Felipe came to the States from Brazil to play his collegiate tennis at East Central University. While there, he was All-Conference in 2003 and 2005. In 2006 he was awarded East Central's Outstanding Athlete Award. Felipe excelled in academics as he was recognized in 2002 Top 10 Freshman and in 2006 Top 10 Senior. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Chi National College Honors Society and was nominated to the Who is Who Amoung Students in American Universities and Colleges. Felipe also went on to get his Masters from Oklahoma City University in Finance and International Business. He is entering his third year as a Westwood instructor. He previously taught at Lake Owego in Greely, PA. One of his major accomplishments was representing his home country, Brazil while playing tournaments throughout South America.