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Chris Simpson
Height: 5'11"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
Hometown: Derby, England
High School: Loughborough College
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 05/22/1992
Chris Simpson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/22/2014

2014 All-SEC Second Team
SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 26, 2014)
2013 All-SEC Second Team
2013 Louisiana Player of the Year
2013 First Team All-Louisiana
2013 ITA Southern Region Player to Watch
2012 SEC All-Freshman Team
2012 First-Team All-Louisiana

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
LSU’s go-to player at the No. 1 spot for the 2014 dual season … Competed against 14 ranked opponents … Named SEC Player of the Week on February 26 … Selected to the All-SEC Second Team … Remained in the singles and doubles rankings throughout season … Ranked as high as No. 29 in singles during tournament play and reached No. 62 in the dual season … Started the dual season ranked at No. 60 in doubles and reached as high as No. 20 during the season with Boris Arias … Clinched three matches for LSU, which included the first match of the dual season, a 4-3 victory at Rice on … Took down then-No. 17 Danill Proskura of Alabama while ranked at No. 109 in singles … Finished the season with a 21-20 overall record in singles, which included an 11-13 dual season record … Finished 27-13 in doubles with a 10-6 record on court 1 and a 6-3 record on court 2 … Went 21-10 in doubles with Arias … Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Selected to participate in the NCAA Singles Championships … Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Named Player to Watch by the ITA for the Southern Region … Named Co-Player of the Year for Louisiana by the LSWA … Went 12-12 in singles and 10-10 in doubles dual-match play … Ranked No. 58 in singles in the ITA preseason poll and was ranked as high as No. 48 for the season … Ranked as high as No. 33 in doubles with partner Stefan Szacinski … Appeared on Courts 1 and 2 in singles and competed primarily on Courts 1 and 3 in doubles … Took down nine ranked opponents in singles, including a dramatic three-set match-clincher over then-No. 3 Mikelis Libietis (2013 SEC Player of the Year) of then-No. 6 Tennessee … Also defeated then-No. 15 Evan King of Michigan 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) on Court 1 in singles … Defeated John Morrissey of then-No. 40 Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships … Competed in the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Southern Regional, Key Biscayne Collegiate Invitational, and won the doubles title at the Conference Challenge with partner Stefan Szacinski … Earned his second varsity letter.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after going an impressive 14-8 in singles and 14-11 in doubles during his inaugural season ... Finished the season ranked No. 92 in singles ... Ranked as high as No. 81 in the country (April 10) ... Defeated two ranked opponents with his biggest win coming over Georgia's then-20th-ranked Sadio Doumbia ... Had his first clinch, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 over St. John's Ilija Vucic ... Started on court 1 in doubles all season ... Ranked as high as No. 24 with partner Neal Skupski ... Won five-straight with Skupski to end the season ...Put together a 4-2 singles mark and 4-2 doubles record during the fall ... Advanced to the finals of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships after knocking off Mississippi State's preseason 7th-ranked Louis Cant and Malte Stropp 8-6 ... Competed in the USTA Futures Qualifying Tournament, Rice Invitational and USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships. Earned first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Joined the squad in January ... Redshirted the 2010-11 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played in the International Tennis Federation junior circuit ... Ranked as high as No. 114 in ITF juniors (May 2010) ... Notched a 54-39 singles mark and a 36-40 record in doubles in ITF junior competition ... Advanced to the finals of the 34th Sibiu-Sen Junior ITF Tournament.

PERSONAL
Full name is Christopher Martin Simpson ... Born May 22, 1992 ... Parents are Martin and Lucie Simpson ... Has one sister, Alex (22) and one brother, Harry (15) ... Chose LSU because of other English players on the team ... Plans to major in sports administration.

 

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