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All-American Monday - Jaime Fillol

Jamie Fillol (1967-68)

Coral Gables, Fla. - As a former member of Chilean Junior Davis Cup team, Jaime Fillol's presence was felt the moment he stepped on the court of the Coral Gables campus. In 1965-66, his first collegiate season, Fillol posted an 11-4 singles mark and 10-3 doubles mark. Fillol's win in the last match of the regular season, in both singles and doubles play, set the pace for things to come. In the 1966 National Intercollegiate Tennis Championship held here at the University of Miami, the first to be held in this part of the country, Fillol advanced to the fourth round in singles play and the quarters in doubles competition.

Fillol followed his outstanding sophomore season performance with an even better junior season. In the regular season, Fillol went 17-0 in singles and 14-0 in doubles competition. Fillol would reach the finals of singles play and the quarters of doubles in the 1967 National Intercollegiate Tennis Championship. His performance in the Tennis Championship brought his 1967 season record to 23-1 in singles and 17-1 in doubles.

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Fillol continued on his path of success by winning his first 11 singles matches of the 1968 season. These 11 wins brought his total to 30 consecutive singles victories. Fillol finished his senior season with a 17-2 mark in singles and 16-0 mark in doubles play. With his perfect doubles mark, Fillol finished his collegiate career with 31 straight victories. For his outstanding season, Fillol was selected as an All-America for the second consecutive season.

Fillol's success at the collegiate level continued at the professional level. In 1969, his first season as professional, Fillol teamed up with fellow Chilean Patrico Cornejo the first of his 15 doubles titles. Four years later, Fillol captured the first of his seven singles titles. Fillol was a singles finalist 11 other times and a doubles finalist 14 other times. On February 3, 1974, Fillol climbed up to the No. 14 ranking, the highest in his career. Four years later Fillol was inducted in the University of Miami's Hall of Fame.

Name Year(s)   Name Year(s)
Mike Belkin 1965 Rod Mandelstam 1962-63
Andrew Burrow 1987 Tavo Martinez 1976
Pat Cramer 1968-70 Jerry Moss 1958-59
Luigi D'Argord 2006-07 Srjdan Muskatirovic 1994-95
Eddie Dibbs 1971-72 Joaquim Rasgado 1974-75
John Donar 1987-90   Raz Reid 1971-72
John Eagleton 1976-77   Ivan Rodrigo 1997
Conny Falk 1989   Mike Russell 1997
Alvaro Fillol 1975   Pancho Segura 1943-45
Jaime Fillol 1967-68   Christo Steyn 1982-83
Luis Garcia 1969-71   Carl Sundberg 2008
John Geraghty 1977   Daniel Vallverdu 2006-09
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