UCLA Men's Tennis BIO
Ahmed Ismail
Player Profile:
Ahmed Ismail 1266676
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
High School: Nordhoff

Fall 2009
Went 5-2 in fall singles play ... Advanced through qualifying and all the way to the quarterfinals of the main draw at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Upset top-seeded Dean Jackson of San Diego, 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 16 ... Also played in the main draw at the ITA Southwest Regionals ... Teamed with Alex Brigham to reach the quarterfinals in doubles at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Was 1-2 in fall doubles play.

Finished the season with a 7-6 overall singles record ... Was 5-1 in dual matches ... Played mostly at the No. 6 position ... Played in the main singles draw at the Pac-10 Championships, reaching the round of 16 ... Advanced to the second round at the ITA West-South Regional Championships at Pepperdine during the fall ... Defeated LMU's Borja Malet, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening round ... Teamed with Amit Inbar to reach the doubles semifinals at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Also played with Jeff Gast at the ITA West-South Regionals.

Ended the season with an 11-7 overall singles record ... Was a perfect 4-0 in dual matches, playing every match at the No. 6 position ... Was also 7-7 in tournament play ... Captured the consolation singles title at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic ... Also advanced to the round of 16 of the Invitational draw at the Pac-10 Championships ... Advanced through qualifying and into the main draw at the Southern California Intercollegiates in the fall ... Also participated in singles at the ITA West Region Championships and the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas ... Owned a 1-2 overall doubles record on the season, teaming with both Chris Ho and Josh Miller.

High School / Juniors
Listed as a five-star recruit (No. 16 nationally) according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Attended Nordhoff High School while training at the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, Calif. ... Was one of 22 U.S. players to compete at the Junior Orange Bowl Championships in 2006 ... Competed in both singles and doubles at the Easter Bowl Championships in Palm Springs, Calif., reaching the round of 16 in doubles (w/Bozidar Katsarov) ... Also qualified for the Eddie Herr Junior Championships in 2006 ... Advanced to the third round of singles at the USTA Super National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 2007 ... Represented Southern California on the Junior Davis Cup team ... Achieved a career-high combined ranking of No. 178 in the ITF World Junior Rankings.

Born April 26, 1989 ... Parents are Khaled and Sherine ... Younger brother, Moustafa, also plays tennis.

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