Charles Lai
Charles Lai
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
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 ... 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.