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Ashok Narayana
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Kinkaid School
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Fall 2014:
Team tri-captain … Ranked No. 6 on the ITA preseason national doubles list with partner Max Schnur … Ranked No. 108 on the ITA preseason national singles list … Teamed up with Schnur to sweep five opponents and capture the Orange Draw at Ivy Plus Invitational … Downed Binghamton’s Sid Hazarika, 5-7, 7-4, 6-4, at the Princeton Invitational … In the qualifying rounds at the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championship, defeated John Mullane of Michigan State and No. 65 Hugo Doja of Texas Tech before falling to Ben Lott of Drake to narrowly miss the singles main draw … Advanced to the quarterfinals in the doubles main draw with Schnur at the ITA All-American Championships, but fell to top-ranked Libiettis/Reese of Tennessee ... Reached the singles finals and paired with Schnur to reach the doubles semifinals at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships.

Spring 2014: 
Selected to the All-Ivy League doubles first team and singles second team … Named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team … Finished the season ranked No. 18 in doubles with partner Max Schnur … Posted a 14-3 dual match record playing at No. 2, 3 and 4 … Defeated No. 48 Ben Wagland from Georgia in straight sets … Topped Dartmouth’s Brandon Debot and Harvard’s Brian Yeung at the ECAC Championship … Downed nationally ranked Alex Petrone from Michigan in a tiebreaker … Was 5-0 in the Ivy League … Beat East Tennessee State’s Ismael Merino, 6-1, 6-2, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Victorious against Vanderbilt’s Rhys Johnson, 7-6, 6-4, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Went 12-4 in doubles matches paired with Max Schnur … Was 4-2 against nationally ranked opponents and 5-0 versus the Ivy League.

Fall 2013: 
Paired with Max Schnur to win the doubles title at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships defeating the then-No. 2 ranked team in the nation in Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese from Tennessee … Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships … Finished the fall with a 9-6 doubles record and a 6-2 singles record.

Spring 2013: 
Selected to the All-Ivy League doubles first team and singles second team … Played to an 11-10 dual singles record, as Columbia’s primary No. 2/3, to finish the year 19-16 overall … Went 14-6 as part of the Lions’ top doubles team … Began the spring with a three-set win over BYU’s Spencer Smith (1/21/13) … Helped Columbia knock off No. 36 Louisville with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Albert Wagner (1/26/13) … Downed Princeton’s Zack McCourt at the ECAC Indoor Championships (2/16/13) … Won all three of his matches on the Lions’ spring break trip through Texas, defeating opponents from SMU, No. 36 TCU and UT-Arlington … Went 5-2 in Ivy League action … Breezed past Cornell’s Alex Sidney, 6-3, 6-0 (3/30/13) … Won his final four matches of the year over opponents from Brown, No. 65 Yale, Penn and No. 48 Princeton … Was ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation with doubles partner Max Schnur … Won four Ivy League doubles matches over opponents from No. 41 Cornell, Brown, No. 65 Yale and Penn.

Fall 2012: 
Captured the Cordish Draw title at the Farnsworth/Princeton Inivitational (9/14-16/12) ... Reached the doubles 'A' flight consolation finals at the BJK NTC Men's Collegiate Invitational (9/21-23/12) ... With Max Schnur, reached the doubles consolation finals at the ITA All-American Championships (10/4-7/12) with wins over No. 50 Tulsa (Grant/Jackson), No. 24 LSU (Arias/Simpson) and No. 6 Tennessee (Collins/Reese) ... Won the ITA Northeast Regional Doubles Championship with teammate Schnur (10/18-23/12) ... Competed at the ITA/USTA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, winning one doubles match in the consolation draw (11/9/12).

Spring 2012: 
Unanimously selected to the All-Ivy League Doubles First-Team ... Posted a 17-3 singles mark, playing primarily as the No. 4, and went 15-8 in doubles, playing all but one match as the No. 1 ... Opened the season with four singles victories, all in straight sets ... Beat FDU's Arvis Berzins (2/24/12) and Army's Alex Van Velze (2/25/12), helping Columbia to wins in each match ... Rallied past SMU's Tobias Flood in three sets (3/14/12) ... Went 6-1 in the Ivy League in singles competition ... Won all three of his doubles matches at the ECAC Team Tournament (2/17-19/12) ... Recorded a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League in doubles ... Narrowly fell in the NCAA Tournament to No. 63 Heugas/Baroz from VCU 9-8 (7-4) (5/12/12).

Fall 2011
Advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at ITA Northeast Regionals with Max Schnur, beating a team from Drexel, the No.9 seeds from Yale, and upsetting the No.1 seeds from Brown in the round of 16 …  Advanced to the finals of the B singles draw at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational … Beat players from Princeton, Penn and the top-seeded player from Brown to advance to the finals, where he fell to teammate Winston Lin … Won the B doubles draw of the Columbia Classic with Max Schnur … Advanced to the finals of the consolation in the A doubles bracket at the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational with partner Nathaniel Gery, beating teams from Princeton and Penn … Also advanced to the finals of the B singles bracket at the Columbia Classic, beating players from Fairleigh Dickinson, Penn and St. John’s.

Before Columbia:
Four-year letterwinner and served as captain as a senior at Kinkaid School … Helped Kinkaid School to a Texas Championship as a sophomore … 2010 Texas Open Champion … Ranked the No. 1 junior tennis player in the state of Texas 12s-18s … Four-time All-SPC … Earned the Silver and Bronze ball award in doubles in 2005 … The 2009 USTA Texas Section Bob McKinley Sportsmanship Award recipient … Earned the USTA Bill Talbert National Sportsmanship Award in 2010 … Three-time member of the French National Honor Society. 

Personal: Son of Meera and Narayana Narayana ... Plans to major in economics or political science ... Three-time member of the French National Honor Society.

      SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2011-12 26-9 17-3 9-6 6-1 27-12 5-2
2012-13 19-16 11-10 8-6 6-1 24-12 4-3
2013-14 20-5 14-3 6-2 5-0 21-10 5-0
2014-15 9-4 0-0 9-4 0-0 11-2 0-0
Career 74-32 42-16 32-18 17-2 83-36 14-5