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  Pramod Dabir
School: University of Illinois
Year: Senior
Home Town: Monta Vista, Calif.
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Singles Record: 83-30
Doubles Record: 76-26

• Finished the season 18-14
• Ranked as high as No. 68
• Played four different positions in the lineup, majority at No. 5 and 6
• Had a six match win streak in the fall
• Ended the season winning four of his last five matches

• Won his first three matches of the season, extending his Illinois record singles win streak to 24
• Finished the 2004 season 19-5 in singles play (43-9, career)
• In doubles play wrapped up the 2004 campaign going 17-5 (25-7, career)
• Did not play after April 18 vs. Michigan due to an arm injury
• Enjoyed success at the Charles Fluitt Invitational in Kentucky going 3-1 in singles play
• Named Academic All-Big Ten.

• Started his college career winning his first three matches, then lost four in a row, then won his last 21, the win streak was active going into 2003-04, is the longest string of consecutive singles victories in the history of Illinois tennis
• Went undefeated (12-0) in dual-match play, including 6-0 in Big Ten singles matches
• Won the consolation championship at the Big Ten Singles Tournament in November
• Received the team's Scholar-Athlete Award, for having the highest grade point average
• Took several weeks off from competition during the summer (2003) to rest his leg (stress fracture), then came back to win the 2003 national junior doubles championship with partner John Isner, a Georgia recruit; the two earned a wild card berth in the main draw of the U.S. Open with that title

• Finished fourth in the nation in Boys 16's
• Ranked No. 1 in Northern California
• Went undefeated in Junior Davis Cup competition
• Led his high school teams to Northern California championship
• Took fifth place at three different major tournaments: the National Hardcourts in Kalamazoo, Mich., the National Claycourts in Louisville, Ky., and the International Hardcourts
• Won six consecutive matches to take consolation championship of Big Ten Singles Tournament

• Born Oct. 5, 1984 in Fairfax, Va.
• Parents, Srinivas and Geetha Dabir, are both engineers
• Has one sister, Vidya, who is 13 years of age
• Chose Illinois over Michigan, Harvard and California
• Favorite athlete is Pete Sampras, because "he has more guts and class than anyone out there."
• Ambition is to start his own company
• Enjoys working with computers
• Favorite quote: "There will always be obstacles in your way; it's how you overcome them that counts."