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Jacobo Hernandez
Jacobo Hernandez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mexico City, Mexico

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
04/10/1982

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business


Coach Klein says: "Jake has all the tools and we get 110 percent effort every time from him. There are no holes in this guy's game. He can win anywhere in the lineup, singles and doubles. He is our leader."

Spring 2005: Tulane's team leader and a First Team All-Conference USA selection as well as a First Team All-Louisiana honoree. Tied for second on the Green Wave in singles victories with 16. Played at No. 3 and No. 4 during the season and was at No. 4 to help the Wave to its third straight C-USA Championship. Clinched Tulane's victory in the C-USA semifinals. Paired with Ted Angelinos for three doubles victories in the C-USA Tournament to earn Doubles Team of the Championship honors. Tallied a team-best 19-7 mark in doubles. Had 10 dual-match singles victories against ranked teams.

Fall 2004: Had the most successful fall of any Green Wave player, registering a 10-4 record. Won his bracket in pre-qualifying for the ITA All-American Championship. Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Baylor Invitational with three wins. Also posted a 4-3 doubles mark.

Spring 2004: Selected as the Outstanding Singles Player at the C-USA Championship. Also earned All-Conference USA Third Team honors. The top singles record among five newcomers to the Wave lineup (16-5). Had a streak of 14 straight wins in singles matches, including three at the C-USA Tournament and one in the NCAA Tournament. Lost just eight games in the entire C-USA Tournament. Recorded an 11-13 doubles mark with five different partners. Was 2-1 in the C-USA Tournament and 1-1 in the NCAAs.

Prep: Transfer student from Tecnologico De Monterrey, a highly-regarded academic university in Mexico City. Formerly ranked in the top 35 in the ITF World Junior Rankings. Boasts a doubles win over Andy Roddick in the Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament. Has participated in Futures events in Mexico. Made appearances as a junior at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the French Open.

Personal: Born April 10, 1982 in Oaxaca, Mexico. The son of Julio and Maria Hernandez. Majoring in business.