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  Chris Rasmussen
Chris Rasmussen

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Moraga, CA

High School:
Miramonte HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 145

Experience:
2V

Major:
Undeclared

Fall of 2005: Returned to the Cardinal after redshirting the 2004-05 season ... Chalked up a 3-3 singles record and a 4-2 mark in doubles play ... Won his first two matches at the Bronco Classic, but was defeated in the quarterfinals ... At the Northwest Regional Championship, he won his opening round match, then lost in the round of 64 to a nationally ranked opponent (Lennart Maack of California) ... He and teammate Jon Wong reached the semifinals at the Bronco Classic after winning their first two matches in doubles play ... Chris teamed with James Wan at the Northwest Regional and reached the Round of 16 before losing to the then-No. 5 Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic of Washington, 9-8.

Summer of 2005: Did not compete.

Redshirt in 2004-05: Redshirted the season ... Did not play for the Cardinal in 2004-05.

As a Freshman in 2003-04: Saw action his freshman season in both singles and doubles ... Posted a 7-6 dual match record and an 11-12 overall mark ... Went 7-5 playing No. 6 singles for the Cardinal and 0-1 at No. 4 ... Went 9-6 in doubles playing with four partners ... He was 5-2 in doubles with Eric McKean and 3-1 with James Wan ... Won his match at No. 6 singles in Stanford's opening round win over UOP in the NCAA Tournament ... Posted a 2-3 singles record in the fall ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation round of the West Coast ITA Regional ... Defeated Reid Arthur of Gonzaga (6-2, 6-3) in the first round of the consolation bracket of the ITA Fall Regional for his first collegiate win ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation round of the West Coast ITA Regional by defeating Arthur, receiving a bye in the second round, and defeating Adam Fauvre of Saint Mary's, 6-7, 6-3 (10) in the third round ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sunny Hills Tournament.

Prior to Stanford: Advanced to the round of 16 at the 2003 Easter Bowl ... Garnered 2002-03 high school tennis All-American honors ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Super Nationals in Kalamazoo in '03... Winner of the Boys (18) Copper Bowl ... Advanced to the Norcal Section finals in 2003 ... Ranked 15th in the nation in singles. 2002 NorCal Sectional semifinalist ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Winter Nationals for the second straight year ... Ranked 48th in the country in singles and first in his section ... 2001 National Open Champion (Kapalua, Maui) ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Winter Nationals ... A 2001 Orange Bowl Participant ... Participated in the 2001 Maze Cup ... Awarded the 2001 Maze Cup Sportsmanship Award. Advanced to the semifinals of the 1999 Fiesta Bowl.

Personal: Son of Randy and Tina Rasmussen ... Graduated from Miramonte High School ... Was named class valedictorian at Miramonte ... Hobbies include movies, reading an deep relaxation.

John Whitlinger & David Hodge Say: "Chris is a player with a lot of talent. He's not an overpowering player, but he wins with his quickness and his mental ability. He's had some big wins in the past in junior tennis. He's very capable of playing big time tennis. He's worked very hard this past year and I really like where he's at right now. If he continues to progress as he has this past fall, he can become a factor for our team."


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