TAMU Men's Tennis BIO
 Colin Hoover

"Colin Hoover is one of the cleanest ball strikers in college tennis and he has continued to improve his level of play each season for the Aggies. He has been a vital part of our success the past couple of years winning a lot of key matches, both in singles and in doubles. He is a fierce competitor and hits the ball a ton. Colin keeps adding new weapons to his game each year and I look for his best season yet in 2012 as he heads into his senior campaign as a co-captain of the Aggies." - Aggie Head Coach Steve Denton

SENIOR (2011-12)
The senior co-captain begins his senior season moving up to the upper part of the lineup ... one of the fiercest competitors on the courts ... posted three straight wins in the fall at the USTA/ITA Division I Texas Regional Championships that included a straight wins against No. 5 seed Daniel Whitehead of Texas.

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Hoover and his doubles partner of Alberto Bautista for the majority of the season were ranked as high as No. 32 on Jan. 4, 2011 ... the duo posted a 21-5 record in the spring dual matches playing mainly at the No. 3 line ... the two co-captains teamed up in the NCAA Round of 16 at No. 3 doubles as Bautista was injured and Klegou subbed in, but the tandem beat Stanford (8-6) to help secure the doubles point on Stanford's home court  ... Hoover was 2-0 in singles at the both the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, 3-2 at the No. 3 line, 5-7 at the No. 5 position and 2-0 on the No. 6 line for an overall  12-9 singles record in dual matches.

SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Went 6-4 in dual matches, playing the majority of time at the No. 6 line where we was 2-4 ... also saw action at lines No. 3-5 and posted a combined 4-0 record ... was 6-1 with Alberto Bautista at No. 3 doubles ... had an impressive summer winning the singles titles at both the ITA Summer Circuit in Abilene, Texas, as well as the 2010 US Open Prequalifying Texas Sectional, which earned him a spot in the U.S. Open National Playoffs in Atlanta ... posted an opening round victory by defeating All-American Eric Quigley from the University of Kentucky, who ended the season ranked No. 10 in the ITA rankings and was a member of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team.

FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Compiled an overall mark of 17-15 and was 4-2 against Big 12 Conference foes playing primarily at the No. 6 line ... posted wins against Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma and clinched three matches during the season against TCU, Tulsa and a 4-3 upset of No. 7 Illinois ... rallied past the Fighting Illini's Brian Livingston, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the No. 6 line to give the Aggies' their highest-ranked victory in the Steve Denton era at the time ... combined with Alexey Grigorov for the third most dual match wins (6) on the team ... reached the semifinals in the singles main draw at the fall Texas Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER:
A 2007 graduate of Memorial High School in Victoria, Texas ... rated as the No. 83 overall prospect in the class of 2007 by the Tennis Recruiting Network ... one of the top juniors in the state of Texas and ranked as high as No. 10 ... finished sixth in the state of Texas and finished No. 1 in the men's open ... UIL state 5A boys tennis tournament champion as a senior ... became the first Viper player to win a state tennis title in boys' singles ... selected as All-District 27-5A team tennis MVP as a junior ... graduated in the top 10 percent of his class ... named Athlete of the Year at Memorial High School ... competed on the USTA Futures Pro Circuit as an amateur for a year prior to enrolling at Texas A&M.

PERSONAL
Colin Lee Hoover is the song of Steven and Laurie Hoover of Victoria ... born Aug. 8, 1988 in Midland, Texas ... father, Steven, played collegiate tennis ... has two sisters ... agricultural leadership and development major ... enjoys playing ping pong in his spare time.

 

Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Victoria, Texas
High School: Memorial HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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