Went 6-12 in his freshman season playing at the No. 2 position... Posted a 1-4 Southland Conference record... Earned a win in his first match of the spring season, a 2-6, 7-5, 10-5 victory over Damian Despotovski of Nicholls State... Defeated Patrick Hammers of Western Illinois when the WIU player retired after losing the first set... Defeated Eric McKnight of Omaha, 6-3, 6-2... Beat Nick Baker of Metro State, 6-4, 6-2, and Alex Baker of John Brown, 6-2, 6-1... Earned his last singles win, 6-3, 6-4, over Leonardo Vieira of Arkansas-Pine Bluff... Was 5-12 in doubles play, with a 2-3 Southland record... Earned all five of his wins when teamed with Fabian Zierleyn, including victories over teams from Metro State, John Brown, Texas-Pan American, Lamar and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Played at Theodor Herzl School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa... Earned straight A's in high school... Also attended the University of Cape Town.
Son of Jimmy and Andrea Mechali... Plans to major in Engineering at ORU, with the goal of pursuing an MBA after graduation... Favorite professional athlete is David Ferrer.