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AZIZ DOUGAZ

Player profile

(Updated June 2017)
height
6'2"
year
Sophomore
hometown
La Marsa, Tunisia
high school
Lycee Gustave Flaubert

Honors

All-ACC First Team (2017)
ACC Player of the Week (March 10)
NCAA Singles Championship
2017 Davis Cup (Tunisia)

Fall 2017:

Did not participate in play during the fall season

Spring 2017:

Led the Seminoles at the top of the lineup for nearly the entire season…named to the All-ACC first team after leading Florida State with five wins over nationally-ranked opponents on the year…ended the season at a career-best No. 38 in the nation after reaching the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship…after a season-opening loss, reeled off four straight victories to open the year…first ITA-ranked win of the season came in the Seminoles’ upset win over No. 15 Florida at the USTA National Campus, defeating No. 10 Alfredo Perez 6-4, 6-3 to spring the 4-2 win over the Gators…named ACC Player of the Week after the victory, which launched a five-match unbeaten streak…defeated No. 67 Piotr Lomacki of Miami and No. 63 Korey Lovett of UCF during that stretch…at No. 1 Wake Forest, defeated No. 2 Petros Chrysochos 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in three sets after representing his native Tunisia in Davis Cup play against Chrysochos’ Cyrus the week before…defeated NC State’s No. 109 Alexis Galarneau in three sets…on court one doubles with Guy Iradukunda, began the season with 11 straight victories while leading the team to 10 straight doubles points to open the year…the Seminoles earned 21 total doubles points on the year behind Iradukunda and Dougaz, who led the way with three nationally-ranked doubles victories: No. 48 Carlos Benito/Carlos Divar of Georgia Tech, Clemson’s No. 37 Sam Edwards/Daffra Sanon in the ACC Championship, and over No. 6 Mike Redlicki/Jose Salazar to key the victory over Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Championship…ranked career-best No. 58 in the final ITA doubles rankings.

Fall 2016:

Went 3-2 in singles and 2-1 for the fall season…defeated No. 85 Thibault Forget of USC at the 2017 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla…defeated Maxx Lipman of Florida and Andrew Li of Georgia Tech in the ITA Southeast Regional Championships…downed pairs from Miami and Florida Atlantic to reach the quarterfinals of the doubles bracket along with Guy Iradukunda…also with Iradukunda, reached the doubles final of the Tallahassee Futures in December.

2015-16:

Joined the team in January 2016 and immediately contributed for the Seminoles…went 18-9 in singles action (15-9 in dual play) and 20-6 in doubles action (17-6 dual)…was 12-8 on Court 4 with a pair of ranked wins against No. 74 Jack Murray of UNC (6-1, 7-6 [4]) and No. 59 Edoardo Tessaro of Virginia Tech (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 [8])…won the first eight singles matches of his career, including five straight dual matches to open the year…finished with a 7-5 ACC record…won nine straight doubles matches to open the year and went 19-6 with Michael Rinaldi…beat No. 30 Murray and Brayden Schnur of UNC…ranked as high as No. 59 on the season…beat doubles teams from Va. Tech and Baylor in the ACC and NCAA Tournaments, respectively.

Before FSU:

Boys 18 African champion…career-high 929 ATP rank in singles and 878 doubles…won the 2014 Morocco F3 doubles championship for first Futures win…reached the finals of two other Future events…eight singles and doubles wins in the ITF Junior ranks…career-high rank of No. 46…played in the Junior Wimbledon and Australian and French Opens…played Davis Cup for Tunisia, winning four matches in 2015 against Ghana, Namibia, and Algeria.

Personal:

Born March 26, 1997…parents are Ahmed and Mona Dougaz…started playing tennis because his dad plays…has lived in three countries before coming to America (France, Tunisia, and Morocco) and visited 25 countries…majoring in business.