Arvid Puranen LH/RH: Right-Handed
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Lulea, Sweden/Katedralskolan
photo         Thompson on Puranen: "Arvid will be one of the top players in the ACC this year. He can do it all and has worked diligently over the summer to continue to improve. He won ATP points in both singles and doubles this summer and this fall Arvid teamed with Stephane Rod to become a nationally recognized doubles team. I feel certain this spring Arvid will continue to make strides towards becoming a better player and will put himself in a position to be a great player at Virginia Tech."

Fall 2004: Teamed with Stephane Rod to win the South Carolina Invitational Flight A doubles title ... Advanced to Round of 16 at ITA Northeast Regional ... Advanced to the ITA Northeast Regional doubles semifinals with Stephane Rod.

2003-04: Joined team in spring and won his first six collegiate matches.

High School/Junior Tennis: Defeated top ten player in Sweden ... Runner-up in four tournaments on the Swedish Summer tour ... Had a 5-2 Fall 2003 record in No. 1 singles for Upsala Studenters IF in Division 1 ... Attended Katedralskolan HS.

Odds and Ends: Born 5/27/84 in Lulea, Sweden ... Son of Jan-Olof and Martha Puranen ... Majoring in university studies.

Year12345 63 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.OverallPct.Dbls.Pct.
Fall 20040-00-00-00-00-00-01-21-20-04-44-450%10-377%

    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]