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    Matteo Fago     
     
      Matteo Fago
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ceprano, Italy

High School:
Liceo Scientifico

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Career Singles Record: 98-42
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 38 (1.4.2011)
Career Doubles Record: 83-38
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 21 with Boris Conkic (1.6.2009)

Feature Content
September 2010: Catching up with Matteo Fago
January 2010: Fago's Career-Altering Path

Awards
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team (No. 3 doubles)
2010 ITA Scholar Athlete
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 First Team All-SEC
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC All-Freshman Team

Singles Title
2010 Crimson Tide Fall Invitational

2010-11 (Senior)
Played the fourth and fifth positions in the lineup, finishing the year 26-14 in singles and 20-13 in doubles ... Played No. 3 in the doubles lineup again with Edward Jones ... In two seasons, the duo built a 7-1 record together in NCAA tournament matches ... Easily put together the best fall of his career, going 10-2 with a 5-1 record against ranked opponents ... Prior to this season, he had only beaten four ranked opponents in his entire career ... Made an impressive run to the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships in October. He started in qualifying and in the round of 32 outlasted sixth-ranked Michael Shabaz of Virginia, who retired midway through the third set ... Ended the fall on a four-match winning streak on his way to his first career singles title at the Crimson Tide Fall Invitational, beating No. 60 Akash Muppidi of Boston College in the final.

2009-10 (Junior)
Put together another impressive season for the Vols, going a career-best 34-9 in singles and 22-9 in doubles ... Picked up steam with Edward Jones at the No. 3 doubles position as the season progressed, winning their final five matches and going 14-4 together in dual matches ... They were named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team as the standout No. 3 doubles pairing ... Once again, Fago was dominant in SEC play, going 10-1 at the No. 5 and 6 positions, improving his career conference record to 28-3 ... Enjoyed a season-best 10-match winning streak from Feb. 28 through April 4 ... Clinched the Vols' 4-3 comeback victory against Wake Forest, defeating Danny Kreyman quickly 6-2, 6-2 ... Had a four-match winning streak that took him to the finals of the Georgia Tech Fall Tournament, losing to teammate Rhyne Williams in the title match ... Also reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships.

2008-09 (Sophomore)
First-team All-SEC ... Competed primarily in the No. 3 position in singles and posted a 19-12 singles record, bringing his total of career wins to 38 ... Ranked as high as 107th nationally ... Set a new career best with 16 consecutive singles victories from Jan. 25 through March 29 ... Finished 4-5 against ranked opponents, including a 6-3, 7-5 victory over No. 38 Balazs Novak of Ohio State ... Finished 25-10 in doubles and teamed with Boris Conkic for all 25 wins, which ranked eighth-most in a season in school history ... Ranked 21st nationally in doubles with Conkic ... Moved up the list with 33 doubles wins with Conkic to rank ninth on the career list ... Finished 8-2 against ranked opponents, including two victories again top-25 doubles teams.

2007-08 (Freshman)
All-SEC Freshmen team ... Became first Vol since Brice Karsh in 1990 to go undefeated (11-0) in SEC singles play ... Team-best streak of 14 singles victories from 2/23-4/18 ... Tied for team-high with five clinched victories ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after defeating Christian Vitulli of Georgia, 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 5 position in UT's 4-3 vic tory over the Bulldogs ... Clinched UT's win over Furman with 6-2, 6-1 victory in first career dual match ... Finished season with 18-6 dual match singles record ... Clinched UT wins over Furman, Louisville, Mississippi State, LSU and Furman again in the NCAA tournament ... Three of six losses came in third-set tiebreakers ... Record of of 16-1 in two-set singles matches ... Record of 17-6 in doubles matches, including a 17-5 mark in dual matches ... Helped clinch the doubles point nine times ... Clinched doubles point in UT's thrilling come-from-behind doubles point win against Baylor in the NCAA round of 16 with 9-8(2) win at the No. 3 position ... Enrolled in UT at beginning of spring semester.

Prior to Tennessee
Played in numerous futures tournaments around Europe ... Won three straight matches at the Romania F3 Futures Draw to advance to the main draw ... Advanced to the semifinals of Italy Futures FY with partner Enrico Burzi in March 2007 ... Achieved career-high ATP tour ranking of 908 in Oct. 2006.

Personal
Academic Major: Undecided ... Parents: Ivana and Ariuro Fago ... Full name: Matteo Fago ... Born Oct. 14, 1987 in Ceprano, Italy.

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