April 2, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Luiz Felipe Pinto of the UAB men’s tennis team is the UAB Student-Athlete of the Week, as announced on Wednesday. The UAB Student-Athlete of the Week recognizes Blazer student-athletes who excel on and off their respective fields of competition.
Pinto and senior Rafael Rondino comprise UAB’s third doubles team, which owns a 13-2 mark on the 2013-14 season. Pinto has helped the UAB men’s tennis team to win seven of its past nine dual matches.
Off the court, Pinto is a standout in the classroom. A marketing major, Pinto owns a 3.34 cumulative GPA. Last season, Pinto was named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for his efforts in the classroom.
Pinto and the UAB men’s tennis team are back in action on Sunday, April 6 when it hosts Old Dominion.
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