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Rafael Aita
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: Lima, Peru

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Joined team at mid-semester...Played in 21 matches for Seahawks and posted 17-4 singles record...Played No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 positions...Also went 5-4 in doubles.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Made big splash on national scene in second year with program…Named First-Team All-CAA in singles…Opened season by winning first eight matches…Played No. 1 in 15 matches and compiled 17-4 overall singles record…Climbed as high as No. 68 in ITA singles rankings…Opened season by upsetting No. 16 Daniel Nguyen of Southern Cal in National Indoors….Won team-best 17 singles matches in third year…Finished year at No. 95 in ITA poll…Voted ITA Carolina Region “Player to Watch”. 

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Led team to CAA title, NCAA postseason berth and No. 43 final ITA ranking…Became first Seahawk to be named CAA Player-of-the-Year…Named First-Team All-CAA in singles and doubles…Earned at-large entry into NCAA Men’s Singles Championships…Finished with final singles ranking of No. 52…Closed out third season with 16-5 record, playing all but one match at the top of the lineup…Teamed up with Sam Williams for perfect 15-0 record in doubles, including 14-0 at the No. 2 position, for final ranking of No. 33… Moved into 11th on all-time singles wins list with 50-13 career record…Also owns career doubles mark of 31-7….Scaled as high as No. 17 nationally.

 PERSONAL: Born in Pimentel, Peru…Son of Luis and Astrid Aita…Majoring in Economics.

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