Juan Cruz "JC" Aragone (born June 28, 1995) is an American tennis player. He attended the University of Virginia and was a member of three NCAA Men's Tennis Championship winning teams. Aragone made his first ATP main draw appearance at the 2017 US Open after securing a spot through the qualifying tournament.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Yorba Linda, California|
|Born||June 28, 1995|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||University of Virginia|
|Highest ranking||No. 224 (17 December 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 276 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2017)|
|Highest ranking||No. 153 (30 September 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 206 (16 March 2020)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
Early life and amateur careerEdit
Aragone is from Yorba Linda, California and took classes through the Parkview School, an independent study school based in Placentia, California. In January 2012, Aragone was hospitalized due to liver and kidney failure after developing an allergic reaction to an acne medication. That same year, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Despite these challenges, Aragone finished his junior career competing in two junior US Opens and ranked 14th in his graduating class. He committed to playing college tennis at the University of Virginia.
While at Virginia, Aragone helped the Cavaliers win three straight NCAA Men's Tennis Championships. He was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team twice, in both singles and doubles, and was a two-time ACC Tournament MVP. Aragone finished his college career with a 109–22 record.
Aragone was awarded a wild card into the 2017 US Open qualifying tournament. He would go on to defeat Marco Cecchinato, Riccardo Bellotti, and Akira Santillan to secure a spot in the main draw of the 2017 US Open, where he lost to seeded player Kevin Anderson.
JC's parents are Paula and Facundo Aragone. He has one brother named Tommy. Aragone majored in government while at Virginia. He also interned at J.P. Morgan in New York City during the summer of 2016, balancing urban tennis practice with the demands of a Wall Street job. He received an offer to return to the company full-time, but opted instead to pursue his dream of a professional career in tennis.
Challenger and Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2–2)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Dec 2016||USA F40, Tallahassee||Futures||Hard (i)||Brayden Schnur||5–7, 6–3, 2–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jun 2017||Spain F17, Martos||Futures||Hard||Carlos Gómez-Herrera||5–7, 6–4, 5–7|
|Win||1–2||Mar 2018||USA F8, Calabasas||Futures||Hard||Marcos Giron||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||2–2||Jul 2018||Canada F4, Kelowna||Futures||Hard||Alexis Galarneau||6–2, 6–3|
Doubles: 8 (3–5)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2017||Spain F17, Martos||Futures||Hard||Daniel Nolan|| Robert Galloway
|Loss||0–2||Mar 2018||Canada F1, Gatineau||Futures||Hard (i)||Deiton Baughman|| Florian Lakat
|6–2, 6–7(6–8), [7–10]|
|Win||1–2||Jun 2018||USA F15, Winston-Salem||Futures||Hard||Harrison Adams|| Ian Dempster
|7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–3]|
|Loss||1–3||Jul 2018||Granby, Canada||Challenger||Hard||Liam Broady|| Alex Lawson
|Win||2–3||Mar 2019||Indian Wells, USA||Challenger||Hard||Marcos Giron|| Darian King
|Win||3–3||July 2019||Winnetka, USA||Challenger||Hard||Bradley Klahn|| Christopher Eubanks
|Loss||3–4||Jul 2019||Binghamton, United States||Challenger||Hard||Alex Lawson|| Max Purcell
|4–6, 6–4, [5–10]|
|Loss||3–5||Sep 2019||Tiburon, United States||Challenger||Hard||Darian King|| Robert Galloway
- "Virginia Cavaliers Bio". virginiasports.com.
- Lewis, Colette (October 9, 2012). "Comeback From Serious Illness Continues for JC Aragone, Who Reaches Third Round at Pan American Closed". ZooTennis. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
- "Former UVa tennis player qualifies for U.S. Open". dailyprogress.com. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.