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The Nittany Lions open the spring slate at home
The Penn State men's tennis team concluded the fall tournament circuit in Williamsburg, Va. today
The Penn State men’s tennis team had a successful day in Williamsburg, Va.
Penn State kicked off the final tournament of the fall season in Williamsburg, Va. today
The Nittany Lions will travel to Williamsburg, Va., this weekend to compete at the William & Mary Invite
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.