Nelson and Mukai's singles victories wouldn't be enough for the Eagles
AS A JUNIOR (2013-14) Spring: Opened the season with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 singles win at a dual-match (1/24)...posted two dual-match doubles wins 8-3 and 8-5 (2/1)...two 6-1 dual-match singles wins (2/1)...competed at the No. 1 doubles seed (with Matt Wagner) during the season...8-4 doubles win against Sacred Heart University (3/15)...earned ACC doubles-action (with Matt Wagner) victories against Florida (4/11)...earned the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement. Fall: Posted a 6-4, 6-2 singles win at the FGCU Fall Open (10/25-26)...competed in Quarterfinals in doubles play (with Michael McGinnis) at the USTA BJK NTC Men's College Invitational (9/21).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13) Spring: Went 7-13 (2-7 ACC) in dual-match doubles play and 4-16 in dual-match singles competition ... played primarily on court No. 1 in both singles and doubles; teamed primarily with Michael McGinnis in doubles ... won in doubles with McGinnis against NC State (4/12) ... beat No. 51 Juan Spir and Eduardo Segura, 8-6, in doubles with McGinnis vs. Georgia Tech (3/28) ... earned singles victories on court No. 1 against Bryant (2/1) and Sacred Heart (2/2) ... won at court No. 1 in singles (6-3, 6-3) and doubles (8-4 with Billy Grokenberger) in season opener vs. SNHU (1/26) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement. Fall: Went 6-14 overall with a 4-5 record in doubles play and a 2-9 mark in singles action ... tallied two wins in qualifying singles at the ITA Northeast Regional (10/18-23).
AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12) Spring: Joined the team before the start of the 2012 spring season ... compiled a 6-10 singles record, tallying three ACC wins ... went 9-11 in doubles action playing on the second and third courts with classmate Matt Wagner, sophomore Michael McGinnis and junior Billy Grokenberger ... recorded a 4-7 conference record in doubles play ... helped the Eagles to their first ACC victory in three years, racking up singles and doubles victories against Miami (3/30) ... also earned wins over Alex Tsai of Wake Forest (4/7) and Florida State's Benjamin Lock, 6-3, 3-6,6-3 (2/15).
BEFORE BC Northern Virginia Region Singles Champion and State Finalist in 2011 ... state Semifinalist in 2010 ... named Washington Post First-Team All-Met as a senior ... ranked 97th nationally by TennisRecruiting.net ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... in 2011, was 10-0 in regular-season matches, 4-0 in districts, 3-0 in regionals and 2-1 in states for a 19-1 overall record ... played No. 1 singles and doubles for three years at Herndon High School and was named MVP ... earned NoVa High School Student-Athlete Honor Roll in 2010 and 2011.
PERSONAL Parents are Mildred Cooper and Roger Nelson ... has one older brother, Chris, and two younger sisters, Sarah and Charlotte ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a biochemistry major ... has aspirations of becoming a doctor.