Albert Codina Sala - 2012
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Played 18 singles matches for the Eagles, splitting time at the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 positions…Spent the majority of his time at the No. 3…Earned a 9-7 singles record, going 5-4 in conference play…Clinched the match against Samford on April 12, defeating Elliot Barnwell 3-6, 7-6, 6-3, after being down the first set and 4-1 in the second…Claimed a win against The Citadel’s Dillon Berkabile in the SoCon Tourney first round on April 18…Picked up a crucial win against Jacob Behal, helping the Eagles defeat Furman 4-3 on March 26…Accomplished the same feat against Appalachian State’s Andrew McKinnon, helping the Eagles win 4-3 as well… Moved up to the No. 2 position for the last four matches of the season and won two…Started one doubles match on the year, teaming up with freshman Rafael Racy against Davidson on March 23.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Began his collegiate career by starting singles in 22 of the team’s 23 matches…Saw action primarily at the No. 3 singles position…Posted his first win by defeating #71 North Florida’s Julien Belair in a third-set match tiebreaker, 7-6, 4-6, 18-16…Defeated UNC Greensboro in his SoCon debut in a three-set affair, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1…Recorded a three-match winning streak to end the season…Clinched the match victory for the team by downing Elliott Sperr of The Citadel, 6-4, 7-5…Also clinched the match victory for the team against Wofford in the first round of the SoCon Championship, sending the Eagles into the SoCon quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 and marking their first victory in the tournament since 2008…Defeated Garrison Laduca of Samford in the SoCon quarterfinals by a 6-2, 6-1 score…Started in 13 doubles matches at the No. 3 position…Teamed with Kyle Hoffman to clinch the doubles point for the team by defeating UNC Greensboro, 8-5…Primarily partnered with Hoffman but also saw action with Marco Osorio and Sebastien Felt.
PREP: Played for Lluis de Peguera in Manresa, Spain.
PERSONAL: Full name is Albert Codina Sala...Born on February 26, 1992, in Manresa, Spain...Son of Antoni and Maria Carme...Has an older brother, Xavier...Most admires Rafa Nadal, Leo Messi and Pep Guardiola...Biggest influence on his life is his family because "They have always helped me with everything and taught me how to become a better person.”…Enjoys the cinema, fishing, and soccer...Ambition in tennis: To be the best that I can be…Majoring in Pre-Business.