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Hicham Laalej
Year: Senior
City/State: Via Mekles, Morocco
Other College: Stetson

 

2010-11: Unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection ... Finished with an 18-5 singles record, with a 5-2 record in the Ivy League ... Reached the semifinals of the USTA NTC Invitational with three-set wins over Harvard's Christo Schultz (9/24) and St. John's Michael Lampa (9/25) ... Competed the entire season at No. 1 singles ... Won his first nine spring No. 1 singles matches ... Went 2-2 against fellow first-team All-Ivy selections, including a three-set victory over 2010 Ivy Player of the Year, Yale's Marc Powers  ... Went 13-9 in doubles, and 3-4 in Ivy League play ... Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA NTC Invitational (9/24) ...Went 6-0 in doubles matches to open the spring ... With Mark Milbrandt, defeated Cornell 8-5 in No. 2 doubles (4/15) ... Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year in men's tennis ... Academic All-Ivy.

2009-10: Did not play due to injury


2008-09: First-team All-Ivy … 19-11 overall in singles … 14-7 in spring season … 13-16 in doubles … 8-13 in spring doubles matches … Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional Championships (10/17-20) … All 21 of his spring singles matches came at the No. 1 position … 8-1 at home in singles matches … 10 of his dual-match wins were in straight sets … 4-3 in Ivy League matches … Went 3-1 on spring trip to California … Won first career dual match at Penn, defeating Drexel’s Joey Koebele, 6-2, 6-1 (1/24) … Defeated opponents from Temple (1/28) and Saint Joseph’s (2/25) to finish 3-0 against Philly rivals … Rallied from a first-set loss against Navy to win a three-setter, 1-6, 7-5, 10-5 (2/22) … Did the same against Dartmouth (4/10), bouncing back for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory … Capped season with a pair of wins over Columbia (4/17) and Cornell (4/19) … Defeated Columbia’s Jonathan Wong, 7-5, 5-7, 10-8 before ending his season with a 7-6, 6-1 win over the Big Red’s Jonathan Jaklitsch … All 21 doubles matches played were at No. 1 spot … With partner Phil Law, advanced to quarterfinals of Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional (10/17-20) … Won four straight doubles matches from 2/25-3/12.


At Stetson: Ranks number one in career winning percentage (.917) with a 44-4 record ...

 

High School: Four-time Student-Athlete of the Year (2002-2005) ... Moroccan Under-18 Vice Champion ... Also played soccer.

 

Personal: Son of Atika Mokdad and Abdelali Laalej ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as an economics major.


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