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Nicolas Ospina

Player Profile


Bogota, Colombia

High School:
S.E. de Manizales

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 140


Academic Major:
Business Administration

Spring 2009: Went 2-2 in singles play and 0-1 in doubles play ... Posted a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles against Alabama State (1/31) ... Added a 6-3, 6-3 win over Presbyterian's Mark Cannatelli at No. 5 singles (3/31) ... An A-Sun All-Academic Team selection.

Fall 2008: Finished a solid 9-2 overall in singles play and 6-6 in doubles play ... Reached the semifinals at the USC Upstate Fall Tournament (9/13) ... Won both the Blue singles flight and the `A' doubles flight at ETSU Fall Challenge (9/20-21) ... Won singles bracket with a three-set win over UNC Asheville's Nicolai Nonnebroich ... Took doubles bracket with partner Leandro Osorio by downing Lincoln Memorial's Hannes Ganss and Bastian Guenther, 8-3, in the finals ... Won all three singles matches during the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Added two singles wins in three matches at the Elon Invitational (10/13).

2007-08: Claimed team's Coaches' Award for his positive attitude and energy ... Saw limited action during the season, going 4-1 in singles play and 2-0 in doubles action ... Went 3-1 in tournament singles action, winning a match at the South Carolina Fall Invitational (10/12-14) and going 2-0 at the Wofford Fall Challenge (10/5-6) ... Went 2-0 in doubles play at the Wofford Fall Challenge with partner Arnaldo Lovera ... Won lone dual meet match of the year, a 6-1, 6-4 decision against Jacksonville's Clay Garrett (3/29) ... A member of the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

Before Upstate: Reached a ranking of third in Columbian rankings ... Made it to National Masters three times ... Earned three national single titles and two national doubles titles.

Personal: Born on April 23, 1989 ... Son of Rene Ospina and Maria Teresa Araque ... Majoring in economics and finance ... Favorite movie is "Butterfly Effect" ... Favorite book is "Conversations with God" ... Favorite TV show is "Heroes" ... Favorite food is Colombian Arepas ... Hero growing up was Ricardo Gomes ... Admires his mother.

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