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MICHAEL
SHABAZ
 

 Wimbeldon 2005

 

Brief Profile

Name:

Michael Shabaz

Date of Birth:

August 20, 1987

University:

University of Virginia

Position:

Tennis Player


An American/Assyrian tennis player who won the 2005 Wimbledon boys' doubles championship and currently an NCAA tennis player for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.

 

Early Life

Michael Shabaz was born in Reston, Virginia to Assyrian parents Vladimir and Scarlett Shabaz. Shabaz started playing tennis at the early age of 7, after watching Andre Agassi perform, and was hooked imediately.

 

Junior Career

Shabaz reached singles round of 16 of the 2005 Junior Australian Open. Shabaz along with Jesse Levine, won the 2005 Wimbledon boys' doubles championship. Shabaz and Levine, both 17, dropped only one set en route to the final, where they defeated Australia’s Samuel Groth and Britain's Andrew Kennaugh 6–4, 6–1, for the title. Their previous best major result was a semifinal performance in doubles at the 2005 Australian Open Junior Championships. Shabaz and Levine competed together almost exclusively in doubles play in 2005 and reached the final at the USTA International Spring Championships and the quarterfinals at the Easter Bowl - US Closed Championships. Shabaz also reached the Easter Bowl semifinals, the USTA International Spring Championships quarterfinals, and the Australian Open round of 16 in 2005. In 2006, Shabaz played on the USTA Futures Circuit, defeating two 2007 ITA Singles All-Americans. Shabaz was ranked the No. 1 recruit nationally in 2006 by tennisrecruiting.net.

 

College Career

2007-08

1st Team VaSID All-State. Had a 18-7 singles record, including a 17-6 dual match record and a 24-6 doubles record, including a 13-4 record with Sanam Singh. Shabaz and Singh were alternates for the NCAA Doubles Championship and the duo ended the season ranked No. 41 in the ITA Doubles Rankings and ranked as high as No. 18 nationally in doubles with Singh. Both reached the doubles final of the ITA Mideast Regional.

 

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