Date of Birth:
August 20, 1987
University of Virginia
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.
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.
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.
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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