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Airam Castellano
Player Profile:
Airam Castellano 1856938
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gran Canaria, Spain
High School: IES Perez Galdos
Experience: High School

2015-16 -- Finished singles 27-7 overall, a UMKC record for singles wins in a season, and 19-5 in dual matches, all at No. 1, the most from No. 1 in school history… finished 24-5 in doubles overall, the most in UMKC history, and 19-4 in duals, all at No. 1 with teammate Mike Psarros, the most in school history at that position… named Academic All-WAC… named to All-WAC Tournament Team singles and doubles with partner Psarros… named WAC Player of the Year… named First Team All-WAC singles and doubles with Psarros… named ITA Scholar-Athlete… 46 career singles wins is tied for ninth all-time in UMKC history… .687 (46-21) is the fourth best career singles winning percentage in school history… 40 career doubles wins is tied for 11th in UMKC history… … .667 (40-20) career doubles winning percentage is tied for fourth in UMKC history… finished 5-0 in WAC singles play, knocking-off Chicago State, Seattle, New Mexico State, UTRGV and Grand Canyon in the regular season before winning at No. 1 over Seattle and New Mexico State in the WAC Tournament… picked up wins over Creighton twice and Iowa… finished 4-1 in WAC doubles play with Psarros picking up wins over Chicago State, New Mexico State, UTRGV and Grand Canyon and in the WAC Tournament over New Mexico State… picked up a doubles win at No. 1 over #72 Santa Clara and Creighton.

2014-15 -- Played the No. 1 position all season, and was a second-team All-WAC selection in singles, and a first-team All-WAC pick in doubles with partner Mike Psarros... Tallied a team high and school record tying 19 wins in singles play, while winning the first eight matches of his career and two tournaments in the fall season... After a rough start to the spring season, he rebounded to close the season 9-4 in his last 13 matches... In doubles play, he tallied a 3-1 mark in WAC play and went 16-15 overall... His 13 wins at No. 1 doubles ranks second at UMKC... Had a long win streak of four in doubles and eight in singles... Was named WAC Tennis Player of the Week a team-best four times as well.

Before UMKC -- Castellano was the No. 6 ranked player in the Canary Islands region of Spain, and was No. 341 in the nation… He was strong  in the 2014 season with six tournament championships… He won 11 tournaments in the 2013 season, while taking runner-up once and playing in two semifinals… In 2012 he was a nine-time champion in singles, while also taking a doubles title and numerous other semifinal appearances… He was also the hitting partner of professional David Marrero when in the Canary Islands.

Personal -- Born August 23, 1996 in das Palmas de GC in Spain... Son of Fernando Castellano and Angelica Hernandez... Majoring in business at UMKC.


CAREER STATISTICS

Singles Results

YEAR Overall League No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
2015 19-14 2-2 11-13 - - - - -
2016 27-7 5-0 19-5          
TOTALS 46-21 7-2 30-18 - - - - -

Doubles Results 

YEAR Overall League No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
2015 16-15 3-1 13-11 - -
2016 24-5 4-1 19-4    
TOTALS 40-20 7-2 32-15 - -

2014-15 Individual match-by-match

2015-16 Individual match-by-match

 

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