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

2014 Built off of his first two season to produce the best season of hi three-year career … Named a First Team All Conference player at number two singles and number one doubles … Became the first player in program history to earn three First Team All Conference honors in both singles and doubles … Served as a co-captain … Set the UMass Boston single-season record by playing in 23 doubles matches and 41 overall matches … Tied the UMass Boston program-record with his 16 victories in doubles action … Finished tied for sixth in the UMB record books with his 28 wins in a single year … Finished the year 16-7 in doubles, 12-6 in singles and 28-13 overall … Ended the year with a 15-0 mark in eight matches against Little East foes … Wrapped up the season on an 11-match winning streak … Registered 12 victories in his final 13 doubles matches-all at number one doubles … Went 11-1 over his final 12 singles matches of the season … Went 3-0 in the Little East Conference Tournament … With his 8-6 victory at number one doubles against the University of Southern Maine in the Little East Conference Title Match, he set the UMB program record with his 41st career doubles win.

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 First Team All-Conference honors at number one doubles and number three singles 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 ... Currently a member of the Athletes Intervarsity group at UMass Boston ... Born on March 27, 1991 ... Son of Ping and Tina Lai ... Has one brother Felix ... Majoring in sociology and communication.