Boilermakers shocked Northwestern, 4-3, during regular season last year.
HIGHLIGHTS Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) 2014 Team Most Improved Player 2012 Team Most Valuable Player 2012 ITA Scholar-Athlete
2013-14 Posted a trio of wins over ranked opponents paired with Aaron Dujovne: No. 21 Raleigh Smith and Mihir Kumar of Northwestern, 8-3 (3/7), No. 54 Chris Young and Michael Reilly of Penn State (4/11) and No. 28 Raleigh Smith and Mihir Kumar of Northwestern (4/25) ... tandem appeared at No. 85 in 4/15 ITA doubles rankings and finished season at No. 68 ... won four-straight singles matches from 2/15-3/5 ... won five-straight singles matches in Big Ten action from 4/6-18 ... won 10 singles matches in straight sets ... played in four fall tournaments.
2012-13 Had five-straight doubles wins with Aaron Dujovne from 1/12-27 ... appeared in ITA singles rankings tied at No. 118 on 1/3 ... won four out of five singles matches from 2/16-3/2 ... participated in two fall tournaments ... made the finals of the Purdue Invitational Flight A, ultimately losing to teammate Mark Kovacs (9/23).
2011-12 Picked up a trio of doubles wins teamed up with Aaron Dujovne: No. 21 Rok Bonin and Julian Dehn of Minnesota, 8-6 (4/15), No. 72 Spencer Wolf and Josh Graves of Nothwestern, 9-7 (4/20) and No. 20 Dennis Nevolo and Roy Kalmanovich of Illinois, 8-6 (4/22) ... duo appeared at No. 78 in ITA doubles rankings on 4/17 and finished the season ranked No. 42 ... earned his first win over a ranked opponent with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 109 Manfred Jeske of Arkansas (2/10) ... won six-straight singles matches from 1/29-3/3 ... won four-straight singles matches from 4/6-14 ... picked up his first career win at No. 2 singles in the Big Ten Tournament, knocking off Denis Bogatov of Michigan State in straight sets ... competed in three fall tournaments.
PERSONAL Full name is Diego Marcelo Acosta ... born April 11, 1992, in Cuenca, Ecuador ... parents are Diego Acosta and Monica Herrera ... has a brother, Joaquin, and sister, Antonella ... majoring in economics.