6 (4), 6-3 and No. 31 Diego Galeano of No. 6 Baylor 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament . . . won 10 matches in a row from Jan. 27 until March 23 . . . paired with Japie De Klerk to defeated No. 28 Jarryd Chaplin and Brandon Fickey of No. 6 Tennessee 6-1 and defeated No. 17 Dane Webb and Andrew Harris of No. 5 Oklahoma 8-7 (6).
SOPHOMORE (2012-13) - Compiled an 18-16 singles record and a 20-11 doubles record . . . named all-C-USA Doubles First Team and C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 19 . . . defeated #71 Dan Webb of Oklahoma 6-2, 7-6 . . . had a stretch where he went 6-1 . . . started the season ranked No. 68 . . . partnered with Clifford Marsland to defeat No. 44 Nelson Vick and Esben Hess-Olesen of UNC 8-5, No. 83 Arturs Kazijevs and Mischa Nowicki of SMU 8-2 and No. 63 Diego Galeano and Mate Zsiga of Baylor 9-8 (7-3) in the NCAA Tournament . . . started the season 4-0 in doubles.
FRESHMAN (2011-12) -Compiled a 12-6 singles record and a 15-8 doubles mark in his first season with the Golden Hurricane, playing primarily at the sixth singles position . . . had singles win streaks of six and four matches, and also had doubles win streaks of six and five . . . boasted a 4-0 record in the C-USA Championship . . . earned a singles victory over No. 103 William Parker of North Carolina.
PRIOR TO TULSA -Won the Granada Singles Championship three times, playing primarily on clay courts . . . was a singles finalist in 2011 at the Andalucia State Championship.
PERSONAL -Full name is Alejandro Espejo Sanchez . . . majoring in mechanical engineering . . . has one older brother, Jesus . . . son of Jesus Espejo Fernandez and Maria Sanchez Hitos . . . born March 11, 1992.
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