|Hometown:||St. Gilles les Bains, Reunion Island|
2011 (Junior): Completed his junior campaign with the best record on the team at 14-7 … was 5-0 at singles in Southland Conference play to garner Southland Newcomer of the Year recognition… helped his team to a fourth-straight Southland Conference title by going unbeaten in his final nine matches of the year, including a 6-0 record in finished matches … finished the year in doubles at 10-2 overall and 5-0 in league matches to earn First Team All-Southland at the No. 2 spot … won six-straight matches alongside teammate James Langford to end the year.
Prior to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi: Played at Troy University in Troy, Ala., for head coach Eric Hayes … helped the Trojans to a 15-5 record overall while going 16-4 in individual matches … was part of a team that won the Sun Belt Conference Championship and represented the league in the NCAA Tournament.
High School: Played at CNED in Nice, France, for head coach Daniel Contek … won Reunion Island Championship in 2008.
Personal: Born Aurelien Tave on October 18, 1988 in Gilles Les Bains, Reunion Island … parents are Marcel Tave and Francoise Cruinek … majoring in sports management.