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Robert Erani
Robert Erani
Nickname: Robbie
Height: 5'9
Weight: 165
Year: SR
Hometown: New York, NY
High School: Horace Mann School
College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Economics

On Court: Member of Horace Mann team that competed in the National High School Team Championships in Newport Beach...also a three time member of the USTA Eastern Zonal championship team...ranked as high as #87 on the national recruiting lists, and top five in the East...as a freshman made impressive debut for the Stags at the ITA West Regionals where he reached the semifinals of the singles (defeating #2 seed Kamel in the quarters)...partnered HMC freshman Brandon Wei in the doubles and lost to eventual champs Gendelman and Liberty-Point in the round of sixteen...ranked #9 singles and #20 doubles (with Wei) in the West at the end of the fall season...played most of the season at #2 singles and #2 doubles (with Wu) after moving up from #3 in both...was 21-9 in singles, including 16-6 in dual matches...qualified for the NCAA Singles tournament, where he lost to eventual finalist Ben Stein from Bates in three sets...had impressive wins over Piskacek (Kenyon), Schwartz (Penn), and Chavetz (Amherst) at the #2 position...finished 20-11 overall in doubles (13-6 with Wu at #2) to finish with the highest combined singles and doubles wins on the team...one of two Stags to earn 1st Team All-SCIAC honors...nominated for West Region ITA Rookie of the Year award...as a sophomore won the ITA West Regional singles title with wins over Pybas (UCSC), Meyer (Pomona-Pitzer), and Giuffrida (Cal Lutheran) in the quarters, semis, and final respectively...went on to win two of three matches at the ITA Small College Nationals, and finish the fall ranked #3 nationally...partnered Wu to reach the finals of the West Regionals and earn a rank of 6th regionally...returned in the spring as the Stags #1 singles player and won his first six dual matches en route to a 20-9 overall mark...earned ITA All-American and 1st Team All-SCIAC honors and was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates...was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of March 8, recognizing his 12-1 overall singles record and top ranking in the west at the time...was 11-3 in tie-breaks during the season, including a crucial two tie-break win at Point Loma Nazarene to clinch a late season 5-4 victory...in doubles had his second consecutive 20-win season, going 22-11...played all but one match with Wu...the pair started the spring at #2 and then took over the #1 spot for good on March 26...reached the final of the Ojai Valley Tournament in an all-CMS title match that the pair lost to teammates Eric MacColl and Brandon Wei 6-3, 7-5...finishes 2010 with national rankings of #10 in singles and #17 in doubles, and West Region rankings of #3 in singles and #5 doubles...began this season by reaching the singles quarterfinal and doubles final (with Wu) at the ITA West Regionals...his results earned him fall ITA rankings of #20 nationally and #7 in the West in singles and #10 nationally and #3 in the West in doubles.

Tools: Volkl Powerbridge 9 strung with Solinco Outlast 16 gauge at 60 pounds

Personal:  Started playing tennis at age 3 watching his dad on the court...played several other sports growing up... collects sea shells and rocks, boasting a collection of over three hundred types of each...favorite food is chicken tika massala...can be found watching the History Channel and Discovery Channel at almost any time.

Favorite Stag: Russell Chidester aka "Crusty" (Tennis - CMC '09)

Favorite Recess Game: leaf collecting races

Favorite Nintendo Character: Wario

Favorite Roadtrip Snack: Doritos Coooool Ranch