Saw most of his action at No. 1 singles during season in dual match play ... also played matches at No. 2 and 3 singles ... fi nished full season with singles record of 8-17 ... concluded fall schedule with singles record of 7-4 ... swept all three singles matches at Southern Miss Fall Invitational ... reached semifinals of "B" division singles at Seminole Invitational, falling to UAB teammate Daniel Moser ... teamed with Thomas Petrich in doubles for 3-4 record with three of those wins coming at Crimson Tide Fall Invitational ... also played one doubles match with John Hollimon.
Saw first action at UAB in spring of 2008 ... played in singles lineup anywhere from No. 1 position to No. 4 spot with most matches at No. 2 (five times) ... finished spring dual season with record of 11-3 ... began season with eight consecutive wins at No. 4, 2 and 3 singles ... all but two of his matches were decided in straight sets ... named Conference USA Player of the Week Feb. 26 after helping lead the Blazers to 3-0 record at C-USA Shootout as he went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles ... teamed with Alex Emery in doubles and compiled 11-2 record playing primarily No. 3 position in lineup... he and Emery reeled off victories in nine consecutive doubles matches.
Born on January 15, 1987 in Galati, Romania ... son of Mihai and Getuta Cornei ... won provincial 18U singles and doubles ... placed fifth at Canadian nationals, defeated current Alabama No. 1 Mathieu Thibaudeau ... majoring in criminal justice.