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  Marcos Verdasco
School: University of Oregon
Year: graduated
Home Town: Madrid
Home State:
Home Country: Spain
High School: Cervantes Prep
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, August 27, 1986
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Business Administration
Singles Record: 34-67
Doubles Record: 50-50
2008-09: Played exclusively at No. 1 singles for the Ducks in his junior season, compiling a record of 6-18 in duals play ... Teamed with Alexander Cornelissen to form Oregon's most successful doubles team in 08-09, racking up a 13-11 record in duals play ... Verdasco and Cornelissen advanced to the second round of the Pac-10 Doubles Championships with a win over Stanford ... Posted three Pac-10 doubles wins and victories over six ranked foes ... Fall: Went 3-3 in fall singles play and combined with Alexander Cornelissen to have a fantastic fall doubles campaign when the pair advanced to the quarterfinals and posted 3-1 records at both the Texas Invitational and the ITA Northern California Regional Championships.

Played in the No. 1 spot the majority of the season, finishing the spring with an 8-18 record ... He went 1-6 in the Pac-10, with his victory coming against then 30th-ranked Harel Srugo of UCLA ... Finished the year 13-14 in double action, playing the majority of his season with Alex Cornelissen at the No. 1 spot as the duo finished the year 3-6 ... Also teamed early in the season with Geoff Embry, posting a 5-3 record at No.1 ... Also teamed with Francisco Gallardo with a 4-4 record at No. 1 ... Fall: Had arguably the most exciting fall of any Oregon player, posting a 6-3 singles record and 3-2 doubles record, partnering with teammate Francisco Gallardo... Won his first two singles matches with two-set victories over Cal’s Zach Gilbert and UC Davis’ Justin Garcia at the Wilson ITA/Northwest Regionals (Seattle, Wash., Oct. 12), before suffering a loss (6-2, 6-0) to No. 4 seed Andy Kurharszky of Washington ... Found more success at the Texas Invite (Austin, Texas, Nov. 2) after losing his first singles match, but responded by winning his next four in the consolation bracket ... Knocked off Arizona’s Ravid Hazi (6-1, 7-6); Ball State’s Jose Perdomo (6-3, 6-4); Nebraska’s Francois Van Impe (7-6, 7-5) and Denver’s Benjamin Althaus (6-4, 6-3), before falling to Texas-San Antonio’s Robin Fernandes (6-3, 6-3) in the consolation championship.

Finished his singles season with a 5-15 record, playing the majority of his matches as Oregon’s No. 1 player (5-13) ... Posted a 1-7 mark in the Pac-10, all at the No. 1 spot ... Was 8-14 in double action, partnering with three different teammates ... Spent the majority of the season teamed with Francisco Gallardo and the duo went a 7-11; 0-6 at No. 1 and 7-5 at No. 2 ... In conference play the tandem finished the year 2-6; 0-5 at No. 1 and 2-1 at No. 2 ... Fall: Accumulated a 4-4 record in singles play ... Defeated Stanford’s Kevin Kaiser to advance in the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships ... Went 2-3 in doubles play, partnering with Stephen Wiechert and Francisco Gallardo.

Before Oregon:
Second-ranked junior in Madrid ... Runner-up in the U-18 Madrid Championships ... Ranked as high as 120th in Spain overall ... Reached the semifinals in both of the two international U-16 tournaments he competed in ... Also placed second in doubles action at the Madrid Championships.

Personal: Born August 27, 1986 ... Parents are Fernando Verdasco and Silvia Crespo ... Has three younger siblings: one brother, Alvaro and two sisters; Laura and Marta .... Major is business ... Cousin Fernando Verdasco is currently No. 13 in the International ATP rankings (No. 4 in Spain), four spots behind Andy Roddick, and has amassed more than $3 million (US) in career prize winnings.