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Andre Goransson
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Andre Goransson 1637737
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 187
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hollviken, Sweden
High School: Bastad Gymnasium
Experience: 1 Year

Spring 2015: Capped his season with an appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship…Goransson lost in the NCAA opening round of 32 to Louisville’s fifth-seeded/ranked Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, 6-4, 6-3…named the 2015 ITA Northwest Regional Player to Watch…finished the season with records of 26-11 in singles and 20-13 in doubles…ranked 29th in the second to last ITA singles poll of the season… in the NCAA team tournament opening round of 64, Goransson beat the 99th-ranked Peter Nagy, 6-3, 6-2, at court one…posted impressive wins over USC’s sixth-ranked Yannick Hanfmann, 6-4, 6-1, Texas A&M’s 29th-ranked Harrison Adams, 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3, Stanford’s 31st-ranked Tom Fawcett, 7-5, 6-0, Tulsa’s 37th-ranked Or-Ram Harel, 6-1, 6-0, Texas A&M’s  Shane Vinsant, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, and Harvard’s 57th-ranked Denis Nguyen, 5-7, 6-2,7-5, during the regular season…paired with Oskar Wikberg to compile a 17-9 doubles record, playing mostly at court two during the dual-match season…Goransson/Wikberg beat Kevin Bettendroffer and Guillaume Rauseo, 8-6, on court two to clinch the doubles point against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the NCAA team championship round of 64…partnered with J.T. Nishimura to win the consolation title at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship; the Bears upset the third-seeded pair of USC head coach Peter Smith and former Trojan Kaes Van’t Hof, 8-6.

Fall 2014: Compiled a 10-4 singles record and 7-2 doubles mark in the fall…won his way to the round of 16 in the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships before falling to Fresno State’s Euan McIntosh, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4…lost in the ITA All-American Championships round of 64 to Duke’s Nicolas Alvarez, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2…attempting to repeat as the Battle in the Bay Classic singles champion, Goransson lost in the final to USC’s Nick Crystal, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2…with Oskar Wikberg, reached the doubles final at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, falling to San Francisco’s Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0(6)...partnered with Gregory Bayane in the Battle in the Bay Classic, falling in the doubles quarterfinals to USC’s Crystal/Connor Farren, 8-4.

Spring 2014: Ended his first year as a Golden Bear with a 21-10 record at No. 4 singles, a 15-10 doubles record and an All-Pac-12 honorable mention…had a 10-7 record and a final No. 71 ITA ranking when paired with Ben McLachlan at No. 2 doubles…Goransson/McLachlan beat the 70th-ranked Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant, 8-6, to clinch doubles in Cal’s eventual 4-3 upset of eighth-seeded/10th-ranked Texas A&M in the NCAA second round…Goransson also won his singles match (6-3, 6-2 over Junior Ore) against the Aggies…beat Saxon Buehning, 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 (7-3), to clinch Cal’s 4-2 win over No. 33 Alabama in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Pepperdine.

Fall 2013: Along with fellow first-year Bear Filip Bergevi, Goransson had a strong first semester at Cal, posting a 12-3 singles record and 4-3 doubles record…one of the Swede’s notable singles victories came in the Battle in the Bay Classic final, in which he topped 41st-ranked and top-seeded teammate Campbell Johnson, 6-0, 6-2.

Personal/Previous: André Goransson is the younger brother of former Cal women's tennis player Annie Goransson, who completed her Cal career in 2013. He has another tennis-playing sibling in Claes Goransson, his brother, who played at Indiana and VCU. The Goranssons were raised in Hollviken, where they were coached by their father.

In the juniors, André Goransson had his best results at the Copa Gatorade 2012 in Venezuala winning two rounds in the main draw of singles and doubles, and winning three more rounds in the singles consolation draw. In the summer of 2012, he played in the European Boys Cup for Sweden's Under-18 Team. Goransson is currently ranked No. 4 among Swedish juniors.

The summer before arriving at Cal, André played in the ITF Pro Circuit Futures tournaments in Sweden. He played in seven ITF Futures Tournaments throughout the year and in two of the tournaments he made it out of the qualifying rounds, winning his first round match in the main draw at Uppsala in September, and earning his first ATP Tour World Ranking. Goransson is currently ranked 1652 on the ATP Tour.

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