Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
City/State: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula HS
Major: Computer Science
Experience: 3 Letters


AS A SENIOR IN 2015-16
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/16) ... Finished the season with a 12-11 singles record ... Played in the No. 4, 5 and 6 slots ... Picked up wins vs. five nationally ranked programs, with the most notable being No. 13 Azusa Pacific (5/9) 6-4, 6-3 ... Also won against Division I opponent, Villanova (3/3) 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 6 spot ... For doubles, posted a 16-7 record with his primary partner in the No. 1 and 2 positions, Alexandre Miaule ... Defeated No. 11 Azusa Pacific (2/6) in a four-game win streak ... Starting on February 26, went on a 9-1 run that included the defeat of No. 26 Rollins (2/28), No. 32 Holy Names (3/26), No. 18 Azusa Pacific (4/1) and No. 1 Barry (3/6).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Finished the season with an impressive 13-6 overall record in singles, splitting time between the No. 2 and No. 3 spots ... Defeated No. 12 Azusa Pacific, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, for his second consecutive win against a ranked opponent ... Ended the season winning five of his last six singles matches ... Went 10-6 overall when paired with Alex Miaule, mostly at the No. 2 slot ... Won four straight matches with Miaule starting on Feb. 16 against Hawai'i Hilo with the last win coming on March 7 against Georgetown ... Repeated the feat again with Miaule taking the first of four straight wins on March 28 against Sonoma State and ending on April 1 against Concordia.

Compiled a 9-7 record in singles and went 13-7 in doubles with partner Alex Miaule ... Also played doubles with Ganesh Alagappan (0-2) and Max Dutreix (0-1) ... Split time at the four and five spots in singles and primarily played at No. 2 in doubles ... Won his No. 5 singles match against 17th-ranked Midwestern State at the NCAA Championships in Florida ... Also had singles victories against No. 5 Hawaii Pacific, No. 10 Azusa Pacific and NCAA Division I member UC Riverside ... In doubles with Miaule, won against top-ranked Barry, No. 9 Fresno Pacific and No. 18 BYU-Hawaii.

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.


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 April 4, 1993 in Tirgu-Mures, Romania ... Parents are Alexandru and Dana Porutiu ... Has an older sister named Oana ... Computer science major at Revelle College ... Listens to RL Grime ... Lists The Truman Show as his favorite movie ... Hobbies include traveling, hiking, reading and photography ... Favorite athlete is tennis great Roger Federer ... Loves dim sum ... Greatest influences are his parents, coaches, friends and professors.

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Interview with Horea Porutiu