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Braxton Bates
Player Profile:
Braxton Bates 920863
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.
High School: Oklahoma Christian School

Went 1-2 in singles play... Earned his win over Darwin Silva of John Brown, 6-0, 6-1... Went 5-5 in doubles play, with an 0-2 Southland Conference mark... Was 5-4 when paired with Michael Sosnowski... Teamed with Sosnowski to defeat team from Wichita State, South Dakota State, Tennessee State, Oklahoma Baptist and John Brown... Had a three-match doubles winning streak from March 20-April 8.

Was 5-13 in singles play as a rookie, with a 1-4 Southland Conference record... Won four matches at the No. 5 position... Ended his freshman season by winning five of his last eight matches... Earned his first win, 7-6, 6-1, over Alec Parmenter of Metro State... Swept John Brown's Luke Pascoe, 6-0, 6-0... Edged Joseph Bishop of Texas-Pan American, 7-6, 7-6... Had a 6-0, 6-0 win over Oklahoma Baptist's Kolt Byerly... Earned his last win, 6-2, 6-1, over David Gomez of Arkansas-Pine Bluff... Finished with a 4-13 doubles record, earning each of his wins when teamed with Gabriel Kanelopoulos... Went 1-4 in SLC doubles matches, teaming with Kanelopoulos for a victory over Lamar.

Played at Oklahoma Christian School for Head Coach Mark Shuck... Was a three-time Regional Champion... Placed 3rd in singles at the State Tournament as a junior... Finished as the State Runner-up in doubles as a freshman... Named All-State in 2012.

Son of Roddy and Angel Bates... Plans to major in Business Administration and attend law school after graduation... Favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys.

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