Penn State Student-Athletes Earn NCAA and Big Ten Titles and High Graduation Rates During Outstanding 2011-12
Nittany Lions Place 12th in Directors' Cup Standings; Post 88 Percent Graduation Rate
Bader and Lee take 10th-ranked team to three sets
Live web streaming of first round doubles match today
Nittany Lion duo enter 32-team draw
Cohen and Welnetz earn singles victories in the loss
2010-11 Season (Junior): Went 11-11 in spring 2011 singles play...Earned an 8-17 record in the spring 2011 doubles season...Won his first singles match of the fall, defeating Columbia's Haig Schneiderman (2-6, 6-2, 6-2) in the first round of the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational...Took the his two matches of the ITA Atlantic Regionals, beating Jesse Feder of Richmond (7-5, 6-1) and Jamie Vazquez of Virginia Commonwealth, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (6)...Earned three Big Ten victories at the Big Ten Indoors Tournament, including defeating Indiana's Will Kendall, 4-6, 7-5, 10-8, in the consolation bracket championship...Earned two victories in the spring season opener, including taking down Enric Larregola of St. Bonaventure, 6-2, 6-0...Went on a four-match win streak starting Feb. 12 against No. 64 Cornell's Mirza Klis, 7-5, 6-4, and culminating Feb. 20 against Patrick Daciek of No. 30 Virginia Tech, 6-3, 6-0...Posted two Big Ten victories against No. 66 Iowa's Nikita Zotov (6-1, 6-2) on March 27, and April 3 versus Spencer Wolf of Northwestern, 6-3, 6-4...Kicked off fall doubles play by partnering with Eddie Bourchier to earn four victories at the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational, including an 8-1 triumph over Eugen Brazdil and Lucas Andreika of the University of Pennsylvania to take the Flight "A" doubles championship...Posted wins in the first and second rounds of the ITA Atlantic Regionals, teaming with Bourchier to beat William and Mary's Adrian Vodislav and Ilja Orre (8-2) in the first round, and Patrick Daciek and Pedro Graber of Virginia Tech, 8-6, in the second round...Started the spring season with back-to-back wins over St. Bonaventure's Enric Larregola and Mikhail Sudakov, 8-3, and Troy List and Collin Laffey of Lehigh, 8-4...Strung together three straight wins from Feb. 12 to Feb. 20, including defeating No. 64 Cornell's Andy Gauthier and Jeremy Feldman, 8-5, and No. 30 Virginia Tech's Luka Somen and Carrado Tocci, 8-2...Teamed with C.J. Griffin to defeat Daniil Proskura and Jarryd Botha of No. 32 Alabama, 8-3, at the annual Blue Gray Tournament.
2009-10 Season (Sophomore): Went 9-11 in singles action during the 2009-10 spring season...Posted a 9-12 mark in spring doubles competition...Won four of his first five fall matches including a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Cornell's Jeremy Feldman...Defeated opponents from Purdue, Michigan State and Wisconsin at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament to advance to the semifinals of his singles flight...Earned his first victory of the 2010 spring season by defeating Collin Laffey (6-3, 6-1) of Lehigh on Jan. 24...Went on a modest two-match win streak with wins over Maryland's Jesse Kiuru (6-3, 6-2) and Furman's Jordan Walters (6-2, 6-1)...Began a four-match winning streak on Feb. 14, defeating St. Bonaventure's Mikhail Sudakov (7-5, 6-3) and Bucknell's Kelly Morque (6-2, 6-3)...Continued his streak with another win over Feldman (6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2) of Cornell on Feb. 27 and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lafayette's Steven Benezra...Picked up a point for the Nittany Lions on March 15 with a win over Coastal Carolina's Alex Funhouser (6-3, 6-4)...Earned a Big Ten victory over Michigan State's Jason Norville (7-6 (5), 6-2)...Won his first six doubles matches of the fall with Eddie Bourchier...Defeated Cornell's Jeremy Feldman and Andy Gauthier (8-5) as the two captured the Flight A Doubles crown at the Princeton/Farnsworth Fall Invitational...Earned two victories with Bourchier at the ITA Atlantic Regionals over Old Dominion's Tommi Nissinen and Greg Vladmirsky (8-2) and Radford's Zack Watson and Ivan Salec (8-0)... The tandem continue their strong play by capturing the doubles crown at the Big Ten Indoor Tournament on Oct. 30, defeating Ryan Gormley and Warren Hardie in the championship match (9-8 (4))...Lee and Bourchier opened the spring season with six consecutive victories including wins over Princeton's Yohei Shoji and Matt Siow (8-0) and Furman's Chris Motes and Chris Rhyne (8-5)...The pairing earned a win on March 7 in the Big Ten opener over Purdue's Branko Kuzmanovic and Slavko Bijelica (8-6)...Teamed up with Warren Hardie on April 11 to defeat Michigan State's Austin Brooks and Jeff Stratton (8-4).
2008-09 Season (Freshman):Picked up his first career singles victory in the fall at the ITA Northeast Regionals as he downed George Washington's Erik Hannah (6-3, 7-6 (7-5))...Picked up four victories at the Big Ten Singles Tournament in November...Defeated Michigan State's Ron Hulewicz (6-1, 7-6 (7-4)) to advance to the consolation bracket round of 16...Downed Illinois' Connor Roth in straight-sets (7-5, 6-3) advancing him to the quarterfinals...Reached the semifinals after earning a three-set win over Michigan's Drew Daniel (7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4))...Finished the spring ranked 22nd in the ITA Northeast Regional rankings...Earned his first two victories of the spring on Jan. 24, defeating St. Bonaventure's Jonathan Luce (6-1, 6-2) and Saint Joeseph's Michael Stauble (6-0, 6-2)...Had a nice straight-set victory over No. 21 Oklahoma State's Aleksey Bessonov...Picked up two more victories on Feb. 8 as he defeated Cornell's Jeremy Feldman (6-3, 6-2) and Lehigh's Edgar Rauza (6-1, 6-4)...Picked up a point in the No. 3 bout on March 8 at No. 74 Maryland, defeating Nickolai Nielsen (7-6 (7-2), 6-4)...Gave the Lions a 2-0 lead vs. No. 52 Virginia Commonwealth at the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic as he downed Benjamin Bouhana (6-4, 6-4)...Picked up a point in the Lions' matchup with No. 28 Minnesota on March 27, beating Sebastian Gallego...Earned the only point for Penn State at No. 47 Michigan as he downed Mike Sroczynski (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5))...Earned his second consecutive victory vs. Michigan State's Scott Rasmussen (6-3, 6-2)...Defeated Bucknell's Mark Malloy (6-3, 6-0) on April 15...Clinched the match for Penn State vs. Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament, defeating Eric Ramos (6-3, 7-5)...Won five doubles matches in the fall...Teamed up with Ryan Gormley at the PSU Fall Classic...Won two matches with Gormley, defeating Alabama's Ricky Doverspike and Andrew Felsenthal and Princeton's Alex Krueger-Wyman and George Carpeni...Was paired with Eddie Bourchier at the ITA Northeast Regionals...The pairing advanced to the final four of the tournament, defeating opponents from Brown, Yale and UMBC...Teamed up with Adam Slagter for the entire spring season in doubles...Slagter and Lee finished first in the ITA Northwest Regional doubles rankings and 77th in the national rankings...The pairing picked up two victories on Jan. 24, defeating Chris Post and Leo Mochizuki (8-2) of St. Bonaventure and Phil Bayliss and Michael Stauble (8-6) of Saint Joseph's...Earned a key doubles win on Feb. 7 over Virginia Tech's 20th-ranked pairing of Nicolas Delgado and Luka Somen...Helped the Lions win the doubles point vs. Purdue as they defeated Slavko Bijelica and Griff Nienberg (8-4)...Clinched the doubles point for Penn State, downing Maryland's Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt...Earned a second consectutive doubles win, defeating William & Mary's Keizel Juneau and Sebastien Vidal...Earned a nice 8-6 victory over Virginia Commonwealth's Benjamin Bouhana and Emil Lindgren...Defeated Iowa's 55th-ranked pairing of Christian Bierich and Nikita Zotov (8-5) on March 29...Earned the doubles point for the Lions, beating Michigan State's Jason Norville and John Allare (9-7)...Went on to win four consecutive doubles matches from April 12-17...Defeated Santiago Gruter and Jeremy Langer of No. 53 Indiana (8-5)...Won back-to-back matches on April 15, defeating Bucknell's Ryan Sandburg and Anton Kovic (8-4) and Bloomsburg's Fernando Perez and Ryan Glubo (8-4)...Clinched the doubles point vs. No. 30 Wisconsin with an upset doubles victory over the 19th-ranked pairing of Moritz Nauman and Marek Michalicka (9-7)...Defeated Bijelica and Nienberg of Purdue (9-8 (8-3) for a second time of the season in the Big Ten Tournament.
Junior Career: Finished his high school career with an overall record of 57-3, going undefeated in his final three seasons...Played in the Australian Juniors Open in 2006...An Australian National Junior Champ in 2006 and 2007.