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The Next American Star?? Former UVA Standout, Brandon Nakashima

University of Virginia Bio

  • ACC Freshman of the Year, the sixth player in program history to earn the honor

  • All-ACC First Team, the only freshman on the first team

  • ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year

  • All-ACC Academic Team

  • Ranked No. 64 in singles and No. 11 in doubles in the final rankings

  • Was the first alternate for the NCAA Doubles Championship, but withdrew from consideration for the competition

  • Finished the year with a 17-5 record at singles, including going 3-0 in the NCAA Championship

  • Posted a 20-3 record in doubles, winning 19 of those matches while partnering with Henrik Wiersholm. The tandem won all four of their doubles matches in the NCAA team tournament

  • Finished the season with a 8-0 record in doubles in ACC matches

  • Made his collegiate debut by downing William & Mary’s Finbar Talcott 6-0, 6-3 on court two (1/17) Played his first matches at No. 1 singles at ITA Kickoff weekend, including downing Cal’s Paul Barretto (1/26)

  • ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 12) after playing an important role in the Cavaliers’ 5-2 victory over top-ranked Wake Forest, taking down No. 21 Bar Botzer in straight-sets on court three. That same weekend, he also topped Boston College’s Derek Austin on the top court, handing Austin his first loss of the dual season, 6-3, 6-2

  • ACC Singles and Doubles Player of the Week (Apr. 16) after picking up singles wins against North Carolina. He and Wiersholm topped the No. 28-ranked duo from UNC to help UVA win the crucial doubles point against the Tar Heels

  • Graduated high school a semester early to enroll at Virginia in January

ITF Junior Career Stats

  • No. 4 junior player in the world

  • Upset world No. 1 junior Chun Hsin Tseng to win the 2018 ITF Junior Masters Boys' Singles Championship in Chengdu, China in October

  • Played in three junior Grand Slams in 2018, advancing to the quarterfinals in singles at the junior US and French Opens and the quarterfinals of doubles at Junior Wimbledon

  • In a warm-up to Wimbledon, he won the singles title at the 2018 Junior International Roehampton tournament

  • Won the singles title at International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif. in April 2018

  • Runner-up at the Boys' 18 Singles National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.

  • Advanced to the second round of qualifying for the men's singles main draw at this year's U.S. Open

  • Won the singles title as a wildcard entrant at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club USTA Pro Futures tournament in September in California

(All information from Virginia Tennis Website)

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