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Ryan Berger
Ryan Berger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Forest Hills Central

Experience:
SR


Lion Career

2005-06 SEASON: Opened up his junior campaign by posting two singles victories in the Nittany Lions' season opener, the Penn State Fall Classic ... Also combined with classmate Bradley Hunter for a win at No. 2 doubles at the Classic ... Continued to be victorious at the ECAC Tournament, grabbing a win at No. 3 singles and combining once again with Hunter to help shut out St. Bonaventure on the first day of action ... Competed at the ITA East Regional Tournament as the No. 17-seeded singles player, and teamed up with Hunter to compete as the No. 15-seeded doubles team ... Ended the fall season with an overall 9-6 singles record and an 8-3 doubles record ... Played consistently at No. 3 singles in spring play, going 14-5 overall ... With a win at No. 3 singles, clinched a 4-3 victory for Penn State over then-No. 49 Virginia Tech on March 19 to give the Lions their third road win over a ranked opponent of the season ... Picked up a two-set win vs. the 121st-ranked player in the country in Nic Edlefsen of Minnesota in a conference matchup with the Gophers on April 15 ... Combined with Hunter for a 16-7 dual-match record on the season, playing consistently at the No. 2 spot in spring competition ... The duo won six of its last eight matches including a 2-2 postseason split that helped Penn State to its third all-time NCAA Tournament appearance ... Finished his 2005-06 singles campaign with an overall record of 23-11, including a 16-6 dual match mark ... Went 10-7 vs. Big Ten opponents on the season ... Was ranked No. 23 in the final Northeast regional singles rankings ... Went 22-8 when combining with Hunter on the season as the duo ended their junior seasons with a No. 12 Northeast regional ranking ... Received Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year.

2004-05 SEASON: Was 22-3 at the No. 3 singles position, posting the team's best winning percentage in dual mataches ... Won nine of his last 10 matches ... Went 27-7 overall ... Teamed up with Bradley Hunter to go 13-4 at No. 2 doubles ... Was 20-7 in doubles play overall ... An Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2003-04 SEASON: Posted a superb 20-13 mark as a freshman, starting at No. 5 singles ... Moved up to No. 4 singles when Mark Barry's hiatus forced the Penn State lineup to be shuffled ... Was 15-10 in duals ... Grabbed three Big Ten wins ... Went 11-5 in doubles play.

JUNIOR CAREER: An All-America selection as a senior at Forest Hills Central High School (Grand Rapids, Mich.) ... Was ranked No. 65 in the USTA Boy's 18s and was among the Midwest Region's top ten ... Led Forest Hills to the 2003 Michigan State Team Championship and was the Michigan State High School Champion at No. 1 singles as a senior ... Was team captain. ost. He is a great competitor and an excellent team leader."

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