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Dennis Mkrtchian
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Dennis Mkrtchian 1263810
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Reseda, Calif.
High School: Sherman Oaks CES

First-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... Earned the prestigious Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal, an award given to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete ... Pac-12 Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic selection ... Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors ... Played as high as No. 1 in the UCLA lineup, going undefeated ... Pac-12 Player of the Week (Mar. 30) ... Southern California Intercollegiate singles champion ... Was also a singles finalist at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup ... One of just eight players in the nation selected to participate at the U.S. Open's Collegiate Invitational ... Posted a 28-9 singles record, second-best on the team behind Mackenzie McDonald ... His 28 victories as a senior gave him over 100 career singles wins ... Played primarily in the No. 2 spot, recording an 8-5 record ... Went 4-0 against opponents playing in the No. 3 position ... Ranked as high as No. 26 in the ITA Singles rankings in the spring ... Was 8-7 against nationally ranked opponents ... Edged No. 7 Andrew Harris of first-ranked Oklahoma in the NCAA Round of 16 and also blanked No. 20 Roberto Quiroz of USC in March ... In doubles play, he recorded a 17-8 mark ... Mostly played in the No. 3 position with Austin Rapp, posting a 12-6 record.

Sidelined for much of the year due to injury … Saw action in the fall and the first part of the new year before missing the final three months of the season … Was ranked No. 45 nationally in the ITA Preseason Rankings … Appeared in just seven dual matches, going 5-2 overall … Went 4-2 at court No. 5 and 1-0 at the No. 6 spot … Semifinalist in doubles (w/Clay Thompson) at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships … Ended the season with a 10-6 record in singles and a 5-8 mark in doubles play.

Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection … Named to the All-Pac-12 Academic Second Team … Listed as high as No. 41 in singles in the ITA Rankings (Jan. 3) … Season-high doubles ranking was No. 87 with Alex Brigham (April 9) … Posted a 28-10 overall singles record and a 21-10 mark in doubles play …Ranked third on the team in singles wins trailing only Marcos Giron (35) and Karue Sell (31) … Played primarily at the No. 4 singles position where he went 13-5 … Played as high as No. 2 in the lineup and as low as No. 5 … Went 19-5 in dual matches … Compiled an 8-8 record against ranked opponents … Highest ranked win of the season came over Virginia's Mac Styslinger in the final of the NCAA Team Championships (6-4, 6-3) … Posted a 16-7 doubles record in dual matches teaming mostly with Brigham at court No. 3 … Singles finalist at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships at Pepperdine, falling to teammate Marcos Giron in the final (6-2, 6-2) … Earned a spot in the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y.

Posted the most singles victories on team, ending the season with a 35-9 overall record ... Lost just three dual matches on the year, going 23-3 ... Owned a 13-match winning streak from March 14 to May 18 ... Played primarily at the No. 6 position ... Also played four matches at the No. 5 position and one at the No. 4 spot, all victories ... Posted two wins over ranked opponents, downing No. 91 Daniil Proskura of Alabama and No. 123 Roberto Quiroz of USC ... Played doubles in just two dual matches, teaming with Warren Hardie at the No. 3 position action against both Alabama and Fresno State ... Concluded fall play with a 4-4 mark in singles action and a 6-4 record in doubles ... Won six-straight matches to win the singles title at the Costa Mesa Intercollegiate Classic ... Captured the singles title at the Advanced to the quarterfinals in singles at the Gael Tennis Classic in Moraga, Calif. ... Also reached the doubles final in Moraga with Alex Brigham ... Doubles quarterfinalist (w/Hardie) at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at UCLA.

High School / Juniors
Rated as the No. 6 overall recruit in the nation according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Captured back-to-back singles titles as the Southern California Sectionals in 2010 and 2011 ... Also won the USTA International Spring Championships in 2009 ... Member of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team ... Also played No. 1 on Southern California's Junior Davis Cup squad ... Collected over five national titles during his junior career ... Attended the Sherman Oaks Center for Enrichment Studies ... As a freshman, reached the LA City individual finals ... Has also earned ATP points while playing several futures tournaments.

Parents are Valer and Elena ... Older brother Ken played tennis at George Washington ... Also has a younger brother named Mike ... Lists his greatest athletic thrill as representing the United States in Davis Cup ... Born on Sept. 4, 1993 in California.

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