Tennis rolls past Texas-Pan American and Prairie View A&M to start Spring season
2012-13 FALL (SOPHOMORE) Joined the squad in spring ... expected to contribute in the top half of the lineup.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH Dias attended the Universiade FUMEC in Belo Horizonte, Brazil prior to arriving at Texas Tech ... was ranked as the No. 1 player in Brazil in Boys 12s and Boys 14s ... won the Brazilian Boys 16s championship and was ranked in the Top 10 in all of South America ... earned him an ITF World Juniors ranking of No. 50 ... after securing three ITF Top 10 wins, Dias participated in the Australian Open Junior Boys Singles Championship, where he was selected as the practice partner with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ... has been ranked as high as No. 824 in singles and No. 751 in doubles on the ATP World Tour.
PERSONAL Born June 21, 1991, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil ... started tennis at the age of 10 ... was coached by Hugo Daibert and Francisco Cardia.