San Jose, Calif.
The junior caps his season as a two-time All-American in the NCAA singles round of 16
VU went 1-1 on the day, as senior Valent capped his illustrious career in the individual tournament
Ninth-ranked Illini defeat No. 22 Dores 4-0 in regional championship
Ceremony recognizes outstanding Commodore student-athletes
VU will open SEC play next weekend on the road facing Alabama at 6:00 p.m. CT on Friday
Vanderbilt men's tennis team swept LSU 7-0 on Senior Day. Photos by Joe Howell (4/1/18)
Men's tennis opened the 2018 season defeating Middle Tennessee, 4-3. Photos by Joe Howell (1/19/18)
M. Tennis vs. Tennessee - Photos by Frederick Breedon (3/5/17)
M. Tennis vs. Georgia - Photos by John Russell (3/3/17)
Men's tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 4 North Carolina at the Currey Tennis Center. (2/27/17) Photos by Jow Howell
• 2015 ITA All-American (Doubles)
• 2015 Second Team All-SEC
• SEC All-Freshman Team
Freshman (2015-16): Earned ITA All-American status with Rhys Johnson… Youngest Vandy men’s tennis player to earn All-American honors…Named to the second team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman team… Ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation with Johnson… Made first dual-match appearance against Furman on Jan 16, 2016… Duo earned an 18-9 (8-5) record playing in the No. 1 spot all season and appeared in 2016 NCAA Doubles tournament… Knocked off six top-25 doubles teams… The freshman entered in the ITA top-20 in doubles on April 5th at No. 16 in the nation… Clinched a team-high nine doubles points… Individually, Klinger clinched the then-49th ranked Vanderbilt’s first top-10 victory since 2013 in a third set tiebreaker over No. 7 Texas A&M’s Arconada; 6-7, 6-4, 7-6(3)… At No. 2 downed UGA’s No. 25 Wayne Montgomery, 6-4, 6-2… Upset MSU’s No. 64 Rishab Agarwal, 6-4, 6-3… Earned five ranked wins this year, and four in the dual season… Ranked as high as No. 89
High School: A Blue Chip recruit from the West Coast who signed with VU over Notre Dame, Alabama and Texas … Came to Vandy ranked No. 10 in the country, and No. 3 in the state of California by Tennis Recruiting.com.
Personal: Goes by Cam … Born in Coloardo Springs, Colo. on Aug. 1, 1997 ... Son of Eric and Brenda Klinger … Has one older sister named Kallie who plays softball at West Alabama … Began playing tennis at the age of five … Names Bart Starr as his favorite non-tennis pro athlete ... Enjoys Nashville's music scene ... Biggest influences are his parents ... Chose Vanderbilt for the tennis team's coaching staff and academics.