|Hometown:||New Hyde Park, N.Y.|
Competed in singles and paired with Richard Pham (2-0) in doubles at the MLK Invitational ... Joined Richard Pham on the third doubles court, but fell to No. 17 Tennessee’s Dromsky/Schipanski, 6-4, in the opening round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend (Jan. 24) … Fell to No. 14 Notre Dame’s Billy Pecor, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 5 singles in the ITA Kick-Off Championship (Jan. 25) ... At No. 5, defeated Georgia’s Ben Wagland, 6-1, 6-4, at ITA Men’s National Team Indoors (Feb. 13) … At ITA Men’s National Team Indoors Consolation bracket vs. No. 12 Cal, bested Wikberg, 7-6(7-4), 7-5, on the fifth court and paired with Ignat for a 6-2 win over Bergevi/Engsted at No. 3 (Feb. 14) … With Ignat, helped take the doubles point at ITA Men’s National Team Indoors vs. No. 9 Texas with a 6-4 win over Richemann/Ortiz at No. 3 (Feb. 15) ... At No. 3 doubles, defeated Del Nunzio/Livi of St. John's 8-2 with partner Ignat, followed up by a No. 4 singles win over Elio Livi, 7-5, 7-5 (Feb. 21) ... Teamed with Ignat at No. 3 doubles for a 6-3 victory over Binghamton’s Caputo/Kote and downed the Bearcats’ Dinia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, on court 4 (Feb. 27) ... Paired with Schnur for a 6-4 win over Cal’s Bergevi/Engsted on court 3 (March 20) … Combined with Ignat for a 6-4 victory versus Oklahoma’s Papa/Bragusi (March 21) ... Defeated Cornell’s Dylan Brown at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 7-5 (March 28)... Picked up a 7-5 decision in the No. 3 match over Pedraza/Wall at Dartmouth and defeated Sam Todd in the No. 6 singles match (April 4)… Earned the win in the No. 3 match over Steinroeder/ Lam of Harvard (April 5)… Downed Brown’s Sandberg/Hawarth at No. 3 and beat Hawarth, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6 (April 12)… Defeated Gambler/Kaiser of Princeton in the No. 3 doubles match before outlasting Kaiser again in the No.6 match (April 17)… Picked up the No. 3 doubles point over Penn’s Kaplan/Willenborg and defeated Kaplan in the No. 6 singles match (April 19).
Team tri-captain … Opened his senior campaign with a 1-1 singles performance in the Cordish Draw at the Ivy Plus Invitational ... Went 1-1 in the singles main draw and competed with Ignat on the doubles court at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships.
Posted a 15-4 record playing as the No. 4 or 5 … Beat Dartmouth’s George Wall and Harvard’s Andrew Ball at the ECAC Championship … Took down SMU’s Nate Lammons in three sets … Knocked off TCU’s Trey Daniel in straight sets … Went 4-1 in Ivy League matches … Topped Suresh Eswaran from Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Went 8-4 in doubles matches, splitting time at No. 2 and 3 with Richard Pham … Was an unbeaten 5-0 against Ivy League opponents.
Went 3-2 in singles matches … Defeated Princeton’s Florin Radu and Buffalo’s Sergio Arevallilo in straight sets at the Princeton Invitational … Compiled a 6-1 record in doubles … Paired with Dragos Ignat to win three matches at the Princeton Invitational … Teamed up with Eric Rubin to win three matches at the Ivy Plus Championships, reaching the finals of their flight.
Went 8-7 in dual singles matches and 8-6 in doubles competition … Notched a three-set win over Texas Tech’s Francisco Zambon, 6-1, 1-6, 7-5 (3/15/13) … Captured a straight set win over Sebsatian Florczyk from Nebraska (3/17/13) … Won three straight matches against opponents from TCU (3/20/13), Cornell (3/30/13) and Harvard (4/6/13) when each team was ranked … Posted a three-set win over Yale’s Zachary Dean, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 (4/14/13) … Spent time competing at No. 2 and 3 in doubles with Dragos Ignat and Winston Lin … Won Ivy League doubles matches against Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton.
Captured the Lenz Draw title at the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational with four consecutive wins (9/14-16/12) ... Won his opening round match in the singles 'C' flight at the BJK NTC Men's Collegiate Invitational (9/21-23/12).
Finished the season a 14-6 singles record, seeing action at Nos. 3-6 ... Blanked Fordham's Peder Gram, 6-0, 6-0 (1/28/12) ... Won both his singles and doubles matches against Cleveland State (2/3/12), George Washington (2/ 10/12) and FDU (2/24/12)... Posted straight-set wins over Texas-Arlington's David Subirats (3/16/12) and Sacromento State's Tom Miller (3/17/12) ... Went 3-2 in Ivy League play with wins over Harvard's Alex Steinroeder (4/8/12), Princeton's Matt Siow (4/20/12) and Penn's Jason Lin (4/22/12) ... Went 4-3 in doubles action.
Advanced to semifinals of A doubles bracket at the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational with partner Winston Lin, beating the No.1 seed from Penn State, as well as a team from Penn … Advanced to the semifinals of the C singles draw at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational, beating players from Fairfield and Brown … Competed in the B singles bracket at the Columbia Classic.
Earned top 20 national ranking in Boys 12s-16s ... Won Sectionals in Eastern Section in all age categories (12s-16s) ... Member of the Boys 16s Intersectional Team that finished fourth nationally in 2009 ... Member of the Boys 18s National Team in 2011 … Took first place in the 2008 National French Contest ... Earned Award for Outstanding Achievement in French and the Henry Jacobs Science Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Science his senior year ... National Merit Commended Scholar (2010) ... AP Scholar with Distinction (2010) ... Awarded the Rensselaer Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Math and Science (2010) ... Participated in the Intel and Siemans Science Research Competitions (2010-11).
Personal: Son of Ivana Vancurova and Ales Vancura ... Plans to major in biophysics ... Took first place in the 2008 National French Contest ... Earned Award for Outstanding Achievement in French and the Henry Jacobs Science Scholarship for Outsanding Achievement in Science his senior year ... National Merit Commended Scholar (2010) ... AP Scholar with Distinction (2010) ... Awarded the Rensselaer Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Math and Science (2010) ... Participated in the Intel and Siemans Science Research Competitions (2010-11).