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Neal Skupski
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Liverpool, England
High School: King David HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/01/1989
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Neal Skupski Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/31/2012

2012 Singles All-American
2012 Second-Team All-SEC
2012 First-Team All-Louisiana
2011 ITA Doubles All-American
2011 First-Team All-American
2011 Louisiana Player of the Year
2011 Second-Team All-SEC
2011 Academic Honor Roll
2010 Second-Team All-SEC
2009 ITA Doubles All-American
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team
2009 Second-Team All-SEC
2009 Second-Team All-Louisiana

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Became the sixth Tiger to earn three All-America honors throughout his college career, joining elite company ... Made it to the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championships where he was forced to retire the match against No. 1 Steve Johnson of USC, 6-3, 6-5, due to injury ... Racked up 75 singles wins and 87 doubles wins throughout his career ... Produced a 16-8 record in singles and 19-6 record in doubles dual match play ... Ranked as high as No. 54 in singles and No. 24 in doubles ... Defeated six ranked opponents including No. 16 Nick Meister of UCLA ... Partnered with Chris Simpson to take down No. 10 Nassim Slillam and Billy Federhofer of then-ranked No. 9 Florida ... Clinched the Tigers win over No. 12 Texas A&M ... Earned a 6-3 record in singles and 4-2 doubles record during the fall campaign ... Ranked No. 31 in singles and No. 31 in doubles with teammate Olivier Borsos in the ITA rankings ... Paired up with Englishman Chris Eaton to win the doubles title at the Costa Mesa Futures Event in Costa Mesa, Calif. ... Competed in the Costa Mesa Futures Event, ITA All-American and USTA/ITA Southern Regional ... Recorded 10 wins overall on the season ... Voted team captain for the 2011-12 season ... Earned his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Posted a 15-19 singles mark and a 29-13 doubles record ... Paired with Sebastian Carlsson in doubles and peaked as high as No. 8 in the ITA doubles rankings ... The duo defeated nine nationally-ranked pairs and advanced to the second round at the ITA Doubles Championships ... Notched ITA Doubles All-American honors and was named LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year for his outstanding doubles season ... Became just the second player in LSU men's tennis history to be named a two-time doubles All-American, joining former Tiger Michal Chmela who did it in 1998 and 2000 ... Entered the fall ranked 31st in the nation in the ITA preseason polls ... Listed at No. 16 in doubles with Sebastian Carlsson in the preseason poll ... Earned a 3-3 record in singles and a 5-3 doubles record ... Competed in both the singles and doubles main draw at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles bracket at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships ... Earned a spot in the doubles semifinals at the Southern Regional Championships with partner Sebastian Carlsson ... Earned third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Etched a 17-19 overall singles record, went 14-16 in doubles and defeated nine nationally-ranked opponents ... Participated in the NCAA Singles Championships ...  Anchored the team at the No. 1 spot with a 7-11 record ...  Biggest ranked win of the season came over Wake Forest's 29th-ranked Tripper Carleton, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 ...  Awarded the team's MVP title.... Listed at No. 67 in doubles with Roger Anderson and No. 18 with Sebastian  Carlsson during the preseason ... Earned a team-best eight wins with an 8-3 singles record and 3-4 doubles record in fall ... Peaked at  No. 26  in the ITA rankings during preseason polls ...  Kicked off the fall with a five-match win streak ... Defeated four nationally-ranked opponents in fall tournaments, including former fifth-ranked Guillermo Gomez of Georgia Tech, 6-4, 6-4 ... Earned second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
First LSU freshman to achieve All-America status in tennis after earning ITA Doubles All-America honors with Venus... Finished at No. 4 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings with Venus ... Named to the 2009 SEC All-Freshman Team... Received Second-Team All-SEC honors ... Made an immediate impact at LSU, earning the second-most singles wins with 21... Posted a 15-7 doubles record ... Defeated the No. 1 duo of Jonas Berg and Bram ten Berge twice during competition with Venus and once when the Ole Miss duo was ranked No. 2 ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week following his efforts against Rice in LSU's home opener on Feb. 7... Clinched five matches for the Tigers, including LSU's biggest win of the year over then 17th-ranked South Carolina on April 5 ... Compiled an 8-8 singles record and a 7-6 doubles record during fall competition ... Notched a perfect 3-0 record in both singles and with doubles partner Sebastian Carlsson at the University of Central Florida Invitational ... Earned a three-set victory over No. 69 Nejc Podkrajsek of Georgia State 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 ... Held a six-match winning streak in doubles ... Teamed up with Venus to defeat the No. 40 duo of Jaime Hunt and Nate Schnugg of Georgia 8-6 en route to the finals of the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships ... Advanced in the D'Novo/ITA Prequalifying rounds with three straight-set victories, falling just short of the qualifying draw ... Earned first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Won the 2007 under-18 singles and doubles champion in Lancashire, England ... Teamed up with his brother Ken as a doubles duo in the 2007 Senior County Club ... Holds the newcomer's record at the Senior County Cup with a 10-2 mark ... Served as a sporting ambassador for all schools in Liverpool, England, where he promoted the 2012 Olympics which will take place in London.

PERSONAL
Born on December 1, 1989 in Liverpool, England ... Son of Ken and Mary Skupski ... Is the brother of former LSU tennis star Ken Skupski (26), who ended his LSU career in the 2006-07 season as one of the most decorated Tigers in team history ... Chose to come to LSU because of the facilities, history and coaches ... Played tennis, soccer and cricket golf in high school.

Skupski’s Career Statistics

Singles

 

Overall

vs. Top 125

Conf. Dual

Year

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

2008-09
21
16
.568
1
3
.260
6
5
.556
2009-10

17

19

.486

9

11

.450

5

6

.455

2010-11

15

19

.441

3

16

.157

4

7

.363

2011-12

22

11

.667

6

3

.667

8

3

.727

Totals

75
65
.535
19
33
.365
23
21
.522

Doubles

 

Overall

vs. Top 60

Conf. Dual

Year

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

2008-09
22
14
.611
12
8
.600
5
5
.500
2009-10

14

16

.467

3

7

.300

4

6

.400

2010-11

29

13

.690

9

10

.473

7

4

.636

2011-12

22

8

.733

5

5

.500

6

5

.545

Totals

87
51
.630
29
31
.483
22
20
.524
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