TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Traveling around the world this past fall, senior Aziz Dougaz did something very few college tennis players are capable of accomplishing. Dougaz earned 6 pro tennis titles and ended 2018 with a new career-high singles ranking of 408 in the world, more than 300 spots higher than he ended 2017.
Dougaz, a two-time first-team All-ACC member, ended 2018 as the four highest ranked collegiate tennis player on the pro tour. He earned five doubles titles including four straight to end the year. In his 12 straight doubles wins Dougaz only dropped three sets en route to dominating the competition and bringing home the hardware. Aziz also captured two singles titles in 2018. He finished the year with a career-high ranking in both singles (408) and doubles (455).
Dougaz heads into the 2019 spring season with a 51-26 career singles record and a 47-23 career doubles record. He was ranked 15 in the 2018 preseason rankings, but enter 2019 unranked as he did not compete in a collegiate tournament in the fall.
Aziz and the rest f the Seminoles look to continue 2019 where they left off in 2018 when they went 28-5. The Noles open the season on January 10 as they host a doubleheader against Georgia Southern (12 p.m.) and Mercer (5 p.m.).
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