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  Joey Atas
School: Duke University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland
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High School: Calvert Hall
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, February 17, 1985
Dominant Hand:
Major: Undeclared
Singles Record: 38-34
Doubles Record: 55-30

2005-06: All-America selection in doubles after advancing to the quarterfinal round with Jonathan Stokke at the NCAA Championships … teamed up with Stokke to upset the top-ranked duo of Scott Green and Ross Wilson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 … named ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after posting a 2-0 record in both singles and doubles in wins over No. 20 Texas and No. 24 Texas A&M … finished the year ranked No. 10 in the final ITA doubles rankings with Stokke … ranked as high as No. 9 in doubles for two straight listings on Jan. 10 and Feb. 22 … ended his first season at Duke with an 18-14 record in singles and 29-17 mark in doubles … played most of the dual season in the fourth slot, compiling a ledger of 13-7 while going 2-1 at the No. 3 position … tallied a record of 7-3 in the ACC with a 6-3 mark at No. 4 … partnered with Stokke in doubles at the No. 1 position, going 14-9 in dual matches and 8-3 in conference play … teamed with Ludovic Walter to post a 2-1 record in the second slot of doubles … clinched matches against No. 24 Texas A&M on Feb. 12, No. 12 North Carolina on April 12 and Winthrop in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 13 … defeated five ranked opponents in singles and claimed eight wins over ranked doubles squads … top victory in singles came against No. 62 Ryan Heller of Michigan at the Hidden Dual Tournament in Miami on Jan. 14 … teamed up with Stokke to defeat No. 6 Raian Luchici and Brad Pomeroy of North Carolina, 8-4, on April 12 in doubles … ITA Scholar Athlete … All-ACC Academic team … ACC Honor Roll … ranked 29th in the preseason ITA singles rankings and 40th in doubles with Jonathan Stokke … posted a record of 2-4 in singles, with a win in the 2005 Wilson ITA Mideast Regionals and in the consolation draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tournament … three of his four losses came against players ranked in the preseason ITA rankings … combined with Jonathan Stokke for a record of 11-3 in doubles … won the doubles championship at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships with five wins … defeated No. 9 David North and Marko Rajevac of Georgia Tech, 8-4 in the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiates … lost 9-8 (6) to the No. 4 Schoeck and Shields team of Boise State in the round of 32 at the All-American Tournament … won five matches at the Mideast Regionals before losing in the finals.

2004-05 (at Ohio State): Selected to the All-Big Ten team … finished the season with a singles record of 32-13 including a mark of 9-1 at the number three spot … won all three of his matches at the Big Ten tournament … finished the season 29-10 in doubles play with an 11-3 mark in Big Ten action ... named Big Ten Athlete of the Week on March 4 after winning matches against No. 11 Arnaud Lecloerec of Virginia Commonwealth and No. 46 Luigi D’Agord of Alabama … began the season ranked 97th in singles and 36th in doubles … achieved his highest ranking of the year on March 8 when he was listed at No. 35 … his highest doubles ranking came on Jan. 28 when he was listed at No. 28 … finished the season ranked 64th in singles and 44th in doubles … named ITA scholar athlete … Academic All-Big Ten selection … OSU scholar-athlete.

2003-04: Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, the first in Ohio State program history ... named Midwest Region IV Rookie of the Year ... selected to first team All-Big Ten ... was ranked No. 50 in the ITA Division I Singles poll Feb. 24 ... ranked No. 15 in the final Midwest Region IV singles poll ... the only freshman Buckeye to receive a national singles ranking ... defeated two top-ranked opponents including No. 27 Matthew Lockin of Vanderbilt and No. 31 Nathan Thompson of Clemson ... had a 25-10 singles record with 14 wins while playing the No. 2 spot ... holds the record at Ohio State for season doubles wins with 31 victories ... surpassed former Buckeyes Richard Berry (1996) and Derek DeFalco (2000, 01) who held the season doubles record with 30 wins ... claimed the doubles consolation title with partner Jeremy Wurtzman Oct. 11 at the ITA All-American Championships ... selected to the NCAA doubles championship with partner Wurtzman ... advanced to the second round in NCAA doubles play ... was ranked as high as No. 25 in the ITA Division I Doubles poll with Wurtzman ... finished the season ranked No. 29 in national doubles and No. 2 in the Midwest Region IV poll with Wurtzman ... went 31-10 overall in doubles action ... posted 17 wins at the No. 1 doubles spot ... OSU scholar-athlete.

Prep: Atas went undefeated during his high school career with 22 victories ... a two-year starter at the No. 1 position ... captured two individual championships ... named MVP his senior year ... ranked as high as No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Under-18 singles division ... claimed the doubles title at the 2002 International Chandra Rubin Tournament in South Carolina ... advanced to the doubles semifinals at the 2001 Orange Bowl ... finished No. 6 at the 2001 National Hard Courts in the Under-16 division ... was a Top-20 national recruit ... also recruited by Notre Dame, Northwestern and Miami (Fla.).

Personal: Born Joseph Michael Atas on Feb. 17, 1985, in Baltimore, Md. ... son of Marc and Sarah Atas ... has one older brother Erik, 25 ... was a member of Calvert Hall’s National Honor Society ... outside the classroom and off the courts, he enjoys playing the drums in his spare time ... majoring in sociology.