Duke Men's Tennis BIO
Semenzato Career Statistics
All-ACC (2014 - Third Team; 2015 – Third Team)
Career: Tied for sixth on the program’s single-season chart for most ACC singles wins with nine as a sophomore in 2013-14 ... Owns one singles title (Duke Fab Four Invitational - Blue Bracket, 2013) and one doubles title (Duke Fab Four Invitational - White Bracket, 2013) ... Reached a career-high national singles ranking of No. 71.
2014-15: One of the most consistent players on the team, finishing the year with a 30-12 record, 16-7 mark in dual matches and an 8-4 ledger in ACC matches … Tallied two victories against nationally ranked opponents and reached as high as No. 95 in the ITA poll … Played the majority of the spring in the No. 4 singles position, going 11-4 there … Closed career on a strong note, winning nine of his last 12 matches …Excelled in three-set matches during the spring, going 5-1 in such decisions … Clinched the match against No. 20 Tennessee on Feb. 6, pushing Duke’s record to 7-0 as the Blue Devils tied for the second best start in program history at 9-0 … Evened the ACC match against Wake Forest on March 22 at 2-2 overall with a 6-1, 6-4 victory against Skander Mansouri … Earned a key point in Duke’s 4-1 victory against No. 23 Stanford in the NCAA Team Championship second round, downing David Hsu, 6-2, 6-3, to give the Blue Devils their first lead at 2-1 … Turned in an exceptional fall, finishing 12-5, good for the second most wins on the squad ... Was ranked No. 59 in the preseason by the ITA ... Ended the fall on a 7-3 stretch in his final 10 matches and defeated both nationally ranked opponents he faced in the fall ... Also went 4-3 in doubles action ... Cruised through the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic to end the fall, winning all four matches and reaching the championship but did not play the match due to weather delays ... Dropped just one set in four matches at the Dick Vitale event ... Turned in breakout performance at the ITA All-American Championships, advancing through the qualifying stage and into the main draw as a result of his performances ... In the qualifying rounds, won a pair of matches before falling to Miami’s Piotr Lomacki in three sets ... Moved to the main draw as a lucky loser and fell to Louisville’s Sebastian Stiefelmeyer in three sets ... In the consolation bracket of the main draw, topped Memphis’ Connor Glennon, ranked No. 38 in the preseason, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-0 to move to the consolation bracket Round of 16 ... Earned biggest win of the fall in the Round of 16 with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph against No. 21 Hunter Reese of Tennessee to reach the quarterfinals, where he fell to Ohio State’s Chris Diaz 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3 ... Started strong at the Duke Fab Four Invite, finishing second in his flight with a 6-3, 6-2 setback to Kentucky’s Beck Pennington ... Won first three matches of the event in straight sets, including topping rival Ian Dempster of NC State 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the semifinals of his draw ... In doubles, paired with TJ Pura at the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic and went 1-1 ... Also went 1-1 with Daniel McCall at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional ... In the first fall event, paired with Nicolas Alvarez and took second in their flight of the Duke Fab Four, falling 8-7 (4) to Stiefelmeyer and Michael Lippens of Louisville in the championship match.
2013-14: Tied for first on the team in singles wins (32) and ACC singles victories (9) as a sophomore ... Concluded the season ranked 94th in the final ITA Division I singles poll and 14th in the Carolina Region singles poll after being ranked as high as 71st nationally during the spring ... The nine ACC singles wins tied him for sixth on Duke’s all-time single-season chart ... Garnered third team All-ACC recognition ... Paced the Blue Devils during the dual match season with a 20-5 singles record ... Played primarily at the No. 4 position, where he went 18-3 ... Clinched consecutive team victories over No. 29 VCU and No. 19 NC State ... Defeated Eddy Covalschi of Notre Dame, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, to secure a 4-3 win for Duke over the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish March 28 ... Also clinched a 5-2 defeat of No. 30 Florida State April 6 ... Went 3-0 in singles action during the postseason ... Compiled a 19-9 mark for the season in doubles with a 12-6 record in dual matches ... Teamed with Cale Hammond for a 5-1 record at the No. 3 spot in the lineup ... With Fred Saba, knocked off Illinois’ 27th-ranked pair of Farris Gosea and Blake Bazarnik 6-5 (5) to secure the doubles point for Duke ... With Hammond, topped Adam Lee and Anthony Delcore of Wake Forest, 8-7 (5) to help the Blue Devils claim the doubles point in a 4-3 victory over the 25th-ranked Demon Deacons ... He and Hammond went 2-0 in the postseason, collecting victories in the ACC and NCAA tournaments ... With Raphael Hemmeler, tabbed the 25th doubles tandem in the ITA’s preseason poll ... Talled a 12-4 record in singles during the fall to go along with a 7-3 mark in doubles ... Captured the first singles title of his collegiate career at the Duke Fab Four Invitational, defeating No. 5 Romain Bogaerts of Wake Forest 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) to win the Blue Bracket final ... Paired with Pura to win a doubles title in the White Bracket as well ... Advanced to the singles final of the qualifying stage at the ITA All-American Championships ... With Hemmeler, reached the round of 16 in doubles in the tournament’s main draw ... Notched a three-set win over No. 33 Rafael Aita of UNC Wilmington to advance to the singles quarterfinals at the ITA Carolina Regional ... Teamed with Jason Tahir to reach the doubles semifinals at the Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic ... Earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13: Finished his freshman campaign with a 3-3 overall record in singles and a 2-3 mark in doubles … Completed the season with a 1-0 singles and doubles record in ACC competition … With Saba, clinched the doubles point from the No. 3 position in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament against Coastal Carolina and UNCW, respectively … Earned first collegiate singles victory against NCCU’s Thomas Persisco, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 3 position … Earned first ACC singles victory against Matt Wagner of Boston College, 6-3, 6-3, from the No. 5 position … With fellow Brazilian Henrique Cunha, earned first collegiate and ACC doubles victory against Philip Nelson and Michael McGinnis of Boston College, 8-4 … Claimed first NCAA Tournament singles win at the No. 6 position against Coastal Carolina’s Hunter Whalen, 6-1, 6-2.
Prior to Duke: Rated the No. 2 freshman/newcomer by the ITA prior to the 2012-13 season… Teamed with senior Henrique Cunha to win the doubles title at the Brazil F 13 Futures tournament in June… Has achieved an ATP World Tour ranking of 714 in singles and 612 in doubles …Competed in all four grand slams in juniors, reaching the quarterfinals in the doubles draw at the US Open and the Australian Open … Has captured two professional doubles titles in Futures events … While competing as an amateur, has reached the quarterfinals or better in six professional Futures events.
Personal: Born Bruno Henrique Pinto Semenzato on July 11, 1992, in Sao Paulo, Brazil… Son of Jose and Samara Semenzato… Has one sister, Beatriz… Lists Brazilian tennis professional Gustave Kuerten as his favorite athlete.