"Junior is an extremely gifted athlete. He has a very live left arm on his serve and could have one of the best serves in the country. Junior comes to Aggieland with a wealth of international junior experience. He is extremely quick and loves tennis. A great combination. I look forward for him to be a major contributor to the success of our team this season in singles and doubles." - Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton
JUNIOR (2012-13): Garnered All-America honors in doubles by being named a 5-8 seed to the NCAA individual championships with Jackson Withrow as his partner…Advanced to the Sweet 16 at the individual championships before being eliminated by Georgia Tech’s tandem of Vikram Hundal and Juan Spir, 4-6, 5-7…Claimed the Rice Tournament singles and doubles (with Behzad Minavi) championship in January…Posted a 17-15 overall singles record, with a 12-15 mark coming in dual matches… Went 5-9 from the No. 1 line and 7-6 from the No. 2 line…Posted a 5-5 record in SEC play…In the NCAA Second Round against arch-rival Texas, clinched the match in thrilling fashion over 122nd-ranked Lloyd Glasspool, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (3), to propel the Aggies into the Sweet Sixteen…In doubles, the All-America tandem of Withrow and Ore posted a 15-9 record in dual matches, going 6-4 in conference…The pair was 15-8 from the No. 1 doubles line and 0-1 from No. 2…Season opened with a seven match winning streak for the pair…Ranked as high as No. 100 in singles (May 2) and No. 7 in doubles (April 16)…Finished the year at No. 113 in singles and No. 7 in doubles.
CAREER NOTES: Fourth highest rated junior in U.S. according to Tennis Recruiting Network...Ranked 19th in the world...Played at Junior French Open and defeated No. 1 seed Daniel Berta...Competed in US Open, Wimbledon, and French Open in juniors...Won futures double title with partner Dennis Kudla.
PERSONAL: Israel Alexander Ore...Goes by Junior...Son of Eddie Ore and Jennifer Galindo Yanez...Born September 8, 199,2 in Gaithersburg, Md...Has three brothers and two sisters, Joseph (7), Eros (7), Mateo (7), Nataly (14) and Aylin (14)...Started playing tennis at the age of 4...Dreams of becoming a professional tennis player...Most memorable moment was beating No. 1 junior in the world and defending champ at Junior French Open.