Santa Ana in the News:
4/11/11-GA State Tennis Players at Draper B&C (USTA)
Fall 2012: Went 9-1 in singles play and 8-2 in doubles play for the fall ... Began the fall by winning the White Draw singles title at the Georgia Southern Championships ... Took three wins from competition from Georgia Southern and one from Kennesaw State's Goklap Ozdemir to claim the tournament title ... Reached the finals of the doubles main draw ... Defeated UNF's Julien Belair 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the singles main draw at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships ... Teamed with Victor Valente to take two matches at the Regional Championships against competition from Florida State and USF ... Claimed the Division I singles title at the Carolinas Invitational ... Teamed with Thomas Cook to earn the Division II doubles title.
Spring 2012: Named to GSU's All-Academic Team ... Earned an 8-3 record on the year in singles play ... Also went 11-4 in doubles play with four different pairings ... Finished the year with a four-match winning streak in singles ... Notched a 5-0 record with Jose Ortiz in doubles play ... Clinched one match, a 4-3 win vs. DePaul, and three doubles points for GSU ... Won all five matches in the No. 3 doubles slot ... Battled injuries throughout the season.
Fall 2011: Earned a 4-3 record in the fall ... Won a first round match against Georgia's Will Oliver 6-4, 6-3, at the Southern Intercollegiates ... Teamed with Juan Pablo Gutierrez for an 8-5 doubles win over Georgia Tech's Eduardo Segura and Vikram Hundal ... Defeated LSU's Matt Zachary 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the second round of the Southern Intercollegiates ... Knocked off Auburn's Liam Gomez 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Division II singles bracket.
Spring 2011: Was given the Bruce LaBudde Sportsmanship award at the GSU awards banquet...Finished the season with a 21-5 mark in singles playing mostly No. 5 and No. 6 singles...He earned an 18-3 record at No. 6 singles and had the second highest win toatl in GSU history behind teammate Vincent Verpeaux...Had two conference wins against Old Dominion's Alfredo Rodriquez, 6-2, 6-2, and Delaware's Ryan Kent, 6-1, 6-2...He had a ten-match winning streak from Feb. 12-28...Won the clinching point against UAB to tie the school record for wins...Partnered with Vincent Verpeaux and Juan Pablo Gutierrez to post a 17-7 record in doubles...Santana and Gutierrez were 17-6 on the season, including four-straight wins to end the year...Had a seven-match winning streak in doubles with Gutierrez from Feb. 12-26.
Fall 2010: Posted a 2-4 mark during the fall campaign...Defeated Alex Skinner (Boston College), 7-5, 7-6 at the Crimson Tide Invitational...Played doubles with Juan Pablo Gutierrez...Defeated Chris Helliar/Daniel Moser (UAB), 8-1, Dan Cornei/John Holliman (UAB), and Kyle Wishing/Shaun Walters (MTSU), 8-6 at the GT Invitational with Juan Pablo Gutierrez. Made the President's List again after posting a 4.3 GPA.
Spring 2010: Finished his first season as a Panther with a 14-4 overall singles record...Was 5-1 at No. 6 singles, 4-2 at No. 4 singles, 4-1 at No. 3 singles, and 1-0 at No. 5 singles...Also finished the season 8-1 in his last nine matches including a win against William & Mary's Illja Orre, 6-4, 6-0, in the semifinals of the CAA championship...Posted victories against Samford's Oliver Reynolds, 6-4, 6-3, Winthrop's Dejon Bivens, 7-5, 7-5, Drexel's Alessandro Bozzo, 6-0, 6-0, James Madison's Jovan Milic, 6-0, 6-2, and UNC-Asheville's Ryan Matthews, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0...Also finished with a 5-3 doubles record partnering with Jackson Moore (0-1), Juan Pablo Gutierrez (2-0), Trenton Spinks (1-1), and Victor Valente (2-1)...Defeated Old Dominion's Fahoum Fahoum/Alberto Ochagavia, 8-2, in the quarterfinals of the CAA championship...Made the President's List after posting a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Junior Career: Lucas Santa Ana comes to Georgia State from Brasilia, Brazil where during his prep seasons has been ranked as high as # 1168 in the world. This ranking includes players from all ages in the world. Lucas has also beaten several players who are ranked ahead of him. He has beaten Juan Pablo Yunis, ranked #690 in the world, and Thales Turini, ranked #775 in the world, to name a few. He has been consistently ranked as one of the top junior players in Brazil.
Personal: Lucas Ribeiro Santa Ana was born in Brasilia, Brazil on September 19th, 1990...Son of Marcos Lessa and Katia Regina Santana...Has two brothers Matheus Ribeiro (22) and Joao Marcos...Likes to watch soccer, especially Flamengo's matches in his spare time...favorite athlete is Gustavo Kuerten, who was a number one tennis player from Brazil...Major is journalism.