Axel Alvarez Llamas
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 192
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Asturias, Spain
High School: Centro de Alto Rendimiento

Sophomore (2013-2014)
(Spring) Finished the spring 2014 season ranked No. 6 in singles…Became the fifth Sooner in program history to earn All-America honors with his inclusion on the 2014 ITA All-America Team…Claimed Big 12 championship at No. 2 doubles position on the back of a 5-0 record in Big 12 play with fellow All-American Guillermo Alcorta…Earned second team Academic All-Big 12 honors…Finished the season 21-5 overall in dual matches including a 7-2 mark at No. 1 singles…Combined with Guillermo Alcorta to record a 18-3 record at No. 2 doubles…Won all three singles matches that went to completion in the 2014 NCAA Championship, including a 6-4, 6-2 upset win over No. 1 ranked Marcos Giron of UCLA in the semifinals match…Won the match clinching point against No. 46 ranked Pepperdine with a 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 27 ranked Alex Sarkissian…Clinched a win over No. 17 Kentucky with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alejandro Gomez at No. 2 singles…Toppled No. 18 Diego Galeano at No. 2 singles to help push the Sooner past No. 6 Baylor in the consolation match of the 2014 ITA National Indoor Championship…Defeated Blake Davis 7-5, 6-2 in the Sooners’ sweep of Florida State in ESPN’s first ever College MatchDay series…Handled Sam Shropshire of Northwestern 6-3, 6-1 to help the Sooners sweep No. 31 Northwestern and claim the 2014 ITA Kickoff Championship title. 

Freshman (2012-13)
Ranked No. 110 in singles as of May 2 ... Ranked No. 68 in doubles with Guillermo Alcorta as of May 2 ... Named the ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year and Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year ... Won OU's only match in its Sweet Sixteen loss to Georgia ... Clinched OU's Big 12 Championship win ... Had wins over Texas in singles and Baylor in doubles and singles en route to OU's second Big 12 Championship title in a row ... Big 12 regular season champion at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles ... Upset No. 108 Sudanwa Sitaram 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in his first Red River Rivalry ... Won his first match at the No. 3 position against Arizona's Kieren Thompson 6-1, 6-4 ... He and Alcorta upset No. 40 Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow at Texas A&M 8-6 when they were unranked ... Played at the No. 4 position in singles in 18 matches and the No. 3 position in six matches ... Played at the No. 2 position in doubles in 23 matches. (Fall) Won doubles title at ITA Central Region Championships with Guillermo Alcorta ... Also made it to the singles quarterfinals in the tournament.

Son of Jose Vidal Alvarez Ponce and Rosa María Llamas Rivas ... has one brother, Boris (15) ... Most notable achievement is runner up in the sub 16 European championships and top 50 ITF ... Favorite tennis player is Bernard Tomic ... Favorite OU tradition is the football games ... Favorite restaurant is McDonald's ... Favorite sports hero is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite movie is Inside Man.

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