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Christian Lakoseljac
Christian  Lakoseljac

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
King City, Ontario, Canada

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Experience:
FR

Major:
Communications


10/22/2017

MTN: Lions Continue Competition at ITA Regionals

Two Nittany Lions advance on in the main draw in Virginia

10/21/2017

MTN: Lions Success Continues at ITA Regionals

Penn State stays strong at the ITA Atlantic Regionals

10/20/2017

MTN: Lions Start Strong at ITA Regionals

Nittany Lions open the Atlantic Regionals tournament with a handful of wins

10/18/2017

MTN: Penn State Ready for ITA Regionals

Nittany Lions head to Liberty University this weekend

10/06/2017

MTN: Nittany Lions Conclude Action at ITA All-Americans

Lions finish up play in Tulsa, Okla. to wrap up the ITA All-Americans

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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