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Xavier Gonzalez
Xavier Gonzalez
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: St. John's
Major: Mathematics
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Senior | 2017-18
Went 1-0 in doubles play during the fall season … Defeated BU’s J.P. Avila in two sets at the Harvard Octoberfest Invitational … Went 2-1 in singles play at the Ivy Plus Tournament … Defeated Wisconsin’s Darius Mackenzie in three sets at the Harvard Chowder Fest Tournament ... Named a 2018 Rhodes Scholar. 

Junior | 2016-17
Went 1-1 in the dual season with a win from the No. 5 singles position against BU's Mario Sandoval on Feb. 26 ... ITA Scholar-Athlete. 

Sophomore | 2015-16
Notched a 6-1 overall record … Posted a perfect 3-0 tally in doubles action ... ITA Scholar-Athlete. 

Freshman | 2014-15
Posted a 4-1 overall singles record on the season, including a 4-0 record in duals … Saw action at the No. 6 slot, posting a 4-0 record … Secured a victory in singles over Amherst’s No. 6 Russell Einbinder with a 7-5, 6-4 score ... ITA Scholar-Athlete. 

Before Harvard
Earned the USTA National Junior Scholar Athlete Award at the 2014 US Open … Four-time team MVP for St. John’s School in Houston, Texas … Captained the team in 2013 and 2014 … Won one Boy’s 14s and one Boy’s 16s National Open … Ranked No. 1 in Texas in Boy’s 14’s and Boy’s 16s … Ranked No. 21 in the nation in Boy’s 16s … Ranked No. 4 in Texas and No. 54 in the nation in Boy’s 18s … Won the 2014 USTA Texas John McFarlin Award, the 2013 & 2014 Art Foust Sportsmanship Awards, the 2012 Bill Talbert National Jr. Sportsmanship Award and the 2012 USTA Texas Bob McKinley Award … Comes from an Ivy League family, as father Javier Gonzalez-Sfeir ’80 captained the Harvard freshman tennis team and mother Natalya Smith Gonzalez graduated from Yale in 1981, a two-time tennis captain, leading the Bulldogs to the Ivy League title twice … Also related to 10 Harvard graduates.

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