Kayvon Fatahalian
Kayvon Fatahalian
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Kayvon Fatahalian is the only Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis NCAA Champion. Over the course of three years, Fatahalian earned five All-America awards and competed at the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships three times in singles and twice in doubles. He won the NCAA Championship as a freshman, with a straight-set victory, to become the second University Athletic Association (UAA) men’s tennis player to accomplish the feat, and remains the only UAA freshman to win the title. He followed his NCAA Championship by becoming the first men’s tennis player in both program and UAA history to win the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Small College National Championship title. Fatahalian is the fastest Tartan to reach 100 combined wins, as he did it in 119 matches played. He is the all-time leader in win percentage in Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis history for singles (.864, 57-9), doubles (.789, 45-12) and combined (.829, 102-21) matches. Fatahalian garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America recognition as a sophomore and completed his career in the NCAA singles national semifinals.

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