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    Brian Wright
    Brian Wright

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    Last College:
    Pepperdine

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 160

    Experience:
    TR-3V

    R/L:
    R

    THIS SEASON:
    Brian Wright enters his fourth season at USC as a redshirt senior... Transferred from Pepperdine in 2002... Did not compete in the fall.

    2005:
    Wright gave the team added depth in the spring competing in the No. 4 and No. 5 positions and posted a 13-15 singles record and a 10-9 doubles record... Paired up with Kaes Van't Hof (6-4) and reached the Round of 16 in the ITA Regional Championships... Also teamed up with Adam Loucks (4-5) and reached the SCTA Championship quarterfinals.

    2004:
    Wright saw limited playing time during the 2004 season after undergoing knee and elbow surgery... Posted a 2-1 singles record in the fall, competing at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic and playing at No. 5 in USC's exhibition at Notre Dame... During the spring, he competed at the No. 6 spot against Fresno State and went 3-1 at the Sherwood Collegiate Classic... Also played doubles matches with Jamil Al-Agba (1-2), Adriano Biasella (0-1) and Drew Hoskins (1-1)... A 2004 USC Marks Scholar Athlete.

    2003:
    Redshirted the 2003 season due to knee injuries... Played four doubles matches with Jeff Kazarian (3-1) in the fall.

    2002 at Pepperdine:
    Wright played primarily doubles in his freshman season at Pepperdine ... Along with partner Calle Hansen, he posted a 16-7 dual match record at the No. 3 position and a 21-11 overall mark ... He played two singles matches at No. 6 and won both ... Was 8-8 in overall singles ... Helped lead the Waves to the NCAA Quarterfinals, a No. 5 final ranking and the West Coast Conference Championship in 2002 ... In the fall he teamed with Steve Racioppi to defeat Joao Menano and Stephen Moros of Arizona State to win the Adidas Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL:
    A 2001 graduate of Clovis West (Calif.) High ... Played four years of varsity tennis ... Earned All-American honors as a junior and senior ... Named all-city and Clovis Independent MVP in 2000 and 2001 ... Named Clovis Independent's Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Helped lead Clovis West to the Tri-River Athletic Conference championship and won the league singles championship in 2001 ... Went undefeated in both singles and doubles as a senior ... A three-time team Most Valuable Player ... Advanced to the semifinals of the 1999 Orange Bowl in under-16 doubles, the semifinals of the Easter Bowl in singles and the quarterfinals of the National Hardcourt Championships in singles ... Graduated with a 3.8 grade point average and earned the Principal's Medallion for his academic achievements ... A California Scholastic Federation member all four years.

    PERSONAL:
    Brian Eric Wright was born on March 1, 1983, in Fresno, Calif. ... The son of Russ and Doris Wright, he has one sister, Jami ... His father, Russ, and uncle, Ron, played collegiate tennis at San Jose State and Fresno State, respectively ... Lists Stan Smith (USC `68) as the toughest competitor he has ever played against ... A business major who would like to play professional tennis following graduation.

    Wright's CAREER STATISTICS
    	S - Overall	       S - Duals		D - Overall	D - Duals
    Year	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
    2002 (Pep)	8	8	.500	2	0	1.000	21	11	.656	16	7	.696
    2003*	--	--	--	--	--	--	3	1	.750	--	--	--
    2004	6	2	.750	2	0	1.000	2	4	.333	2	3	.400
    2005	13	15	.464	5	10	.333	10	9	.526	4	5	.444
    Totals	27	25	.519	9	10	.474	36	25	.590	22	15	.595
    *Redshirt Season at USC