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  Renzo Airaldi

Renzo Airaldi

Player Profile


Lima, Peru

High School:
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 157


Academic Major:

Spring 2009: An All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team Doubles selection with partner Javier Tori ... Finished 14-11 in dual meet singles play, splitting time at No. 1 and No. 2 ... Went 19-3 in doubles play, posting a 13-3 mark at No. 1 and a 6-0 mark at No. 2 ... Finished 5-5 in A-Sun play ... Won first match of year with double-bagel, 6-0, 6-0 over Alabama State's Ian Burt (1/31) ... Beat regionally-ranked Ivan Rummel of Stony Brook, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 (2/8) ... Beat UNC Wilmington's Gustavo Bertei, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to help Upstate to its first win over a ranked opponent in the DI era (3/19) ... Won 16 doubles matches in a row with Tori from Jan. 18 to March 29 ... Moved into the top doubles slot during that time ... Beat No. 71 UNCW's Bertei and Michael Pereira, 8-3, at No. 1 to help team to doubles point .... Finished season 10th in school history with 47 singles wins, tied for third with 64 doubles wins and fourth with 111 combined wins.

Fall 2008: Finished fall with a 1-4 singles mark and a 3-4 doubles mark ... Won a doubles match with partner Javier Tori at the Southern Intercollegiates (9/19) ... Won a singles match and two doubles matches during the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6).

2007-08: An All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team selection ... Had a remarkable season, winning 26 singles matches, the second-best total in school history ... Had 44 combined victories (singles and doubles), also the second-best total in school history ... Started season by winning the `B' singles draw at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/15) ... Also picked up the `A' doubles title at the tournament with partner Sandy Franz, as the duo downed teammates Sebastian Gonzales-Orbegoso and Javier Tori in the finals, 9-8 ... Reached round of 32 in Division II singles at the Southern Intercollegiates, winning two matches (9/21) ... Won two singles matches at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/6) ... Won the `B2' singles flight at the South Carolina Fall Invitational, downing Anderson's Jose Augusto Gaspar, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, in the finals ... Won five matches en route to the title ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Mideast Regionals in doubles play with Franz (10/18-21) ... Defeated ETSU's Daniel Isaza and Lisandro Picardo, 8-3, and Gardner-Webb's Evgeny Slesarev and Andrew Veeder, 9-7 (9-7) to reach the quarterfinals ... Fell behind the Gardner-Webb pair, 7-3, before winning five straight games and forcing a tiebreaker ... Beat North Carolina's Kyle Baker and Will Plyler, 8-2, in the quarterfinals ... Fell to ITA Doubles All-Americans Taylor Fogelman and Chris Kearny in the semifinals, 8-2 ... Moved into the No. 2 singles position after the team's opening dual match ... Won eight of first nine singles matches in the spring ... Changed doubles partner after first five matches of spring and went 11-3 at No. 2 slot with Javier Tori.

2006-07: Finished the season 6-1 in singles and a combined 24-3 in doubles play ... Teamed with partner, Stefan Dumitrescu, to earn ITA All-American honors ... Finished ranked ninth in the nations in doubles play after going 22-3 as a team to earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors ... Posted a perfect 8-0 slate in Peach Belt doubles play and posted a 2-1 mark at the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to earn the Tournament Doubles' MVP honors ... Added a 2-0 mark with doubles' teammate Arnaldo Lovera ... Recorded a 3-1 mark in Peach Belt Conference singles play ... Posted a 1-0 mark at No. 4 singles, 3-0 mark in No. 5 singles and 2-1 mark at No. 6.

Personal: Born on Aug. 8, 1988 ... Son of Eduardo Airaldi and Maria Del Carmen Penagos ... Has two siblings, Giovanna and Eduardo ... Majoring in business administration... Favorite TV show is "Big Bang Theory" ... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp ... Favorite musical artist is Cas Haley ... Favorite song is "Walking on the Moon."

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