JC Aragone

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JC Aragone
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceYorba Linda, California
Born (1995-06-28) June 28, 1995 (age 24)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Virginia
CoachFranco Davín
Prize money$237,759
Singles
Career record0–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 224 (17 December 2018)
Current rankingNo. 276 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
US Open1R (2017)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 153 (30 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 206 (16 March 2020)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Juan Cruz "JC" Aragone (born June 28, 1995) is an American tennis player. He attended the University of Virginia and was a member of three NCAA Men's Tennis Championship winning teams.[1] Aragone made his first ATP main draw appearance at the 2017 US Open after securing a spot through the qualifying tournament.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Aragone is from Yorba Linda, California and took classes through the Parkview School, an independent study school based in Placentia, California. In January 2012, Aragone was hospitalized due to liver and kidney failure after developing an allergic reaction to an acne medication.[2] That same year, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.[2] Despite these challenges, Aragone finished his junior career competing in two junior US Opens and ranked 14th in his graduating class. He committed to playing college tennis at the University of Virginia.

While at Virginia, Aragone helped the Cavaliers win three straight NCAA Men's Tennis Championships. He was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team twice, in both singles and doubles, and was a two-time ACC Tournament MVP.[1] Aragone finished his college career with a 109–22 record.

Professional career[edit]

Aragone was awarded a wild card into the 2017 US Open qualifying tournament. He would go on to defeat Marco Cecchinato, Riccardo Bellotti, and Akira Santillan to secure a spot in the main draw of the 2017 US Open, where he lost to seeded player Kevin Anderson.[3]

Personal life[edit]

JC's parents are Paula and Facundo Aragone. He has one brother named Tommy. Aragone majored in government while at Virginia. He also interned at J.P. Morgan in New York City during the summer of 2016, balancing urban tennis practice with the demands of a Wall Street job. He received an offer to return to the company full-time, but opted instead to pursue his dream of a professional career in tennis.

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 2016 USA F40, Tallahassee Futures Hard (i) Canada Brayden Schnur 5–7, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2017 Spain F17, Martos Futures Hard Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera 5–7, 6–4, 5–7
Win 1–2 Mar 2018 USA F8, Calabasas Futures Hard United States Marcos Giron 6–2, 6–4
Win 2–2 Jul 2018 Canada F4, Kelowna Futures Hard Canada Alexis Galarneau 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 8 (3–5)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–3)
ITF Futures Tour (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Spain F17, Martos Futures Hard Australia Daniel Nolan United States Robert Galloway
United States Evan King
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Mar 2018 Canada F1, Gatineau Futures Hard (i) United States Deiton Baughman France Florian Lakat
United States Ronnie Schneider
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [7–10]
Win 1–2 Jun 2018 USA F15, Winston-Salem Futures Hard United States Harrison Adams United States Ian Dempster
Germany Christian Seraphim
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–3]
Loss 1–3 Jul 2018 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard United Kingdom Liam Broady United States Alex Lawson
China Li Zhe
6–7(2–7), 3–6
Win 2–3 Mar 2019 Indian Wells, USA Challenger Hard United States Marcos Giron Barbados Darian King
United States Hunter Reese
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–3 July 2019 Winnetka, USA Challenger Hard United States Bradley Klahn United States Christopher Eubanks
United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Jul 2019 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard United States Alex Lawson Australia Max Purcell
Australia Luke Saville
4–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 3–5 Sep 2019 Tiburon, United States Challenger Hard Barbados Darian King United States Robert Galloway
Venezuela Roberto Maytin
2-6, 5-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Virginia Cavaliers Bio". virginiasports.com.
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Colette (October 9, 2012). "Comeback From Serious Illness Continues for JC Aragone, Who Reaches Third Round at Pan American Closed". ZooTennis. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Former UVa tennis player qualifies for U.S. Open". dailyprogress.com. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.

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