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  Radu Barbu
School: TCU
Year: Senior
Home Town: Pitesti
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High School: University of Romania
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, October 16, 1983
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 34-28
Doubles Record: 31-24
JUNIOR (FALL 2005): Finished with a 4-2 mark in the fall season and a 5-1 doubles mark...Notched a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Michael Bain of Texas A&M at the Baylor Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 30)...Defeated Daniel Omana (5-7, 6-1, 7-6) of UT-Arlington at the Midland Invite (Oct. 14)... Paired with Jordan Freitas in doubles play...Snagged an 8-1 win over Kevin McQuaid and Bobby Rasmussen at the Baylor Invitational...Followed with a tough loss (8-6) versus Hubert Chodkiewicz and Michael Venus of Texas. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Compiled a 7-12 mark during the spring season...Competed as high as the No. 2 position, where he notched a 1-3 record...Defeated his first ranked opponent of the spring on Mar. 16 with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, win over No. 53 Jonathan Stokke of Duke...Battled to an impressive straight-sets victory (6-4, 6-3) over Rice's Filip Zivojinovic...Paired with Jacopo Tezza for the majority of the season and played to a record of 10-11...Tallied a big win versus Conference USA foe Louisville's Damr Johnson and Tony Teufel (9-8) on Feb. 27...Headed into the final stretch of the season on a winning note after taking down Benjamin Becker and Jon Reckeway (9-7) of Baylor on Apr. 6. HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR: Went 20-16 in 2004 in all the tourneys he played (2-2 challengers, 17-11 futures and 1-3 satellites)...Posted an 8-12 mark during 2003 (0-1 challengers, 4-8 futures, 4-3 satellites)...Recorded a 14-19 slate during the 2002 season (0-1 challengers, 1-2 futures, 13-15 satellites)...The 2001 campaign saw him go 13-16 (3-6 futures, 10-10 satellites)...Notched a 4-8 ledger in 2000, which was his first year of playing professional tournaments (2-4 futures, 2-4 satellites)...Teamed up with fellow Romanian Rares Georgescu for doubles at the 2000 Yugoslavia Junior Open when he was 16...As the No. 2 seeds for the tournament, they had a bye in the first round...The duo snagged a 6-1, 6-1 victory from Yugoslavia's Dejan Petkovic and Goran Stojanovic by scores of 6-1, 6-1...Needed three sets to dispatch Delian Borisov and Iordan Kanev from Bulgaria...Barbu and Georgescu won 7-5, 0-6, 6-3 in the semifinals...Fell to the No. 1-seeded duo of Dusan Mihailovic and Vladimir Zdravkovic from the host country...It was a heated battle that saw the Romanians fall in three tiebreakers, 7-6(5), 6-7(7), 7-6(7)...In the singles portion of the Yugoslavia Open, he was seeded eighth and made it to the round of 16 in a draw of 64...Defeated Aleksander Maric of Yugoslavia in the first round, 6-2, 6-2...Recorded a 7-6(8), 0-6, 6-4 win versus Yugoslavian Mitar Kustudija in the round of 32...Suffered a 6-4, 6-2 setback to No. 1-seeded Mihailovic in the third round...Took part in a $25,000 professional tournament in Egypt in 2001 playing on clay...Reached the main draw by winning two qualifying matches...Defeated Darren Emery from Great Britain in the first qualifier, 6-2, 6-1...Upended German Cerezo from Argentina in the second, 6-1, 6-2...Made the main draw in doubles as well with countryman Andrei Florea...Got a walkover in the first match and downed Syed-Faisal Jamil and Ala Tehrani from Pakistan and Great Britian, 6-3, 6-1, in the second...Austria's Markus Polessnig bounced Barbu from the singles, 7-5, 6-2...Lauri Kiiski and Tero Vilen from Finland ended Barbu and Florea's stay in Egypt in doubles with a 6-3, 6-3 victory...Won a match at a Romanian futures event in July 2002 against Gleb Alekseenko, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0...Fell to Charles Roche in his next match, 6-2, 6-3...Was a wildcard entry for another clay-court event, the $10,000 Star Tiriac Trophy tournament in Pitesti, Romania, in summer 2004...Snagged a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory against Adrian Barbu, also from Romania, in the first round...Another Romanian, Andrei Mlendea, defeated Barbu in the second round in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3...Barbu and countryman Gabriel Moraru were the No. 3 seed for the tournament in doubles...They triumphed against fellow Romanians Robert Hodel and Dan Vasilescu in their first match, 6-2, 6-0...In the semifinals, the duo picked up another win against Adrian Gavrila and Razvan Lupsescu, both from Romania, when one of their opponents had to withdraw because of an injury...Barbu and Moraru were leading the match, 2-0...Adrian Barbu and Mlendea defeated the tandem in the doubles final in consecutive sets, 6-2, 6-2...Competed in the Romania F7 qualifier in mid June 2004...Received the No. 11 seed for the tournament...Got a win against Romanian Vladimir Dembinski, 6-1, 6-0, in the first round...Defeated Mehdi Daouki, 6-3, 6-3, in the next round...Won in the qualifying round by virtue of a walkover...Took part in the Romania F13 qualifier later in the summer in 2004...Was the No. 15 seed for the event...Added an easy 6-1, 6-0 victory over wildcard Emanuel Lovin from Australia in his initial match...In the second round, Romania's Madalin Ivan was a 6-3, 6-2 victim...Lost in the qualifying round to Victor Ionita of Romania in straight sets...Played doubles with Victor Crivoi at the $10,000 Trofeul Ion Tiriac in Arad, Romania, in 2004...Won a three-setter over Ionita and Marius Zay (Germany) in the first round, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3...Exited the tourney on a loss to countrymen Marcel Miron and Moraru in the quarterfinals. PERSONAL: Barbu is enrolled in the college of arts and sciences at TCU...Has an older brother, George, 23...Radu Marian Barbu, the son of Voicu and Maria Rodica Barbu, was born Oct. 16, 1983.