Year Junior
Hometown Bacau, Romania
High School Blair Academy (NJ)
Birthdate September 13, 2012


Fall 2015:
Finished with an 0-1 singles record.

Spring 2015:
Went 2-1 in singles and competed in doubles with Max Schnur and Richard Pham at the MLK Invitational ... Defeated Hunter Reese, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, of No. 17 Tennessee at No. 2 singles in the opening round of ITA Kick-Off Weekend (Jan. 24) … Helped Columbia punch its ticket to National Indoors with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, win over No. 14 Notre Dame’s 82nd-ranked player Josh Hager on the second singles court in the ITA Kick-Off Championships (Jan. 25) ... At No. 3 doubles with Vancura, defeated Cal’s Bergevi/Engsted, 6-2, ITA Men’s National Team Indoors (Feb. 14) … With Vancura, 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) ... Knocked off Del Nunzio/Livi of St. John's at No. 3 doubles with Vancura, followed by a No. 2 singles victory over Erick Reyes, 6-2, 6-3 (Feb. 21) ... Teamed with Vancura at No. 3 doubles for a 6-3 victory over Binghamton’s Caputo/Kote and downed the Bearcats’ Lesage, 6-1, 6-0, on court 2 (Feb. 27) ... Paired with Narayana for a 6-4 win over Cal’s Goransson/Wikberg on court 2 (March 20) … Combined with Vancura for a 6-4 victory versus Oklahom’s Papa/Braguis (March 21)... Posted a 6-4 score over Dartmouth’s Tannebaum/Schmidt in the No. 2 match and upset No. 91 Kipours in the No. 2 singles match (April 4)… Picked up a 6-3 victory over Harvard’s Beltrame/Hu in the No. 2 slot and defeated Hu in the No. 2 singles match (April 5)… Earned the doubles point in the No. 2 match against Svenning/Wang of Yale before defeating Svenning in the No. 2 singles match (April 11)… Claimed the No. 2 doubles point with a win over Brown’s Tarwid/Garcia and won 6-1, 6-2 over Garcia in the No. 2 spot (April 12)… Manufactured a 7-5 victory over Day/Vives of Princeton on court No. 2 (April 17)… Downed Penn’s Westergaard/Nardella, 6-1, in the No. 2 match and defeated Willenborg in the No. 2 singles match (April 19). 


Fall 2014:
Opened his junior campaign with a 1-1 singles showing in the Tigers Draw at the Ivy Plus Invitational …In the qualifying rounds at the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championship, defeated Norbert Nemcsek of North Flordia and Jaan Kononov of UMBC before falling to No. 106 Adrien Berkowicz of Texas to narrowly miss the singles main draw ... Reached the quarterfinals of the singles main draw and competed in doubles with Vancura at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships.

Spring 2014: 
Selected to the All-Ivy League singles first team … Went 13-6, playing at the No. 2 and 3 positions … Opened spring with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Georgia State’s Felipe Jaworski … Defeated Princeton’s Alexander Day in three sets at the ECAC Championship … Knocked off Victor Cornea from Middle Tennessee State, 6-4, 6-4 … Topped Shaun Bernstein from Michigan in straight sets … Won seven straight matches from March 29 – May 10 … Went 6-0 against Ivy League opponents, winning five matches in straight sets … Downed Sebastian Yllera from East Tennessee State, 6-1, 6-1, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament … Paired with Richard Pham to go 6-3 at No. 3 doubles … Shutout Paul/Schramm from Georgia State … Won matches against Harvard and Dartmouth at the ECAC Championship … Blanked Kazijevs/Russell from SMU.

Fall 2013: 
Went 6-2 in tournament matches … Won both the singles and doubles Flight A titles at the Princeton Invitational … Defeated St. John’s Vaidlik Munshaw and Monmouth Victor Pugliese at the ITA/USTA Indoors … Was 4-1 in doubles matches.

Spring 2013: 
Selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was chosen to the All-Ivy League first team in singles … Went 14-6 during the dual season, playing as the No. 2 or 3, to finish his first year at 24-10 overall … Posted an 11-9 doubles dual record … Began the spring with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over BYU’s Keaton Cullimore (1/21/13) … Won a three-set tiebreaker over Fordham’s Matty Najfeld (2/1/13) … Won consecutive matches at the ECAC Indoor Championships over GWU’s Danil Zelenkov (2/15/13) and Princeton’s Augie Bloom (2/16/13) … Rallied to down Binghamton’s Alexander Maisin, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 (2/23/13) … Helped Columbia knock off W&M, No. 38 Nebraska and SMU with three straight-set victories … Began conference play with wins over Cornell’s Sam Fleck (3/30/13) and Harvard’s Shaun Chaudhuri (4/6/13) … Won his last four matches, including the final three in three sets, all over Ivy League opponents … Spent time competing at No. 2 and 3 in doubles with Eric Rubin and Bert Vancura … Won Ivy League doubles matches against Dartmouth and Brown.

Fall 2012: 
Competing in his first collegiate tournament, he won the singles 'B' flight and reached the doubles 'B' flight semifinals at the BJK NTC Men's Collegiate Invitational (9/21-23/12) ... Won the singles 'A' draw at the Columbia Classic (10/5-7/12) ... Defeated No. 64 Panav Jha from Kentucky at the USTA Clay Court Invitational (11/3/12).

Before Columbia:
National champion in the U16 and U18 age groups in Romania … Ranked as high as 10th in European rankings. 

Personal: Son of Elena and Relu … Father was a track runner and soccer player at the Romanian Military Academy.

Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2012-13 24-10 14-6 10-4 6-1 16-13 2-5
2013-14 19-8 13-6 6-2 6-0 10-4 0-0
2014-15 17-12 10-7 7-5 5-2 9-6 7-0
Career 60-30 37-19 23-11 17-3 40-23 8-5
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