Angel Diankov LH/RH: Right-Handed
Class: Senior
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hometown: Yonkers, NY
photo         Thompson on Diankov: "Angel will be a key player for us this year and he is a senior with great skills and experience. He knows what it takes to win and has proven it for the past two years. I expect his senior year will be his best yet as he has improved his serve and has been playing with a lot more confidence. If Angel stays injury free, he should have a very successful season."

Fall 2004: Saw limited action due to injuries.

2003-04: Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Northeast Regional ... Tied for second on the team with 20 singles victories ... Registered 14 doubles wins ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2002-03: Had a solid 24-8 season after transferring from Oklahoma State ... Was 16-5 in dual matches ... ITA Scholar Athlete.

Junior Tennis: In Bulgaria, won several age group tournaments ... 1999 Under-18 Bulgaria National Indoor singles and doubles champion ... 2000 singles semifinalist and doubles runner-up at 2000 Bulgaria Men's National Indoor Championship ... Two-time winner of the National Team Club Championship as a member of TC "Levski."

Odds and Ends: Angel Diankov ... Born 11/15/81 in Sofia, Bulgaria ... Son of Stefan and Savina Diankov ... Majoring in management ... Father played soccer professionally in Bulgaria ... Mother was a top 10 tennis player in Bulgaria.

Year12345 63 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.OverallPct.Dbls.Pct.
Fall 20040-00-00-00-00-00-00-21-00-02-22-250%1-325%

    Should compete in the top six on the team ... Has great ground strokes ... Needs to work on his consistency ... Serve has improved a lot ... Will be a leader on the team.

1998-99: Had a 4-2 singles record and a 5-2 doubles record for the Hokies ... Made the 1999 Virginia Tech All-Academic Team.

1997-98: Won all three of his matches in the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational ... Competed in 13 singles matches.

High School: In 1995 he was unbeaten in Virginia high school competition ... Ranked No. 6 in the 1997 MATA 18's.

Personal: Born 4/10/79 in Houston, Texas ... Attended Yorktown High School ... Majoring in finance and communication studies. [an error occurred while processing this directive]