Charles Irie
    Charles Irie

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 150

  • Irie on College Tennis Online

    Fresno State: (2006-07) Won a career-high 23 overall matches during the season ... finished career with 68 overall singles wins, good for 17th all-time in program history ... was 15-7 in dual matches playing primarily at the No. 4 spot ... won seven straight from March 16 to April 13 ... was a second-team All-WAC honoree in doubles ... advanced to the Regional quarterfinals after winning four straight ... beat Washington's Patrick Fischer in straight sets to reach the quarters ... won the Bulldog Classic flight B doubles draw with Tejesvi Veerepalli.

    Fresno State: (2005-06) Had an outstanding dual match season, playing primarily at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots ... tallied a 21-8 overall record and a 17-5 mark in dual matches ... defeated Bruno Alcala of Arizona in straight sets on Feb. 18 ... was instrumental in Fresno State's 4-3 road victory at Oregon, beating Mike Myrhead in three sets ... defeated Robert Hodel of South Alabama in straight sets during Fresno State's 4-3 victory in the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic ... went 11-12 in doubles during the dual match season, playing primarily with Rudolf Siwy ... completed the fall season with a record of 4-3 in singles and 6-4 in doubles ... went 2-1 in the UNLV Fall Classic, advancing to the final before losing to Juan Crosa of East Tennessee State in three sets ... Irie and teammate Sergiu Modoc went 2-1 in doubles play during the ITA Northwest Regionals, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament ... advanced to the doubles semifinal of the UNLV Fall Classic.

    (2004-05) A second-team All-WAC selection in singles ... went 13-10 in singles but was very impressive in dual matches, going 12-6 while playing mostly at No. 3 ... finished the campaign by winning eight of his last 12 matches, including a very impressive performance over Tulsa's Federico Soriano in the WAC Tournament ... had a five-match winning streak midway through the dual match season, capped with a satisfying 7-5, 6-3 win over Jeff Groslimond of Florida State at the Blue-Gray Classic ... went 6-9 while playing No. 2 doubles with Nicolas Mascheroni ... in the fall, his best result was a round of 16 showing in doubles at the ITA Regionals with Andy Sinn.

    (2003-04) Joined the team in January at the beginning of the spring semester ... was very productive, going 11-4 in singles and 6-6 in doubles ... clinched the winning match in a 3-3 situation twice, once against 10th-ranked Washington and the other in the regular season finale against Pacific ... in that win over Pacific, Irie overcame severe cramps and dehydration late in the match the prevail 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-5 ... won six of his last seven matches ... had the most success in doubles with Sinn, the combination going 3-0 ... is the fastest player on the team.

    Prior to Fresno State: A highly touted recruit who should pace the top of the Bulldog lineup ... reached the quarterfinals of the African Junior Championships in 2003 ... won the African Championships in Angola ... runner-up at an ITF tournament in Pretoria ... in 2002, was a semifinalist at the African Junior Championships ... the national champion of his native Ivory Coast ... finished ranked 64th in the ITF world junior rankings in singles in 2003 and 75th in doubles.

    Personal: Born Sept. 7, 1985 ... mother's name is Dovonou Claudine ... has two brothers, Serge and Jean-Charles, and two sisters, Rosemonde and Majorette ... enjoys playing basketball and football and listening to music ... favorite player is Andre Agassi ... lists the person he most admires as his mother.

    Career Singles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2003-0411-411-40-0
    2004-0513-1012-61-4
    2005-0621-817-54-3
    2006-0723-1015-78-3
    Totals68-3255-2213-10

    Career Doubles Statistics

    YearOverallDualTourn
    2003-046-66-60-0
    2004-059-117-102-1
    2005-0617-1611-126-4
    2006-0720-813-67-2
    Totals52-4137-3415-7
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