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Ashok Narayana
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Kinkaid School
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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.

At The Kinkaid School: Earned four varsity letters in tennis ... Team captain his senior year ... named All-SPC each of his four years ... Member of the stat championship tennis team his sophomore year ... Little Mo Nationals Finalist ... Earned the Silver and Bronze ball award in doubles in 2005 ... Ranked the No. 1 junior tennis player in the state of Texas 12s-18s ... 2010 Texas Open Champion ... Earned the 2009 USTA Texas Section Bob McKinley Sportsmanship Award ... Earned the USTA Bill Talbert National Sportsmanship Award in 2010.

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
Career 45-25 28-13 17-12 12-2 51-24 9-5