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Juuso Laitinen
Juuso Laitinen

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Kuopio, Finland

High School:
Koulutuskeskus Salpaus

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
07/14/1992

Experience:
RS

Spring 2014: All-Southland second team honoree ... Put up 12-14 record with 2-4 conference mark ... Went 1-0 at No. 1, 3-3 at No. 2 and 8-11 at No. 3 ... Won a match at each of the top three spots over a five-day span, beating Max Tkachenko and Ernesto Santillan of Alcorn State as well as Ryan Swanier of Jackson State ... Picked up victories in six of eight decisions over the span of a month, dispatching Daniel Vasquez (Prairie View A&M), Yvon Haessig (USC Upstate), Karen Khachatryan (Troy), Brad Marriott (Southern Miss), Andrey Smirnov (UMKC) and Eric McKnight (Nebraska-Omaha) ... Beat UTSA's Joel Rubio before earning first conference victory of the season with a win over Oral Roberts' Amar Saletovic ... Earned final singles win of the year over Abilene Christian's Nicklas Wingord ... Ranked as LU's second-best doubles player, ending 14-5, which included an 11-3 mark with Michael Feucht ... The duo finished 10-2 at the top position in the line-up and at one point took home eight consecutive decisions with wins over Alcorn State, Jackson State, UTPA, PVAMU, USC Upstate, San Francisco, Troy and Southern Miss ... Also picked up wins with Feucht over Wichita State, Nebraska-Omaha and ORU ... Teamed with Jeandre Hoogenboezem for conference wins against duos from New Orleans and Incarnate Word ... Also paired up with Steven McMullan to beat a team from Nicholls.

Fall 2013: Went 3-5 in singles ... Began season with wins over Tyler Junior College's Trey Seymour and Texas-Pan American's Mauricio Fosado at the Ron Wesbrooks Invitational ... Also picked up win over Adam Gustafsson of Rice at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional ... Combined with fellow countryman Mikko Rajamaki in doubles, posting a 3-3 record ... Fell to teammates Nikita Lis and Steven McMullan in Flight One championship at Ron Wesbrooks Invitational ... Also racked up victories over teams from UTSA and Texas-Pan American.

Spring 2013: Redshirted.

Fall 2012: Redshirted.

Prep: Attended Koulutuskeskus Salpaus in Finland.

Personal: Born Juuso Vilho Laitinen on July 14, 1992 in Kuopio, Finland ... Son of Heikki and Kristina Laitinen.

04/27/2014

Cards fall 4-1 in Southland Tournament finale

Men's Tennis wraps up best season since 1987

04/26/2014

Cards advance to Southland Tournament championship match

Men's Tennis looking to upset defending champions

04/25/2014

Men's Tennis set for Southland semis

Cards to take on Nicholls

04/24/2014

Laitinen and Lis earn All-Southland accolades

Hoogenboezem named SLC Champion at No. 5 singles

04/18/2014

Men's Tennis beats Incarnate Word

Cards tie for best win total since 1987

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