Duo Earns National Ranking To Start 2014-15 Season
Texas Tech Just Concluded The Best 10-Year Period In Program History
Red Raider Sophomore Will Face No. 22 Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M at 6 PM Tonight
No. 41 Texas Tech Takes On No. 17 California
Texas Tech Sophomore Becomes 20th Red Raider To Earn Honor
Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar are the two winningest players in Texas Tech Tennis history.
Texas Tech and California battled in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.
No. 22 Texas Tech topped Cal Poly, 4-1, to advance to the Second Round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships
Texas Tech competed at the 2012 Big 12 Men's Tennis Championships in College Station on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Texas Tech practiced at the Mitchell Tennis Center in preparation for the 2012 Big 12 Championships in College Station
2010-11: Finished the year ranked 26th in the country in singles and 26th in doubles with Rafael Garcia ... named Academic All-Big 12 first team ... had a 26-4 overall singles record ... 22-1 in spring duals ... was 20-0 at No. 2 singles and 2-1 at No. 1 ... finished the year with a 15-19 doubles record ... had an overall 12-13 duals doubles record and went 12-11 at No. 1 doubles with Garcia ... finished the fall 4-2 in singles and 2-4 in doubles with Vitor Manzini and 1-1 with Garcia.
2009-10: Finished the year ranked 20th in the country in singles and 23rd in doubles with Rafael Garcia ... named ITA All-American, first-ever Texas Tech player to receive the honor ... named All-Big 12 singles and doubles ... named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... finished the year with a record of 26-11 in singles and 16-11 in doubles (fall and spring combined) ... competed in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in both singles and doubles ... had three wins over top 10, top 20 and top 30 players ... was 19-6 at No. 1 singles and 12-9 at No. 1 doubles with Garcia in the spring ... named Big 12 Player of the Week after earning MVP honors at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic ... finished the fall with a 7-4 singles record and 4-1 doubles mark after competing in the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Regionals and ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships ... had his biggest win of his career upsetting the 13th-ranked player in the round of 32 at the ITA All-American ... advanced to the singles final and the doubles final with Garcia at the ITA Regionals.
2008-09: After arriving at Tech as one of the school's most promising recruits, Carvalho did not disappoint in his first season, playing atop of Tech's singles and doubles lineups ... finished the fall at 12-4 in singles, advancing to the semifinals of the ITA Regional Championships, a round short of qualifying for the ITA National Indoor Championships ... went a combined 6-3 against nationally ranked opponents in singles, including wins over No. 22 Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma and No. 40 Tim Puetz of Auburn ... three of his four losses came at the hands of players ranked among the top 35 in the nation ... advanced to the finals of the consolation bracket at the ITA All-American Championships ... teamed with Rojmar in doubles to go 6-4 with a 4-1 record against nationally ranked opponents ... the duo qualified for the ITA National Indoor Championships by advancing to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championships with a win over the second-ranked duo of Steven Foremen and Cory Parr from Wake Forest ... dropped the first two matches at the national indoors before finishing the fall with a win over No. 10 Oleksandr Nedovyesov and Nathan Byrnes of Oklahoma State ... during the spring, was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, the first time a Tech player has received the award ... ITA Rookie Player of the Year for the South Central region ... also selected to the All-Big 12 singles and doubles teams ... went 11-9 at the top singles position and 3-0 in the No. 2 slot ... was 4-2 at home, 5-3 on the road and 5-4 at neutral sites ... went 2-10 against ranked opponents, with seven of those matches coming against opponents in the top 10 nationally ... in doubles, he and Christian Rojmar went 14-8 at the top position ... duo was 3-3 at home, 5-3 on the road, 5-2 at neutral sites ... was 9-5 against ranked opponents, including wins over the third-ranked duo from Texas A&M and fourth-ranked tandem from USC ... advanced to the singles and doubles portions of the NCAA Championships ... fell in the first round of singles to Clint Bowles of Florida State ... advanced to the round of 16 in doubles before dropping a 6-6-3, 6-4 decision to the eventual national champion duo from Virginia ... entered the season with a No. 19 ranking in singles and No. 7 in doubles alongside Rojmar ... finished the spring ranked No. 44 in singles and No. 13 in doubles.
Before Tech: No. 1 tennis player in Brazil for 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, and 18 and under ... No. 1 tennis in South America for 14 and under, 16 and under and 18 and under ... ranked top 10 in International Tennis Federation for 16 and under and 18 and under.
Personal: Born April 10, 1987, in Brazil ... son of Damazio and Maria Carvalho ... has a sister, Larissa ... enjoys playing soccer ... majoring in human development and family studies.