General: One of the top-ranked players in the nation all through his junior career ... ranked 49th nationally as a senior and 62nd as a junior ... was ranked in the Top 150 as a sophomore and the Top 175 as a freshman ... USTA state champion his freshman year.
Prep Highlights: Member of high school state championship team ... played #1 singles position on the team ... 2010 Class 3A Western North Carolina Player of the Year.
Personal: Full name is Charles Stuart DePaolo ... was the first chair piccolo in the Asheville Youth Orchestra and Wind Symphony as a freshman and sophomore ... his mother, Sally, played tennis at Florida State ... his brother, Jack, played for Georgia Tech and Claremont McKenna.
Off Court with Stuart
The Best Thing About Being A Tar Heel Tennis Player Is: Being part of a great history of athletes.
My Favorite Things About Playing For Coach Paul Are: His Intensity and love for the game.
Since Last Year The Aspects Of My Game I've Worked On The Most Are: My backhand and my returns.
My Best Friend on a College Tennis Team is: Ryan Shane at the University of Virginia.
My greatest strength as a tennis player Is: My Forehand.
Favorite songs on my IPod: All of them.
My best sport or athletic skill other than tennis Is: Soccer.
The player on the team who makes me laugh the most Is: Andrew Gores
My teammates would be surprised to know one of my hobbies Is: Playing classical music.
Dream Vacation Spot: Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Favorite Post-Match Meal: Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Beverage That Quenches My Thirst: Strawberry Watermelon Gatorade.
Favorite Chapel Hill Places To Eat: Time Out and NY Pizza
Favorite Food Made By A Relative: Mom's Jambalaya
Dream Job: CEO of a major company
Favorite Class at UNC: Spanish 203
Celebrity I'd Most Like To Hang Out With: Roger Federer
Most Interesting Person I've Met At Carolina: Paige Neilson of the UNC women's soccer team