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Felipe Soares
Felipe  Soares

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Anglo Americano

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Experience:
3L


SENIOR (FALL 2015)
Began senior year with a bang, winning the USTA/ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship with Hugo Dojas ... team was ranked No. 3 in the Oracle/ITA poll and finished the fall 13-3 ... pair started the fall 3-3 before ripping off 10 consecutive victories at the ITA Texas Regionals and USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship ... pair went 2-1 at the Texas A&M Invitational, falling in the third match to Texas A&M's duo of Shane Vinsant and Arthur Rinderknech ... suffered an opening-match defeat at the Saint Francis ITA All-American Championship and went 1-1 in the consolation round ... ripped through the ITA Texas Regionals with Soares, winning five consecutive matches to advance to the indoor championship ... captured the ITA Texas Regionals title with a 6-4, 6-1 victory against Vinsant and Rinderknech ... faced a trio of ranked teams at the indoor championship and defeated all of them en route to the title ... went 5-0 at the event and took the title with a thrilling three-set triumph against North Carolina's Brett Clark and Robert Kelly, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (7), ranked No. 18 ... duo dropped the first set in the semifinals to New Mexico's Bart Van Leijsen and Hayden Sabatka before rallying for a 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9) victory to reach the championship match ... turned in a strong fall in singles, playing in the high-profile Oracle/ITA Masters and finishing the season with an 8-4 record ... played eight of 12 matches in the fall against nationally ranked opponents, going 5-3 ... was ranked No. 18 in the Oracle/ITA ledger ... opened the fall with a trip to the semifinals of the Oracle/ITA Masters by upsetting No. 2 Ryan Shane of Virginia (6-3, 4-6, 6-2) and No. 17 Austin Smith of Georgia (6-2, 4-6, 7-5) in the first two rounds ... suffered a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0 setback to Duke's Nicolas Alvarez, ranked No. 7, in the semifinals ... bounced back from first loss with a 4-0 Texas A&M Invitational, including trio of ranked wins, all in straight sets ... lost both matches at the Saint Francis ITA All-American Championship before ending the fall going 2-1 at the ITA Texas Regionals.

JUNIOR (2014-15)
Teamed with Hugo Dojas to turn in the best doubles campaigns in program history, placing second at the NCAA Individual Championships and earning All-America honors ... with Dojas, reached as high as No. 16 in the Oracle/ITA poll during the regular season before ending at No. 2 ... earned All-Big 12 honors in doubles with Dojas and singles accolades for the second straight year ... went 14-7 overall with Dojas and 8-5 in dual matches, all at the No. 1 spot ... posted a 5-5 mark against nationally ranked foes ... finished with a 21-14 singles mark, playing mainly in No. 1 (12-10) and rarely in the No. 2 spot (2-1) ... ended 8-12 against nationally ranked opponents and 2-3 in Big 12 action in singles ... in doubles, started the spring with victories in the first four decisions ... during league play, secured a 7-6 (6) victory against Oklahoma's No. 8 pair of Axel Alvarez Llamas and Dane Web, leading to TTU's 4-3 team victory against the No. 1 Sooners ... advanced to the doubles Round of 16 in the NCAA Individual Championship with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against the No. 5 team of Gonzales Austin and Rhys Johnson of Vanderbilt ... reached the semifinals with 6-2, 6-3 victory against the No. 1 team in the country, Austin Smith and Ben Wagland of Georgia ... topped Michigan State's Harry Jadun and John Patrick Mullane in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) to qualify for the title match ... lost a three-set thriller in the national title match, falling 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to Texas' Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen ... in singles, pieced together a four-match winning streak from February 22 -- March 15 ... secured one of the Red Raiders' two points in a 4-2 setback at No. 10 TCU by downing No. 36 Nick Chappell, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) ... clinched Texas Tech's 4-3 win against No. 25 Oklahoma State with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win versus No. 39 Jakob Sude ... ended Texas Tech's 4-2 victory against UC Santa Barbara in the opening round of the NCAA Team Championship with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win versus Tobias Galskov ... in the fall, went 6-2 in doubles with Dojas ... reached the Round of 16 of the ITA All-American Championship after advancing through the qualifying round ... fell 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6) to the No. 6 team in the country, Columbia's Ashok Narayana and Max Schnu in the Round of 16 ... reached the quarters with a 7-5, 7-6 (2) upset of Georgia Tech's Carlos Benito and Eduardo Segura, ranked No. 20 ... ended the fall with a 2-1 mark at the ITA Texas Regional, advancing to the quarterfinal before falling to TCU's Cameron Norrie and Trevor Johnson, 8-7 (5) ... playing singles, posted a 7-4 fall record ... went 1-1 at the ITA All-American Championship before rebounding to go 3-1 at the ITA Texas Regional Championship with a trip to the quarterfinals ... came back for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win against SMU's No. 87 Artus Kazijevs in the Round of 16 to reach the quarters ... ended the fall at the Texas A&M Conference Challenge and went 3-1, dropping the first match and taking the next three ... in final fall match, scored a 6-1, 6-3 upset of No. 15 Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
The Red Raiders' top player, leading the squad with a 22-12 singles mark and finishing 8-14 in doubles ... reached a high ranking of No. 60 in the Oracle/ITA rankings ... posted a 14-9 record in singles during dual matches, all in the No. 1 spot ... finished 7-10 against nationally ranked foes ... in doubles, played with four partners, most frequently with Johann Willems (2-5) and Hugo Dojas (4-6) ... went 4-6 in the top spot with Dojas and finished 2-5 in the No. 2 spot of the order ... posted a 1-3 mark in doubles in league matches ... in singles, began the spring with a 2-2 mark before going on a four match winning streak ... earned highest ranked win of the year against No. 49 Nick Chappell of TCU, capturing a 6-4, 6-3 victory ... clinched a 5-2 victory in the regular season against No. 24 Oklahoma State with a 6-3, 6-7 (8), 6-3 win against No. 86 Jakob Sude ... started the spring doubles season with Willems and finished 2-5 ... pair clinched the doubles point against No. 10 Mississippi State with a 6-5 victory against Florian Lakat and Tassilo Schmid in the No. 2 spot ... switched to pairing with Dojas in March and went 4-5 ... pieced together a three-match winning streak with Dojas in late March, including an 8-5 triumph versus No. 42 Henry Craig and Alex Gasson of Denver ... impressed in singles during the fall, going 8-2 in singles and 2-3 in doubles ... opened the fall with a 3-1 singles record at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, advancing to the semifinals ... dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to No. 21 Andy Bettles of Boise State in the semifinals ... won a pair of matches at the ITA Texas Regional to move to the Round of 16 before being swept by No. 10 Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas ... paired with Andre Napolitano in doubles at the same event and went 1-1 ... also went 1-1 with Napolitano at the Wyndham Invitational.

FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Learned on the job as a freshman, finishing 15-8 in singles and 15-10 in doubles, playing all matches in the spring ... achieved ranking of No. 122 in the Oracle/ITA ledger at the end of the regular season ... experienced action in five of the six singles spots in the order, only not playing in the No. 1 slot ... most action came at No. 3 with a 7-4 mark, but also went 3-2 at No. 2, 2-1 at No. 4 and No. 6 and 1-0 at No. 5 ... went 1-1 in singles against nationally ranked opponents and 3-2 in league matches ... filled all three doubles slots and went 1-4 against Big 12 competition ... finished 12-7 at No. 2 doubles, 2-3 at No. 1 and 1-0 at No. 3 ... played primarily with Jeff Bryan as the duo went 12-8 in the first and second spots of the order ... also went 2-2 with Felipe Soares in the No. 2 spot and won lone match with Evan Nix, at No. 3 ... in singles, started the campaign 4-1 ... won initial match with a 6-0, 6-2 victory against Prairie View A&M's Jonathan Dingle ... bounced back from a 1-3 spell with seven straight wins ... earned first ranked win, 6-2, 6-2, against No. 38 Guillermo Alcorta of No. 12 Oklahoma ... in doubles, played first five matches with Dojas (2-2) and Nix before shifting to Bryan ... won five of first six matches and eight of first nine with Bryan ... captured first Big 12 win with a 9-8 (3) win against Texas' Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead.

PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH
Ranked No. 3 in Brazil in the boys 18s ... ranked 996th in singles and 841st in doubles on the ATP World Tour Rankings competing as an amateur ... had a solid 2011 season competing as an amateur on the ITF Futures Tour in South America ... secured wins over two ATP World Tour Top 500 players, Danilo Ferraz and Diego Mattos in October of 2011 ... had world ranking in singles drop from 1697 to 996 in 11 tournaments ... teamed with Thales Turini to win the doubles title at the ITF Futures Porto Alegre Open De Tenis in October of 2011 in Porto Alegre, Brazil ... two weeks earlier, the duo advanced to the finals of the ITF Futures event in Santa Cruz, Bolivia ... in singles, went 30-19 in 2011 on the ITF Futures Tour ... advanced to the quarterfinals twice and made it to the round of 16 in six of 11 events.

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