Nick Cromydas
Nick  Cromydas

Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook South




Cromydas amongst Chicagoans Named To Forbes' 30 Under 30

A four-year letterman for the Dores, Cromydas' hard work and dedication transitioned to the business world.

2008-09 (Senior): Graduated with a degree in communication studies and a minor in managerial studies ... Played anywhere from the No. 1 to No. 3 singles position ... One of two players (Vijay Paul) invited to play at the ITA Championships ... Finished 8-20 overall, including a 4-16 mark in the SEC ... Defeated three ranked opponents ... Became just the second player on the year to defeat No. 66 Javier Garrapiz of Georgia when he did so in the No. 3 slot on April 10 ... Finished 12-13 overall in doubles play ... Teamed with Vijay Paul to finish 5-1 in the No. 2 doubles slot, including a 4-1 mark in the SEC ... Finished 6-7 overall and 6-6 in the No. 2 doubles slot with Bryant Salcedo.

2007-08 (Junior): Won final four matches of the season in the No. 2 singles position ... Only Vanderbilt player to post a winning record in SEC singles play, finishing 6-5 ... VU's most consistent performer down the stretch ... Finished 11-11 in dual play and 13-16 overall ... Opened dual play with a 2-7 record, but finished 9-4 to close the season ... Played in the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles positions ... Clinched Vanderbilt's 4-3 wins over No. 57 South Carolina and No. 38 Mississippi State ... After losing the first set, 6-2, to South Carolina's Johannes Pulsfort, Cromydas clinched the match by winning two straight sets in a tiebreaker ... Clinched VU's win over Mississippi State with a 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5, win over No. 50 Philippe Frayssinoux ... Defeated No. 75 Luis Flores of Georgia, 5-4, retired ... Finished 14-11 in doubles play, including 13-10 in dual competition ... Earned a 10-7 record in No. 2 position in doubles ... Teamed with Bryant Salcedo to finish 10-5 in doubles in the No. 2 position ... Duo defeated Ole Miss' 21st-ranked duo of Wellermann and ten Berge in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 9-8(5).

2006-07 (Sophomore): Finished 13-10 in dual play and 16-13 overall ... Ranked No. 122 in final ITA rankings ... Vanderbilt's primary No. 2 player ... Also played in Nos. 1 and 3 positions ... Closed season by winning three of final four matches ... Posted 6-5 record in the SEC ... Notched two victories over ranked opponents ... Defeated No. 100 Marc Rocafort of Middle Tennessee State, 0-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 3 match ... Topped No. 102 Eric Claesson of Ole Miss, 2-6, 6-0, 2-1 in the No. 2 match ... Finished 12-13 in doubles play ... Teamed with Evan Dufaux to notch 5-5 record ... Posted 4-5 mark with Vijay Paul.

2005-06 (Freshman): Started the 2006 season 8-0 in singles... played in 20 matches... defeated Colin Mascal at the SEC Tournament... defeated SEC opponents from South Carolina and LSU.

Prep/Juniors: Played in the championship match at the USTA/Midwest Section Junior Davis Cup... placed fourth in the state at the end of the 2005 season... ranked 41 in the USTA Boys 16 singles... won eight straight sets in the MTSU Fall Invitational in 2005 to take the flight for B1 singles.

Personal: Nikolas Cromydas... born July 22, 1986... father is George Cromydas... has one brother, Christopher.

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