Friday evening Johnson and Valent will battle California’s 25th-ranked Andre Goransson Florian Lakat at 4:30 pm CT.
Sponsored by Saint Frances Health System and hosted by The University of Tulsa, this is the second national championship tournament of the 2015-16 season.
Rhys Johnson and Daniel Valent both earn spots in the ITA preseason singles and doubles rankings.
Freshmen and first-year transfers eligible for recognition
This is the second year in a row that the `Dores have brought in three regional awards.
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
M. Tennis def. MTSU, 6-1. (2/6/15) Photos by Daniel Dubois
M. Tennis vs. Indiana (1/30/15) 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 30-6 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 ... Undeclared on major ... Has an older brother, Roman, who won Junior Wimbledon and is now a professional tennis player ... 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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