TU men's tennis star chooses to turn his attention to the professional circuit
Golden Hurricane men's tennis begins 2012 with tough home test
Watling, Marsland to begin play at 9 a.m. Nov. 3
Junior member of Golden Hurricane named Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Month
Event to take place Oct. 21-25 at Case Tennis Center
Year Singles Doubles 2009-10 9-7 10-4 2010-11 20-7 20-7 Totals 29-14 30-11
TULSA - A two-time letterwinner and all-conference performer . . . owns a career 29-14 singles mark and 30-11 doubles record . . . named Conference USA Player of the Year and ITA Central Region Player to Watch as a sophomore . . . defeated No. 35-ranked Ed Corrie of Texas 6-4, 6-2 in the NCAA Second Round to help give Tulsa the 4-3 victory over the No. 14-ranked Longhorns and send the Golden Hurricane to its first Round of 16 in school history . . . also teamed with Japie De Klerk and defeated Ben Chen and Kellen Damico to help secure the doubles point against Texas . . . named to the all-C-USA Singles First Team and the all-C-USA Doubles Second Team sophomore year . . . named Conference USA Freshman of the Year . . . earned all-C-USA Singles First Team accolades as a freshman . . . earned ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year honors . . . reached a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 24 on June 8, 2011 . . . vaulted to a career-high doubles rank of No. 39 on March 1, 2011.
SOPHOMORE (2010-11) - Finished the year with identical 20-7 singles and doubles records . . . participated in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship . . . was 10-6 against ranked opponents, which included a victory over No. 1 J.P. Smith of Tennessee in the opening round of the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championship . . . was 16-4 overall in singles during the dual season and had a stretch where he was 8-1 against ranked opponents . . . posted wins in those matches over No. 11 Bradley Klahn of Stanford, No. 24 Ionut Beleleu of Oklahoma, No. 30 Beleleu, and No. 35 Ed Corrie of Texas . . . his 6-4, 6-2 victory over Corrie helped vault Tulsa to a 4-3 victory over the No. 14-ranked Longhorns and send the Golden Hurricane to its first NCAA Round of 16 in school history . . . also teamed with Japie De Klerk and defeated Ben Chen and Kellen Damico to help secure the doubles point in the NCAA Tournament against Texas . . . was named the Conference USA Player of the Year and the ITA Central Region Player to Watch . . . earned a spot on the all-C-USA Singles First Team and the all-C-USA Doubles Second Team . . . earned C-USA Player of the Month honors in October . . . was a four-time Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Week (February 1, March 22, March 29, April 12) . . . finished the season with a career-high ITA singles rank of No. 24 . . . won his first 14 matches with De Klerk before ending the year with a 17-4 mark in doubles . . . reached a career-high doubles rank of No. 39 on March 1, 2011 . . . competed for his home nation of El Salvador in the 2011 Davis Cup, posting a 2-3 record . . . reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Central Region Championship.
FRESHMAN (2009-10) - Finished the season with a 9-7 singles record and 10-4 doubles mark . . . posted a 4-6 record against nationally-ranked opponents . . . played only in the No. 1 singles position . . . named the C-USA Freshman of the Year . . . selected to the all-C-USA Singles First Team . . . earned ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year honors . . . earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors on three occasions (March 2, March 23, April 6) . . . advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship before losing to No. 45 Rhyne Williams of Tennessee . . . earned a career-high No. 34 ITA national singles ranking in April 13 poll . . . finished the season as the No. 51-ranked player in the nation by the ITA . . . picked up his first collegiate singles win against No. 25 Tim Puetz of Auburn . . . posted a 7-1 record with doubles partner Grant Ive . . . did not compete during the fall campaign.
PRIOR TO TULSA - Played on the juniors and men's ITF circuits . . . earned a career-high No. 8 world juniors ranking from the ITF . . . has a 65-39 singles and a 60-35 doubles record on the juniors circuit . . . won the El Salvador F2 Futures and Mexico F15 Futures singles championships . . . has been ranked as high as No. 452 in the ATP singles rankings . . . earned a career-high No. 612 ATP doubles ranking.
PERSONAL - Majoring in management . . . has an older sister, Ericka, and an older brother, Rafael . . . brother Rafael plays tennis professionally . . . son of Rafael Edgardo Arevalo Perez and Ana Sofia Gonzalez de Arevalo.
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