Emanuel Brighiu

Emanuel  Brighiu


Iasi, Romania

High School:
Agriculture High School

Last College:
George Baritiu University

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210





Overall Tourn. Dual #1
#5 #6
2007-08 11-11 -- 11-1 -- 9-10 2-1 -- -- --
2008-09 15-14 7-3 8-11 3-8 3-3 2-0 -- -- --
2009-10 13-15 3-3 10-12 7-7 0-3 1-1 0-1 2-0 --
2010-11 20-17 8-4 12-13 12-13 -- -- -- -- --
Career 59-57 18-10 41-47 22-28 12-15
0-1 2-0 --



Overall Tourn. Dual #1
2007-08 13-8 -- 13-8 2-2 11-6 --
2008-09 19-14 9-5 10-9 4-4 6-5 --
2009-10 17-11 3-3 14-8 13-8 -- 1-0
2010-11 25-10 6-4 19-6 19-6 -- --
Career 74-43 18-12 56-31 38-20 17-11 1-0

• NCAA Doubles Championships Qualifier (2009, 2010)
• All-MWC Singles Team (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
• All-MWC Doubles Team (2009, 2010, 2011)

Earned his fourth straight All-Mountain West Conference honor in singles and his third nod in doubles ... claimed TCU's Tut Bartzen MVP Award and Bayard H. Friedman Sportsmanship Award ... climbed as high in the ITA national doubles rankings as No. 27 with partner Chris Price ... his No. 72 singles ranking was a career-best at the end of a season ... recorded individual records of 12-13 in singles and 19-6 in doubles ... played all 25 of his singles and doubles matches at the No. 1 position ... ended the season with eight wins in his final 10 singles matches, including a pair of victories over nationally-ranked opponents ... his highest win over a nationally-ranked opponent came on the road against No. 33 Chris Kearney of UC Irvine, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 ... never lost back-to-back matches in doubles all season ... the duo enjoyed a trio of four-match winning streaks during the course of the year, including the final four matches of the season.

Led the Frogs with an 8-4 singles tournament record during the fall, while sporting 6-4 doubles ledger with partner Chris Price ... defeated players from Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M and Rice on his way to the semifinals of the ITA Texas Regional Championships at College Station ... reached the doubles quarterfinals at the regional tournament with Price ... the duo was ranked No. 23 during the fall season.

Reached the NCAA Doubles Championships for the second consecutive season alongside partner Christopher Price ... earned his third straight All-Mountain West Conference honor in singles and his second straight in doubles ... climbed as high in the ITA national doubles rankings as No. 37 with Price late in the season ... the duo finished the spring rated No. 42 ... debuted at No. 68 in the preseason ITA singles rankings ... recorded individual records of 10-12 in singles and 14-9 in doubles ... played 14 of his 22 singles matches at the No. 1 position ... served as the catalyst during TCU's MWC Tournament championship run, going a combined 6-0 at both No. 1 singles and doubles ... posted singles victories over both MWC Co-Players of the Year (Utah's Phillip Eilers and San Diego State's Juan Gomez) during the tourney ... named MWC Player of the Week on May 5 for his performance at the league championships ... clinched TCU's 7-0 home victory over Air Force ... posted a victory over SMU's 57th-ranked Artem Baradach in super-tiebreaker fashion, 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 ... partnered with Price for four victories over ranked opponents ... the duo posted TCU's most impressive doubles victory of the year over Texas A&M's No. 3-rated pairing of Jeff Dadamo and Austin Krajicek, 9-7 ... other ranked opponents defeated included: Baylor's Maros Horny/Jordan Rux (No. 33; 8-4), Rice's Michael Nuesslein/Christian Saravia (No. 45; 8-4) and San Diego State's Achim Vladimirshii/Giovanni Vaglietti (No. 87; 8-4) ... faced USC's No. 2-ranked tandem of Robert Farah/Steve Johnson in the Round of 32 at the NCAA Doubles Championships, falling 6-4, 6-2 ... opened the spring ranked No. 68 in the ITA preseason singles ratings and No. 38 in doubles with teammate Christopher Price.

Recorded 3-3 marks in both singles and doubles in fall tournament action... advanced to the singles Round of 16 with a pair of victories at the Wilson/ITA Texas Regional Championships... paired with Slah Mbarek in doubles for two wins to reach the quarterfinals of the Texas regional as a No. 7 seed.

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
Advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships playing alongside former Frog teammate Adrian Simon... named to the All-Mountain West Conference Singles and Doubles Teams... the honor marked his second consecutive appearance on the All-MWC Singles Team... reached high ITA national rankings of No. 12 in doubles with Simon and No. 68 in singles... finished the spring ranked No. 36 in doubles... posted overall records of 15-14 in singles and 19-14 in doubles as a sophomore... went 4-2 in singles and 3-1 in doubles in MWC play... finished the year with five victories (three doubles, two singles) over nationally ranked opponents... missed part of the spring dual match season with an elbow injury... played eight of his 11 singles matches at the No. 1 position, with eight of 19 doubles matches at the top spot... faced ranked opponents in nine of his first 10 spring singles matches and six of his first eight doubles matches... toppled Rice's 26th-ranked Bruno Rosa in his first singles outing of the spring, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5... downed Oklahoma's Sergey Avdeyev (No. 76) three weeks later, 6-4, 6-4... took Tulsa's Arnau Brughes, the nation's No. 1 player, to three sets before dropping a 6-4, 1-6, 0-6 decision in the opening round of the NCAA team championships... teamed with Simon earlier in the spring to take down Brughes and Phillip Stevens, ranked No. 5 nationally for Tulsa, in doubles, 8-6... the pair also defeated Texas Tech's Raony Carvalho and Christian Rojmar (No. 16), 8-6... posted a 7-3 individual singles record and 9-4 doubles mark in fall tournament play... partnered with Simon to defeat Virginia's No. 5-ranked team of Dominic Inglot/Michael Shabaz, 8-4, in the first round of qualifying doubles at the D'Novo All-American Championshiops in Tulsa, Okla... advanced to the main draw of the tournament before falling in the opening round to Georgia's top team... reached the doubles semifinals at the ITA South Central Regional Championship before falling to a duo from Texas... advanced in singles to the Round of 16 before bowing out of the competition.

Posted an overall record of 11-11 playing primarily at the No. 2 singles position during the spring season... earned All-MWC singles honors after notching a 5-1 league record... tallied wins over opponents from nationally-ranked programs such as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas Tech, Minnesota and Texas A&M... captured a crucial victory against New Mexico as TCU claimed a share of the MWC regular season title... named the MWC Men's Tennis Player of the Week on Feb. 20... earned the honors after beginning collegiate career with 4-0 record... went 13-8 in doubles play during the spring... teamed up with Adrian Simon to defeat Texas Tech's 11th-ranked duo of Breler and Markovic... reached as high as No. 51 in the national rankings with Simon.

Achieved a career-high ITF Juniors world singles ranking of No. 58 during the 2005-06 season... won the Romanian Men's National Doubles Championship four times and has earned a career-high ATP men's singles ranking of No. 1202.

Emanuel Brighiu is the son of Adrian and Viorica... older brother, Ciprian, played professional soccer... majoring in communication studies at TCU.

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