||The Harley School
All-ACC Academic Team (2012)
ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012)
2011-12 (Freshman): Played to a 26-8 overall singles record and a 7-6 ledger in doubles in his first season at Duke ... went 8-3 in ACC singles action while posting a 2-2 mark in conference doubles matches ... currently ranks fourth on Duke's all-time list for highest singles winning percentage in a career at .765 (26-8) ... also ranks eighth in highest singles winning percentage among Blue Devil freshmen (.765) ... tied for third in program history for most ACC singles victories by a freshman with eight ... played primarily at the No. 6 singles slot during the spring while also seeing time at the No. 5 position ... won 11 consecutive singles matches at the No. 3, 5 and 6 positions from Feb. 3 to March 23 ... went unbeaten in ACC and NCAA Tournament singles play to close the season on a five match win streak ... recorded the first dual match singles victory of his career against Farris Gosea of Illinois, 6-4, 6-4, on Feb. 3 ... clinched Duke's 4-2 victory over No. 8 UCLA at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the Bruins' Dennis Mkrtchian in the No. 6 contest ... went 4-0 in postseason singles play, highlighted by a 7-5, 6-0 win over Baylor's Julian Bley in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 ... also topped Virginia's Julen Uriguen, 6-3, 6-4, in the championship match of the ACC Tournament ... teamed with Fred Saba for a 2-2 dual match doubles record as the pair went 0-1 in the No. 2 spot and 2-1 from the No. 3 position ... with Saba, collected the first ACC doubles victory of his career in an 8-6 win over Clemson's Dominique Maden and Wes Moran ... paired with Cale Hammond to secure the doubles point for Duke against NC Central ... posted a singles record of 6-4 and a doubles ledger of 4-4 during the fall ... tallied a 2-1 mark in the fall against ranked singles opponents ... defeated No. 108 Ricky Doverspike of Alabama, 4-6, 6-1, 10-4, to collect the first victory of his career against a ranked opponent ... advanced to the semifinals of the qualifying stage in singles at the ITA All-American Championships ... teamed up with David Holland to reach the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament at the ITA Carolina Regional ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Ranked as high as the No. 10 overall prospect by tennisrecruiting.net ... Named the All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2011 ... lettered six years under coaches Billy Nealon, Marcus Fugate and John Dolan ... earned his first ATP point in March 2011 ... won the N.Y. state doubles title as an 8th grader with partner Ben Guzick, who played at Vassar College in N.Y.
Personal: Born Jason Joshua Tahir on May 25, 1993 in Rochester, N.Y. ... son of Rustam Tahir and Vivian Lewis ... has one brother Darius ... lists Rafael Nadal as his favorite athlete.