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  Adriano Mello

Adriano Mello

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Londrina, Brazil

High School:
Colegio La Salle Canada


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Career: 18-16 singles; 17-14 doubles

2004-05: 12-6 singles record; 5-8 doubles record...Played to the quartefinals of the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invite...Reached the semifinals of the consolation bracket at the UVA Fall Invite...Captured the Hampton Road Collegiate Invitational Men's Doubles Title with teammate Adriano Mello...Also reached the quarterfinals of the UVA Fall Invite....Went 3-0 in his appearances at No. 3 singles...Also saw action at No. 4 and No. 5 singles...

2002-03: Competed in his first season with the Monarchs compiling a 6-8 overall singles mark and 11-5 overall doubles mark...Went 4-4 in dual meet singles matches including a 2-1 CAA record...Teammed with Izak van der Merwe for a 4-1 dual meet doubles record...Captured an East Coast Championship Doubles title with van der Merwe in one of his first tournament as a Monarch...

Prior to Old Dominion: Won several National Championship and finished his junior career as a Top 10 in the Brazilian rankings...Was a finalist ath Londrina Till Cup ITF...

Personal: Born Adriano Ramos de Mello in Leeds, England on February 11, 1983...Son of Jose P. de Mello Jr. and Solange Farah Ramos de Mello, both Brazilian doctors...Lived in Brazil since April, 1983...Has a sister Alessandra...

Favorite Movie: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Favorite Book: "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
Person in History I Would Like To Meet: Keith Moon
Favorite Sports Personality: Ayrton Senna
My Dream Vacation: One year around the world
If I Could Play A Musical Instrument, I'd Play: I play guitar, but I would like to learn piano
Best Tennis Accomplishment: Junior ranking
Favorite Professional Sports Team: AC Milan
Most Impressive Person I Have Met: Pete Sampras
Academic Major: Internation Business/Finance
My Goal In Life: Live wealthy, healthy, and happy with my family, friends, and myself

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