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All-American Monday - Luigi D'Argord

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          Release: 11/19/2012
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Luigi D'Agord (2006-07)

Coral Gables, Fla. - Born in Freeport, Bahamas, Luigi D'Agord came to the University of Miami in the fall of 2005 as a transfer from the University of Alabama. Before he had begun his two All-American collegiate seasons at Miami, D'Agord led his Sunset High team to two state championships. He had also been selected to represent the Bahamas in the 2004 Davis Cup. During a 2003 USTA Futures event, D'Agord defeated Notre Dame's former No. 1 and professional Casey Smith. In the 2003 Decatar, Ill., Future event, D'Agord reached the final round.

As a junior in 2005-2006, D'Agord was selected as the 2006 ACC Player of the Year, helping the Hurricanes sweep ACC accolades for the time in league history. D'Agord finished the season ranked third in the nation. In his first season as a Cane, D'Agord recorded a 36-5 overall singles record. His 35 wins tied him with former UM great Conny Falk for second-most wins in a single season in program history. Four of his five losses came against ranked players. Over the course of the season, he had defeated 23 ranked players in singles competition.

D'Agord's outstanding season included a perfect 11-0 record against ACC competition, with six-straight wins over Top 15 players, and an appearance in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. In his first appearance in the tournament as a Hurricane, D'Agord won his first two matches in straight sets. Prior to his Sweet 16 appearance, D'Agord had won 21 straight singles matches.

In doubles competition, D'Agord went 24-8, including a 19-5 mark in the No. 1 position with former UM All-American great Daniel Vallverdu. The pair went 9-2 in ACC play and ranked as high as No. 10 in the nation. En route to a quarterfinals appearance in the NCAA Doubles Tournament, D'Agord and Vallverdu defeated a pair of top-30 doubles teams. They had won seven straight before falling in the quarterfinals.

Carrying momentum from the previous season, D'Agrod posted a 28-5 singles record as the Hurricanes No. 1 player and finished the season as the No. 8 player in the nation. D'Agord's amazing senior season included an eight game and a 12 game win streak in singles competition. Of his five single match loses, three came against top-5 players and one due to an injury.

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For the second straight season, D'Agord posted a perfect mark in ACC play (11-0). Included in his victories was one over the No. 2 ranked player. Prior to his loss in the Elite Eight of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, D'Agord had won 16 of his previous 17 matches with his only loss coming in the ACC Tournament at the hands of the No. 2 player in the nation.

In doubles play, D'Agord went 22-8 while posting a nine-match win streak with his primary doubles partner Josh Cohen. The team, playing out of the No. 1 position, finished the season as the No. 5 duo in the country. Together the pair went 9-2 against their ACC competitors. To start ACC play, the duo went 7-0 with a victory over the No. 8 ranked team. D'Agord and Cohen advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2007 NCAA Doubles Championship.

 

    
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
John Hammill

1963

  Todd Widom 2002-03
Gil Kovalski 1995      




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