Duke Men's Tennis BIO
ITA National Doubles Team of the Year (2010 with Reid Carleton, 2013 with Raphael Hemmeler)
Career: Concluded Duke career with a record of 151-31 in singles play and a 147-32 doubles mark ... fourth Blue Devil in program history to join the 100-win club in both singles and doubles … became the all-time leader in career singles victories on Nov. 9, 2012 ... Duke’s all-time leader in career doubles victories on Jan. 20, 2013 ... became the first player in program history to be named ACC Player of the Year two times in his career (2010, 2013) … compiled the highest singles winning percentage in school history at .830 (151-31) ... also ranks first in program history for highest doubles winning percentage at .821 (147-32) ... in ACC play, tallied a career mark of 34-4 in singles and 35-6 in doubles ... ranks fourth on Duke's all-time charts in highest winning percentage in ACC singles (.895) and is fifth in ACC doubles winning percentage (.854) ... Duke’s all-time program leader career ACC singles (34) and doubles (35) victories … shares or holds 21 school records ... won at least 30 singles matches in each of his four seasons at Duke ... along with Reid Carleton, set the program record for most doubles wins as a team (79) in just two seasons ... notched a school-record 16 ACC doubles victories with Carleton ... has captured three tournament titles in singles (Duke Fab Four Invite - Section A, 2010; ITA Carolina Regional, 2010; UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational, 2009) and eight doubles championships (Duke Fab Four Invite - Section A, 2010; Duke Fab Four Invite – Blue Bracket, 2012; ITA Carolina Regional - 2010, 2009, 2011, 2012; Duke Invitational – 2012; ITA National Indoors Championship, 2012) ... defeated 94 ranked singles opponents in four seasons … ranked No.1 in the ITA preseason poll in the fall of 2012 ... notched 63 wins over ranked doubles opponents and has been ranked as high as No. 1 in doubles ... competed in the NCAA Individual Championships in singles (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and doubles (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) ... achieved All-America status in singles in each of his four seasons while becoming the first player in Duke history to reach the NCAA Singles Round of 16 on four occasions … achieved All-America status in doubles in three of his four seasons.
2012-13 (Senior): Became Duke’s all-time leader in career singles (151) and doubles (147) victories … finished the year with an overall 34-5 record in singles and a 40-5 ledger in doubles … tabbed as the top-ranked player in the nation in the fall ITA rankings in singles … became the all-time leader in career singles victories on Nov. 9 against Adrien Berkowicz of Tyler JC ... became the all-time leader in career doubles victories on Jan. 20 against Charlotte’s Jack Williams and Forrest Edwards ... became the first player in program history to be named ACC Player of the Year two times in his career (2010, 2013) … became the first player in school history to be named to the ITA National Doubles Team of the Year two seasons (2010, 2013) ... compiled the highest singles winning percentage in school history at .830 (151-31) ... also ranks first in program history for highest doubles winning percentage at .821 (147-32) advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Singles Championship for the fourth consecutive season and the semifinal round of the NCAA Doubles Championship for the first time in his career … completed his final ACC regular season undefeated in singles (8-0) and doubles (10-0) … finished the regular season with an undefeated 16-0 record from the No. 1 position in singles … his 10 ACC doubles wins throughout the season tied him for the most in a single season by a Blue Devil in program history … with Hemmeler, finished second in single season ACC wins by a doubles tandem with nine … with Hemmeler, finished tied for first on Duke’s all-time charts in highest ACC doubles winning percentage (9-0, 1.000) … sits in fifth in single season highest doubles winning percentage (40-5, .889) on the program’s all-time chart … became the second player in team history to receive the ITA Arthur Ashe National Sportsmanship award … named ITA Carolina Regional Senior Player of the Year as well as the ITA Carolina Regional Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership award winner … named an All-ACC honoree for the fourth consecutive year, becoming the fifth Blue Devil to earn All-ACC honors in four consecutive seasons … named ACC Player of the Week three times during the course of the season … completed the season ranked fifth in the final ITA singles rankings … became first Brazilian-born player to be ranked No. 1 in the ITA preseason poll … listed in the top 10 of the singles rankings nine out of 10 weeks of the dual season … with Hemmeler, concluded the season as the top-ranked doubles tandem in the nation … with Hemmeler, ranked No. 1 in the ITA national rankings in four of the ten ITA doubles rankings throughout the spring campaign and listed in the top five in each of the 10 polls … listed 16th in the preseason doubles rankings, along with Hemmeler … finished the season with 39 victories in doubles playing alongside Hemmeler, good for second on Duke’s all-time charts for most single season wins by a tandem … reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship before falling to Blaz Rola of Ohio State … reached the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship with Hemmeler before falling to Virginia’s Jamere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger … with Hemmeler, posted victories over 24 ranked opponents in doubles, including a win over the No. 2 pair of Jenkins and Styslinger … with Hemmeler, clinched the doubles point a team-high nine times throughout the season … finished the year as the top-ranked singles player and the No. 1 doubles pair with Hemmeler in the Carolina region ... won 19 consecutive matches throughout the dual season, dropping his lone match of the season to Dennis Novikov of UCLA in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-4 … teamed with Hemmeler to win three doubles titles in the fall (Duke Fab Four Invite – Blue Bracket; ITA Carolina Regional; ITA National Indoor Championships) … with Hemmeler, defeated Elon’s Cameron Silverman and Stefan Fortman, 8-2, to win the Blue Draw of the Duke Fab Four Invite … became the first player to win the ITA Carolina Regional doubles title in each of his four seasons … defeated UNCW’s Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider, 6-2, 6-3, in the ITA Regional finals, along with Hemmeler … part of the second Blue Devil pair, along with Hemmeler to win the ITA National Indoor Championship Doubles Title in November, defeating Georgia’s Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland, 6-4, 6-2, in the finals …… with Hemmeler, won 16 consecutive matches on two occasions throughout the season … clinched three matches for Duke from the No. 1 position in the lineup … reached the semifinals of the ITA Carolina Regional, before falling to Cameron Silverman of Elon, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 … reached the semifinals at the ITA National Indoor Championships, before retiring in the second set against No. 2 Jenkins of Virginia … recorded a 12-3 ledger throughout the fall, tying Michael Redlicki for the team lead in wins in the fall … served as team captain for third consecutive season.
2011-12 (Junior): Became the fourth player in Duke history to join the 100-win club in both singles and doubles during his junior season ... also made history as the first Blue Devil to advance to the NCAA Singles Round of 16 three times ... named an ITA All-American in singles for the third consecutive year ... finished the season with an overall record of 41-10 in singles and a 27-14 ledger in doubles ... the 41 singles victories surpassed his own previous school record of 39 wins in a season ... tallied a 9-2 record in ACC singles play while teaming with Chris Mengel for an 8-3 mark in conference doubles action ... the eight ACC doubles wins are tied for the third-most by a Duke pair in a single season and tied for the ninth-most by a tandem on the program's all-time career charts ... tabbed an All-ACC honoree for the third straight year ... named ACC Player of the Week seven times during the course of the season ... continued to move up Duke's career charts in his third year, climbing to third on the program's all-time singles wins list (117) and into a tie for fourth on the career doubles wins list (107) ... maintained his position as Duke's all-time leader in singles winning percentage (.818, 117-26) ... ranks second all-time in highest doubles winning percentage as an individual (.799, 107-27) ... listed sixth on the all-time program charts in highest ACC singles winning percentage (.867, 26-4) and is tied for seventh in highest ACC doubles winning percentage as an individual (.806, 107-27) ... set a school single-season record in 2011-12 with 51 singles matches played ... led the Blue Devils on the year in singles wins (41), dual match singles wins (24), singles wins over ranked opponents (26) and doubles wins over ranked opponents (9) ... earned a spot in the NCAA Singles Championships for the third time in as many seasons, reaching the quarterfinals before falling to Eric Quigley of Kentucky, 6-4, 6-3 ... advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championships with Mengel before dropping a three-set decision to Stanford's fourth-ranked duo of Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher ... ranked as high as No. 2 on the ITA's singles list and earned a final ranking of No. 4 ... reached a No. 15 ranking with Mengel in doubles while the duo was tabbed No. 18 in the final poll of the season ... ranked in the top five nationally in eight of the 10 polls in singles ... finished the year as the top-ranked singles player and the No. 1 doubles pair with Mengel in the Carolina region ... once again led Duke from the No. 1 singles position, going 24-5 in dual match play ... won seven consecutive singles matches from Jan. 21 to Feb. 17 ... went 6-2 in singles postseason play, including a 3-1 ledger in the NCAA Team Championships ... clinched a team-high seven victories on the year, including a 6-4, 6-0 win over George Washington's Francsico Dias in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... also clinched the Blue Devils' 4-3 victory over No. 32 Michigan in the season opener ... compiled a team-best 26-9 ledger against ranked singles opponents with nine wins over players ranked in the top 25 and three in the top 10 ... defeated No. 6 Evan King of Michigan, 7-5, 6-1, on the road to open the dual match season ... battled to a 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) victory over No. 2 Dennis Nevolo of Illinois during the regular season ... teamed with Mengel for a 10-5 record at the No. 1 doubles spot during the spring, including a mark of 8-3 in conference matches ... with Fred Saba, posted a 6-4 record at the No. 1 doubles position ... with Mengel, clinched the doubles point for Duke five times on the season and went 6-9 against ranked doubles pairs ... the tandem defeated three pairs ranked in the top 25, highlighted by an 8-6 victory over Virginia's ninth-ranked duo of Jarmere Jenkins and Drew Courtney to win the ITA Carolina Region title during the fall ... captured the ITA Regional doubles title for the third consecutive year ... also reached the final of the singles tournament at the ITA Carolina Regional before withdrawing ... ranked the No. 4 singles player and the No. 15 doubles tandem with Mengel in the ITA's preseason poll ... went on to compete in singles and doubles at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. ... as the tournament's No. 5 seed, reached the semifinal round before falling to top-seeded Mitchell Frank of Virginia, 6-2, 6-3 ... with Mengel, advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament before dropping an 8-6 decision to third-ranked Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola of Ohio State ... with Saba, won the doubles title at the Duke Invitational, going 3-0 in the tournament from the No. 1 position ... concluded the fall with a 17-5 ledger in singles and a mark of 11-5 in doubles, including a record of 8-5 with Mengel ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Capped an impressive sophomore campaign by earning ITA All-America honors in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season ... compiled a 37-10 singles record and a ledger of 39-7 in doubles play ... went 9-2 in ACC singles action ... teamed with Reid Carleton for an 8-2 mark in ACC doubles play while finishing the season with a record of 9-2 in conference doubles matchups ... garnered All-ACC distinction for the second time in as many years ... twice named ACC Player of the Week ... continued to etch his name in Duke's record books as a sophomore ... with Carleton, set the program record for most doubles wins as a team with 79 victories over two seasons ... he and Carleton also established a new Duke record with 16 ACC wins as a duo ... maintained his position as Duke's all-time leader in singles winning percentage (.826, 76-16) and doubles winning percentage as an individual (.860, 80-13) ... moved into fifth on the all-time program charts in highest ACC singles winning percentage at .895 (17-2) and highest ACC doubles winning percentage with a .850 mark (17-3) ... his 37 singles victories on the season is second in Duke's record books to only his 39-win season a year ago ... led the team in singles wins (37), singles wins over ranked opponents (22), dual match doubles wins (25) and ACC doubles wins (9) ... made his second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Singles Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to Michael Shabaz of Virginia, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 ... reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships with Carleton for the second-straight year before losing to Georgia Tech's Kevin King and Juan Spir ... ranked as high as No. 6 in singles and earned a final ranking of No. 9 ... ranked as high as No. 4 in doubles with Carleton while closing out the last five polls as the No. 7 duo in the nation ... ranked in the top 10 nationally in eight of the 10 polls in singles and 9 of the 10 polls in doubles ... played all of his singles matches at the No. 1 position, going 21-7 in dual match play ... won eight consecutive singles matches from March 11 to Apr. 3 ... compiled a 3-2 record in postseason play, including a mark of 2-1 in the NCAA Tournament ... clinched six Duke victories, including a 6-2, 6-2 win over George Washington's Yan Levinski to help the Blue Devils advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... also clinched Duke's 4-3 win over No. 21 Pepperdine in the second round of the ITA Kickoff Weekend ... notched a team-best 22-9 record against ranked singles opponents with six wins over players in the top 25 and two against opponents in the top 10 ... defeated No. 1 Rhyne Williams of Tennessee, 6-4, 6-2, in the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships ... battled to a 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 victory over No. 5 Michael Shabaz of Virginia in ACC regular season play ... teamed with Carleton to post a record of 24-4 at the No. 1 doubles position, including an 8-2 mark in ACC play ... with Carleton, clinched the doubles point seven times, including an 8-5 victory over No. 15 Alexandre Lacroix and Nassim Slilam of 11th-ranked Florida in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoors ... the duo also clinched the doubles point for Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament and in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... along with Carleton, went 15-6 against ranked doubles teams, earning six victories over top 25 pairs ... won six straight matches from Feb. 26 to Mar. 27 while going 9-3 in the final 12 matches of the season ... finished the fall season with a mark of 13-2 in singles and a 12-2 mark in doubles with Carleton ... ranked the No. 2 player in singles in the ITA's preseason poll ... he and Carleton garnered the nation's top doubles ranking in the preseason ... won a singles title at the Duke Fab Four Invite ... teamed with Carleton to capture a doubles title as well ... started the fall 6-0 in singles action and 3-0 against ranked opponents before falling in the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships ... reached the semifinals of the doubles tournament with Carleton at the ITA All-Americans, defeating two ranked pairs ... swept the singles and doubles championships at the ITA Carolina Regional, the first Duke player to win both titles at an ITA Regional since 2003 ... became the fourth Duke player since 2003 to win the ITA Regional singles crown, joining Ludovic Walter (2003 and 2004) and current Duke assistant coach Jonathan Stokke (2005) ... defeated No. 30 Jose Hernandez, 6-7 (8), 6-2, 6-3, in the final to earn the automatic bid to the ITA National Indoor Championships ... along with Carleton, dispatched North Carolina's Jose Hernandez and Joey Burkhardt, 8-1, in the tournament final to capture the tandem's second consecutive ITA Regional doubles title ... advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ... also reached the quarterfinals with Carleton at the ITA National Indoors as the tournament's top seed ... totaled seven wins over ranked singles opponents during the fall ... also collected three ranked doubles wins with Carleton ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-10 (Freshman): Ranked among the top players in the nation as a freshman with a 39-6 singles record and 41-6 mark in doubles ... earned numerous honors, including ITA National Doubles Team of the Year with Reid Carleton, ITA National Rookie of the Year, ITA All-America in singles and doubles, ACC Player and Rookie of the Year and All-ACC ... he joined Phillip King as the only National Rookie of the Years in school history and is the only player in ACC history to win both the ACC Player and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season ... he was also named ACC Player of the Week a league-high six times ... set several school records in his first collegiate season ... broke the single season singles victories record (39) with three more than Ludovic Walter in 2003-04 ... teamed with Reid Carleton to set a single season record for wins by a doubles team (41), six more than Doug Root and Jordan Wile in 1996-97 ... established freshman records for singles and doubles wins in a single season ... tallied an 8-0 singles record in ACC play at the No. 1 position to become the first Duke freshman to go undefeated in conference play at the top spot and only the third overall Duke player to do so ... he is the only player in school history to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championships, receiving the top seed in both singles and doubles ... Cunha advanced further than any player in Duke history at the NCAA Singles Championships, reaching the semifinals before losing to Stanford's Bradley Klahn 6-2, 6-2 ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships with Carleton before falling to Virginia's Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz ... ranked as high as No. 2 in singles for two weeks and was ranked No. 1 in doubles for the final five polls with Carleton, earning the final No. 1 ranking ... ranked in the top 10 in seven of teh 10 polls in singles and nine of the 10 polls in doubles ... played all of his matches at the No. 1 position with a 21-2 singles record in dual matches ... won 24 consecutive matches from Feb. 5 to May 29, including a 5-0 record in postseason team dual matches with a 3-0 mark in the ACC Tournament ... clinched three Duke victories, including a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over the No. 1 player in the nation, Steve Johnson, to give Duke a 4-3 victory over No. 3 Southern California ... also clinched Duke's 4-1 win over North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... compiled a 27-4 record against ranked singles opponents with 13 wins over top 25 playes and seven against top 10 foes ... he defeated the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9 players in the country ... along with Carleton went 22-2 at the No. 1 doubles position, including an 8-1 record in the ACC ... the duo clinched the doubles point nine times, including against the No. 3 team in the nation Robert Farah and Steve Johnson of No. 3 Southern California and in the first two rounds of both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments ... along with Carleton recorded a 15-6 record against ranked doubles teams, notching wins over the No. 3, 4 and 10 ranked duos and nine top 25 pairs ... strung together a streak of 15 straight wins from Jan. 31 to April 11 and claimed wins in 23 of the final 25 matches ... posted an outstanding fall with a 14-3 singles record and 17-3 doubles mark with Carleton ... won 12 of his first 13 collegiate matches, including a string of eight straight ... won the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational title with three wins straight wins over ranked opponents ... earned four victories at the ITA All-American Championships with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 17 Dean Jackson of San Diego ... advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships before losing to No. 5 Guillermo Gomez of Georgia Tech ... defeated No. 2 John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee in a super tiebreaker 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) ... teamed with Carleton to advance to the ITA Indoor National Championship match, losing to No. 8 Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher of Stanford in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to end an 11-match winning streak ... Cunha and Carleton won the ITA Carolina Regional Championship with five victories and won the consolation finals at the ITA All-American Championships with six wins, including three in qualifying rounds ... the Duke pair also made the finals of the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational before losing to No. 1 John-Patrick Smith and Davey Sandgren of Tennessee ... during the fall Cunha had a 5-1 record against ranked singles players and picked up three ranked doubles wins.
Prep: Ranked as high as No. 6 in the International Tennis Federation Junior World Rankings ... finished the 2008 calendar year ranked No. 18 in the world ... career singles record of 68-28 and a career doubles mark of 51-25 in ITF Juniors matches ... advanced to the quarterfinals of Juniors Wimbledon in July, 2008 and won singles championships at the 30th International Junior Tournament "Citta' Di Santa Croce" in May, 2008, the Condor de Plata Tournament in February, 2007, the Copa Gatorade tournament in January, 2007, and the XXVI Bahia Open - Porto Seguro in October, 2006 ... also has earned doubles titles at the 49th Trofeo Bonfiglio in May, 2008, the 29th International Junior Tournament "Citta' Di Santa Croce" in May, 2007, the Condor de Plata Tournament in February, 2007, the XXVI Bahia Open - Porto Seguro in October, 2006, and the Copa de Las Naciones Amigas tournament in August, 2006.
Personal: Born Henrique Tadeu Lima Cunha on April 30, 1990, in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... son of Augusto and Ivana Cunha ... has one brother, Guto, and one sister, Marcele.