"Colin Hoover is one of the cleanest ball strikers in
college tennis and he has continued to improve his level of play each season
for the Aggies. He has been a vital part of our success the past couple of
years winning a lot of key matches, both in singles and in doubles. He is a
fierce competitor and hits the ball a ton. Colin keeps adding new weapons to
his game each year and I look for his best season yet in 2012 as he heads into
his senior campaign as a co-captain of the Aggies." - Aggie Head Coach Steve Denton
The senior co-captain begins his senior
season moving up to the upper part of the lineup ... one of the fiercest
competitors on the courts ... posted three straight wins in the fall at the
USTA/ITA Division I Texas Regional Championships that included a straight wins
against No. 5 seed Daniel Whitehead of Texas.
Hoover and his doubles partner of Alberto Bautista for the
majority of the season were ranked as high as No. 32 on Jan. 4, 2011 ... the duo
posted a 21-5 record in the spring dual matches playing mainly at the No. 3
line ... the two co-captains teamed up in the NCAA Round of 16 at No. 3 doubles
as Bautista was injured and Klegou subbed in, but the tandem beat Stanford
(8-6) to help secure the doubles point on Stanford's home court ... Hoover was 2-0 in singles at the both the
No. 2 and No. 3 positions, 3-2 at the No. 3 line, 5-7 at the No. 5 position and
2-0 on the No. 6 line for an overall
12-9 singles record in dual matches.
Went 6-4 in dual matches, playing the majority of time at
the No. 6 line where we was 2-4 ... also saw action at lines No. 3-5 and posted a
combined 4-0 record ... was 6-1 with Alberto Bautista at No. 3 doubles ... had an
impressive summer winning the singles titles at both the ITA Summer Circuit in
Abilene, Texas, as well as the 2010 US Open Prequalifying Texas Sectional,
which earned him a spot in the U.S. Open National Playoffs in Atlanta ... posted
an opening round victory by defeating All-American Eric Quigley from the University
of Kentucky, who ended the season ranked No. 10 in the ITA rankings and was a
member of the USTA Summer Collegiate Team.
Compiled an overall mark of 17-15 and was 4-2 against Big 12
Conference foes playing primarily at the No. 6 line ... posted wins against
Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma and clinched three matches
during the season against TCU, Tulsa and a 4-3 upset of No. 7 Illinois ...
rallied past the Fighting Illini's Brian Livingston, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the No. 6
line to give the Aggies' their highest-ranked victory in the Steve Denton era
at the time ... combined with Alexey Grigorov for the third most dual match wins
(6) on the team ... reached the semifinals in the singles main draw at the fall
HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER:
A 2007 graduate of Memorial High School in Victoria, Texas ...
rated as the No. 83 overall prospect in the class of 2007 by the Tennis
Recruiting Network ... one of the top juniors in the state of Texas and ranked as
high as No. 10 ... finished sixth in the state of Texas and finished No. 1 in the
men's open ... UIL state 5A boys tennis tournament champion as a senior ... became
the first Viper player to win a state tennis title in boys' singles ... selected
as All-District 27-5A team tennis MVP as a junior ... graduated in the top 10
percent of his class ... named Athlete of the Year at Memorial High School ...
competed on the USTA Futures Pro Circuit as an amateur for a year prior to enrolling
at Texas A&M.
Colin Lee Hoover is the song of Steven and Laurie Hoover of
Victoria ... born Aug. 8, 1988 in Midland, Texas ... father, Steven, played
collegiate tennis ... has two sisters ... agricultural leadership and development
major ... enjoys playing ping pong in his spare time.