Personal: Valentim was born in Curitiba, Brazil. He is the son of Valentim and Regina Goncalves and has two siblings; older sister Jessica and younger brother Paulo. Before joining theTigers, Valentim was a state tennis champion for several years, and he cracked the top 7 in the Brazilian tennis ranks in 2008; and in 2010 Valentim was the Interclubs State Champion and the Brazilian Federdation Cup Finalist. Valentim is a business and economics major, and after graduation, he plans to join the professional tennis circuit. His hobbies include playing sports, traveling, and watching movies.