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Jose Salazar
Jose Salazar

Jose Salazar

Senior | 6-0 | 175 | Tenerife, Spain | Oklahoma

Senior (2016-17)
» ITA All-American (Doubles)
» ITA National Most Improved Senior Player
» ITA Most Improved Player (Senior) award
» First Team All-SEC

Finished his collegiate career ranked 45th in the country in singles … led Arkansas during his season season with 30 singles victories (30-9), including a team-best 19 wins in dual matches (19-5) … went 8-3 in SEC action and went 10-5 against ranked competition … advanced to NCAA Tournament, falling in the first round of singles action to 13th-ranked Skander Mansouri of Wake Forest 6-4, 6-4 … paired with Mike Redlicki to finish ranked No. 10 in doubles, going 14-9 overall, 11-8 in the spring … the duo advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships, where they fell to eventual national champions Andrew Harris and Spencer Papa of Oklahoma in a tiebreaker … went 11-3 in singles play in the fall, including a 4-3 record against ranked opponents, and 4-3 in doubles play … advanced to the quarterfinals in Division I singles at the Southern Intercollegiate, winning three matches, including a win by default over No. 37 Alfredo Perez (Florida) … combined with Johan den Toom for a win over Fresno State’s Mantas Bugailiskis and Euan McIntosh, the No. 37 doubles team in the nation, in qualifying doubles at the ITA All-American … went 2-1 in the main draw at the ITA All-American, defeating No. 17 Andre Goransson (California) in the Round of 64 and advancing to the Round of 16 … defeated No. 106 Florin Bragusi (Oklahoma) in the quarterfinals and No. 29 Julian Cash (Oklahoma State) in the semifinals … won the singles title at the ITA Central Regional Championship, not dropping a set until the final against Minnesota’s Matic Spec, and gained automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships … advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA/USTA National Indoor Championships, defeating No. 124 Jakob Amilon (UNLV) in the Round of 32.

Junior (2015-16)
Finished with a 15-7 singles dual record, including an 8-4 mark in SEC play … qualified as the sixth alternate for the NCAA Championships, finishing the season No. 72 in the Oracle/ITA Rankings … earned All-SEC Second Team honors … tied for team lead with 15 singles dual wins … second on team with a 7-4 record against ranked opponents … second among all SEC players with a 7-4 conference record at No. 2 singles … second among all SEC players with a 12-4 overall record at No. 2 singles during the regular season … one of 16 SEC players with eight-plus conference singles wins … Singles Highlights: Defeated SMU’s Samm Butler 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot, earning the clinching point for the Razorbacks in their 4-3 win over the Mustangs … defeated No. 7 Texas A&M’s No. 34 Shane Vinsant 7-6 (5), 7-5 at the No. 2 spot, earning the clinching point for Arkansas in its 5-2 win over the Aggies … defeated LSU’s No. 106 Gabor Csonka 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot, earning a point for the Razorbacks in their 5-2 win over the Tigers … defeated Auburn’s No. 82 Marko Krickovic 7-6 (4), 6-4 at the No. 2 spot, earning a point for Arkansas in its 7-0 win over the Tigers … defeated Ole Miss’ No. 87 Stefan Lindmark 7-6 (5), 6-3 at the No. 2 spot, earning a point for the Razorbacks in their 4-3 win over the Rebels … defeated Alabama’s No. 102 Korey Lovett 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot, earning the clinching point for Arkansas in its 4-3 win over the Crimson Tide … defeated Vanderbilt’s No. 116 Cameron Klinger 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot, earning a point for the Razorbacks in their 5-2 win over the Commodores … defeated South Carolina’s No. 60 Gabriel Friedrich 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot April 17 in Fayetteville … Doubles Highlights: Finished with a 9-10 doubles dual record, including an 8-9 mark with Adam Sanjurjo … Fall Highlights: Finished with a team-best 17-2 singles record and a 4-4 doubles mark.

University of Oklahoma
Salazar came to Arkansas from OU in the of Fall 2015 … went 11-5 in singles with a 9-4 mark in dual play his sophomore year … went 5-2 at No. 3 doubles with partner Axel Alvarez beginning in the Big 12 Championships … clinched Oklahoma’s sweep of New Mexico on day one of the 2015 ITA Kick-Off Weekend with a straight-sets win over James Hignett … added a point for OU with a three-sets win over Alp Horoz in the Sooners’ 4-1 win over Northwestern at the 2015 ITA Kick-Off Weekend … went 4-1 at No. 3 doubles with Alvarez during the NCAA Championships … clinched the doubles point for Oklahoma with Alvarez in the first round of NCAA play against New Mexico State … clinched the doubles point for OU with Alvarez during the Sooners’ quarterfinal win over Georgia at the NCAA Championships … paired with Alvarez at No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles point for the Sooners’ in OU’s 4-3 win over TCU in the NCAA semifinal …  won one match in the Junior U.S. Open Championships as a freshman, before losing the No. 2  junior in the world, Liam Broady.

High School
Attended Salesianos San Isidro … high ATP singles 851 and in doubles 7 … member of the Spanish National Team in 2011-2012.

Personal
Born in Canary Island, Spain … parents of Aurora and Francisco … has one older brother, Francisco … favorite tennis player is Roger Federer … majoring in International Business … favorite soccer team is Real Madrid.