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  Santiago Montoya
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: graduated
Home Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: St. Stephen's Episcopal
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: Monday, May 26, 1986
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: First Year of Studies
Singles Record: 9-17
Doubles Record: 35-36
Native of Colombia who figures to challenge for time in Notre Dame's doubles lineup ... recently became a United States citizen ... won doubles title at 2005 USTA Spring National Championships ... claimed Arizona state championship as a freshman in his only prep season in that state ... boasts great athleticism and big-time forehand, which he can hit with power to all corners of the court ... his serve is another major weapon ... possesses great flair and creative play ... has outstanding character and will add to team chemistry ... second Colombian ever to play for the Irish tennis team, following Jaime Saenz (1951-53, Cali). AS A FRESHMAN: Saw limited action in 2005-06, posting a 2-3 record in singles and 2-8 mark in doubles ... picked up each of his victories in the Tom Fallon Invitational ... knocked off Chris Leuth of Drake, 7-6 (4), 6-1, and Danny Vidal of Ball State, 6-1, 6-3 ... split his two doubles matches with departed Patrick Buchanan ... defeated Hanus and Metully of Bradley, 8-2, with senior Ryan Keckley. IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Played in four ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit events in Texas in 2005 ... doubles runner-up in Abilene and reached semifinals in Plano and Arlington ... was singles consolation runner-up in Abilene and reached final 16 in Plano and Arlington. HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Standout junior player in doubles ... won gold ball in the 2005 USTA Spring National Championships ... finished 2004 ranked 11th in USTA 18-and-under national doubles rankings, as well as 113th in singles (ninth in Texas) ... went undefeated and won state championship as a freshman at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... did not play prep tennis again until his senior year, when he competed for St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas ... spent much of his high school years traveling to play in junior tournaments ... born May 26, 1986, in Bogota, Colombia ... son of Luis Alberto Montoya and Luz Stella Allred ... oldest of four children ... intends to major in finance ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.