The Redbirds are now 6-11 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Born 10/2/88 in Havana, Cuba.... Son of Mariano Pelaez and Aracelis Herrera ... Has a younger brother, Ariel ... Major is business.
Posted overall records of 25-11 in singles and 17-14 in doubles... Received a national doubles ranking of 58th and a regional ranking of fourth with Erik Brunskog... Received a regional singles ranking of 17th... Named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Team at the MVC Championships... Defeated the No. 3 doubles team in the country with partner Erik Brunskog at the ITA Regional Championships in October 2012... Won the doubles title with partner Muddappa Appanervanda at the Louisville Invitational in November 2012... Won the No. 1 doubles flight title with partner Jakub Eisner at the MVC Individual Championships.
Posted overall records of 17-16 in singles and 26-13 in doubles... Named Missouri Valley Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the weeks of April 10, 19... Received the Benoni Green Endowed Scholarship in June... Played in the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles for the Redbirds.
Posted overall records of 31-10 in singles and 30-7 in doubles... Received a national doubles ranking of 48th and a regional ranking of sixth with Timon Reichelt... Received a No. 42 national doubles ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Men's National Rankings with Reichelt.
Posted overall records of 25-10 in singles and 21-14 in doubles... Named 2010 MVC Freshman of the Year... Named to the 2010 MVC All-Conference First-Team at No.2 singles... Received MVC Tennis Athlete of the Week honors for the week of March 30... Finished first in Flight A doubles with Filip Miljevic at the Louisville Invitational (Sept. 13)... Finished second at No. 3 singles at the 2010 State Farm MVC Individual Conference Championships.
Prior to Illinois State
Played tennis at Jose Marti High School ... Also competed on a Cuban national team ... Received an ATP ranking in both singles and doubles.