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    Arvid Puranen LH/RH: Right-Handed
    Class: Junior
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 175 lbs.
    High School: Katedralskolan
    Hometown: Lulea, Sweden
     
    photo Thompson on Puranen: Arvid gained great experience last season in the number one and two positions and is ready to become one of the nation's best in the ACC this year. He has had good results over the summer and I am counting on Arvid to have a break through year.

    Fall 2005: Ranked No. 102 nationally in fall preseason poll ... Advanced to semifinals of ITA Northeast Regional and Rice/Crown Plaza Invitational ... Was 6-4 in singles and 1-2 in doubles.

    2004-05: Posted an 11-9 singles record at the Nos. 1 & 2 positions ... 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.


    Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall Pct. Dbls. Pct.
    2003-04 0-1 3-4 7-6 2-0 1-0 0-0 7-2 5-1 13-11 0-0 13-11 54% 7-8 47%
    2004-05 6-5 5-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-3 3-7 11-9 4-4 15-13 54% 20-13 61%
    2005-06 14-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-7 9-9 14-10 6-5 20-15 57% 6-13 32%
    2006-07 11-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-5 3-3 11-11 10-5 21-16 57% 15-15 50%
    Career 31-27 8-8 7-6 2-0 1-0 0-0 23-17 20-20 49-41 20-14 69-55 56% 48-49 49%
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        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]