JC Aragone

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.[1] Aragone made his first ATP main draw appearance at the 2017 US Open after securing a spot through the qualifying tournament.

JC Aragone
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceYorba Linda, California
Born (1995-06-28) June 28, 1995 (age 24)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Virginia
CoachFranco Davín
Prize money$237,759
Singles
Career record0–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 224 (17 December 2018)
Current rankingNo. 276 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
US Open1R (2017)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 153 (30 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 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.[2] That same year, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.[2] 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.[1] Aragone finished his college career with a 109–22 record.

Professional careerEdit

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.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

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

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–3)
ITF Futures Tour (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Spain F17, Martos Futures Hard   Daniel Nolan   Robert Galloway
  Evan King
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Mar 2018 Canada F1, Gatineau Futures Hard (i)   Deiton Baughman   Florian Lakat
  Ronnie Schneider
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [7–10]
Win 1–2 Jun 2018 USA F15, Winston-Salem Futures Hard   Harrison Adams   Ian Dempster
  Christian Seraphim
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–3]
Loss 1–3 Jul 2018 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Liam Broady   Alex Lawson
  Li Zhe
6–7(2–7), 3–6
Win 2–3 Mar 2019 Indian Wells, USA Challenger Hard   Marcos Giron   Darian King
  Hunter Reese
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–3 July 2019 Winnetka, USA Challenger Hard   Bradley Klahn   Christopher Eubanks
  Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Jul 2019 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard   Alex Lawson   Max Purcell
  Luke Saville
4–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 3–5 Sep 2019 Tiburon, United States Challenger Hard   Darian King   Robert Galloway
  Roberto Maytin
2-6, 5-7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Virginia Cavaliers Bio". virginiasports.com.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "Former UVa tennis player qualifies for U.S. Open". dailyprogress.com. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.

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