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Update (10/15)

Long long overdue update but, truthfully, not too much has happened. Last I wrote, I cut my trip in China short due to a right elbow injury. Unfortunately, that injury turned out to be a stress reaction which forced me out for 6 weeks. There is nothing as tough as injury. It’s less so the…

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China F11/F12

Unfortunately, because of my full body cramp, I had to pull out of China F10. My quarterfinal match was on Friday and, in the event that I lose, I had to fly to China that night and start qualifying Saturday morning. Obviously, sitting in the hospital with an IV drip in me, that wasn’t happening.…

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Chinese Taipei F1/F2

A short summary of the first leg of my Asia trip: Chinese Taipei F1: Quarterfinals Chinese Taipei F2: Quarterfinals As these tournaments were $25K Futures, I walked away from my first two tournaments as a professional tennis player with 6 ATP points. Chinese Taipei F1: I was definitely very nervous going into the first qualifying…

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The Definitive Guide to College Tennis

And by “definitive”, I mean my completely inconclusive guide to college tennis. Let’s take a look back to 2012 first: I was just beginning my recruiting process and I was very clear with my goals. I refused any offers from non-Ivy League schools and was very straightforward in telling schools that I was only looking…

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4/22-23 (Cornell/Columbia)

I think once the full realization of my team career being over hits me, I’ll sit down and write a reflective post on my college tennis experience. For now, though, my thoughts on this past weekend: 2-5. That’s how Yale Men’s Tennis will end our 2017 Ivy League season. It’s certainly not a pretty record,…

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4/15-4/16 (Princeton/Penn)

After Saturday’s close 4-3 loss to Princeton, our Ivy League record stood at 1-3 with 3 straight losses. The disappointment stemming from three straight conferences losses, effectively seeing our dreams of an Ivy League title or NCAA berth crushed, was overwhelming. Perhaps it was their confidence or their experience, but ultimately Princeton was the team…

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