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    Farris Gosea
    Farris Gosea
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Cardiff, Wales, UK

    High School:
    Rougemont

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 154

    Birthdate:
    03/03/1994

    04/21/2013

    Illinois Downs Purdue 5-2 In Regular Season Finale

    Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament

    04/19/2013

    Illinois defeats Indiana 6-1 on Senior Day

    Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match

    04/18/2013

    Senior Day Set for Indiana Match Friday

    Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored

    04/13/2013

    Illini Upset Bid Falls Short at 4-3 to #5 OSU

    Illinois first Big Ten team to earn doubles point vs. Buckeyes

    04/11/2013

    Illinois Ready for #5 Ohio State & Penn State

    Friday is Big Ten Tournament Title Rematch from Last Year

    02/12/2013

    Illinois vs Tennessee 2/2

    #25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team vs #15 Tennessee

    Sophomore 2012-13
    Improved his win total by nine by achieving a 20-13 overall mark with a 16-5 dual match record... Primarily played the No. 6 singles position where he was undefeated at 8-0... Key in Big Ten play, accumulating an 8-2 record with six straight set victories... Delivered big wins over No. 7 Kentucky's Grant Roberts and No. 61 Eric Johnson of USC... Went 22-14 overall in doubles... Achieved a 10-2 record with Tim Kopinski, including a 4-0 mark in No. 1 doubles... Notable wins include No. 23 Konigsfiedt/McLachlan of California and No. 26 Hanfmann/Sarmiento.

    Freshman 2011-12

    Joined the team in January to start the spring season ... Captured 11 singles and 13 doubles wins ... Reached a career-high No. 61 alongside Dennis Nevolo in the national doubles rankings on March 27.

    Juniors/High School
    Checked in at No. 1627 in the ATP rankings with wins over top-700 opponents ... Boasted a 2.2 rating, which was the highest in his age group in the United Kingdom ... Ranked 38th overall in the U.K. ... Two-time champion of the Welsh Doubles League, where he went undefeated both times he won ... Was 24-6 over his last year in high school tennis and 42-4 over his last three years with the Barry Tennis Club, which is the third-highest-rated tennis club in Great Britain.

    Personal
    Born Farris Gosea on March 3, 1994 ... Son of Sami and Cheryl Gosea ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering ... Enjoys video games, puzzles and golf ... His biggest thrill in sports was getting his first ATP point ... Names David Ferrer as his favorite athlete ... Plans to either play tennis professionally or become an astronaut after college.

    Career Statistics

    Singles Doubles
    Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten
    2011-12 11-7 6-4 13-12 7-4
    2012-13 20-13 8-2 22-14 6-3
    Total 31-20 14-6 35-26 13-7


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