UNC Men's Tennis Bio
 Jose Hernandez
Preseason National Ranking: Singles (No. 9), Doubles (No. 6)

2012 Preseason Highlights: Serves as team tri-captain with Alex Rafiee and Brennan Boyajian...preseason ITA singles ranking No. 9 and No. 6 in doubles with Brennan Boyajian...advanced to 3rd-round of ITA All-American Championship competition before falling to No. 71 Roy Kalmanovich of Illinois (6-4, 3-6, 6-2)...along with Boyajian, defeated Maryland's Stefan/Wyss (8-4) to win the UVA Ranked 4+1 Invite...following 1st-round victory over Jamie Whiteford of William & Mary (6-3, 7-6) in the National Indoor Collegiate Championships, Hernandez fell in 2nd-round competition to Illinois' No. 8 Dennis Nevolo (6-3, 7-6).

Sophomore Season (2010-2011) Recap: Finished season with 30-13 singles mark including an 11-9 record against nationally-ranked ITA opponents while playing primarily at No. 1 singles...earned record of 10-2 in ACC play...was named All-ACC for the second straight year...also named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll...was an ITA first-team All-America...was 16-7 in dual matches, all the No. 1 spot...his singles win at No. 1 flight lifted Tar Heels to 4-3 win over Duke...lost close-fought contest to former singles champion Bradley Klahn of Stanford in 3rd-round of NCAA singles tournament...carried a ranking of 22nd nationally into the NCAA singles tournament and finished 20th in the post NCAA rankings...posted a landmark upset win over ITA No. 7 Alexandre Lacroix of Florida in the 2nd-round to reach the Round of 16...in 2010 preseason play, Hernandez started the fall in the Dominican Republic helping his home country in their attempt to qualify for the Davis Cup...won the doubles championship with Joey Burkhardt at the UVA+1 Fall Invitational...reached the finals of the ITA Carolinas Regional in both singles and doubles...lost in the third round of the D'Novo/ITA All-American Tennis Championships to UVA's Sanam Singh.

Freshman Season (2009-10) Recap: Played mostly at No. 2 singles, compiling a 18-4 dual match record and finished the season ranked No. 56 by the ITA...went 7-3 in the ACC and earned All-ACC honors...biggest upset came when ranked No. 78 against No. 9 Sanam Singh of UVA, 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-2...also clinched dual match victories over Virginia Tech, Clemson and Georgia Tech...amassed a 18-8 doubles record playing almost exclusively at No. 3 doubles...singles winning percentage (.708) was highest of those who participated in more than four dual matches.

Prep Highlights: Ranked 37th in the world junior rankings by the International Tennis Federation...reached the round of 16 in the qualifying for the U.S. Open Junior Tennis Championships...played in the Wimbledon Junior Championships...reached the round of 32 in the main draw of the Roland Garros Junior Championships...won the JITIC tournament in Monterrey, Mexico...made the finals of the Copa Merengue tournament in Santo Domingo, D.R...made the finals of the Barranquilla Junior Tennis Tournament in Barranquilla, Colombia.

General: Parents are Jose Hernandez and Laura Fernandez...has a brother, Victor Gomez, 25, and a sister, Estefania Garcia, 7.

Off Court with Jose
The best thing about being a Tar Heel tennis player is:
Representing UNC all around the country
My favorite thing about competing for Coach Paul is: His passion for tennis
Since last year the aspect of my training I've worked on the most is: My forehand
My best friend on another college tennis team is: Alex Llompart at Pepperdine
My greatest strength as a tennis player is: My serve and volley
Away from the tennis court and academic pursuits I like to spend time: Listening to music, hanging out with friends
The best movie I've seen recently is: The Town
If I could compete in another sport at UNC it would be: Wide Receiver on Football Team
The personal interest I have that might surprise my teammates is: I like to travel
My favorite post-match meal would consist of: Pasta
My favorite beverage is: water
My favorite food made by a relative is: BBQ
My favorite place to eat in Chapel Hill is: IP3
My favorite guilty pleasure food wise is: Molten chocolate cake
If I possessed the gift of time travel I'd like to go to: The 70s
If I could go to dinner with a famous person it would be: Rafael Nadal
My dream job is: FBI detective
The most interesting person I've met at UNC is: Trisha Turlington


Season          Singles     Doubles
2010-11		30-13	    23-12
2009-10         24-10       18-8
Career Totals   54-23	    41-20
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 167
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
High School: Bridgeway Academy
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