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JOSE GRACIA

Player profile

(Updated June 2017)
height
6'7"
year
Redshirt Junior
hometown
Delray Beach, Fla.
high school
Florida Virtual School

Honors

2016 USTA Clay Court Invitational doubles champion

Fall 2017:

Earned a 5-5 singles record and a 7-2 doubles record during the fall…went 2-2 in singles at the Alabama Four-In-The-Fall…earned the doubles title with partner Chase Wood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the duo went 3-0 defeating Stuckey and Schupp of Tulsa 8-1, Calvo and Davis of Oklahoma 8-6 and Jan Pallares and Turner Voges of Memphis 8-0 in the finals…after losing in the first round of doubles at ITA All-Americans, Gracia and Lucas Poullain came back and won three straight matches including wins over No. 20 Spencer Papa and Jake van Emburgh of Oklahoma and No. 29 Christopher Kougouch and Parker Wynn of Louisville to win the All-American consolation bracket and qualify for the ITA Fall Championships…went 3-2 at the ITA Southeast Regional hosted at Georgia Tech…lost in the first round, but fought his way back to the consolation finals where he fell to Andy Andrade of Florida…went 1-1 at the ITA Fall Championships with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Benjamin Hannestad and Tim Ruehl of Arizona State.

Spring 2017:

Veteran presence and team captain in the number four spot in the lineup all season long…finished the season 12-7 in singles and 16-9 in doubles…along with partner Lucas Poullain, ended the year ranked No. 49 in doubles in the final ITA poll…at Texas Tech, earned first-career singles victory over a ranked player, defeating No. 104 Connor Curry 7-5, 6-2 to help spring the 4-1 Florida State win…clinched the upset victory over archrival Florida with a 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Johannes Ingildsen on court four…opened conference play with five straight victories…clinched NCAA First Round victory over Arkansas, defeating Adam Sanjurjo in straight sets despite playing with a broken finger…steady force with Poullain at the No. 2 doubles court helped lead the Seminoles to 21 doubles points on the year…defeated No. 15 Luca Corinteli/Carl Soderlund of No. 2 Virginia.

Fall 2016:

Represented the Seminoles in the Puerto Rico Invitational, Georgia Tech Invitational, and ITA Southeast Regional Championship in Tallahassee…finished the fall season an impressive 7-1 record in doubles and 3-4 in singles.

2015-16:

Finished 21-9 in singles and 20-7 in doubles…strong all season at Ct. 5 for the Seminoles, going 13-5 overall…team-high 9-3 mark in ACC singles…ended the season on a six-match winning streak, including against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament and Baylor in the NCAA Tournament First Round…after a mid-season injury to Terrell Whitehurst, Gracia paired with Terrance Whitehurst and went 10-2, including an eight-match win steak to end the year…went 8-1 in ACC action and 9-2 on Ct. 3…in doubles, won the Clay Court Invitational at Disney playing with Marco Nunez, winning four matches, including beating the No. 35 team in the country…due to their run at the CCI, Gracia and Nunez ranked No. 14 in the country in doubles entering the spring season.

2014-15:

Redshirt freshman finished the year third on the team with 19 singles wins and a 19-15 singles record…played primarily on Ct. 5, where he went 9-6 in the spring…finished 16-8 in doubles play, including a perfect 2-0 in ACC competition and 9-3 in the fall season…started the spring 8-1 in singles, including wins over ranked teams St. John’s, Michigan, Texas, and Alabama…led Florin Bragusi of eventual national runner-up Oklahoma in the third set when the match was called, and fell in a third-set tiebreaker against J.C. Aragone of eventual national champion Virginia…rallied from a first set loss against Thomas Weigel of NC State in the ACC Tournament to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) and help the Seminoles advance to the quarterfinals…both matches in the NCAA Tournament, against Troy and No. 8 Georgia, were unfinished.

2013-14:

Redshirt season after year ended early with a foot injury…went 8-4 in singles and 4-3 in doubles before injury.

High School:

Five-star, blue chip recruit from TennisRecruiting.net…ranked as high as No. 10 in the country and No. 1 in Florida.

Personal:

Born January 30, 1995…son of Jose and Georgina Gracia…majoring in sociology.