Charles Lai
Charles Lai
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
High School: Boston College HS

2013 Enjoyed a tremendous junior season, earning All-Conference First Team honors in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season … Served as a co-captain ... Broke the UMB program record for doubles matches played in a single-season with 19 … Totaled the seventh most wins in a single season in UMB history with 27 … Finished the year tied for second in program history with 15 doubles victories (15-4) … Added 12 singles victories (12-5), including a 5-1 record in LEC play … Racked up a 9-2 record and All-Conference honors at number four singles … Teamed up with Alex Loyer to finish 13-0 in doubles play, including 12-0 at number two doubles … Registered two separate five-game winning streaks in singles play … Ended the year riding a 13-game winning streak in doubles play … Finished the Little East Conference Tournament with a 4-0 mark, to help UMB earn their first title since 1990 … Earned the match-clinching point May 2 with a 6-0, 6-0 win at number four singles in the LEC Semifinals against Bridgewater State … Teamed up with Alex Loyer to give UMass Boston their first ever NCAA Tournament lead with a 9-8 (7-3) victory at number two doubles May 9 against Skidmore College.

2012 Earned All-Conference honors in his first season with the Beacons ... Lost just three matches all season in singles play (11-3) and four in doubles play (10-4) ... Earned his first win with the Beacons on March 13 against Curry College a 6-1, 6-1 victory in singles play and a 8-0 decision in doubles play ... Notched his first conference win against Little East Conference champion UMass Dartmouth on April 7 with a 6-2, 6-2 decision ... Earned his first conference doubles victory over Rhode Island College on April 14 with teammate David Hernandez.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Boston College High School in 2010 ... Member of the swimming and diving and tennis teams ... Named a Catholic Conference All-Star, Team MVP, and Team Captain in 2010 ... Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the State Championship tournament in 2009 ... Placed in the top-11 in the Catholic Conference in the 100 yard backstroke ... Born on March 27, 1991 ... Son of Ping and Tina Lai ... Has one brother Felix ... Majoring in sociology.