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No. 49 Penn State dropped the quarterfinal match to No. 8 Illinois
Two Nittany Lions with All-Conference nods
The Nittany Lions advance to the quarterfinals of the Championship tournament
Women's Tennis Earns Highest Team GPA Award for Second Time This Decade
No. 49 Penn State knocked off in final match of the regular season
2016-2017 (Sophomore): Constant proved to be a critical member of the team after a successful sophomore season. In the fall tournament season, Constant only made the trip to the ITA Regional Championships, but found success. He advanced to the quarterfinal round in singles. During the Regional Championships, Constant and Christian Lakoseljac won three out of their four matches and advanced to the semifinal round. In the spring season, Constant's successes continued by playing at the No. 1 spot every match. He upset two ranked opponents -- No. 74 Matic Spec of Minnesota and No. 27 Josh Hagar of Notre Dame. The Nittany Lion finished his singles dual season 10-10. During the spring, Constant and doubles partner Christian Lakoseljac played at the No. 1 spot. The duo upset No. 16 ranked Madarasz and Medinilla of Purdue.
2015-16 (Freshman): Constant De La Bassetiere came onto the team in January at the start of the second semester. Bassetiere posted a fantastic 15-6 singles record overall and maintained the No. 1, 2, and 3 singles positions all season. He really hit the ground running, winning his first nine matches, with No. 43 Dartmouth, No. 48 Old Dominion University, and No. 54 Cornell among those victories. After one dropped match, Bassetiere came back out on top to win six more straight matches. This six game streak featured wins against several ranked teams - No. 73 UNC Wilmington, No. 25 Michigan, No. 66 Nebraska, and No. 65 Iowa. Bassetiere also played in some doubles matches in the spring, finishing with a 10-7 record overall. Partnered with Laaribi, he defeated No. 52 Princeton, No. 73 UNC Wilmington, and No. 18 Illinois. He also partnered with Galush to defeat No. 65 Iowa and No. 50 Purdue.
Before Penn State: Constant De La Bassetiere comes into Penn State an established French tennis player, having played since he was four-years-old. Constant is currently ranked 95th in the world on the ITF rankings and the eight-time Champagne (France) Region Champion. At only 14-years-old, Constant won the Epitok-Abris Cup in Hungary, defeating the top ranked European player at that time. That same year, De La Bassetiere went on to be the singles quarterfinalist in the French Championship. The following year, 2013, Constant went back to the French Championship and took title. He won his first ITF Tournament in both singles and doubles at the age of 15. De La Bassetiere made the French National Team in 2014 and went on to win the European Championships. This past fall, Constant won the ITF singles title in Haifa, Israel.