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Yianni Doropoulos
Yianni Doropoulos
Height: 6-0
Year: Freshman (RS)
Hometown: New South Wales, Australia
High School: St. Andrews Cathedral
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Yianni, a strong supporter and leader for the Golden Eagles, sat out the 2008-2008 season and began his Golden Eagle career during the 2009 fall tournament schedule where he had impressive results in doubles. Yianni was unable to play the 2010 spring season due to an ankle injury but is looking to seal a consistent spot in the lineup this spring. Yianni won the prestigious Johnny Donnelly Maverick Award as a redshirt freshman, a testament to his leadership qualities and contributions to the team...an ultimate team player, he has continued to support the team from the sidelines during every match and worked as hard as anybody during practices..


AT TECH --
In Fall 2010 (Sophomore) Yianni is still anticipating his first match for Tennessee Tech as he sat out his fall season after ankle surgery. He is expected to be back on the court this spring.


In 2009-10 (Freshman):
Yianni sat out the spring season due to an ongoing ankle ingury. He is due to be back in action next spring season after surgery...After a year-long wait to hit the courts, Yianni was a solid beginning during the fall tournaments...went 3-3 in singles play and 6-0 in doubles play while teaming with Lloyd Harris... opened his career with three singles losses then rebounded to win his last three...unbeaten in doubles competition in the fall.

In 2008-09 (Redshirt/Freshman):
Sat out of action in his first season on Cookeville...was thought of so highly he captured the Johnny Donnelly Maverick Award, despite not competing...

Before Tech:
Yianni trained in Sydney, Australia, with a French coach, Ludovic Catherine... since completing school in 2005, he trained full time, reaching a ranking in the top 500 in Australia playing open graded tournaments... he graduated from school at St. Andrews Cathedral School.. was in the top four percent of the state New South Wales, and in the top 10 of his school.

Personal: Yianni Mikael Doropoulos is the son of Michael Doropoulos and Eugenia Raskopoulos of Sydney, Australia... one sister - Anthea...born on December 3, 1987... major is mechanical engineering.