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Eric MacColl
Eric MacColl
Nickname: E-Mac
Height: 5'11
Weight: 150
Year: JR
Hometown: Greenbrae, CA
High School: Redwood HS
Previous College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Economics / Psychology

On Court: Plays an aggressive all-court gamestyle...played on Redwood HS team that captured 2005 - 2006 NCS titles...had four (4) undefeated seasons playing doubles with brother Spencer, including the 2004 NCS Doubles title...2004 NorCal Sectional doubles champion with brother Spencer...ranked #7 in Boys 18s singles in NorCal, and 27th nationally in doubles...as a freshman made his debut for the Stags at the ITA West Regionals and reached the round of 16 before losing to teammate and eventual finalist William Ellison...teamed with brother Spencer to reach the QF of the doubles before losing to teammates Eric Chow and Ben Hough...was 9-4 in singles at the #4 and #5 positions, with a win against Div I Loyola Marymount...at season ending Ojai Valley Div III tournament, defeated Redlands' #2 and Chapman #1 in straight sets before losing in three sets to eventual champ Matt Seeberger in the round of 16...had a record of 5-2 in doubles with his brother Spencer and Hough...as a sophomore at ITA West Regionals reached the round of 16 in singles (losing to finalist Kamel), and semifinals in doubles with partner Ronald Wu...8th with Wu as a team in West Region pre-season rankings...started the spring season at #4 singles and worked his way up to #2 by NCAA's...went 13-12 overall, posting a 7-2 conference record which earned him 1st Team All-SCIAC honors...had a stretch of five wins in February and March at #4 singles where he didn't lose more than four games in a single set...played almost exclusively at #2 doubles with Hough, posting an impressive 20-11 season record...as a junior spent the fall abroad in Salamanca, Spain...returned in the spring to play at #4 and #5 singles, where he was 11-8...partnered Erani and Keiffer at #3 doubles, and played one dual with Wu at #2, posting a 14-9 record overall.

Tools: Wilson nSix-One 95 18 x 20 strung with Solinco Outlast (M) and Pro-Stacked (C) 16 gauge at 59 pounds

Personal: Accomplished musician who plays piano, guitar, bass, and writes songs...played in a  reggae and rock band Soul Vibration with three other students from CMC as a sophomore...also enjoys drawing, surfing, and skateboarding...collects surfing magazines...has two brothers - fellow Stag and twin Spencer, and older brother Andrew...nickname is "E-Mac"

 

Famous relative or ancestor:  Angus MacColl, when his clan was being attacked in Scotland he survived by jumping over a ravine that no one else could jump over.  I don’t know why I don’t have his hops…

City you like to visit: Barcelona

Country you would like to explore: Antarctica

Film you could watch over and over: Tommy Boy

Artist whose work you respect:  Elliot Smith

The book that has affected you the most: Waiting for Godot
 
A book you read recently that you liked, and why: James Blake’s Breaking Back.  It motivated me to work hard and realize it’s never too late to achieve what you want.
 
Where you'd want to live some day and why: San Sebastian, because it’s the most beautiful beach town I’ve ever seen. 
 
Something most people don't know about you:  I have a fear of touching metal
 
Something most people wouldn't guess about you: I actually don’t practice my dance moves, it’s all natural talent.

Three words to describe how others view you: spontaneous, smiling, and open-minded

Something you wish you could learn at the snap of your fingers: Breakdancing
 
Your tennis fantasy: To play doubles with Spencer in the U.S. Open
 
Something you like to do which is totally different from tennis: Write music
 
Two interesting things you did last summer:  I entered contact data 8 hours a day. I made a soundtrack for a movie.
 
Person who introduced you to tennis: My Dad
 
Three jobs you'd do if you don't turn pro: Start a discoteca, be a musician, start a marketing company
 
Favorite Breakfast Item: Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Motto: Don’t hold back

Something hidden under your bed or in your closet:  Cookies

Three things you admire about your parents: Their responsibility, their dedication, and their humbleness

Most recent selfless act: I made pancakes and French toast the other day for my friends

Three favorite childhood toys: My stuffed polar bear, my small red bike, my rollerblades

Three charities or people to whom you would donate money: Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Central Asia Institute (Greg Mortenson )

Three things for which you are thankful: My family, my friends, and ice cream

Three people you consider to be geniuses: Federer, Aristotle, Pavlov

Hero: Andre Agassi

One piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child: "If a stranger gives you candy, take it, but make sure one of your friends tries it first."