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Brendan Lynch
Brendan Lynch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Potomac, Md.

High School:
Quince Orchard

Height:
5-9


2007-08 Season (Junior): Came back from a collar bone injury and had his best season as a Nittany Lion...Opened up the fall season with five straight victories...Took first place in the University of Virginia Fall Classic after defeating teammate Eddie Bourchier in the final in the White Flight (6-4, 6-2)...Notched a stellar 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (8-0) victory over Justin Tzou of Dartmouth in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Championships...Went a solid 3-1 in the Big Ten Individual Indoor Championships...Had an impressive three-set victory over David Streeter of Michigan at the Big Ten Indoors (6-2, 5-7, 6-3)...In the consolation bracket at Big Ten Indoors, pulled off consecutive victories over Gentry Kaegi of Iowa (7-6 (8-6), 6-3) and Gian Hodgson of Wisconsin (6-1, 6-0)...Finished 11-3 in fall singles action...Went an impressive 9-3 in fall doubles action teaming up with Chris Sherman and Ryan Gormley...Carried over his fall success to the spring, pounding out five-straight singles victories to start the season...Opened up the spring season in excellent fashion with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Stephen Havens of No. 12 Notre Dame...Notched a key victory over Pedro Graber of No. 35 Virginia Tech (6-1, 6-2)...After a tough loss to Sanam Singh of top ranked Virginia (3-6, 2-6), blanked Andrew Roth of Notre Dame (6-2, 6-3) at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships...Earned a key Big Ten victory over Alex Sanborn of No. 68 Northwestern (7-6 (7-2), 6-3)...Made a strong showing against Brent Werbeck of No. 35 Boise State with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 victory at the Blue-Gray Tournament...Posted three-straight victories over Big Ten opponents including Mike Sroczynski of #14 Michigan (6-4, 6-4), Sebastian Gallego of Minnesota (3-6, 6-2, 6-3) and Chrisitian Bierich of #46 Iowa (6-3, 6-4)...Earned a key victory over Phillip Eilers of No. 41 Indiana (6-4, 6-2)...Went 16-7 overall in duals and 7-3 versus Big Ten opponents...Finished 17-5 in doubles action, teaming primarily with Michael James...Finished the 2008 season No. 33 in the ITA doubles rankings with James...Lynch and James peaked at No. 14 in the ITA doubles poll on April 13...The pair earned four wins versus ranked opponents...Lynch finished No. 12 in the final ITA Northeast Region singles rankings...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors...Was named the 2008 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner for Penn State.

2006-07 Season (Sophomore): Notched three victories at the Penn State Fall Classic to begin a great sophomore fall season...Scored a pair of victories in Penn State's quarterfinal and semifinal bouts in the ECAC Championships...Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Northeast Regional singles draw, which included a 7-6, 7-5 triumph over 50th-ranked Brandon Wai of Yale...Fell to Columbia's Jared Drucker 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals...Finished the fall with an 11-3 mark in singles...His 11 wins tied Michael James for the team lead...Went 4-1 in doubles during the fall season while paired with Guilluame St-Maurice...Missed the first month and a half of the spring season with a collar bone injury...Made his dual-match debut in Penn State's 7-0 rout against Duquesne...Defeated the Dukes' Jeremy McClelland (6-1, 6-3)...Went on to win his first five singles bouts of the spring...Scored four of those five wins in Big Ten matches, which propelled the Nittany Lions to four consecutive victories in conference play...Defeated Peter Antons of No. 64 Indiana in Penn State's 4-3 victory over the Hoosiers in the regular season finale...Completed the season with a 17-5 overall record...Went 6-2 in duals and 5-2 in the Big Ten...Posted a 3-3 mark in dual-match doubles matches...Finished the season ranked 29th in the ITA Northeast Region...Named to the Academic All-Big Ten list for the first time in his career...Given the Iron Man Award at the team banquet.

2005-06 Season (Freshman): In his first semester of collegiate competition Lynch not only found success on the court, but in the classroom, as he received Dean's List honors following the Fall 2005 semester...Opened his Penn State career with a singles win at the Penn State Fall Classic in September and teamed up with sophomore Michael James to post a victory in the doubles competition...Was the last Lion to remain in the main draw of the Big Ten Individual Indoor Championships, defeating two opponents on the first day of action...Posted two 6-0, 6-0 victories in the Lions' spring openers vs. St. Bonaventure and Bloomsburg...Continued his winning ways throughout the beginning of spring play, winning his first six singles matches...Came through with a big win vs. No. 49 Virginia Tech, en route to the Lions' 4-3 upset vs. the Hokies...Received Most Improved Player accolades at the annual team banquet...Finished his freshman campaign with an overall singles record of 18-7, going 14-6 in dual matches...Also went 7-6 vs. Big Ten opponents on the season...Combined with various teammates to go 7-1 overall in doubles competition...Was named to the Dean's List.

Junior Career: Ranked No. 1 junior in the Mid-Atlantic Region for boy's 16s and earned a top 50 national ranking in 2003 and 2004...Led high school to the Division II State Championships...Played No. 1 singles for the Mid-Atlantic squad in the Junior Davis Cup in Columbia, S.C. in 2005.

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