Duke Men's Tennis BIO
Tahir Career Statistics
All-ACC Academic Team (2012)
Career: Earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Individual Doubles Championship with Michael Redlicki (2013) … Ranked second in program history in career singles winning percentage (.812) heading into the 2013-14 campaign … Captured two doubles titles in his career (Duke Fab Four Invite - 2012; USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney - 2012).
2013-14: Compiled a 6-2 singles record during the fall to go with a 5-2 mark in doubles ... Ranked No. 111 in the ITA’s preseason singles poll ... Also ranked No. 11 in the ITA preseason doubles poll along with Michael Redlicki ... Advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the ITA Carolina Regional before falling to No. 34 Cameron Silverman of Elon, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 ... With Redlicki, reached the doubles semifinal at the regional tournament ... Played his way into the singles semifinals at the Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic while reaching the semifinals round in doubles with Bruno Semenzato ... Selected team captain.
2012-13: Played to a 30-5 overall singles record and a 25-10 mark in doubles in his second season at Duke … Earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Individual Doubles Championship with Michael Redlicki before falling to Tennessee’s top-seeded duo of Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese in the first round … Tied for a team-high nine singles wins in conference action in singles … Posted a 9-1 singles record in the ACC and was 8-2 in doubles … played primarily at the No. 6 slot with a 17-2 record, while also going 4-0 at the No. 5 position and 2-0 at No. 4 … Clinched three matches for the Blue Devils, including in the championship match against Northwestern during the ITA Kick-Off weekend from the No. 6 position … Tied for third on Duke’s all-time charts in single-season winning percentage in singles (30-5, .858) … Posted a 1-1 record against ranked opponents, earning a win against Louisville’s No. 70 Stephen Stiefelmeyer … Ranked No. 123 in the Jan. 3 ITA singles rankings … Posted a 25-10 overall record in doubles playing primarily with Michael Redlicki … Along with Redlicki, tied for ninth in most matches played as a tandem … With Redlicki, also ranked tied for ninth in single season victories by a doubles tandem … Tied for third in single season ACC singles victories with nine … tied for 10th in single-season doubles victories with eight … Paired with Redlicki, listed tied for fourth on Duke’s all-time charts in single-season ACC doubles victories by a tandem with eight … With Redlicki, clinched the doubles point for Duke in six matches, including in the team’s first four matches to open the dual season … Along with Redlicki, ranked in all 10 polls of the ITA doubles national rankings, including eight of 10 in the top 25 … Ranked as high as No. 9 in the Feb. 26 and March 12 polls with Redlicki … Posted a 4-5 record in doubles with Redlicki over ranked opponents … With Redlicki, defeated 15th-ranked Justin Shane and Julen Urlguen of Virginia, 8-3, at the ITA National Team Indoors … Posted a 7-3 singles record in the fall and a 9-3 doubles mark … With Redlicki, captured the Gold Draw doubles title at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney by defeating Kentucky’s Tom Jomby and Kai-Wen Lai, 8-6, in the finals … Reached the quarterfinals of the singles Gold Draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney before falling to eventual champion Robert Quiroz of Southern Cal … With Redlicki, captured the White Draw doubles title at the Duke Fab Four Invitational with a win over NC State’s Dave Thomson and Sean Weber … Defeated teammate Josh Levine in the semifinals of the Duke Fab Four Invite to reach the Blue Bracket finals, before the finals were not played out.
2011-12: Played to a 26-8 overall singles record and a 7-6 ledger in doubles in his first season at Duke ... Went 8-3 in ACC singles action while posting a 2-2 mark in conference doubles matches ... Currently ranks fourth on Duke's all-time list for highest singles winning percentage in a career at .765 (26-8) ... Also ranks eighth in highest singles winning percentage among Blue Devil freshmen (.765) ... Tied for third in program history for most ACC singles victories by a freshman with eight ... Played primarily at the No. 6 singles slot during the spring while also seeing time at the No. 5 position ... Won 11 consecutive singles matches at the No. 3, 5 and 6 positions from Feb. 3 to March 23 ... Went unbeaten in ACC and NCAA Tournament singles play to close the season on a five match win streak ... Recorded the first dual match singles victory of his career against Farris Gosea of Illinois, 6-4, 6-4, on Feb. 3 ... Clinched Duke's 4-2 victory over No. 8 UCLA at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the Bruins' Dennis Mkrtchian in the No. 6 contest ... Went 4-0 in postseason singles play, highlighted by a 7-5, 6-0 win over Baylor's Julian Bley in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 ... Also topped Virginia's Julen Uriguen, 6-3, 6-4, in the championship match of the ACC Tournament ... Teamed with Fred Saba for a 2-2 dual match doubles record as the pair went 0-1 in the No. 2 spot and 2-1 from the No. 3 position ... With Saba, collected the first ACC doubles victory of his career in an 8-6 win over Clemson's Dominique Maden and Wes Moran ... Paired with Cale Hammond to secure the doubles point for Duke against NC Central ... posted a singles record of 6-4 and a doubles ledger of 4-4 during the fall ... Tallied a 2-1 mark in the fall against ranked singles opponents ... Defeated No. 108 Ricky Doverspike of Alabama, 4-6, 6-1, 10-4, to collect the first victory of his career against a ranked opponent ... Advanced to the semifinals of the qualifying stage in singles at the ITA All-American Championships ... Teamed up with David Holland to reach the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament at the ITA Carolina Regional ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Ranked as high as the No. 10 overall prospect by tennisrecruiting.net ... Named the All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2011 ... Lettered six years under coaches Billy Nealon, Marcus Fugate and John Dolan ... Earned his first ATP point in March 2011 ... Won the N.Y. state doubles title as an 8th grader with partner Ben Guzick, who played at Vassar College in N.Y.