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Catalin Mateas
Player Profile:
Catalin Mateas 2387842
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 169
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Braintree, Mass.
High School: US Tennis Association Training Center

ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)
ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athlete (2016)

Mateas Career Statistics

Fall 2016: 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 (6) 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 Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff of Louisville in the quarters … in doubles, paired with Vincent 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 Robert 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 the 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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