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  Luiz Carvalho
School: Mississippi State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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High School: Colegio Miguel de Cervantes
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, October 18, 1981
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Journalism/Public Relations/Spanish
Singles Record: 61-63
Doubles Record: 62-68
Talented player from South America who is ending a solid career for the Bulldogs...Is the lone senior on the 2005 squad...Missed the entire 2002-03 season after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery...Showed vast improvement during his recovery from that setback...Currently holds solid career records of 53-49 in singles and 53-53 in doubles...Great all-around, all-court player...Strength lies in his forehand, play from the baseline, and ability to attack...Has received several academic honors and achievements during his time at MSU.

2004-05 (SENIOR):
Ranked tied for 10th nationally in doubles with Jose-Carlos Pinto entering the spring schedule (13th in September poll).
FALL--Was 5-5 in singles in the autumn, 7-5 in doubles...Teamed with Pinto to register some of the best doubles results in recent MSU history, reaching the semifinals of the ITA All-American Hardcourt Championships (Chattanooga, TN) in October...That showing qualified the duo for the ITA National Indoor Championships (Ann Arbor, MI), where they reached the consolation semifinals...The pair also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships (Athens, GA) early in the schedule...In singles, posted a 2-1 singles record at the Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) to open the semester.

2003-04 (JUNIOR):
Rebounded from his shoulder surgery to notch a productive junior season...17-17 in singles and 14-19 in doubles...Ended the year ranked 52nd nationally in doubles with Jose-Carlos Pinto...Earned academic awards from the ITA, Verizon and the SEC at the end of the year...Also named to the SEC Good Works Team.
FALL--Went 8-4 in singles and 6-4 in doubles in his first competition in nearly two years...Won his first five singles matches of the semester to reach the title contest of Division II singles at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships (Athens GA)...Also made the round of 16 of Division A at the Ragin' Cajun Classic (Lafayette, LA)...Paired with Jose-Carlos Pinto for a 4-3 doubles mark, including a round of 16 showing in Division I at the SIC.
SPRING--Was 9-12 in dual match singles play, 8-14 in doubles...Won seven of eight singles contests early in the season, clinching State's wins over UAB and Alabama...Named SEC Player of the Week for his play in State's league victories over Auburn and Alabama.

Did not compete during the entire year due to off-season shoulder surgery...Received a medical redshirt.

2001-02 (SOPHOMORE):
Produced another good season for the Bulldogs, going 19-17 in singles and 17-19 in doubles...Earned the first national ranking of his career with partner Jerome Le Belicard in doubles entering the 2002 season, coming in at 53rd.
FALL--Tallied solid records in both singles (6-6) and doubles (9-7) during the beginning of his second year at State...All six wins were in straight sets and two of his six losses were in three...Opened autumn with a quarterfinal showing at the Citizens Bank Clay Court Championships (Johnson City, TN)...Advanced to the round of 16 at the Omni Hotels Southern Regional Championships (Knoxville, TN)...Ended the term strong with a 3-1 mark at the Bulldog Scramble (Athens, GA), losing only 13 games in the three victories...Was 8-4 in doubles with Le Belicard...The tandem made the round of 16 at the Southern Collegiate Championships (Athens, GA)...The pair went 4-0 in the prequalifying stages of the All-American Hardcourt Championships (Stone Mountain, GA) to advance to qualifying...The duo also reached the semifinals of the Omni Hotels Southern Regional Championships (Knoxville, TN).
SPRING--Opened the term by reaching the consolation quarterfinals of singles at the SEC Indoor Championships (Lexington, KY)...Also paired with Le Belicard to reach the round of 16 in doubles at that event...Produced an 11-9 record in dual match singles play for the Bulldogs, 5-4 in the SEC...Played mainly at the #3-5 positions in the lineup...Won nine of 11 matches during a month-and-a-half stretch in February and March...Teamed with two different partners for an 8-11 dual match doubles mark during the season, playing at #2 and 3.

2000-01 (FRESHMAN):
Went a solid 12-10 overall in singles, 15-10 in doubles, in his first season on the college level.
FALL--Did not compete.
SPRING--Posted 12-9 singles and 15-9 doubles marks during his first semester of dual match competition...Played every position in the lineup except for #1 doubles during the season, but found the majority of his success in the middle-to-lower positions...Notched a seven-match win streak in singles from Feb. 11 to March 4, but struggled to a 1-8 mark in the next five weeks of the season, suffering from some cramping problems during that stretch...Rebounded with victories in his last three completed matches, in the SEC Championship and in MSU's two matches in the NCAA Team Championship.

Attended Colegio Miguel de Cervantes, Colegio Pio XII and Colegio Objetivo in his native Brazil...Was ranked fourth in Brazil in both singles and doubles in under 18s...His state ranking was #1...Also ranked 10th in South America in 16s.

Luiz Fernando Procopio De Carvalho was born October 18, 1981, in Sao Paulo, Brazil...The son of Wilton Alves De Carvalho...Likes the professional talents of Gustavo Kuerten and Flavio Saretta...Enjoys listening to music, watching the New York Yankees, and going out with friends in his spare time...A journalism/public relations/Spanish major at Mississippi State.

"Lui has a big challenge ahead of him as our on-court leader. He has to prove to himself that he can win at a top position in our lineup. But he is a man who loves challenges and he has all the tools to do great for our team."


Season		#1	#2	#3	#4	#5	#6	Dual	SEC	Overall	Pct.
Fall 2004	--	--	--	--	--	--	--	--	5-5	.500
2003-04		--	0-6	9-6	--	--	--	9-12	3-8	17-17	.500
2002-03		--------------------------   Redshirted/Injury   --------------------------
2001-02		--	0-1	3-3	4-2	4-3	--	11-9	5-4	19-17	.528
2000-01		0-1	0-4	2-0	6-1	3-2	1-1	12-9	3-7	12-10	.546
TOTALS		0-1	0-11	14-9	10-3	7-5	1-1	32-30	11-19	53-49	.520


Season		#1	#2	#3	Dual	SEC	Overall	Pct.
Fall 2004	--	--	--	--	--	7-5	.583
2003-04		7-14	1-0	--	8-14	2-9	14-19	.424
2002-03		----------------   Redshirted/Injury   ----------------
2001-02		0-1	2-3	6-7	8-11	3-5	17-19	.472
2000-01		--	6-8	9-1	15-9	8-3	15-10	.600
TOTALS		7-15	9-11	15-8	31-34	13-17	53-53	500