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    Santiago Montoya  
    Santiago Montoya

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Austin, TX

    High School:
    St. Stephen's Episcopal School

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 165


    02/09/2008

    2/9 Men's Tennis vs. Wisconsin

    The Irish Men's Tennis team won a tight match against Wisconsin, 4-3.

    01/20/2008

    Men's Tennis vs. Penn State

    The Irish take on Penn State on January 20.

    AWARDS & HONORS
    BIG EAST All-Tournament Doubles Team (2008)
    BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009)
    NCAA Team Championship Participant (2006-2009)
    NCAA Team Championship Round of 16 (2006 & 2007)

    CAREER NOTES: A four-year monogram winner ... finished with an overall record of 9-8 in singles play and 37-36 in doubles.

    AS A SENIOR: Named a co-captain as a senior along with classmate Brett Helgeson ... earned BIG EAST Academic All-Star honors ... played sparingly in both singles and doubles play ... fell in four singles matches during open play, including two matches at the Wolverine Invitational ... dropped three-set matches at both the Tom Fallon Invitational and the Tribe Invitational ... contributed a 6-5 overall record in doubles with a 2-3 record in dual season matches ... competing with three different doubles partners ... advanced to the consolation finals, along with partner Casey Watt, at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships by defeating Kevin Cox and Torsten Kiel-Long of Southern California (6-4, 6-2) in the semifinals.

    AS A JUNIOR: Posted an overall record of 5-4 in singles play ... played all nine of his singles matches in the open season ... became an important doubles player for the Irish, posting an overall doubles record of 22-16 ... his 22 doubles wins were the second-most on the Irish ... had a dual season doubles record of 14- 10, tied for the most dual-season doubles wins on the team ... played the majority of his dual doubles matches with Tyler Davis and Andrew Roth ... posted a 7-5 record, including a 6-5 mark at the No. 3 doubles position with Davis ... teamed with Davis to earn two doubles-point clinching wins ... won his last three doubles matches of the dual season (that finished) with Roth as his partner ... registered his first singles win in a three-set match versus Westin Wendt of Miami (6-2, 4-6, 6-1) ... came away with a pair of victories in his three matches at the William & Mary Invitational, defeating Ben Gullickson (6-4, 6-4) and Sebastian Vidal (6-4, ret.) ... also had wins over Matt Parks of Michigan (6-4, 6-0) and Jose Fuenmayor of Purdue (6-0, 6-2) ... teamed with classmate Brett Helgeson at the ITA Midwestern Championships, opening the main doubles' draw with a thrilling 9-8 (6) victory over Peter Rispoli and Alex Sanborn of Northwestern ... Helgeson and Montoya then cruised past Pierre Dumas and Sebastian Gallego of Minnesota (8- 3), before falling to #7 Drew Eberly and Justin Kronauge of Ohio State (8-2).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 2-7 overall record in singles and a 7-7 overall record in doubles ... posted a 1-0 mark with Stephen Bass at No. 3 doubles ... posted two singles victories over Scott Bruckman of Michigan (6-4, 5-7, 7-6 [4]) and Evgeny Samoylov of Bradley (7-6, 6-0) ... the victory over Samoylov of Bradley came in the ITA Midwest Regional qualifier ... went 1-2 with Ryan Keckley, 3-1 with Barry King, 0-2 with Andrew Roth, 1-1 with Irackli Akhvlediani, 1- 0 with Sean Corrigan and 0-1 with Brett Helgeson.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Saw limited action in 2005-06, posting a 2-3 record in singles and a 2- 8 mark in doubles ... picked up each of his victories in the Tom Fallon Invitational ... knocked off Chris Leuth of Drake, 7-6 (4), 6-1, and Danny Vidal of Ball State, 6-1, 6-3 ... split his two doubles matches with Patrick Buchanan ... defeated Hanus and Metully of Bradley with Ryan Keckley (8-2).

    IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Played in four ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit events in Texas in 2005 ... doubles runnerup in Abilene and reached semifinals in Plano and Arlington ... was singles consolation runner-up in Abilene and reached final 16 in Plano and Arlington.

    HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Standout junior player in doubles ... won gold ball in the 2005 USTA Spring National Championships ... finished 2004 ranked 11th in USTA 18-and-under national doubles rankings, as well as 113th in singles (ninth in Texas) ... went undefeated and won state championship as a freshman at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... did not play prep tennis again until his senior year, when he competed for St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas ... born May 26, 1986, in Bogota, Colombia ... son of Luis Alberto Montoya and Luz Stella Allred ... oldest of four children ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.

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