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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 173
Year: Junior
Hometown: Braintree, Mass.
High School: US Tennis Association Training Center

Bio

All-ACC (2017 – Third Team)
ACC Player of the Week (March 21, 2017)
All-ACC Academic Team (2017, 2018)
ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017)
ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)

Mateas Career Statistics

2017-18: A top-three court presence throughout the season in singles and teamed with Nicolas Alvarez to form Duke’s No. 1 doubles team for the latter half of the campaign … finished with a 12-15 singles record, 7-12 dual match mark and 4-6 ledger in ACC contests … put together a 10-match ACC regular season winning streak dating back to the 2017 campaign, the sixth longest run in program history … led the Blue Devils with four matches clinched … ended the year ranked No. 118 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll … reached a high of No. 92 in the singles rankings during late February and early March … finished with a 1-3 record on court one, 4-7 mark in the second slot and 2-2 ledger from the third position … paired with Alvarez in doubles to reach a final, and high for the year, ranking of No. 31 in the Oracle/ITA poll … overall in doubles, went 20-7 with a 6-3 record in league matches … played across all three doubles courts, going 6-0 on one, 3-5 on two and 6-1 on three … in singles, finished just four of his first 12 dual matches of the season … earned first win of the dual match season versus No. 40 Ryotaro Matsumura of Kentucky, clinching Duke’s 4-1 victory … earned second consecutive ranked win, coming back in three sets to upend No. 118 Guillermo Cabrera of No. 22 Notre Dame … the Blue Devils trailed the Fighting Irish 3-0 at the ITA Team Indoor Championship before storming back for the 4-3 victory with Mateas’ clinch on court two … earned consecutive wins against ranked opponents to start ACC play, topping No. 117 Jason Kros of Virginia Tech 6-3, 6-3 and No. 120 Robert Kelly of North Carolina, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 … extended ACC winning streak to 10 consecutive matches dating back to 2017 with a comeback 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory versus Igor Saveljic of No. 16 N.C. State … snapped a five-match losing streak with the clinching point against Clemson in the second round of the ACC Championship, coming back to defeat Yizhou Liu 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 on court three … paired with a variety of partners in doubles, playing with Spencer Furman, Robert Levine and Jason Lapidus (0-1 in dual matches) before settling with Alvarez for the latter half of the campaign … turned in a 2-1 mark with Furman, capturing both matches at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend to help the Blue Devils qualify for the ITA Team Indoor Championship … clinched the doubles point with Furman for Duke in both ITA Kick-Off Weekend contests with wins on court three against duos from Louisville and San Diego … captured first three matches with Alvarez, including a 7-5 victory that secured the doubles point against No. 10 Illinois’ Zeke Clark and Aleks Kovacevic on court two at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in Seattle … with Levine, defeated pairs from Coastal Carolina and Furman in Duke sweeps as well as securing a 6-4 triumph versus Louisville … teamed with Alvarez to clinch the doubles point at No. 16 N.C. State with a 7-6 (2) victory against No. 45 Ivan Saveljic and Igor Saveljic … secured the doubles point with Alvarez on court one against Clemson, downing No. 31 Alex Favrot and Simon Baudry, 6-2 … win was Duke’s third of the season against a ranked doubles team and second for Mateas and Alvarez … came back for a 7-5 victory against the No. 20 pair of Christian Langmo and Adria Soriano of Miami to clinch the doubles point … held off the No. 48 team of Guy Iradukunda and Alex Knaff, 6-4 to pick up Duke’s first doubles win at Florida State … pushed ranked winning streak to five with a 6-4 victory against No. 62 Iradukunda and Knaff in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship … capped the year with a 6-2 win versus No. 22 Tim Sandkaulen and Grey Hamilton of Mississippi in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship … with the triumph, became the first Duke duo to win six consecutive matches against ranked foes since Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler won 13 consecutive from March 5 through May 16, 2013 … began the fall with a No. 61 singles ranking in the preseason Oracle/ITA ledger and played to a 5-3 singles mark and 5-1 doubles record … earned one fall title, pairing with Lapidus in doubles at the Duke James Bonk Invite and capturing the A1 draw … opened the year winning the A2 consolation semifinals of the Bonk Invite, going 2-1 overall and downing Leonardo Menezes of Charlotte 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinal match … played in the ITA All-American Championships qualifying draw and went 1-1 with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph against Tulsa’s Jarod Hing in the Round of 128 … advanced to the Round of 32 at the ITA Carolina Regional … swept consecutive matches before being eliminated by South Carolina’s Thomas Mayronne, who was ranked No. 84, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 … in doubles, paired exclusively with Lapidus and finished 5-1 … went 3-0 at the Bonk Invite, capturing the A1 title with an 8-3 victory against Princeton’s Kial Kaiser and Diego Vives … duo advanced to the ITA Regional Round of 16 before dropping a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 decision to the No. 14 team of Alex Galarneau and Michael Ogden of N.C. State.

2016-17: A third team All-ACC selection who stepped up in the absence of Nicolas Alvarez and was one of the team’s top options … finished the campaign with a 24-13 record, 13-8 dual match mark and 8-3 ledger in ACC contests … ended the year ranked No. 106 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll … a solid doubles player who went 21-13 with a 6-3 record in league matches … rotated among singles courts one, two and three … went 5-5 in the top position and 5-3 in the second slot while earning a 3-0 record on the third court … clinched first career match in season opener against Elon, topping Felipe Sarrasague 6-2, 6-4 on court one … picked up a win in first ACC decision of the year, defeating Alexandre Ribeiro of Virginia Tech 6-2, 6-4 on court two in Blacksburg … earned highest-ranked win of career at No. 10 UCLA, downing No. 11 Gage Brymer 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 on court one … received ACC Player of the Week accolades following the victory … topped out at No. 95 in the Oracle/ITA ledger after the victory against Brymer … pushed Duke’s lead to 3-0 against No. 27 Florida State with a quick 6-1, 6-1 win against Lucas Poullain on court three as the Blue Devils tallied their first ranked win of the year … clinched the match at Clemson with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph versus Sam Edwards on court three … extended ACC winning streak to five matches and gave Duke a 3-1 lead against No. 41 Notre Dame with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Eddy Covalschi … secured the match against Miami with sixth-straight league victory, downing Christian Langmo 6-4, 6-2 on court two … pushed winning streak to seven matches, and evened the match at 2-2 overall, with a 6-4, 6-2 win from the top court against No. 114 Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff of Louisville … paired with Robert Levine, TJ Pura and Vincent Lin in doubles … won four consecutive matches with Lin, from January 20 - February 5, not dropping more than four games in any set … clinched the doubles point in consecutive matches against Michigan State and VCU with Lin by capturing decisions on court one … with Levine, defeated the No. 29 duo of Timo Stodder and Scott Jones of Tennessee 6-3 on court two … secured the doubles point against Charlotte with Levine as the pair topped Oriol Puig Forne and Alejandro Garcia Moreno on court two, 6-2 … won initial contest with Pura in year’s first ACC match, defeating Henrik Korsgaard and Jason Kros of Virginia Tech 6-4 on court three … paired with Pura to rip off three straight wins, against No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 10 UCLA and N.C. State … duo secured the doubles point at UCLA with a 6-4 decision on court three against Maxime Cressy and Ben Goldberg … two finished off the doubles point against N.C. State with a 6-2 triumph over Igor Saveljic and Georgiy Malyshev on court three … with Pura, got Duke off to a quick start in doubles against No. 27 Florida State with a 6-0 win against Terrell and Terrance Whitehurst on court three … blanked second ACC doubles team with win against No. 39 Louisville’s Morin-Kougoucheff and Clement Filho as the Blue Devils captured the doubles point … in the ACC Championship quarterfinals, helped Duke to the early 1-0 lead against No. 20 Georgia Tech with a 6-3 win on court three against Daniel Yun and Elijah Melendez … evened the doubles action for Duke in the NCAA Team Championship match with Pura against No. 22 South Florida by defeating Vadym Kalyuzhnny and Jakub Wojcik, 6-2, on court three ... began the fall with a No. 100 singles ranking in the preseason Oracle/ITA ledger and played to a 9-4 singles mark and 4-3 doubles record … opened the year with a third place finish in the White Draw at the Duke James Bonk Invite, going 3-1 overall and downing Joshua Wardell of Florida 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the third-place match … played in the ITA All-American Championships qualifying draw and went 1-1 with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph against Georgia Tech’s No. 15 seed Carlos Benito … stood out at the ITA Carolina Regional, reaching the Round of 16 in singles with a 3-1 record … swept three straight matches before being eliminated by North Carolina’s Bo Boyden, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 … ended the fall with the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic and advanced to the quarterfinals with a pair of wins … after an opening-round straight set win, downed UCF’s Mariano Porter 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals … fell 6-3, 6-3 to Morin-Kougoucheff of Louisville in the quarters … in doubles, paired with Lin for the Duke James Bonk Invite and took second in the Blue Draw, falling to Jack Findel-Hawkins and Jonathan Deautriell of North Florida 8-7 (2) in the finals … went 1-1 with Levine at the ITA Carolina Regional and Vitale event. 

2015-16: Spent rookie year as the primary No. 2  player in singles, going 14-10 overall and 4-6 in ACC action … did not participate in any singles action during the fall … played to an 8-8 mark in the second slot while going a combined 6-2 in spots one, three and four … came in second on the squad with three victories versus ranked foes … in doubles, ended the campaign with a 12-11 mark, including a 7-2 combined record in the first and second positions … started the spring on a hot streak with four consecutive singles victories … consistently moved up the lineup, playing at No. 4 and No. 3 before settling in at No. 2 … earned consecutive wins against ranked foes with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph versus No. 82 Romain Kalaydjian of San Diego and a 7-6 (5), 6-4 triumph versus No. 41 Aron Hiltzik of Illinois … earned first ranking of career on February 10, checking in at No. 91 … registered four straight wins against foes from NC A&T, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and Furman … suffered a heartbreaking 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 loss to Georgia Tech's Carlos Benito on court two in first career ACC contest as Benito clinched a 4-3 victory against Duke with the win … came back for an impressive 7-6 (6), 6-3 victory against Notre Dame's Josh Hagar after trailing 5-1 in the opening set … clinched first match of career with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph versus Aidan McNulty of Boston College … victory versus McNulty was Mateas' first on court one … gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead at N.C. State with a 6-3, 6-2 victory against No. 85 Thomas Weigel … pushed Virginia's Collin Altamirano, ranked No. 63, to three sets before falling 1-6, 6-3, 4-6 … in doubles, teamed with junior TJ Pura for the first seven matches of the spring, playing all contests on court No. 3 … tallied three consecutive wins with Pura before suffering four straight losses … in first dual match of the year, registered the doubles clinching point with a 6-1 win … shifted to pairing with freshman Vincent Lin and won first four dual matches with him, against NC A&T, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina and Furman … clinched the doubles point versus Coastal Carolina with a 7-6 (6) victory against Sebastian Schneider and Jabor Al-Mutawa … captured the doubles point for Duke at Boston College with a 6-4 victory with Lin versus Kyle Childree and Hank Workman … helped give the Blue Devils an early 1-0 lead against Clemson with a 6-4 victory with senior Josh Levine on court three against Robert Dudley and Austin Ansari  … played in one fall event, in doubles at the Wake Forest Invite, and went 1-2 with Lin.

Prior to Duke: One of three blue chip recruits in the class of 2015, helping Duke bring in the No. 2 recruiting group, according to TennisRecruiting.net ... ranked as high as the No. 3 prospect in the United States by TennisRecruiting.net ... since May of 2015, played in tournaments in Italy, Belgium and Great Britain ... in April of 2015, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Easter Bowl ITF Tennis Championships in Rancho Mirage, Calif. ... in January of 2015, advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles at the 51st Coffee Bowl in Costa Rica ... in November of 2014, took part in the Patuju Junior Open in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and advanced to the quarterfinals with a pair of straight set victories ... in October of 2014, played in the Round of 16 at the Pan American ITF in Tulsa, Okla.. ... advanced to the Round of 16 at the Canadian Open Jr. Championships in late August of 2014 ... in the 16 division, won a doubles gold ball at the Easter Bowl, the Super Bowl of junior tennis ... claimed the New England Sectionals in the Boys' 18 Division as an unseeded 15-year old.

Personal: Born Catalin Mateas on May 21, 1997, in Ojai, Calif. ... son of Angela and Calin Mateas ... spent part of childhood living in Romania ... father was a national tennis champion in Romania in 1985 ... has a younger sister, Maria.

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