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Ammar Alhaqbani
Ammar  Alhaqbani

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Alexandria, Va.

High School:
Laurel Springs

Height:
6-3


2017-18

  • Made his collegiate debut in prequalifying at the Saint Francis ITA All-American, downing Arkansas' Alex Reco 6-1, 6-2 in the consolation tournament to pick up his first collegiate victory (Sept. 30)
  • Went 3-1 in doubles with partner Aswin Lizen at the Farnsworth Invitational, winning the A-draw consolation bracket (Oct. 8)


2016-17 - NCAA Team champions

  • Redshirt season
  • Played in Davis Cup Group IV for Saudi Arabia, going 5-0 in singles with wins against Singapore, Cambodia, Mynamar, Kyrgyzstan and Bahrain, also going 2-1 in doubles (4/8)


BACKGROUND

  • In Juniors, won the singles title at Dubai and Bahrain and also won the Kuwait championship twice
  • Captain of Saudi Arabia’s Junior Davis Cup Team
  • Competed in 2014 Davis Cup Group IV matches, going 5-0 in singles
  • Represented Saudi Arabia in the Asian Olympic Games
  • Four-time Gulf Coast Countries champion and four-time Player of the Tournament
  • Top-ranked recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Trained at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md.


PERSONAL

  • Parents are Faleh Alhaqbani and Jawaher Aldosari
  • Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but moved to the United States when he was two-years old
  • Is the sixth of eight children with older brothers Mohammed, Abdullah, Abdulmajeed, Abdulrahman and an older sister, Haya, as well as a younger brother and sister, Saud and Yara
  • Major: Undeclared

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