Every Thursday during the summer GoDuke.com will take a look back at former Duke men's tennis All-America selections. The Blue Devils have had 22 players earn a total of 39 total All-America honors. Nicolas Alvarez was Duke's last All-America selection, picking up the accolade in 2015.
Andres Pedroso (2000-01)
Two-time singles All-America selection and two-time All-ACC honoree Andres Pedroso is tied for seventh in Duke history with 108 singles triumphs and his 36 wins as a senior are tied for the fourth most in a year by a Blue Devil.
During his four years with Duke (1998-2001), Pedroso helped the Blue Devils to four ACC team championships. He claimed the 2000 ACC No. 2 doubles flight championship with Ted Rueger and the two totaled 33 career wins, the eighth most by a Duke tandem. Pedroso was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team, recognizing the top 50 players during the league's first half-century.
His 152 singles matches played are tied for the eighth most in program history while his .850 ACC singles winning percentage (17-3 record) is the seventh-best mark for a Blue Devil. Pedroso tacked on an .842 ACC doubles winning percentage (16-3 record), tied for the sixth best at Duke.
As an NCAA Singles Tournament participant in 2000 and 2001, Pedroso advanced to the Round of 16 in both appearances. In his final career match, he lost a heartbreaking 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) decision to Michael Kogan of Tulane. Pedroso finished the 2001 season with a final ranking of No. 39.
Following his career with the Blue Devils, Pedroso played professionally for four years, reaching career-high rankings of No. 271 in singles and No. 255 in doubles. During his pro career, he won four singles titles and two doubles titles on the Futures Tour and a doubles title on the Challenger Tour.
After his professional career, he served as a national coach for USTA Player Development, helping the top male American junior players born in 1995. He also worked periodically with several top American professional players, including Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish, Jesse Levine and Ryan Harrison. Pedroso then spent five seasons on the Virginia coaching staff, earning the 2014 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year and ITA Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2012, 2014) accolades. Pedroso spent three years coaching privately in South Florida before being named the Director of Tennis and Head Men's Coach at Virginia on May 24, 2017.