Rafael Abreu
Rafael Abreu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barquisimeto, Venezuela

High School:
Simon Rodriguez

Weight:
180

Birthdate:
02/29/1984

Experience:
3L

Plays:
Right-Handed


SENIOR (FALL 2005): Recorded a 7-2 mark in singles play and a 4-3 record in doubles...Defeated three ranked opponents during his fall slate...Notched a 7-6(4), 7-5, victory over No. 57 Andreas Siljestrom of Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 4 at the All-American Qualifying...Rallied to defeat No. 105 Konstantin Haerle 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(10-5) of Rice on Oct. 14 at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational...Knocked off his third ranked opponent of the fall season the same day, defeating No. 106 Michael Venus of Texas (6-4, 6-3)...Held a ranking of No. 34 in doubles, partnering alongside Jacopo Tezza...Begins the spring season with the No. 12 singles ranking in the south central region and a No. 5 doubles ranking.

JUNIOR (2004-05): Named to the All-Conference USA all-conference third team...Recipient of the C-USA Sportsmanship Award...Recorded a 14-14 record during the spring and went 13-9 in doubles action...Dispatched Jason Zimmerman of Duke in straight sets on Mar. 16...Won seven of the first 10 matches of the spring season in doubles duty with Fabrizio Sestini...Knocked off No. 21 Searle and Harknett of Rice on Apr. 1...Defeated second ranked opponent of the spring with a convincing 8-3 victory over No. 19 Gustafsson and Clark of Louisville...Posted a 2-3 record in singles and went 10-4 in doubles playing exclusively with Fabrizio Sestini during the fall...The duo entered the fall ranked No. 8 in the country...Tabbed the Conference USA Co-Player of the Month for November with Sestini...He and Sestini won the title at the Baylor Intercollegiate in Waco, Texas, by defeating Niels Buksik and Sandy Farquharson from Texas-Arlington in the final, 8-5...They also upended foes from Alabama, Tulane and two of their teammates, Jordan Freitas and Jacopo Tezza, along the way...In the backdraw of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct 4, the duo of Abreu and Sestini managed to pick up a solid win over No. 20-rated Peter Rodrigues and Jonathan Stokke from Duke, 8-6...Was a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Take Morita from Rice in the second round of the Wilson/ITA South Central Regional Championships Oct. 22 in Austin, Texas...Reached the final of doubles in the regional...Was able to get an at-large bid to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., over Nov. 4-7...Defeated Ivan Angulo Carrasco and Ricardo Omaña from the College of Santa Fe (N.M.) in round one of the indoors.

SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Ended the season with a 13-15 record in singles and went 22-15 in doubles with Fabrizio Sestini...He and Sestini ended the season ranked No. 34 in doubles...Won the ITA South Central Regional, defeating Benjamin Becker and Ivor Lovrak of Baylor in the final, 8-5...By claiming the tournament crown, they received an automatic bid to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich...It was the first time since 1996 that TCU sent a doubles team to the elite event that only takes 16 doubles teams from around the country...Recorded a win over the nation's No. 1-ranked doubles team of Lester Cook and Ante Matijevic of Texas A&M Feb. 18, 8-4...Earned Conference USA Player of the Week accolades following his Feb. 18 performance...Moved up to No. 10 nationally in doubles, giving the Frogs their first top 10 duo since 1997 with Ashley Fisher and Jason Weir-Smith...Got an easy 8-3 doubles win over Jeremy Clark and Matt Mayer from No. 56 Louisville in the championship of the C-USA Shootout Feb. 29...Had a key victory in singles versus Peter Scharler from No. 28 Washington March 7 at the ASU Quad at five, 6-3, 6-4, that helped TCU pull off the 4-2 victory...Upset the nation's No. 14 doubles tandem of Rylan Rizza and Nick Meythaler from No. 12 Virginia April 4 in Charlottesville, Va., by a 9-7 count...Defeated David Canudas and Dylan Mezey from Southern Miss, 8-2, in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championship April 16...Picked up TCU's only victory in doubles against No. 33 Clemson May 22 at the NCAA Championship in Tulsa, Okla...Downed the No. 37-ranked pair of Jarmaine Jenkins and Nathan Thompson, 8-5...Had his match with Damiisa Robinson at five singles suspended when the Tigers clinched the match.

FRESHMAN (SPRING 2003): Notched a 20-5 record overall and was 15-5 in dual match play...His 80.0 percent winning percentage tied for the sixth highest in a single season in school history...Played the Nos. 3-6 slots, with most of his action coming at six singles where he was 9-2...Abreu had one of the better campaigns in doubles for TCU, going 13-12...Won the Rice Indoors and downed Rice's Cody Jackson, 6-4, 6-4, to win the title...Fell in three sets to No. 105 Ivor Lovrak from Baylor, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, April 2 at six singles...Posted victories in the semis and final of the Conference USA Championship April 18 and 19 at No. 6 singles against Jorge Escallon from South Florida and Hannu Piiroinen from Tulane...Helped TCU advance to the second round of the NCAA Regionals by upending SMU's Mauck for the second time of the season at the No. 5 slot.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR: One of the top players from his native Venezuela, Abreu was ranked as high as No. 8 doubles in the world for the ITF juniors and as high as No. 81 in singless...Held ATP Tour rankings in both singles and doubles.

PERSONAL: Abreu is a speech communication major at TCU with a minor in business...Rafael Tomas Abreu, the son of Amilcar Abreu and Carmen Pérez, was born Feb. 29, 1984.


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