|High School:||Saint Dimitry Kipiani School|
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-2014: SINGLES: Recorded a 13-7 mark overall and in dual match play during his first season as a Bronco … played primarily at the No. 4 singles position … garnered an eight-match winning streak during the season ... downed San Francisco’s Thomas Takemoto in two sets during quarterfinal round of WCC Championships on April 24 … edged out Saint Mary’s Nathan Lewis 7-5, 6-4 on April 18 … cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Will Cooper from Willamette University on March 28 … rallied to take three set victory over New Mexico State’s Liam Goldberg 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on March 16 to extend his winning streak to eight matches… prevailed in three sets over Muzeen Ismath from Gonzaga on March 2 ... battled back to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 over No. 69 New Mexico's James Hignett on February 23 ... 6-4, 6-3 victories over both No. 57 San Diego State's Hendrik Jebens and Fresno State's Nikolas Papic during mid-February ... defeated his Sonoma State opponent, Robert Henry, 6-1, 6-3 on February 1 ... fell at No. 4 USC to Connor Farren on January 25 ... lost a nail-bitter 6-5, 5-6, 10-8 in his NCAA debut against UC Davis' Brett Bacharach on January 18. DOUBLES: Posted a 5-5 record overall, including dual matches, with partner Ashot Khacharyan … tandem played at the No. 2 doubles position … tallied a three-match winning streak during the ladder portion of the season … knocked off Saint Mary’s tandem of Samuel Bloore and Wil Martin 8-2 in opening round of WCC Championships on April 23 … edged out Pacific’s Denis Stolyarov and Sem Verbeek 8-7 on Senior Day … defeated Saint Mary’s pairing of Samuel Bloore and Wil Martin 8-5 on April 18 … overcame pairing from No. 39 Oregon, Daan Maasland and Joey Swaysland, 8-6 to clinch the doubles point on April 9 … routed Willamette University pairing of Sam Wexman and Blake Brash 8-0 on March 28 … began playing with Khacharyan in late March … Recorded a 3-6 mark in dual matches with partner Jesse Ross … played primary at the No. 3 doubles position … grinded out an 8-6 victory over No. 57 San Diego State’s Jonas Meinzer and Milan Ianakiev on February 20 … earned a 6-3 win over UC Santa Cruz's Kyle Richter and Sean Hollister on February 1 ... came together for a 6-4 win in their NCAA debuts against UC Davis's Parker Kelley and Adam Luba on January 18.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Saint Dimitry Kipiani School … competed for the Georgian Davis Cup team in Bulgaria in 2012 … reached an ITF ranking of 224 … highest ATP singles ranking is 1855 … highest ATP doubles ranking is 1189 … highest U-16 ranking in Europe is No. 6 … currently ranked fourth in singles in Georgia, and second in doubles, according to the ATP rankings.
PERSONAL: Enjoys outdoor activities, listening to music, reading books and learning about history … son of Davit and Natalia Khmiadashvilli … brother, Giorgi, played tennis collegiately at Longwood University.
Why Mikheil chose Santa Clara?
“I chose Santa Clara University because of its strong academics, perfect location and solid tennis team. SCU has a very unique location. It is located in one of the wealthiest and most prestigious areas in the country. It also is very strong in academics and particularly business faculty. The tennis team is very solid at Santa Clara, with their highest ranking of 29 in the nation."