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  Gabriel Flores
School: Univ. of Miami (Florida)
Year: Senior
Home Town: Guaynabo
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Home Country: Puerto Rico
High School: Sanchez-Casal Academy
Height: 5-10
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Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Finance & Marketing
Singles Record: 4-3
Doubles Record: 4-3
2010-11 (Freshman): Among three Canes to finish with 20-or-more singles wins, going 20-14 during his freshman campaign... The first Miami rookie since Ignacio Taboada in 2009 to reach 20 wins... Posted a 14-7 mark in dual match play, including a 7-4 mark versus ACC opponents... Played at the No. 5 and 6 positions, going 4-2 at No. 5 and 10-5 at No. 6... Won seven straight between Feb. 21 and March 20 and 11 of 13 matches from Feb. 21 through April 10, including wins over players No.16 Georgia Tech, No. 23 Minnesota and No. 28 Florida State... Clinched UM's 4-3 win over No. 41 Nebraska in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, rallying for the 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-2 win over Tom Blackwell at No. 5... Marked his fifth match-clinching victory of the season - including the March 13 win over No. 16 Georgia Tech... Went 6-7 in his inaugural fall season... Won four consecutive singles matches in his debut, including three matches in straight sets, to advance to the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga... Knocked off two opponents from programs that finished among the Top 25 in 2010 during that run... Five of his six singles victories in the fall came in straight sets... Played doubles matches with teammates Omar Aly, Santiago Nieto and Christian Blocker... Pairing with Nieto, the duo knocked off FAU's Derek Madon and Oliver Webb, 8-6, at the UM Invitational.

Prep: Top recruit out of Puerto Rico and all of the U.S. territories and ranked No. 26 among all U.S. players in the Class of 2010 by TennisRecruiting.net... Top junior player in Puerto Rico, No. 2 among men in Puerto Rico and ranked as high as No. 84 in the world junior rankings... 2009 Puerto Rico High School champion and Puerto Rico Men's Open National Tournament finalist... Undefeated in singles play in 2008 en route to the USTA Grade I Intersectional team championship... 2008 doubles champion at the ITF Grade 4 Hawaii Junior Championship and a finalist at both the 2009 ITF Grade 4 Bahamas Junior Championship and 2009 ITF Grade 3 Central America and Caribbean Championship... Trained at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in both Spain and Naples. Fla.

Personal: The son of Eduardo and Claudia Flores... Has two brothers who also play tennis... Born in Washington, D.C., but raised in Puerto Rico... Off the court, enjoys playing golf... Graduated with honors from the Kaplan College Preparatory School... First played on UM's courts as a 12-year old in the Junior Orange Bowl Tournament - since then his dream was to study and play tennis at Miami... Chose Miami over several Top 25 collegiate men's tennis programs for its excellence in academics and for its strong tennis tradition... Travelled the world as a junior tennis player, competing in tournaments across the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe and North Africa... An international finance and marketing major with aspirations to pursue a degree in law and a career in international sports ventures and management.