The team warming up before the match.
The Xavier men's tennis team practices the day before its NCAA Tournament First Round appearance.
Xavier University men's tennis team wins first-ever A-10 Championship.
As a Senior (2008-09): Ends his Musketeer career ranked third all-time in career singles victories, racking up a 77-31 solo record in four years at XU His 97 overall victories rank him ninth in program history Added to those totals with a 17-5 singles record as a senior, including a 9-1 mark in dual meet action Went 8-1 at the Flight 6 level and 1-0 in Flight 5 action Wrapped up his XU career with victories in nine straight singles decisions Won 11 of his last 13 singles decisions Finished the fall season with an 8-4 singles record and a 3-2 doubles record Was runner up in the main draw of the Cream Flight at the Hoosier Invitational Also runner up in the consolation round of the"B" Flight at the Ball State Invitational Posted a 2-2 record in doubles action, paired with freshman Brennan Rooney during the fall.
As a Junior (2007-08): Finished the season with a 16-9 record in singles play, including a 12-5 mark during the spring Went 4-2 in Open doubles comepetition, posting a 3-1 record with Brian Schubert Won nine straight singles decisions from Jan. 27 to March 12, dropping only two sets during the streak Although none of his matches in the Atlantic 10 Championship were completed because the Musketeers had already secured victory, he was up a set in both his quarterfinal and semifinal match ups, and had pushed his match to a third set during the championship round Named to A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 semesters 2008 ITA Scholar Athlete.
As a Sophomore (2006-07): Recorded a 23-10 overall singles mark during his second season as a Musketeer, including a 14-5 record at No. 5 during the spring...Paired with three other Musketeers in doubles for a 9-13 overall record...Lost only once during the month of February, a 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Toledo's Josh Moran...Closed out the season with an eight-match winning streak before falling in the championship match at the Atlantic 10 Tournament to Charlotte's Dorian Host in three sets...Was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete and earned a spot on the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2006 fall semester.
As a Freshman (2005-06): Posted 21-7 singles record in first year with the Musketeers including a 13-4 mark in dual matches during the spring...Saw limited action in doubles where he recorded a 5-3 mark...Began career by losing first two singles matches then responded with eight straight wins including his first career collegiate victory on Sept. 30 over Dayton's Josh Vance...Went 7-0 in singles during the month of March...Posted a 10-3 singles record versus Atlantic 10 Conference opponents including a 2-1 mark at the 2006 A-10 Championship.
Prior to Xavier: Went undefeated in four years as No. 1 singles player at Von Steuben...City Champion as a senior...Advanced to the City Finals as a sophomore...Earned All-State honors as a junior and a senior.
Personal: Majoring in philosophy...Born January 11, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois.
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