Junior (2015-2016): Earned All-CAA Second team honors for his play in singles play, where he won 15 of his 24 matches. He also earned an All-CAA First team nod with his doubles partner Juan Estevarena, who went 16-6 on the season, and were ranked as high as No.66 in the nation as a tandem. Encinas also earned the ExCEL Award for Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year. He played an invaluable role in the Cougars run for a CAA Championship in 2016, winning a crucial match against Elon in the CAA Tournament Semifinals. He defeated the Phoenix’s Mario Paccini, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (16-14) in a dramatic tie-break situation to secure the College’s finals berth against UNCW.
Sophomore (2014-2015): Posted a singles record of 7-11 in 18 matches in 2015. Encinas participated primarily in the No. 1 singles position, with only three matches at the No. 2 position. In the doubles competition, Encinas and partner Josh Record won six of their final seven matches at the No.3 doubles spot. On the season, Encinas recorded nine wins, three losses and left two matches incomplete in doubles play.
Freshman (2013-14): Encinas set The College alight in his first season in Charleston, checking in with a fantastic freshman season that saw the Chilean honored with all-CAA honors and a 12-6 overall spring singles record…Encinas got off to a great in 2013, when in the fall he won the singles portion of the home-hosted Last Chance Fall Invite by topping junior teammate Alon Faiman…Captured the Southern Intercollegiate doubles crown with teammate Josh Record in Athens Georgia…Got his first win of the spring season against Georgia Southern on Feb. 22, 2014…Picked up a massive three-set victory against No. 57 Iowa, helping the Cougars claim their biggest upset of the season…Won two of three singles matches in the CAA Championships to help lead the Cougars to the conference championship match…Also achieved an 11-4 doubles record playing alongside fellow Chilean Crescente Lesser, earning all-conference honors in doubles as well.
Personal: Undecided major at College of Charleston…Ranked as highly as 119th as a junior by the ITF…Has a high school record of 44-29 in singles and 47-27 in doubles…Also enjoys playing soccer, music and computer games.