Daniel Valent
Daniel  Valent
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Zurich, Switzerland

High School:
K+S Ramibuh, Zuirch

Height:
5-11

 

05/25/2017

Valent falls in NCAA Round of 32

The two-time SEC honoree will continue his success on West End next season as one of Vanderbilt’s key returnees.

05/24/2017

Dores go undefeated on day one of NCAAs

Representatives from the Vanderbilt tennis teams went undefeated on day one of the 2017 NCAA Singles Tournament

05/23/2017

Valent to begin NCAA singles play on Wednesday

The Zurich, Switzerland native is slated to take on Columbia's 57th-ranked Victor Pham tomorrow at 2 p.m. CT

05/03/2017

Valent ready for opportunity in NCAA tourney

Daniel Valent of the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Tournament.

04/07/2017

Valent clinches 4-3 win over Alabama

Junior Daniel Valent clinched the Commodore victory in the squad's home finale.

05/08/2017

MT vs. Alabama - Photos by Joe Howell (4/7/17)

Vanderbilt defeats Alabama, 4-3, on Senior Day. Photos by Joe Howell (4/7/17)

04/26/2017

MT vs. Alabama SEC Tournament - Photos by Austin Perryman (4/26/17)

MT defeats Alabama 4-2 SEC Tournament - Photos by Austin Perryman (4/26/17)

03/23/2017

M. Tennis vs. Tennessee - Photos by Frederick Breedon (3/5/17)

M. Tennis vs. Tennessee - Photos by Frederick Breedon (3/5/17)

03/20/2017

M. Tennis vs. Auburn - Photos by Steve Green. (3/20/17)

M. Tennis vs. Auburn - Photos by Steve Green. (3/20/17)

02/28/2017

Vanderbilt Tennis vs. North Carolina (2/27/17) Joe Howell

Men's tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 4 North Carolina at the Currey Tennis Center. (2/27/17) Photos by Jow Howell

Honors
• 2016 First Team All-SEC
• 2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 Second Team All-SEC
• 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
• Ohio Valley Player to Watch

Sophomore (2015-16): Competed in the 2016 NCAA Singles Tournament… Named to the first team All-SEC… Played entire season at No. 1 spot in singles lineup… Boasted a 60-23 overall singles record… Had eight ranked wins to his name during the dual season and 11 overall… Three-top 25 victories… Earned a then-career-high ranking of No. 34 in the nation… Danny clinched four matches for the Commodores including wins over No. 55 Auburn and Tennessee, both in three sets… Upset Duke’s then-No. 17 Nicolas Alvarez, 6-3, 6-4 for the clinch over No. 25 Blue Devils… Defeated Texas A&M’s then-No. 18 Arthur Rinderknech, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to tie the match at 3-all… Upset Florida’s No. 24 Hidalgo 3-6, 6-2, 7-5… Went on a 12-match winning streak, which stretched from Oct. 24th to Feb. 13th


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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