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