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GUY IRADUKUNDA

Player profile

(Updated June 2017)
height
6'3"
year
Senior
hometown
Gitega, Burundi
high school
Seminole State College (Okla.)

Honors

2016 ITA Southeast Regional champion
2016 Tallahassee Futures doubles finalist
2016 ITA JUCO Player of the Year
2017 Second Team All-ACC

Spring 2017:

After a dominating fall, Iradukunda established himself at the top of the lineup for the Seminoles, playing primarily at the No. 2 spot in singles and at the No. 1 court in doubles…named to the All-ACC second team following the season…finished second on the team in singles wins (14) and doubles wins (17), and total wins (31)…reached career-high singles ranking of 59 in January…clinched the 4-1 comeback victory over No. 40 Pepperdine on ACC Network Extra on February 24…won three straight matches in the month of March over Clemson, No. 67 Miami, and at No. 34 Louisville…at No. 11 North Carolina, defeated All-American No. 19 Ronnie Schneider 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) in a third set tiebreak for his highest-ranked victory of the spring…defeated NC State’s No. 80 Nick Horton and No. 106 Jai Corbett of Virginia Tech in the final week of the regular season to finish with three ITA-ranked singles wins…finished the spring with a 14-12 singles record…on court one doubles with Aziz Dougaz, 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 No. 6 Mike Redlicki/Jose Salazar of Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Championship…finished with a 12-6 record with Dougaz…ended the season a career-high 58 in doubles in the final ITA rankings…also posted a 3-1 record on court three with senior Jack Haffey as Dougaz missed time while away for Davis Cup competition…recorded a 2-0 record with freshman Alex Knaff on court one to bring overall doubles record to 17-7 on the year

Fall 2016:

Enrolled in the summer and went on to record one of the finest fall seasons in program history…in October, became just the second Seminole in school history to claim an ITA Regional Championship, joining Clint Bowles in 2009…defeated four nationally-ranked players including No. 16 Wayne Montgomery of Georgia in the final round to claim the ITA Southeast Regional singles championship…With the regional title, earned a bid into the exclusive 32-man field of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, New York…fell to No. 7 Skander Mansouri in three sets in the main draw and No. 6 Tom Fawcett in the consolation bracket…defeated 2015 NCAA single champion Ryan Shane in the Tallahassee Futures in December…also reached the doubles final of the Tallahassee Futures paired with fellow Seminole Aziz Dougaz…for the fall, posted a 7-5 overall record in singles and 8-1 record in doubles, including a 4-0 record when paired with Jose Gracia

Before FSU

Top junior college player in the nation at Seminole State College…named Junior College National Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association…won the Flight One singles and doubles championships to lead Seminole State College to a second-place finish at the NJCAA national tournament…entered the tournament 32-5 on the year and the top-ranked player at the JUCO level…won the 2015 regional singles and doubles championship while at Seminole State and was ranked in the top four nationally his entire time…the No. 1 player in Africa in 2014, was ranked as high as No. 86 in the world in the ITF junior rankings and traveled with the ITF team. He has won four career ITF junior singles championships, and five juniors doubles titles…career-high rankings of 1135 in doubles and 1504 in singles…prior to JUCO, ranked as high as 86 junior in the world…paired with current junior Aziz Dougaz to win the doubles championship at the ITF Futures Morocco in 2014…competed in the 2014 Youth Olympics in Beijing

Personal

Son of Gaspard Nyagatwa Iradakunda and Jeanne Nkusi…one of many soccer fans on the team, cheers for Real Madrid…majoring in finance…hopes to play professionally after college…born March 21, 1996