(M) Tennis



Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Romania


FRESHMAN (2018-2019)

• Named to the All-Conference team
• Made the NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Trey Hilderbrand.
• Posted a record of 11-11 in singles and a 15-5 mark in doubles in the spring.
• Played doubles at the top spot with Trey Hilderbrand.
• The duo broke into the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings at No. 54 on March 19. The pair ended the season ranked No. 17 in the nation. They climbed as high as No. 14 which they achieved on April 23. 
• The pair won nine straight matches at one point; eight of those were against ranked doubles pairs.
• Pavel and Hilderbrand posted an 8-2 mark against ranked opponents
• Primarily saw time at the No. 3 spot in singles, but played at least one match on every singles court except for the No. 1 position.
• Pavel and Hilderbrand nearly defeated the No. 1 pair in the nation in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championships. They fell to Baylor's Sven Lah and Jimmy Bendeck by a score of 6-4, 6-7, 9-11.
• Went 1-1 in singles in the AAC tournament, defeating Wichita State's Frosa in straight sets in the semifinals.
• Went 2-0 in doubles in the AAC tournament, knocking off Witchita State's No. 25 Frosa/Dellien as well as USF's No. 87 Barroso-Campos/Luquet.
• Went 0-1 in singles in the NCAA tournament.
• Went 0-1 in doubles in the NCAA tournament.


• Had a career high combined ranking of 77, as of June 19, 2017

• Reached the doubles semi-finals in the 2018 Romania F10 Futures

• Reached the 2nd round of the singles qualifiers, and competed in the doubles of the Romania F1 Futures

• Competed in the singles and doubles of the 2018 Romania F1 Futures

• Reached the 3rd round of the singles qualifiers in the 2018 Romania F8 Futures

• Reached the 2nd round of the singles qualifiers in the 2018 Romania F9 Futures


• Favorite Grand Slam: US Open

• Favorite surface: clay and hard court

• Backhand or forehand: forehand

• Favorite shot: serve and forehand

• Hat, visor on no hat: backwards hat

• Favorite tennis player: Rafael Nadal

• Favorite school subject: english and history

• Hobbies: reading, playing video games, hanging out with friends and listening to music

• Favorite tennis memory: winning the first ITF G2 in Medias

• Sports practiced aside of tennis: swimming

• Pets: one dog and three cats

• Doubles or singles: both

• Favorite city: Pitesti

• Favorite food: everything

• Habits before starting a match: taping fingers and listening to music

• Things that can never be missing in the tennis bag: hat, wristbands, water, tape and racquets

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