|High School:||Seneca Valley|
2012: Earned America East Second Team honors in doubles last year with outgoing senior Joe Adewumi… Adewumi and Patel formed a tandem in early April and went 4-1, including a critical win over Stony Brook at No. 3 doubles in the America East semifinals… Also won at No. 6 his singles to help UMBC reach the title match… Finished second on the team with 24 total victories in his initial campaign.
Background: Posted an overall high school ledger of 37-5, playing at No. 1 singles in all four years at Seneca Valley… Did not lose in dual match competition (23-0) in 2010 and 2011 and was the team’s Most Valuable Player in both seasons… Competed in the Maryland State Tournament as a senior and competed in the finals in both county and regional competition… Achieved his highest national ranking at the U-16 level at 734… Reached the finals of a U-16 tournament in London, England in 2008… Honored by Washington Post and Montgomery Gazette as part of All-Metro and All-County teams… Also earned four varsity letters in soccer for the Screaming Eagles…An honor roll student who has been selected to attend many forums and conferences, including the National Youth Leadership Forum Global Scholar Young Leaders Conference in Beijing, China… Is considering a major in biology and a career as a pediatrician… A member of SADD and the National Science Honor Society… Enjoys painting and playing Indian drums… Lists favorite professional team as Manchester United… Has an older sister, Annika, who is 23… Son of Upendra and Dr. Nita Patel… Born Nov. 3, 1993.