GILBERTO “TITO” MACHADO
Tito was born in the Canary Islands, Spain. He started playing at the age of four and by eight he began competition in Spain’s junior circuit. As a junior, he played national level events in Spain which soon lead to ITF tournaments.
Towards the end of an impressive junior career with solid national and international results and experience in high performance academies like Wiki Team Academy, CAR Riba Competencia, and Equelite Academy in Spain, Tito set his goals to play collegiate tennis in the United States. As the recruiting process began, he received scholarship offers that lead to playing his first year at Missouri Valley College where he reached the conference final and was honored as an All-Conference Team player.
The following year, Tito transferred to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania to play NCAA Division 2. He played the top positions of the team and was team captain his junior and senior year. Tito graduated with a degree in Anthropology and Political Science.