Duo Earns National Ranking To Start 2014-15 Season
Gonzalo Escobar Captured Both The Singles And Doubles Titles at the Ecuador F1 Futures
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
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 25th in the country in singles and 41st in doubles with Vitor Manzini ... had a 29-16 overall singles record ... was 16-10 in spring duals in singles, 13-8 at No. 1 and 3-2 at No. 2 ... was 23-13 overall in doubles ... 19-8 in doubles in the spring - 17-8 at No. 2 and 2-0 at No. 1 with Manzini ... finished the fall 12-5 in singles and 3-4 in doubles with Rafael Garcia and 1-1 with Manzini.
2009-10: Finished the season ranked 39th in the country in singles ... named All-Big 12 singles ... named second team Academic All-Big 12 ... finished the year with a record of 24-8 in singles and 21-10 in doubles (fall and spring combined) ... was 18-5 at No. 2 singles and was 17-8 in doubles, 16-8 at No. 2 and 1-0 at No. 1, with Andre Stabile in the spring ... competed in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in singles, advanced to second round ... got his biggest win of his career as he upset No. 18 Ed Corrie of Texas and then beat No. 29 Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma both during Big 12 play ... finished the fall with a 5-2 singles record and a 4-2 doubles mark ... reached the doubles final of the Baylor Intercollegiate with teammate Andre Stabile ... also advanced to quarterfinals of the singles draw ... competed in the ITA Regionals, losing in the round of 16 in singles and the round of 32 in doubles.
2008-09: Might have been overlooked on having a successful rookie season due to success of fellow freshman Raony Carvalho ... ended the fall with a 5-4 singles record with three of the four losses coming against ranked opponents ... was Tech's lone player to advance to the third round of the A Draw at the Baylor HEB Invitational ... took No. 35 Christoph Muller of Rice to three sets in the second round of the ITA Regional Championships ... went 0-3 overall in doubles play, teaming with Gonzelez and Sinisa Markovic ... he and Christian Rojmar entered the season ranked No. 19 in the ITA preseason poll, but never played together in any tournament ... during the spring, played primarily the No. 3 (5-6) and 4 (5-2) singles positions ... went 2-2 in Big 12 play ... missed the Baylor and Nebraska matches after suffering a wrist injury ... went 2-3 at home, 4-1 on the road and 4-4 at neutral sites ... was 2-2 in conference matches... teamed with David Gonzalez to be the squad's most consistent duo, going 16-5 at the No. 3 position ... tandem ended the season winning its last 10 matches ... the duo was a perfect 4-0 in conference.
Before Tech: Ranked top five in Ecuador in juniors.
Personal: Born April 20, 1989, in Manta, Ecuador ... son of Gonzalo and Narcisa Escobar ... has a brother, Juan, and a sister, Maria Belen... enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with friends ... majoring in business.