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    Alex Sanborn
    Alex Sanborn


    Houston, Texas

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    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 150

    Winner of Northwestern's Billy McKinney Award for Leadership, Effort and Attitude

    2009-10: Third straight season in which he was named a team captain ... Posted an 18-22 singles record, including an 11-18 dual record (5-5 Big Ten) playing primarily at No. 4 and No. 5 singles ... 11-13 in dual doubles matches, playing all three positions ... One win over a ranked opponent, a two-set victory against No. 122 Chidi Gabriel of Louisville (3/7) ... Doubles champion with Spencer Wolf at Milwaukee Tennis Classic (9/20) ... Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championships with Tobias Reitz (10/18) ... Won five matches in the consolation draw of the Big Ten Singles Championships to raise his overall fall record to 7-4 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008-09: Named team captain for second consecutive season... Only Wildcat to play in all 27 dual matches ... Posted career-high 21 singles victories, including team-leading19 in dual competition ... Won eight consecutive matches to kick off the dual match season ... Showed versatility playing in four different singles spots throughout the season, including nine matches at No. 4 and 12 at No. 5 ... Notched career-high six Big Ten victories, including clincher over Peter Marrack to upset then-No. 24 Wisconsin ... Started season anchoring No. 2 doubles with Joshua Graves and posted 12-3 record ... Tandem notched nine-match win streak from 1/18 to 2/28 ... Partnered with Marc Dwyer for final 12 dual matches ... During the fall season, posted two singles victories and three doubles victories at Milwaukee Tennis Classic ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Named team captain as a sophomore ... Anchored the No. 2 singles position for the majority of the year ... Posted 14 overall wins, including 11 in dual play, improving his total his freshman campaign... Won five matches from No. 3 and went 3-0 from No. 4 ... Won nine of his first 11 dual matches to start the season ... Played No.1 doubles with Mark Dwyer, posting twelve wins, including five wins in Big Ten play against opponents such as Wisconsin, Purdue, and Michigan State ... During the fall season, picked up two wins in the Big Ten Singles Championships consolation bracket, nearly reaching the semifinals ... Defeated third-seeded Jeremy Sonkin of Wisconsin 6-0, 7-5 in the first round and Iowa's Tommy McGeorge, 7-6(2), 6-1 in the quarterfinals ... Won two matches at the Wildcat Fall Invitational, defeating a Big Ten opponent from Minnesota.

    2006-07 Played mostly No. 6 singles, posting nine victories ... Recorded a three-match win streak from 1/12 to 1/19 ... Partnered with Marc Dwyer at No. 2 doubles to obtain seven victories ... Won nine matches in duals, four of which were Big Ten victories ... Won five-straight doubles matches with Dwyer from 1/26 to 2/16. Posted two victories in the fall ... Won two matches in qualifying draw of ITA Midwest Regional Championships.

    High School: Lettered all four years in tennis ... Team captain junior and senior year ... All-Southwest Prepatory Conference selection every year in high school ... All-South Zone every year ... Third place at 16's Easter Bowl in doubles, Second place in 16's clay court nationals in doubles ... No. 1 in the nation in 16's doubles ... Spanish National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born David Alexander Sanborn ... Son of John Richard and Rosalba Sanborn ... Aunt Monica Olvera is a physics professor at Northwestern ... Chose Northwestern over Texas and Indiana ... Majoring in economics with a minor in business institutions.

    Sanborn's Stats

    Year Overall Dual Big Ten
    2006-07 13-15 11-11 4-5
    2007-08 14-19 11-13 0-10
    2008-09 21-12 19-7 6-4
    2009-10 18-22 11-18 5-5-
    Career 66-68 52-49 15-24

    Year Overall Dual Big Ten
    2006-07 9-15 9-15 4-7
    2007-08 12-12 12-12 5-6
    2008-09 18-9 18-9 5-5
    Career 39-36 39-36 14-18