In his senior season, Ruben Torres was once again a steady contributor to the Trojans' success... Went 2-0 in NCAA Tournament matches en route to USC's semifinal appearance... Completed the year ranked No. 100 in the final ITA singles rankings... Compiled a 28-10 overall singles record, a 17-6 mark in dual matches and a 9-3 record against Pac-10 opponents... Played primarily at the No. 4 (5-4), No. 5 (8-1) and No. 6 (4-0) positions... Also played one match at No. 3 (0-1)... Accounted for nine straight wins in the months of January and February... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Pac-10 Singles Tournament... Played with seven different doubles partners, primarily with Parker Collins at the No. 3 spot for a 7-4 overall record and 7-3 mark in dual matches... Also competed with Jamil Al-Agba (4-1), Adriano Biasella (6-0), Drew Hoskins (2-1), Daniel Langre (0-1), Adam Loucks (1-0) and Scott Patterson (0-1)... Posted an 8-3 record during the fall season, advancing to the semifinals of the Fresno State Bulldog Classic and the finals of the ITA West Regional... Fell to third-ranked Tobias Clemens in the ITA championship match, but still advanced to the ITA National Individual Championships... He and Hoskins reached the doubles semifinals at the Bulldog Classic... Ranked No. 51 in the ITA preseason singles poll... Named a 2004 USC Marks Scholar-Athlete and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention... Honored with the 2004 Pac-10 Medal - awarded annually to the top male and female scholar athlete at each Pac-10 institution.
Torres had a difficult junior season, undergoing shoulder surgery in the fall and having to sit out select matches during the spring with a wrist injury... Played mainly at No. 4 singles and Nos. 2 and 3 doubles... Compiled an 11-13 overall singles record, a 10-11 mark in dual matches and a 2-2 record in the Pac-10... Went 11-6 overall in doubles with Johan Berg (7-3) and Daniel Langre (4-3)... Found his greatest success playing doubles with Johan Berg at the No. 3 position... The also pair posted a 2-1 mark in Pac-10 play, including an upset victory over then-No. 27 K.C. Corkery and James Pade of Stanford on April 4... Went 6-4 in the fall, highlighted by a 5-2 record at the ITA Regional Championships where he dropped his first match but won five consecutive in the consolation round... Named to the 2003 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention team... A 2003 Marks Scholar-Athlete.
Torres, along with his teammates, enjoyed much success in 2002 as he helped lead the Trojans to the NCAA Championship ... Playing mainly at the No. 6 position, Torres posted the team's best record with a 32-8 (.800) overall singles mark ... He went 22-5 in dual matches, 5-2 in Pac-10 play, 16-3 at the No. 6 position and 6-2 at the No. 5 spot ... In the fall he advanced to finals of the ITA Regional Consolation Championships and the second round of the SCTA Championship ... Won a team-best 11-straight matches to end the 2002 season ... Captured the Pac-10 Invitational Singles Championship during that span by defeating UCLA's Alberto Francis in the final ... His streak took him into the NCAA Tournament where he won all six NCAA Tournament matches en route to the Trojans' national title and was honored to the NCAA All-Tournament team at the No. 6 position ... In doubles he collected a 11-10 record with Teige Sullivan and a 1-0 mark with Daniel Langre ... Throughout the dual match season, he and Sullivan posted a 5-6 record at No. 2 and a 3-1 record at No. 3 ... In the NCAA Championship final, the pair captured a key victory over Georgia's Adam Seri and Brandon Wagner, 8-4, to clinch the Trojans' doubles point en route to the title.
After joining the team as a freshman in January, Ruben Torres played mainly at No. 5 and compiled a 16-9 overall record, 15-6 mark in dual matches and 3-4 record against Pac-10 opponents... Posted the team's longest win streak during the regular season after winning eight straight matches from Jan. 19 through Feb. 21... Missed two matches in early April due to a wrist injury... He won his first round match over Matt Hanlin of Washington in the Pac-10 Singles Tournament, but fell in the second round... He played doubles with Parker Collins and the pair went 13-9 overall at No. 3... He also played doubles matches with Ryan Moore (2-1) and the pair upset Stanford's sixth-ranked Scott Lipsky and David Martin... Collins and Torres fell in the first round of the Pac-10 Doubles Tournament.
A 2000 graduate of Colegio Alejandria in Cali, Colombia... He was Colombia's 18- and 16-and-under national champion... Served as team captain on 18-and-under team which finished fourth at the 2000 World Junior Championships... Went undefeated in the South American 18-and-under singles (6-0) and doubles (4-0) championship... Played for the Colombian Davis Cup team in 2000.
Ruben D. Torres was born on Feb. 23, 1981, in Villaricencio, Colombia... The son of Marco Torres and Nancy Duque, he has two brothers, Sebastian (17) and Mateo (13)... An international relations major who hopes to one day play Davis Cup again for his country.
TORRES' CAREER STATISTICS
S - Overall S - Duals D - Overall D - Duals
Year W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct.
2001 16 9 .640 15 6 .714 15 10 .600 15 7 .682
2002 32 8 .800 22 5 .815 12 10 .545 9 7 .563
2003 11 13 .458 10 11 .476 11 6 .647 11 6 .647
2004 28 10 .737 17 6 .739 20 8 .714 17 5 .773
Totals 87 40 .685 64 28 .696 58 34 .630 52 25 .675