*2010 ALL-MWC SINGLES*
*2010 ALL-MWC DOUBLES*
*2010 ITA MOUNTAIN REGION PLAYER TO WATCH*
UNLV: An all-conference performer that returns for his final season as the Rebels' No. 1 singles player ... Ranked 103rd in the ITA preseason poll and expected to make a run at MWC Player of the Year honors ... A highly athletic player with multiple weapons on the court ... Last season was named ITA Mountain Region Player to Watch. The honor annually goes to a player who has turned in an outstanding season and is expected to perform at a high level the rest of his career. Bouras was the fourth Rebel to earn the award, joining Elliot Wronski (2007), Asaf Tishler (1997) and Roger Pettersson (1994) ... Traveled to Tulsa to compete in the D'Novo/ITA Men's Tennis All-American Championships in October but lost both matches in three sets ... Bouras must adjust to a new doubles partner this season after the graduation of Luca Barlocchi ... The second Rebel in history to win the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year award, joining Aviram Salomon in 2002 ... Enrolled at UNLV in January of 2008 but lost a season of eligibility while completing an academic year in residence ... Hails from France but is originally from Algeria ... He not only has twice earned spots on the Academic All-MWC team and ITA Scholar-Athlete list, but he also was named co-winner of the UNLV Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete award on May 27, 2009, after carrying a 3.93 GPA.
2010: Named All-MWC in both singles and doubles ... Led team with 26 singles wins, including going 14-10 at the No. 1 position in the lineup ... Ranked for much of the season after earning his first career placing at No. 108 on Feb. 18 ... Finished 21-13 with senior doubles partner Barlocchi, including 14-7 at top of the dual lineup ... Compiled a 12-6 singles record in tournament play ... Won the Flight One Singles title at UNLV's invite in January, winning two matches over ranked opponents, including downing Alabama's 62nd-ranked Saketh Myneri 6-4, 6-2 ... Began his first season of fall competition with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Texas' Daniel Whitehead before falling in the next round at the Baylor Intercollegiate in September ... The next month, he won his first two matches at Prequalifying for the D'Novo ITA Men's All-American Tennis Championships in Tulsa and was awarded a Lucky Loser bid into the Qualfiying field ... He made the most of his new life, upsetting 113th-ranked Julien Bley of Baylor 6-4, 6-2 before being ousted in the next round ... Won his first three rounds at the Rebel Classic before falling to Cal Poly's Andrew Dome in the singles championship on Nov. 1 ... Was also busy in doubles play, teaming with Barlocchi for a 7-6 record ... The team reached two tourney finals in the fall -- losing 8-6 to Utah's Phillip Ellers and Alex Golding at the ITA Regional and falling 8-5 to Cal Poly's Dome and Jordan Bridge in the Rebel Classic title tilt.
2009: Turned in strong rookie campaign after finally making his collegiate debut in January ... Finished 18-8 overall in singles ... Played primarily at No. 2 position in the lineup and went 15-8 in duals there ... Also went 3-0 when spelling senior Elliot Wronski at the top spot in the lineup ... Earned his first career ranked victory when he swept No. 123 Graeme Kassautzki of New Mexico 6-4, 6-4 on March 29 ... Won his match vs. Bartosz Golas to help UNLV upset No. 42 SDSU in the regular-season finale on April 19 ... Four days later he swept Phillip Ellers 7-5, 6-2 to help the Rebels knock off No. 49 Utah in the first round of the MWC tournament ... His 9-16 doubles record was compiled with three partners ... Played primarily with senior Wesley Burrows at second and third spots in the lineup.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Lycee Marie Curie School in Versailles, France.
PERSONAL: Mehdi Bouras was born on Sept. 24, 1988, in Algiers ... The son of Rachid and Nadjath Bouras ... Lists Marat Safin as his favorite tennis player ... Majoring in management.
Bouras' Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MWC) Total 2009-10 12-6 14-10 2-3 26-16 2008-09 0-0 18-8 3-3 18-8 CAREER 12-6 32-18 5-6 44-24