"Behzad Minavi is a freshman from Houston who arrived in January (2012). Behzad is the student of one of my coaches from my playing days, Bill Glaves. Behzad is very fundamentally sound with all of his strokes. This foundation will allow him to improve tremendously this year by getting to play and practice with one of the best teams in college tennis. He has a tremendous work ethic and I know he will be a great teammate and an asset to our team for years to come." - Aggie Head Coach Steve Denton
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Posted a 16-9 overall singles record, with a 9-4 mark coming in dual matches…Went 3-1 from the No. 5 line and 6-3 from the No. 6 line…In SEC play, Minavi won four of his six matches, but dropped his lone contest against a ranked opponent…In doubles, Minavi earned a perfect 4-0 overall record, recording one win in spring dual matches…Minavi partnered with Niall Angus against Prairie View A&M and secured the victory at the No. 3 line…Claimed the Rice Tournament doubles championship with Junior Ore in early January.
Comes to Texas A&M in January of 2012 from Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas.
HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER
Finished fifth in the 2011 Texas Summer Grand Slam ... was a Top 50 recruit coming out of high school and made the ITF semifinals in doubles ... ranked as high as the No. 4 player under 18 in Texas at one time.
PERSONALBehzad Kevin Minavi is the son of Joe and Michelle Minavi of Houston ... born Jan. 30, 1993, in Houston ... has an older brother, Brian, who attends Texas A&M ... an agriculture/life sciences major with plans to transfer to psychology later in his academic career at Texas A&M ... enjoys reading, watching movies and hanging out with friends ... aspires to become a Top 10 professional tennis player in the world and to one day compete in the Davis Cup.