Ashot Khacharyan
Ashot Khacharyan
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sochi, Russia
High School: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

2014 Action Photos

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-2014: SINGLES: Record is 9-2 on the season including seven straight dual match wins … defeated Gonzaga 6-2, 6-3 ... battled for a 6-2 6-7 6-2 over No. 69 New Mexico ... 6-2 6-3 victory over No. 64 San Diego State ... knocked off Fresno State 6-5 6-1 ... defeated UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State opponents in a doubleader sweep ... nailed down the win over No. 64 Georgia State with a 6-4 first set and dominating 6-0 second ... reached the quarterfinals of the Aggie Invitational at UC Davis by defeating Jamin Ball of Stanford 6-1, 2-1 (retired) and Niranjan Ram of Sacramento State 6-4, 6-2 ... DOUBLES: 8-2 record with Sam Bertram ... downed Gonzaga 8-5 ... defeated No. 69 New Mexico 8-5 ... triumphed 6-3 over Fresno State ...  they clinched the doubles point over No. 64 Georgia State with a 9-7 tiebreaker ... semifinalist at the UC Davis Invitational while paired with Sam Bertram; defeated teams from Cal and Fresno State to reach the semifinals.

2012-13 Action Photos

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13: SINGLES: Racked up a 14-2 record in his first season on the Mission Campus … was extraordinarily dependable during the season when he played locking down the No. 3 and 4 positions … bested then-No. 55 Tulane in a tough match, ultimately prevailing 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 … topped No. 70 Purdue 6-4, 7-6 … did not lose a match from Jan. 26 through Mar. 1 racking up seven straight wins … during the streak, he picked up strong wins against then-No. 50 BYU (7-6, 6-4) and then-No. 38 Boise State (6-2, 6-4) … DOUBLES: Combined with several partners in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions … played with Tomasz Soltyka in a 9-8 win over Furman in the No. 2 position helping the team to a 4-3 win … teamed with Tom Pham to take down BYU’s No. 2 doubles pair, 8-6 … defeated No. 38 Boise State’s No. 3 doubles team, 8-7, with Eugene Muchynski.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was ranked No. 1 in Europe … participated in the European Championship … reached No. 61 in the International Tennis Federation (junior) rankings and 998 in ATP.

: From Sochi, Russia ... graduated from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Sochi in 2012 ... son of Aram and Susana Khacharyan ... has an older sister, Diana Khacharyan … interests include soccer and computers. He will be studying in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

Why he chose Santa Clara?: "I chose Santa Clara because it has a very strong tennis team, a high level of education, perfect weather and because it’s in California."