May 6, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue men’s tennis team has added Aaron Dujovne to its 2010 class, head coach Pawel Gajdzik announced Thursday.
“Aaron is a great student and a great tennis player with a lot of international experience,” Gajdzik said. “We are looking forward to having him on our team, and we expect him to contribute right away. He could have a great career at Purdue.”
Dujovne has won Chilean national singles titles in both the under 16 and under 18 divisions, and also added an under 18 doubles triumph. The Santiago native advanced to the semifinal round of a Grade 1 tournament in Asuncion, Paraguay, beating sixth-ranked Filip Krajinovic along the way, and took down fifth-ranked Kellen Damico in a Grade A tournament in Mexico. Dujovne was ranked as the number two player in Chile for his age group in 2006 and 2008 and has reached the semifinal round in doubles in three different futures tournaments.
Dujovne joins the two highest-ranked signees in program history to make up arguably the strongest recruiting haul ever at Purdue. During the early signing period, the Boilermakers received national letters of intent from Szymon Tatarczyk, who was ranked 54th by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and Mark Kovacs, who was 98th in the ITF rankings. Before inking those two, Purdue had never brought in a player with an ITF ranking higher than 124.