AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Spent majority of the season at No. 6 singles for the Tritons, finishing with an 11-4 overall record ... Also appeared at No. 5 with a record of 4-1, including a shutout of Reid Garlock from Depauw University, 6-0 in both sets (3/27) ... Won six straight matches against his opponents, three of which were nationally-ranked teams in No. 2 West Florida (3/12), No. 13 Grand Canyon (4/1) and No. 41 BYU-Hawaii (4/3) ... Appeared in four doubles matches, with Teddy Truong as his partner for three of them.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011-12
A 2011 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates ... Panthers won Bay League titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Made singles finals at the league championships and doubles finals at CIF.
Born Apr. 4, 1993 in Tirgu-Mures, Romania ... Parents are Alexandru and Dana Porutiu ... Has an older sister named Oana ... A management science major at Revelle College ... Plans to start his own business upon graduating from UCSD ... Listens to Rebelution, Kid Cudi, Zedd, Kaskade and Nas ... Lists The Truman Show as his favorite movie ... Hobbies include traveling, hiking, reading and playing beach volleyball... Favorite athlete is tennis great Roger Federer ... Loves chicken alfredo pasta ... Greatest influences are his parents, coaches and friends.