Junior (2017-18) Finished the year with an overall record of 21-6 in singles play. (Spring) Compiled a 16-4 record in dual matches, including an 8-4 mark against ranked opponents … Played primarily at the No. 1 line … Achieved a season-high ranking of No. 30 in the ITA release … Closed out the regular season on a seven-match winning streak … Concluded Big 12 Conference action with a perfect, 4-0 record at the No. 1 line, with all of those wins over ranked opponents … Jumped 40 spots in the ITA release from No. 85 to No. 45 after racking up three combined victories over ranked opponents in the first week of conference play … Named both Big 12 Player of the Year and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and tabbed All-Big 12 Singles First Team … 2x Big 12 Player of the Week … Garnered ITA Central Region Player to Watch honors … Earned an NCAA singles berth and advanced to the second round … In doubles, compiled a 4-5 record with partner Jake Van Emburgh at the No. 1 spot, including a 6-0 shutout of then-No. 3 Will Little and Johannes Schretter of Baylor … Ranked as high as No. 40 nationally with Van Emburgh … With Van Emburgh, was named to the All-Big 12 Doubles Second Team. (Fall) Compiled a 5-2 singles record during the fall … Won the Napa Valley Tennis Classic in his first tournament as a Sooner … Made a run to the ITA Central Regional Championships quarterfinal.
Prior to Oklahoma (Texas A&M)
2x SEC Player of the Week as a sophomore at Texas A&M … Helped Texas A&M to the 2017 SEC Championship as well as a share of the regular season title … With the Aggies, made a Sweet 16 appearance at the 2017 NCAA Team Championships … Finished the 2015-16 season tabbed No. 86 in the ITA’s final doubles rankings with partner Jackson Withrow.
Won the doubles title at the 2018 Georgia Futures tournament … Advanced to the singles main draw semifinal at the 2018 Georgia Futures tournament.
Achieved a career-high combined ITF junior ranking of 49 … Played in the Australian Junior Open, Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr and the Linz Open.
Son of Victor and Aliona Bakshi … Father played professional tennis ... Aspires to play on the ATP Pro Tour … Enjoys reading, spending time with friends and playing guitar and video games in his spare time ... Pursuing a degree in Human Relations.