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  Arnaldo Lovera

Arnaldo Lovera

Player Profile


Caracas, Venezuela

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170


Academic Major:
Business Administration

Spring 2009: Finished 4-1 overall in singles play and 0-1 in doubles play ... Lost in super-set tiebreaker to Georgia Tech's Austin Roebuck (7-6 (4), 6-7 (9), 10-12 at No. 5 in only loss of season (1/18) ... Won next four matches, including three-set win over Georgetown's Adam Gross, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4 (2/8) ... Won A-Sun Player of the Week award for his 2-0 performance at the Yale duals (2/11) ... An injury kept him from the lineup for last two months of the season ... Finished season 11th in school history with 46 singles wins.

Fall 2008: Went a perfect 9-0 in singles play and added a 2-3 mark in doubles ... Started fall by winning the top flight (Gold Bracket) at the ETSU Fall Invitational (9/21), defeating Lincoln Memorial's Hannes Ganss, 6-0, 6-2 in the finals ... Won three singles matches and a doubles match at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Won three singles matches at the Elon Invitational to finish second at the point-based tournament (10/10-11).

2007-08: Went 13-6 overall in singles play and an impressive 9-2 in dual meet action ... Took over a solid spot in the starting six in early March, thanks to a seven-match winning streak at No. 6 singles from March 1 to April 4 ... Also did not complete two matches during that stretch ... Struggled to a 5-5 record before the winning streak ... Was limited in fall play due to an injury, recording a 4-4 record ... Posted a 2-1 doubles record in tournaments, competing at the Wofford Fall Challenge with Nico Ospina and going 2-0 (10/5-6) ... A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team.

2006-07: Had a sensational rookie season, becoming one of just 12 players in school history to win 20 matches in a season ... Finished 20-7 overall in singles play and 4-0 in doubles play ... Played in No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 singles slots, going 4-2 at No. 5 and 4-1 at No. 6 ... Added a 6-1 record in Peach Belt Conference play ... Teamed with partners Sandy Franz, Javier Tori and Renzo Airaldi in doubles ... Went 2-0 with Airaldi.

Personal: Born on Sept. 30, 1989 ... Son of Arnaldo and Bonnie Lovera ... Has two sisters, Daniela and Oriana, and one brother, Luis Alfredo ... Daniela played on Upstate's women's tennis team from 2005-09 ... A marketing major ... Likes Italian food ... Favorite movie is "Rocky" ... Favorite sports figure is professional boxer Miguel Cotto ... Hero growing up was Oscar De La Hoya ... Admires his God parents.

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