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Alex Fennell
Alex  Fennell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

High School:
Lower Merion

Last College:
Penn State

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Experience:
TR

Major:
Sociology

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


  • ITA Scholar-Athlete - 2016, 2017
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll - 2017
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll - 2016

2016-17 (SENIOR)


ATHLETICS

  • Finished third on the team in singles wins with a 22-11 overall record
  • Went 18-7 in dual-match play, enough to tie for the second-most on the team
  • His 18 dual-match wins are enough to tie for the fifth-most by a senior in a season in program history
  • Started the dual-match season with a seven-match win streak
  • Played the majority of his matches in the No. 5 spot, tallying a 6-4 SEC record
  • Defeated David Gonzalez of East Tennessee in a three-set match in the First Round of the NCAA Team Tournament (May 12)
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the Charlotte Invitational with wins over Will Albright of UNC-Greensboro and Milo Bargeron of Appalachian State
  • Went 7-18 in doubles play, including a 6-12 dual-match record and a 2-6 SEC record
  • Defeated the nation's No. 18 doubles pair of Auburn with teammate Sam Swank (Feb. 25) in the Blue/Gray Invitational

2015-16 (JUNIOR)


ATHLETICS

  • Finished third on the team in singles wins, going 25-15 and 14-12 in dual-match play
  • Got experience at the top of the lineup to open the spring before settling into his role at No. 4 singles to close the year
  • Was ranked No. 116 for four weeks to begin the spring
  • Earned doubles rankings throughout the season paired with Harrison O'Keefe (as high as No. 51) and Thomas Mayronne (as high as No. 69)
  • Went 15-13 in doubles, 10-8 in dual matches
  • Put together an impressive 6-5 mark in SEC singles competition
  • Won five of his last singles results to finish the season, including a three-set win against his opponent from No. 13 Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament (Apr. 22)
  • Clinched matches against Winthrop (Jan. 16) and The Citadel (Jan. 30)
  • A strong performer in three-set matches (7-4) and tiebreakers (6-4)
  • Went 4-0 at the Bulldog Scramble with two wins over opponents from Georgia to be tabbed the Bulldog Scramble Champion (Nov. 15)

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)


ATHLETICS

  • Victorious in 13 singles matches for the Nittany Lions, including nine in the spring, and 14 doubles matches during the season
  • Entered the fall with a No. 43 ranking in the ITA Doubles Poll along with teammate Leo Stakhovsky
  • Competed in the fall at the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Atlantic Regional and USTA Clay Court Invitational
  • Reached the round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional
  • Advanced in singles competition with a win at both the ITA All-American Championships and the USTA Clay Court Invitational
  • Split time at No. 1 and No. 2 in singles lineup during the spring as he won six matches at No. 1 and three at No. 2

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)


ATHLETICS

  • Posted a 16-10 record in spring matches and 20 overall wins, clinching match point five times
  • Completed the fall with a 5-3 record in both singles and doubles after competing at the ITA All-American Championships, Wake Forest Invite and ITA Atlantic Regional
  • Put together a stretch of 10-consecutive wins at the No. 3 spot during the spring including matchups against four top-50 teams
  • Won five Big Ten matches, picking up wins against four top-70 teams
  • Took his first round match in the NCAA Tournament 6-4, 6-1 against UNC Wilmington

HIGH SCHOOL


  • Rated a five-star recruit and the No. 22 prospect in the country bytennisrecruiting.net
  • Played at the High Performance Tennis Academy where he finished as the second-ranked prospect in Pennsylvania and a top-three ranking in the Middle Atlantic
  • Played at Fox Lane High School, becoming the first seventh grader in school history to play on the varsity tennis team
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA Spring National Championships
CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (Conf.) #1 (Conf.) #2 (Conf.) #3 (Conf.) #4 (Conf.) #5 (Conf.) #6 (Conf.)
2013-14 20-13 4-3 16-10 (5-5) 0-1 (0-0) 1-0 (0-0) 15-9 (5-5)
2014-15 13-23 4-4 9-19 (3-8) 6-10 (3-4) 3-9 (0-4)
2015-16 25-15 11-3 14-12 (6-5) 3-4 (0-0) 2-2 (0-0) 2-2 (0-2) 5-4 (4-3) 2-0 (2-0)
2016-17 22-11 4-4 18-7 (7-5) 2-0 (0-0) 1-1 (0-1) 7-5 (6-4) 8-1 (1-0)
Total 80-62 23-14 57-48 (21-23) 9-15 (3-4) 6-11 (0-4) 19-11 (5-7) 6-5 (4-4) 9-5 (8-4) 8-1 (1-0)
CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (Conf.) #1 (Conf.) #2 (Conf.) #3 (Conf.)
2013-14 6-4 5-3 1-1 (0-0) 1-1 (0-0)
2014-15 14-14 3-3 11-11 (2-5) 5-3 (2-2) 5-8 (0-3) 1-0 (0-0)
2015-16 15-13 5-5 10-8 (1-6) 8-5 (0-4) 2-3 (1-2)
2016-17 7-18 1-6 6-12 (2-6) 3-6 (0-2) 2-6 (2-4) 1-0 (0-0)
Total 42-49 14-17 28-32 (5-17) 16-14 (2-8) 9-17 (3-9) 3-1 (0-0)

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