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Issued: Aug 28, 2014 - 10:54 AM

    Luka Somen LH/RH: Right-Handed
    Class: Freshman
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 174 lbs.
    High School: Gimnazija Karlovac
    Hometown: Karlovac, Croatia
     
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    Luka Somen comes to us from a great line of Croatian players who have played at Virginia Tech. He is not only a great tennis player, but a good student as well. I look for him to come in and contribute right away in our lineup. He has had a very solid fall season and, with a big serve and big forehand, Luka will certainly be one of the cornerstones we will be able to continue to build around.

    - Coach Jim Thompson

    Fall 2008: Earned a No. 20 ITA doubles preseason national ranking with Nicolas Delgado de Robles ... Won the A1 singles Flight at the Steve Baras Collegiate Fall Classic ... Team with Nicolas Delgado de Robles to win Flight A-1 doubles at the UVa Ranked Plus One over Virginia's 33rd-ranked team.

    Junior Tennis/High School: Croatian junior outdoor singles and doubles champion in 2007 for boys under 18 ... Ranked No. 82 under 18 player by International Tennis Federation ... No. 1 ranked junior player in Croatia and No. 31 men's adult ranking ... 2006 Croatian under 16 indoor champion.

    Odds and Ends: Born 2/19/90 in Karlovac, Croatia ... Son of Darko and Natasa Somen ... . Hometown is the same as former Tech players Dinko Gudlj and Davor Dupljak ... Majoring in business.


    Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall Pct. Dbls. Pct.
    2008-09 0-0 1-0 6-4 4-4 0-0 0-0 11-4 6-4 11-8 13-5 24-13 65% 14-16 47%
    2009-10 0-0 15-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-4 9-5 15-6 11-4 26-10 72% 27-9 75%
    2010-11 17-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-4 8-7 17-8 5-7 22-15 59% 17-16 52%
    2011-12 4-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-2 4-1 0-0 14-5 14-5 74% - 0%
    Career 21-9 16-6 6-4 4-4 0-0 0-0 29-14 27-17 43-22 43-21 86-43 67% 58-41 59%
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