The Vanderbilt men's tennis team enters the 2015-16 dual season at No. 25 in the nation, and with one ranked singles player.
Valent, Ross, Newman and Binet all head into the final day of tournament action undefeated in singles action.
Freshmen Chari and Ross earned their first wins at home on the courts of the Currey Tennis Center
This weekend will give Vandy fans their first glimpses of Alex Ross and Vikram Chari who help makeup the Commodores fifth-ranked signing class.
Vandy enjoys a short break from competition, before hosting their annual Commodore scramble Nov. 6th – 8th.
Vanderbilt men's tennis vs. Harvard. Photos by John Russell. (2/7/16)
Vanderbilt men's tennis annual Commodore Scramble. Hosted on 11/6/15. Photos by Daniel Dubois
Men's tennis 2015-16 head shots by Joe Howell (9/30/15)
The Men's tennis team defeated Tennessee 4-1 at the Currey Tennis Center. Photos by John Russell. (3/19/15)
The Vanderbilt Men's tennis team upset the Florida Gators in their SEC home opener; 4-3. Photos by John Russell
• Second Team All-SEC
• SEC All-Freshman Team
• Ohio Valley Player to Watch
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
Career (as of summer ’15):
Singles Record: 31-6, 20-3 dual record
Highest Singles Ranking: No. 83 (4/7/15)
Doubles Record: 12-13 overall, 10-10 dual record
Freshman (2014-15): Compiled a 31-6 record in his debut season with the ‘Dores… Played dominantly at No. 3 singles… Went 12-13 overall in doubles action… Only three singles losses in dual season, with two in league play… Six losses overall… One of five freshmen named Second Team All-SEC… One of eight freshmen voted to the SEC All-Freshman team… Third Commodore to ever earn the Ohio Valley Player to Watch award… Ohio Valley Regional singles Semifinalist… Went undefeated at Commodore Scramble… Recorded a 12-match win streak from Nov. 7th – Feb. 20th… Amassed an undefeated 5-0 record against ranked opponents in spring… Major win of the season came in Athens, as he ended Senior Bulldog Nathan Pasha’s 10-match win streak; 4-6, 6-0, 6-1… Went 10-10 in doubles, playing predominantly at No. 3 with Suresh Eswaran… Ranked doubles win at ITA Kickoff finals over then-No. 44 Pramming/Roberts.
High School: Graduated from K+S Ramibuh, Zuirch... Ranked No. 1Junior player in Switzerland...ITF Top-80 rankings...Hit with one of the greatest tennis players of all time during ATP Tour, Rodger Federer.
Personal: Daniel Valent ... Born May 14, 1995 ... Son of Ivan and Tanja Valent ... Has an older brother, Roman, a professional tennis player who won Junior Wimbledon ... has a twin sister named Jennifer ... Dreams of representing Switzerland in the Davis Cup and Olympics ... In addition to English; speaks German, French, and Czech ... Majoring in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt.
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