Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA
High School: Gig Harbor HS
Major: Management Science
Experience: High School


AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14
Capital One Academic All-District 8 ... UCSD Male Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... UCSD National Student-Athlete Day honoree ... Athlete of the Week (2/24).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Named a UCSD Athlete of the Year ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Ranked No. 7 in the ITA West Division II rankings twice (4/24 and 5/ 29) ... Played in No. 2 singles position, finishing with a 14-6 record overall, the most wins on the team ... Won eight straight matches at No. 2 , which began with 6-4 victory over Depauw University (3/27) and ended with a win against No. 31 Southern Indiana (5/8) ... Finished with cumulative doubles record of 17-5 ... Played majority of doubles matches at No. 2 doubles with Kona Luu, earning a 16-5 record for the year ... Won seven straight matches with Luu at No. 2 doubles, which included victories against four nationally ranked schools, No. 12 Fresno Pacific (3/10), No. 2 West Florida (3/12), No. 13 Grand Canyon University (4/1) and No. 41 BYU-Hawaii (4/3) to conclude the winning streak ... Finished the season with a win of 8-6 against No. 3 West Florida.

Spent majority of the season at No. 4 singles for the Tritons, ending season with remarkable 14-2 overall record ... Played last three matches of season at No. 2 singles, going 2-0, including a three-set, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory over No. 16 Abilene Christian (4/15) ... Won three of four singles matches against Division-I opponents, including UC Riverside (2/16), Villanova (3/6) and Connecticut (3/14) ... Earned a 6-1 record in No. 3 doubles when partnered with Sam Ling, recording wins against No. 2 West Florida (4/5) and No. 3 Barry (4/7) with scores of 9-7 and 8-4, respectively ... Ended season in No. 2 doubles with 8-3 win against Point Loma Nazarene (4/20) ... Voted MVP and Most Improved by teammates after season ended.

Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Silver Level (GPAs 3.300 to 3.499) ... Dominated at the No. 6 singles position, while also seeing some action in the No. 4 and 5 spots, going a perfect 12-0 in singles play ... Also had a strong showing on the doubles side, earning a 12-4 record in mostly the No. 3 position ... Earned the most wins of the freshman class on both the singles and doubles sides ... Secured victories in both his singles and doubles matchups to propel the Tritons' narrow win against Barry University (3/11).

A 2010 graduate of Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash. ... MVP after finishing first in league, second in district and fifth in state ... Also competed in golf and diving ... Qualified for state golf championships ... A Narrows League Scholar Athlete.

Born Oct. 18, 1991 in Sydney, Australia ... Parents are John and Suzanne Jiganti ... Father was a gymnast at William & Mary ... Has an older brother, Zach, and a younger brother, Kyle ... Zach competed in tennis at Texas Tech and San Francisco ... Management science major at Marshall College ... Favorite moment at UCSD was surfing Black's ... A fan of the Seattle Mariners, the Chicago Cubs and tennis player Todd Martin ... Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption ... Interests include ping pong, golf, snowboarding and windsurfing ... Plans to attend medical school upon graduating.

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