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Marcos Giron
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Marcos Giron 1263813
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: UCLA '14
NCAA singles champion … Became the 11th NCAA Singles Champion in school history and first since Benjamin Kohlloeffel in 2006 … Defeated Pepperdine's Alex Sarkissian, 6-4, 6-1 in the final … Earned a wild card into the main draw of the 2014 U.S. Open by winning NCAAs … Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Player of the Year … Was the third UCLA player in history to win the award following Kohlloeffel (2006) and Marcel Freeman (1982) … Singles All-American … Unanimous First-Team All-Pac-12 selection … Ended the season as the No. 1 ranked singles player in the final ITA Rankings … Posted a 30-5 overall singles record on the season … Was 14-3 in dual matches, playing mostly at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions in the lineup … Led the team in wins over ranked opponents with 18 … Was 25-14 overall in doubles … Played primarily with Mackenzie McDonald at the No. 1 position, going 7-6 … Ended the season ranked No. 11 nationally (w/McDonald) … Consolation singles champion at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in the fall … Also captured the singles title at the Sherwood Colleigate Cup at UCLA.

Achieved All-America status in singles … First-team All-Pac-12 selection … Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 singles … Ended 2013 as the highest ranked UCLA player in the ITA Singles Rankings at No. 13 … Also ranked No. 20 in doubles with partner Dennis Novikov … Led the team in singles wins with 35 … Played primarily at the No. 2 singles position where he went 14-4 … Was also 6-2 in matches at the No. 1 spot … Posted a 17-8 record against ranked singles opponents … Highest ranked win came over Virginia's Alex Domijan in the final of the NCAA Team Championships … Advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the NCAA Championships, falling to Soren Hess-Olesen of Texas, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 … USTA/ITA Southwest Regional singles champion, defeating teammate Dennis Mkrtchian, 6-2, 6-2 in the final … With the Regional victory, earned a spot in the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York, reaching the quarterfinals before falling to top-seeded Henrique Cunha of Duke, 6-3(5), 5-7, 6-3 … Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Academic selection.

Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 accolades ... Tied for the second-most singles wins on the team, ending the season with a 27-7 overall record ... Listed at a career-high No. 69 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Was ranked in singles the entire spring ... Played primarily at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions in the singles lineup, going 11-3 at the No. 3 spot and 9-2 at the No. 4 position ... Owned an 8-4 record against ranked singles opponents ... Highest-ranked victory of the year came over No. 50 Emilio Gomez of USC ... Won all three of his singles matches (all over ranked opponents) during the NCAA Team Championships in Athens, Ga., helping UCLA reach the semifinals ... Teamed with Warren Hardie at No. 3 doubles at the NCAAs ... Went 18-12 overall in doubles ... Also owned a 17-10 mark in dual matches, playing with both Alex Brigham and Hardie ... Began the fall season listed at No. 4 in the nation in the ITA Preseason Newcomer/Freshman Rankings ... Qualified for the main singles draw at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Downed Iowa's Marc Bruche, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round ... Suffered an injury in the third set of his match with Vanderbilt's Charlie Jones in the second round, forcing him to withdraw ... Sidelined for the rest of the fall season with a wrist injury.

High School / Juniors
Listed as the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation according to the website TennisRecruiting.net ... Owned a career-high world ITF ranking of No. 18 in September of 2011 ... Registered a 42-15 overall singles record in ITF events during his junior career ... Was also 26-16 in doubles ... Played in three of the four Grand Slams (U.S. Open, Wimbledon and Roland Garros) ... Won 18-straight matches in the spring of 2011, capturing singles titles at the Easter Bowl, USTA International Spring Championships and the USTA ITF Claremont Tournament ... Semifinalist in singles in the 18s draw at the 2011 USTA Boys 18s and 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Captured the 16s doubles title (w/Nick Chappell) in 2009 ... Reached the final of the Orange Bowl (16s) in 2009 ... Has represented the United States in several team competitions, most notably the Junior Davis Cup in Mexico in 2009 ... Also played three years of high School tennis at Thousand Oaks High School, earning All-America honors ... Two-time CIF Doubles Champion ... CIF Singles Champion as a junior.

Full name is Marcos Andres Giron ... Born on July 24, 1993 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Parents are Andres and Rosanna Giron ... Older sister is named Gabriela ... Admires Roger Federer ... Also is a big Los Angeles Lakers fan ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing various sports in his free time.

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