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Christian Lakoseljac
Christian  Lakoseljac

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
King City, Ontario, Canada

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Experience:
FR

Major:
Communications


04/27/2018

Lions Eliminated from B1G Tourney

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

04/26/2018

De La Bassetiere, Lakoseljac Earn Conference Honors

Two Nittany Lions with All-Conference nods

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

Fall 2017 (Sophomore): Christian proved his value to the team after a dominant 6-2 singles record for the fall. The Princeton Ivy Plus Invitational brought success with him winning his respective singles flight as well as his double draw with partner Constant De La Bassetiere. During the ITA All-Americans, he advanced to the second round of the qualifying draw. At the the ITA Regionals, the No. 18 ranked doubles pair of Lakoseljac and De La Bassetiere advanced to the quarterfinals of the main doubles draw.

2016-17 (Freshman): Christian had a great freshman season, splitting time almost evenly between singles and doubles. He stayed at the No. 1 doubles slot almost all of the spring season posting a 13-12 record, with nine of those wins coming from play with Constant De La Bassetiere. The dynamic duo also defeated No. 16 Michigan, a No. 78 ranked UCF doubles pair, and a No. 16 ranked pair from Purdue during the spring. In the fall, Lakoseljac and De La Bassetiere advanced to the semifinal round of doubles at the ITA Regional Championships. Christian had a 19-15 singles record after primarily playing at the No. 1 and 2 spot. In the spring season he had many come from behind wins propelling him to a winning record. He also defeated No. 16 Michigan in singles after dropping the first set then dominating the next two. Lakoseljac also defeated No. 115 Josh Silverstein of Iowa. In the fall, Christian advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Regional Championships.

Before Penn State: Christian Lakoseljac, from Ontario, Canada, picked up the sport of tennis at the age of six. Lakoseljac was active as a young athlete; playing hockey, soccer, and tennis for several years until, at 12 years old, he decided to play tennis full time. A year later, Christian won the European U14 tour Amstel Park Open singles and doubles titles in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He captured the Orange Bowl U16 doubles title at the age of 15 and, in the same year, earned four provincial titles and won his very first doubles ITF in his hometown of Ontario. The next year Christian won his first singles ITF in Edmonton. Following that victory, he earned two more doubles ITF titles back to back - one in Vancouver and one in Burlington. In 2015, Lakoseljac finished fifth in the under-18 group at the Canadian National Championships. In 2016, he won the Canadian National Championships in the under-18 group in both singles and doubles. Christian also earned some big wins on the Futures Tour and played his first Futures Doubles final in Saskatoon. Most recently, in August 2016, Lakoseljac played his first Masters 1000 in Toronto at the Rogers Cup.

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