Duke Men's Tennis BIO
Pura Career Statistics
2013-14: Compiled a record of 11-5 in singles and a 10-2 mark in doubles during his first fall of collegiate tennis ... Teamed up with Bruno Semenzato for his first doubles win, an 8-4 victory over Elon’s Jordan Kaufman and Brian Kowalski in the White Bracket quarterfinals at the Duke Fab Four Invitational ... Went on to claim the White bracket final for the first doubles title of his career ... Won the first singles match of his collegiate career at Duke Fab Four, topping North Carolina’s Nelson Vick in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0, in consolation play ... Earned his first singles title at the Winthrop Invitational, claiming the Division 2A draw ... Reached the doubles semifinal with Josh Levine before the tournament was shortened due to weather.
Prior to Duke: Listed as a five-star recruit (19th nationally) by TennisRecruiting.net and 13th in the Tennis RPI rankings … Tabbed the No. 7 prospect from the state of California and in the Southwest region … Captured four USTA National Open titles in singles and three in doubles during his juniors career … Earned a USTA Gold Ball in singles and a Silver Ball in doubles at the 2011 Winter National Championships (B18) … Also won a USTA Silver Ball in doubles at the 2012 Clay Court Championships (B18) ... Selected to Southern California’s Junior Davis Cup Team in 2012 and 2013 … Three-year letterwinner for Lee Herzogg at The Brentwood School … Alpha League MVP in singles as a junior and sophomore … CIF-SS individual champion in doubles as a freshman ... Featured in junior tennis documentary “50,000 BALLS,” which aired on ESPN during the summer of 2009.
Personal: Born Thomas Jason Pura on Dec. 20, 1994 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. … Son of Thomas R. Pura and Sara Weinheimer … Has two brothers, Adam and Eugene DiBenedetto, and one sister, Jenny Pura … Father played baseball at Harvard (1974-76).