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Ben Lieb
Ben  Lieb

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Newtown Square, Pa.

High School:
The Haverford School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 168

Birthdate:
01/03/1997

Experience:
FR

Major:
Business


04/27/2018

Lions Eliminated from B1G Tourney

No. 49 Penn State dropped the quarterfinal match to No. 8 Illinois

04/26/2018

MTEN Advances in B1G Championship

The Nittany Lions advance to the quarterfinals of the Championship tournament

04/22/2018

Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 46 Indiana

No. 49 Penn State knocked off in final match of the regular season

04/20/2018

Men's Tennis Defeats Purdue, 4-3

Christian Lakoseljac clinches the win

04/15/2018

MTN: No. 46 Penn State Falls to No. 6 Illinois

Lions finish home circuit, 10-1.

Fall 2017 (Junior): Ben started his junior year season with a strong 5-5 singles record. In doubles, he went 5-4. He found success at the William and Mary Invitational going 2-0 over the duration of the weekend. Ben was named a team captain alongside De La Bassetiere for the spring season.

2016-2017 (Sophomore): Ben kicked off his sophomore year strong making it to the third round of the Ivy Plus Tournament and finishing 3-3 overall in the fall season. However, in the spring season Ben really showed his strength winning eleven of his seventeen matches. Playing at the five and six position throughout the season, Ben's wins were crucial, especially in the upset of No. 31 Minnesota. The sophomore also had big wins against Penn and Temple. In the doubles circuit, Lieb and partner Gabriel Nemeth had two big wins against Penn and Harvard at the Ivy Plus Tournament. In the spring season Ben won four of his six matches playing with three different partners for four of those wins. Of those wins the biggest, was the 6-1 dominance of Lieb and Aws Laaribi against Josh Pompan and Thomas Spratt of Penn.

2015-2016 (Freshman): Ben Lieb was successful in singles this season, playing at the No. 5 and 6 spots during the year, posting a 20-10 record overall. During the fall he made it to the final round of competition at the Ivy Plus Invitational, besting No. 43 Dartmouth along the way. At the ITA Regional Championships, Lieb defeated No. 33 Virginia Tech. During the Big Ten Indoor Championships he reached the quarterfinals, taking a win of No. 15 Northwestern on the way. To start the spring season, Lieb took six straight wins. Throughout the spring, he outdid No. 43 Dartmouth, No. 48 Old Dominion, No. 54 Cornell, No. 66 Nebraska, No. 50 Purdue, and No. 57 Wisconsin. Lieb was also featured in some doubles play during the fall season, starting off with four straight wins - one against No. 28 Columbia - with partner Roman Trkulja.

Junior Career: Lieb was a four-time All Delco player and National High School Tennis All-American while attending The Haverford School. He went undefeated his entire high school career alternating first and second positions. Lieb was listed as one of the Top 40 High School players when at The Haverford School. Lieb and his twin brother went on to win two National Doubles Championships, also participating in the National Opens, National Clay Court and National Hard Court tournaments. Lieb won the New England/Mid-Atlantic Championships and The Philadelphia Cup Championships 2012, 2013, and 2015. His senior year Lieb was awarded the Captain’s Cup by his teammates noting his leadership abilities and inspiration to the entire team. His overall record coming into Penn State was 94-1-1.

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