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.