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Stakhovsky, Trkulja earn singles wins, but Penn State eliminated from tournament
Nittany Lions junior named to Second Team All-Big Ten
Nittany Lions earn fifth Big Ten win; begin conference tournament on Thursday
Nittany Lions win the doubles point, bottom three singles matches; Visit No. 66 Iowa on Sunday.
Nittany Lions look to improve conference seed before Big Ten Tournament
2/2/14 Men's Tennis vs. Virginia Tech
2014-15 (Sophomore): Won 13 singles matches, including nine this spring, and 14 doubles matches, including 11 in dual matches, while combining with five different partners… Competed in the fall at the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Atlantic Regional and USTA Clay Court Invitational… Fennell and Leo Stakhovsky entered the fall ranked 43rd in the ITA Doubles Poll… Combined with Matt Barry for two wins at the ITA Atlantic Regional as the pair reached the round of 16. Teamed with Barry for a win at the Clay Court Invitational… Defeated Notre Dame’s Kenny Sabacinski at the ITA All-American Championships… Reached the singles Round of 16 at the regional with two wins and won a match at the USTA Clay Court Invitational… Fennell and Barry won their first four doubles matches of the spring, earning wins vs. No. 19 Kentucky, No. 20 South Florida, Penn and Temple… Fennell paired with Michael Reilly in victories against James Madison and No. 63 Tulane… Fennell and Christian Lutschaunig picked up a victory at No. 1 vs. Wagner… Combined with Aws Laaribi for wins vs. NJIT and Wisconsin’s #39 Jose Carranza and Josef Dodridge… Paired with Stakhovsky in a win at No. 1 against Nebraska… Split time between No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions this spring… At No. 2, defeated Penn’s Vim De Alwis, No. 13 Cal’s #114 Filip Bergevi and Cornell’s Sam Fleck… At No. 1, earned wins vs. Temple’s Santiago Canete, James Madison’s Robert Stirling, Michigan State’s #123 Gijs Linders, Michigan’s Alex Petrone, Wagner’s Michal Rolski and Wisconsin’s Josef Dodridge.
2013-14 (Freshman): Fennell went 16-10 in singles this spring to finish the year with 20 overall wins. He also went 1-1 in doubles... Went 5-3 in singles and 5-3 in doubles this fall, while competing at the ITA All-American Championships, Wake Forest Invite and ITA Atlantic Regional... Fennell and Russell Bader reached the doubles semifinal at the ITA Atlantic Regional, including a win against Virginia's Ryan Shane and Jordan Daigle... He combined with Matt Barry for a 6-5(4) doubles win against William & Mary... Fennell went 1-2 in his first three matches of the spring, including a win against St. John's... However, he then rattled off 10 straight wins, all at the No. 3 singles spot. The wins came against Cleveland State, UMBC, Bucknell, Binghamton, Lehigh, No. 33 VCU, Penn, No. 1 Ohio State, No. 50 Princeton and No. 47 South Florida... He won five matches in Big Ten play, coming against the Buckeyes, No. 28 Northwestern, No. 70 Wisconsin, No. 63 Nebraska and Iowa... He defeated No. 50 UNC Wilmington's Sam Williams, 6-4, 6-1, in the NCAA Tournament First Round... Fennell clinched the match point five times for Penn State.
Junior Career: Fennell, a Bala Cynwyd, Pa., native, was rated as a five-star recruit and the 22nd-best recruit in the country by Tennisrecruiting.net. He combined with Christian Lutschaunig to give Penn State two of the top three prospects in Pennsylvania, according to Tennisrecruiting.net. The two combined to win a gold ball at the USTA Men's Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The Lower Merion High School alum also reached the quarterfinals at the USTA Spring National Championships.
Nittany Lion Career Record
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