David was raised in Queens, New York where academics and athletics were integral parts of the household. His family emigrated from Medellin, Colombia where his father was a professional water polo player and mother comes from a large competitive tennis family. Introduced to a variety of sports at the age of 8, David dedicated his efforts mainly towards tennis and basketball. He played recreational tennis in Alley Pond Tennis Center while being involved in travel basketball leagues such as NY Junior Knicks and Long Island Lightening. Talented in both sports at a young age, David decided to focus on tennis and began playing competitively when he was 10 years old.

Coming from humble beginnings, David received a lot of sponsorship during his competitive junior days by tennis academies that offered amazing tournament training programs for top talents such as Reebok Junior Tennis Academy, N.Y.J.T.L (New York Junior Tennis League), and Randy Mani Tennis Academy. Throughout his 8 years of academy training, David has been ranked top 20 in the Eastern Section section for each age group from 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U. Representing his high school, St. Francis Preparatory School, David was a two time singles finalist for the prestigious New York City Mayor’s Cup and a one time doubles champion. For his varsity team, he played #1 singles his junior and senior year and contributed to the success of the school’s 3 consecutive CHSAA titles.

As junior tennis was now coming to an end, David was recruited to play NCAA Dvision 1 at St. John’s University. After playing Division 1 tennis for a semester, David realized his science degree would require a better balance of time for athletics and studies. After a full semester at St. Johns University, David transferred over to the City College of New York where he played #1 singles for their NCAA Division III tennis program. Here he earned several achievements such as CUNYAC Rookie of the Year, CCNY Most Outstanding Player Athlete, and the Athletic Academic Honor Roll each year. David finished all three seasons and remained undefeated with a 23-0 record and earned the Lionel Malamed Award. He graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Biology and would later complete his M.B.A in Accounting and Business/Management.
While David was pursuing his Master’s, he worked in the corporate tech world as an account manager full time and spent summers teaching in some of Long Island’s prestigious country clubs.  After 5 years, David opened his own private logistics company in Los Angeles while also doing what he loves most, living and breathing tennis. He fell in love with the feeling of giving back to the sport by using his technical and motivational skills in improving many students of all ages, constructing long term relationships, and assisting those achieve their short/long term goal on the court.  With these attributes, David is delighted to incorporate his experience and skill set with the TIA community.