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  Ramiro Blanco

Ramiro Blanco

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chascomus, Argentina

High School:
Instituto Corazon de Maria

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 152

Major:
Business Administration

Spring 2009: Earned All-A-Sun Second Team singles and A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors ... Finished the season ranked 119th in the ITA singles rankings, rising as high as 106th (3/31) ... Posted a perfect 23-0 mark in singles play, the first perfect season in school history, also establishing the longest winning streak in school history ... Notched a 16-0 mark at No. 5 singles ... Went 17-5 overall in doubles play, including a perfect 10-0 in A-Sun play and 13-0 at No. 3 doubles ... 23 wins are tied for fourth in school history and set a freshman record ... Dropped just four sets all spring ... Beat No. 71 UNC Wilmington's Alex Wetherell, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 (3/19) ... Posted a perfect 10-0 week, five singles wins and five doubles wins, at the Battle at the Beach and against A-Sun foes Campbell and Kennesaw State, to earn A-Sun Player of the Week Award (3/25) ... Beat No. 63 ETSU's Robin Akser, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 (4/8) ... After starting season 3-5 in doubles, won last 14 matches, with his last 11 wins coming with Edgar Rodriguez ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Before USC Upstate: Graduated from the Instituto Corazon de Maria in Buenos Aires ... Reached a ranking of 1,130 on the ITF Juniors Circuit in January of 2007 ... Competed in several futures tournaments in Argentina and reached the second round at the U-18 Argentina Cup in 2007.

Personal: Born on March 13, 1989 ... Son of Arturo Blanca and Sara Cambas ... Has two brothers, Joaquin and Gonzalo ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys playing soccer and surfing the Internet ... Favorite kind of food is barbeque ... Favorite movie is "Derailed" ... Favorite musical group is Los Pericos ... Favorite sports figures are soccer stars Ariel Ortega and Enzo Francescoli ... Admires his parents and grandparents.

 
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