Mikayel Avetisyan
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Mikayel Avetisyan (M PSIA ’22) Ranked Top Tennis Player in 2019

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YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program is proud to share that PSIA student Mikayel Avetisyan has been ranked top tennis player with the best results by the Armenian Tennis Federation. Earlier, Avetisyan took first place at the Armenian Championship 2019 in doubles and became the runner-up in singles. His overall ranking secured his first place on the national ranking list. As a result, Avetisyan won the nomination of Armenia’s No. 1 Ranked Player in 2019. Moreover, he has been the No.1 Ranked Player of the country since 2015.

“Being a champion is the most wonderful thing. At that moment you have the world at your feet, which is the result of all your hard work,” Avetisyan noted about his most recent achievement.

Avetisyan’s second tournament after his return from military service in late July was the Armenian Championship 2019, followed by the Charchoghlyan Memorial Tournament 2019, where he also took first place. Avetisyan started playing tennis at the age of four and since then he has become a champion and runner-up several times in a number of European tennis tournaments for juniors. In 2012, he became a member of the Men’s National Team. Avetisyan became Master of Sports in 2013 and, subsequently in 2017, he became International Class Master of Sports.

Avetisyan is excited to share his passion for tennis with the AUA community and has formed a tennis club at AUA. Currently, he is leading the club, organizing training sessions and coaching the club members. 

The Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA) equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of political science and international affairs, emphasizing local and global perspectives and practical applications of theory. The program provides world-class teaching and research, producing graduates who can best contribute to the development of the nation.