Philippe Tsangarides was ranked 17th in the Carolina Region, the highest regional singles ranking for a Chanticleer.
No. 114 Philippe Tsangaridis will face No. 45 Jordi Vives of Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday at 3pm.
Philippe Tsangaridis will be the first Chanticleer to represent Coastal at the NCAA DI Men's Tennis Championship.
Spring 2014 (Junior):Was the first Chanticleer men's tennis player to earn a national singles ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, breaking into the Top 125 at #109 on Feb. 11 and peaking at #67 on Feb. 25 ... Was the first Chanticleer player to qualify for the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship where he fell in the first round to #45 Jordi Vives ... On Feb. 15 defeated then-#13 Jordan Vliegen of East Carolina, the highest-ranked opponent ever beaten by a Coastal player ... Was named All-Big South in both singles and doubles ... Finished with a 12-7 overall singles record and won four of seven matches against Big South opponents including Campbell, Winthrop, Gardner-Webb and Longwood ... Took a singles point at No. 1 against Winthrop in the semifinals of the Big South championship ... Recorded a 12-6 overall doubles record and was named the Big South's No. 1 doubles flight champion alongside Leo Christofides after posting a league-best 6-1 record at No. 1 ... Defeated UNC Asheville, Radford, Presbyterian, Liberty, Gardner-Webb and Longwood in conference doubles matches ... Won a No. 1 doubles match against Winthrop in the semifinals of the Big South championship.
At Alabama (Sophomore): Played No. 4 and 5 singles, picking up wins against Clemson, Wake Forest and Arkansas ... Played No. 2 and 3 doubles with wins against LSU, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M and Auburn.
At Alabama (Freshman): Won four matches in singles in addition to eight doubles matches in his first year with the Tide ... Went 2-0 from the No. 5 singles spot in dual match play ... Won both of his doubles mathces partnering with David Vieyra in Alabama's doubleheader against UAB and Samford ... Won his singles matches against Furman and Troy, and partnered with Vikram Reddy for a doubles win over Troy ... Debuted for the Crimson Tide in the spring with a singles win at the UCF Spring Invitational and three doubles wins, with partners Ricky Doverspike and Michael Thompson ... Also picked up singles and doubles victories at the SEC Coaches Indoor Championships.
Prior to Coastal: Trained under Spanish Davis Cup captain and former top-10 ATP player Albert Costa ... Three-time member of the Cyprus Davis Cup team ... Winner of the Cyprus National Tournament (U18) ... Had one of the biggest wins of his career in 2010, topping ITF Wimbledon champion and No. 1 ranked Marton Fucsovics, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, at the ITS European Championships in Switzerland ... Won his first international title in Israel in 2006 ... Two-time Young Tennis Player of the Year.
Personal: Full name is Filippos Tsangarides ... Son of Costas and Katherine Tsangarides ... Has a brother, Aris.