Ashot Khacharyan
Ashot Khacharyan
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sochi, Russia
High School: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Major: Communication

2014 Action Photos

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014: SINGLES: finished with a team-high 19-6 record on the season, including a 12-4 mark in dual match play … finalist at the ITA Northwest Regional Championship event in the fall ... blew out Portland's Reid deLaubenfels 6-2, 6-1 on April 19 to clinch his third victory in a row ... dominated Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar 6-1, 6-1 on April 18 ... cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win against Niranjan Ram from Sacramento State on April 15 ... blanked Samuel Bloore from Saint Mary's 6-0, 6-0 on April 10, claiming his fourth consecutive victory in the process ... rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over LMU's Errol Smith on April 3 ... downed Matt Halligan from Holy Names 6-3, 6-4 on March 24 ... rallied to defeat BYU's Francis Sargeant 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 on March 7 ... outlasted Nebraska's Marc Herrmann 6-4, 6-7, 11-9 on February 21 ... downed Fresno State's Euan McIntosh 6-2, 6-3 on February 14 ... overcame UC Davis' Alec Adamson 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 on January 31 ... rolled Sonoma State's Philip Holbrook 6-3, 6-1 on January 17 ... picked up his first dual match season victory against UC Santa Cruz's Max Littlejohn 6-0, 6-2 on January 17 ... fell in the ITA Regionals final 6-3, 3-6, 1-6 to Stanford’s Tom Fawcett on October 21 … cruised past Gonzaga’s Alvaro Nazal in the ITA Regional semi-final 6-1, 6-3 on October 20 … overcame Pacific’s Sem Verbeek 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in a quarterfinal matchup at the ITA Regionals on October 19 … defeated Washington’s Jake Douglass 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a round of 16 match at the ITA Regionals on October 18 … routed Stanford’s Maciek Romanowicz, the No. 2 seed in ITA Regionals tournament, 6-2, 6-2 on October 18 … cruised past Cal’s Wyatt Houghton 6-2, 6-1 in a round of 64 matchup at the ITA Regionals on October 17 … bested Sacramento State’s Kasparas Zemaitelis 6-4, 6-2 in the opening match of ITA Regionals on October 17 … routed Max Ortiz, formerly of UC Santa Cruz, 6-2, 6-1 at the Mount Tam Invitational to record his first victory of the season. DOUBLES: finished with a 7-5 record with partner Mikheil Khmiadashvili ... won their fifth match in a row after taking down Portland's Kent Andreasen and Reid deLaubenfels 7-5 on April 19 ... bested Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal and Nick Kamisar by a score of 6-2 on April 18 ... claimed a 6-3 victory over Sacramento State's Christopher Clayton and Sean Kolar by a score of 6-3 on April 15 ... overcame Pacific's Marlon Brand and Daniel Alameh by a score of 7-5 on April 11 ... picked up a 6-4 victory against James Markiewicz and Wil Martin from Saint Mary's on April 10 ... cruised past LMU's Joat Farah and Errol Smith by a score of 6-2 on April 3 ... captured a 6-4 victory over Nebraska's Bradford Zitsch and Scott Elsass on Feburary 21 ... finished with a 3-2 record on the season with partner Ilya Osintsev ... defeated UNC Wilmington's Christiaan Van der Burgh and Santtu Leskinnen 6-4 on January 23 ... cruised 6-1 over Sonoma State's Philip Holbrook and Vincent Paganetti on January 17 ... clinched thier first victory of the season after overcoming UC Santa Cruz's Garrett Deguchi and Max Littlejohn 6-4 on January 17 ... finished with a 1-0 record on the year with partner Max Heerinckx ... dispatched Brook Workeneh and Jonah Tahilan from Holy Names by a score of 6-4 on March 24 ... finished 0-2 on the season with partner Sebastien Mathieu. 

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-2014: SINGLES:  Posted a 16-7 record overall including seven-straight dual match wins … collected a 14-6 record in dual match play … named to WCC Honorable Mention team for regular season performance … ended season with 6-3, 6-3 victory over San Diego’s Filip Vittek in WCC Championships semifinals on April 25 … cruised 6-2, 6-3 over San Francisco’s James Tallman in quarterfinal matchup at the WCC Championships … overcame Daan Maasland of Oregon 6-4, 6-4 on April 9 to extend winning streak to three matches … regrouped to take victory over BYU’s Matt Pearce 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(4) on April 5 … overwhelmed Sam Wexman of Willamette University 6-0, 6-2 on March 28 … downed New Mexico State’s Paul Denele 6-0, 6-1 on March 16 … defeated Jack Schoebel of Gonzaga on March 2 by a score of 6-2, 6-3 … battled for a 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 win over No. 69 New Mexico's Rodolfo Jauregui on February 23 ... 6-2, 6-3 victory over Freddy Gelbrich from No. 64 San Diego State on February 20 ... knocked off Fresno State's Eric Komati 6-5, 6-1 on February 16 ... defeated Kyle Richter from UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State's Phillip Holbrook in a doubleader sweep on February 1 ... nailed down the win over Jannis Koeke from No. 64 Georgia State with a 6-4 first set and dominating 6-0 second on January 26 ... reached the quarterfinals of the Aggie Invitational at UC Davis by defeating Jamin Ball of Stanford 6-1, 2-1 (retired) and Niranjan Ram of Sacramento State 6-4, 6-2 in early October. DOUBLES: Posted a 5-5 record overall, including dual matches, with partner Mikheil Khmiadashvili … tandem played at the No. 2 doubles position … tallied a three-match winning streak during the end of the season … knocked off Saint Mary’s tandem of Samuel Bloore and Wil Martin 8-2 in opening round of WCC Championships on April 23 … edged out Pacific’s Denis Stolyarov and Sem Verbeek 8-7 on Senior Day … defeated Saint Mary’s pairing of Samuel Bloore and Wil Martin 8-5 on April 18 … overcame pairing from No. 39 Oregon, Daan Maasland and Joey Swaysland, 8-6 to clinch the doubles point on April 9 … routed Willamette University pairing of Sam Wexman and Blake Brash 8-0 on March 28 … began playing with Khmiadashvili in late March … posted a 9-5 overall record with Sam Bertram and 7-4 record in dual matches ... tandem played at the No. 2 doubles position … cruised 8-3 over San Francisco’s Germain Bahri and Christian Brockstedt on March 7 … downed Gonzaga’s Vladimir Mijatovic and Joey Brandt 8-5 on March 2 … defeated Hayden Sabatka and Andrew Van der Vyver from No. 69 New Mexico 8-5 on February 23 ... triumphed 6-3 over Fresno State's Alexandros Georgios Vakouftsis and John Darmstaedter on February 16  ...  they clinched the doubles point over No. 64 Georgia State tandem of Sofiane Chevallier and Robert Schulze with a 9-7 tiebreaker on January 26 ... semifinalist at the UC Davis Invitational while paired with Sam Bertram; defeated teams from Cal and Fresno State to reach the semifinals.

2012-13 Action Photos

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13: SINGLES: Racked up a 14-2 record in his first season on the Mission Campus … was extraordinarily dependable during the season when he played locking down the No. 3 and 4 positions … bested then-No. 55 Tulane in a tough match, ultimately prevailing 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 … topped No. 70 Purdue 6-4, 7-6 … did not lose a match from Jan. 26 through Mar. 1 racking up seven straight wins … during the streak, he picked up strong wins against then-No. 50 BYU (7-6, 6-4) and then-No. 38 Boise State (6-2, 6-4) … DOUBLES: Combined with several partners in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions … played with Tomasz Soltyka in a 9-8 win over Furman in the No. 2 position helping the team to a 4-3 win … teamed with Tom Pham to take down BYU’s No. 2 doubles pair, 8-6 … defeated No. 38 Boise State’s No. 3 doubles team, 8-7, with Eugene Muchynski.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was ranked No. 1 in Europe … participated in the European Championship … reached No. 61 in the International Tennis Federation (junior) rankings and 998 in ATP.

PERSONAL: From Sochi, Russia ... graduated from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Sochi in 2012 ... son of Aram and Susana Khacharyan ... has an older sister, Diana Khacharyan … interests include soccer and computers. He will be studying in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

Why he chose Santa Clara?: "I chose Santa Clara because it has a very strong tennis team, a high level of education, perfect weather and because it’s in California."