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  Ignacio Velez

Ignacio Velez

Player Profile


Bogota, Colombia

Last College:
Cowley College

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 139

Academic Major:
Business Administration

Spring 2009: Went 1-2 in singles play and 0-1 in doubles action ...Posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Alabama State's Quintero Moore at No. 5 (1/31) ... An A-Sun All-Academic selection ... An ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Fall 2008: Posted a 2-4 record in singles tournament play ... Competed at both the Wofford Fall Challenge and Elon Invitational.

Before USC Upstate: Played one season at Cowley College, a junior college in Arkansas City, Kan. ... Reached the quarterfinals of the No. 3 singles bracket at the NJCAA National Championships and also reached the round of 16 in doubles play, helping the Tigers to finish 20th in the 36-team tournament ... Finished fourth in the No. 3 singles bracket at the Region VI Tournament, helping the Tigers qualify for the national tournament ... Helped Cowley College to a ranking of 11th in the final ITA NJCAA poll ... Ranked 56th in the nation in singles play at the end of the season and was as high as 43rd in doubles play ... Graduated from Colegio San Carolos in Bogota in 2007.

Personal: Born on Sept. 10, 1989 ... Son of Juan G. Velez and Maria A. Ferro ... Has two brothers, Juan P. Rosso and Santiago Velez ... Nickname is "Nacho" ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys Italian food ... Favorite movie is "Calle 54" ... Favorite TV show is "The Simpsons" ... Favorite actor is Jack Nicholson ... Favorite tennis player is Roger Federer ... Admires his mother ... Enjoys music and playing the bass.

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