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  Jose-Carlos Pinto
School: Mississippi State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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High School: Objetivo ABC
Height: 6-5
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Banking and Finance
Singles Record: 40-47
Doubles Record: 32-50
Excellent talent from Brazil who transferred to Mississippi State from Hampton University prior to the 2003-04 season...Made an immediate impact in the Bulldog lineup...Was originally recruited by State prior to his freshman season...Good friends with former Bulldog Luiz Carvalho, also a Sao Paulo product...A baseliner player who possesses a powerful forehand and a big service game.

2005-06 (Senior):
Ranked 37th nationally in doubles in the fall rankings with teammate Florent Girod.

FALL - Was 1-1 in doubles play and 3-1 in singles during the fall while battling foot injuries... Reached the quarterfinals of Division A Consolation Doubles at the Crimson Tide Invitational (Tuscaloosa, AL)...Reached the semifinals of Division B singles at the Crimson Tide Invite.

2004-05 (Junior):
Finished his junior campaign with a 15-15 record in singles play...Went 9-8 in dual matches, including a 6-5 mark in SEC play...Tied for a team-best 15 wins in doubles matches during the year...Ended the season ranked 29th nationally in doubles with Luiz Carvalho and competed in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship with him...Was an ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree and also made the Academic all-SEC squad for the second consecutive year.

FALL - Tallied 5-6 singles and 7-5 doubles records during the fall semester...Most success came in doubles with Carvalho...The duo reached the semifinals of the ITA All-American Hardcourt Championships (Chattanooga, TN) college’s first major event of the year, 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, he reached the quarterfinals of Division I consolation at the Southern Intercollegiates...Also advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Southeast Region Indoor Championships (Memphis, TN).

SPRING - Went 9-8 in singles dual matches in the spring, including a 6-5 mark in the SEC...Held a 3-3 mark at the #3 position and a 4-4 mark at the #4 position in singles during the spring...Clinched Mississippi State’s victory over Vanderbilt at the #4 position...Ranked as high as 10th in the country in doubles with Luiz Carvalho during the spring,,playing at the #1 doubles position for the Bulldogs...Went 7-13 in doubles during the spring at the #1 position in the lineup...Along with Luiz Carvalho, the 29th-ranked tandem played made an appearance in the first round of the NCAA Individual Championships (College Station, TX).

2003-04 (Sophomore):
Did an admirable job in his initial taste of competition in the Southeastern Conference, playing high in the State lineup all season...Notched overall records of 14-20 in singles and 12-17 in doubles...Ended 2004 ranked 52nd nationally in doubles with Luiz Carvalho...Was an ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree and also made the Academic all-SEC squad.

FALL - Went 6-6 in singles, 4-3 in doubles...Made the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships (Athens, GA) in his first action as a Bulldog...Went 4-1 in the prequalifying stages of the All-American Hardcourt Championships (Chattanooga, TN)...Teamed with fellow Brazilian Luiz Carvalho to make the round of 16 in doubles at the Southern Intercollegiates...The duo also went 2-1 at the Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) together.

SPRING - Held down the #2 position in the MSU lineup in singles, #1 in doubles, for most of the spring...Saw some action at #1 singles as well...Compiled a 7-13 dual match record, 6-8 at #2...Clinched State’s victories over Notre Dame and Tennessee during the year with comeback efforts in both contests...8-13 in doubles in team competition.

2002-03 (Freshman):
Held down the #1 position in both singles and doubles for Hampton University...Helped lead the Pirates to 14-9 record, the MEAC Championship, and an NCAA appearance...Was 19-10 overall in singles, 16-11 in doubles. FALL - Posted a 6-3 record during the term...Won the Richmond Invitational (Richmond, VA) in September...Was also 6-1 in doubles for the semester.

SPRING - Was Hampton’s No. 1 player in singles all season, going 13-7 at that position...Finished the year strong, winning his last nine completed matches...Was also a perfect 9-0 in MEAC singles play during the year...Was 10-10 in doubles dual matches with two different partners.

Attended Objetivo ABC (1997-2000)...The No. 1 junior player in Brazil for five years in a row (1994-98)...Also a four-time national champion in his home country...Ranked No. 5 in South America in the 14-and-under and 16-and-under age groups...A top 50 player worldwide in the International Tennis Federation junior program...Played in the ITF World Championships in the 14s and 16s...Singles finalist in the World ITF Banana Bowl in 1998.

Jose-Carlos Pinto Jr. was born May 11, 1982, in Sao Paulo, Brazil...The son of Jose-Carlos and Apanecida Manano Pinto...Pro idols are Gustavo Kuerten and Pete Sampras...Likes to watch movies, going to the beach, sleeping, and going out with friends for leisure...Majoring in banking and finance at State.