UND Roster

2015-16 Men's Tennis Roster

Alex Lawson


Height 6'3''
Weight 165 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Tempe, AZ
High School Corona Del Sol
Bio

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2016 ITA Doubles All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Doubles Championship Semifinalist
  • 2016 ITA MIdwest Most Improved Player
  • 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Doubles Semifinalist
  • 2016 ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champion
  • 2015 ITA Summer Circuit Regional Singles Champion
  • 2015 ITA Summer Circuit Regional Doubles Champion
  • 2015 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier (Round of 16)
  • 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier (First Round)
  • 2014 ITA National Summer Doubles Champion
  • 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships qualifier

AS A SENIOR: Key player for the Irish had another stellar year, especially in doubles … became the 19th distinct All-American in program history after advancing to the NCAA Doubles semifinals … ranked as high as No. 6 in doubles with partner Quentin Monaghan, finishing the season at No. 10 … finished the season with a doubles record of 24-13 and  a singles mark of 13-17 … took down No. 4 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle of LSU at the Oracle/ITA Masters (6-4, 3-6, 11-9) … defeated Marquette’s Kris Trukov (6-0, 6-3) at the ITA All-American Championships … recorded victories against No. 55 Charlie Emhardt/Jeffrey Schrosch of Valpariaso (6-1, 7-5), Ohio State’s Matt Mendez/Hunter Tubert (6-4, 6-2), Michigan’s Gabe Tishman/Kevin Wong (8-5), Valparaiso’s Garrett Garnder/Lucas Waak (8-4), and Wisconsin’s Alexander Kokorev/Darius Mackenzie (8-2) to win the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Championship with partner Quentin Monaghan… during the dual season for singles defeated No. 32 Chris Diaz of No. 3 Ohio State (0-6, 6-2, 6-2), No. 22 Florida State’s Aziz Dougaz (6-4, 6-0), and No. 80 Robert Kelly of No. 1 North Carolina (6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6)) … win against Kelly clinched Notre Dame’s win over the Tar Heels, the biggest upset by ranking in ITA history … was named ACC Co-Player of the Week (April 12, 2016) following the win over UNC … during the dual season for doubles beat No. 77 Alex Favrot/Luke Johnson of Clemson (6-3) with Eddy Covalschi, No. 11 Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez of Florida State (6-4) with Quentin Monaghan, and No. 54 Thomas Weigel/Simon Norenius of NC State (6-2) … upended Catalin Mateas/Vincent Lin of Duke with partner Quentin Monaghan in the ACC Tournament (6-3) … recorded victories with partner Quentin Monaghan against No. 5 Korey Lovett/Mazen Osama of Alabama (6-4, 6-3), No. 18 Chin-Shan Jao/Dominik Koepfer of Tulane (6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6), 10-8), No. 9 Filip Bergevi/Florian Lakat of California (6-3, 7-5), before losing to No. 2 Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki of UCLA in the semifinal of the NCAA Doubles Championship (5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 8-10) … named the ITA Midwest Regional Most Improved Player, awarded to a senior each season … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … served as co-host of the 2016 OSCARS ceremony with teammate Eric Schnurrenberger … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR:  Put forth an impressive junior season, contributing mostly through his doubles play with primary partner Billy Pecor … ended the season with a bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship after spending the year among the nation’s top 15 teams … went 25-9 in doubles with Pecor throughout the fall and spring … posted a 12-4 dual doubles record with Pecor at No. 1 doubles, including 6-1 against ACC opponents … fared well against nationally ranked foes, going 11-6 in those matches … twice defeated South Florida’s No. 12 Roberto Cid and Sasha Gozun during fall tournament play, 7-6(5), 7-6(5) at the ITA All-America Championships and 7-6(6), 6-2 in the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships … notched a pair of wins against Oklahoma State’s No. 12 Jakob Sude and Arjun Kadhe (6-4) and Columbia’s No. 6 Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur (7-6(3)) during the ITA Kickoff Weekend … defeated No. 5 Gonzalez Austin and Rhys Johnson 8-7(3) of Vanderbilt during the first round of the NCAA team championship … entertained in a heartstopping 7-6(3), 7-6(1) win over No. 7 Ralf Steinbach and Kevin Metka of Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship … lost a three-set heartbreaker to LSU’s No. 14 Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle, 6-7(3), 7-6(6), 7-5 … ended the season ranked No. 17 in the final ITA doubles rankings … went 15-16 in singles play, including a 7-3 mark at No. 5 singles . . . went 15-16 in singles play . . . earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Pieced together a strong sophomore campaign, contributing to the Irish success primarily in doubles action … went 11-5 in singles, including 2-2 in dual matches … teamed up with Greg Andrews to go 14-9 at No. 1 doubles, reaching a season-high ranking of seventh in the country … went 6-6 against nationally-ranked doubles teams … received a bid with Andrews to play in the NCAA Doubles Championships … named to the Bobby Bayliss Invitational all-tournament team after going 4-0 in singles matches … defeated Alex Domijan and Harrison Richmond of Virginia with Andrews in the NCAA Sweet 16 … claimed the ITA National Summer Doubles Championship with partner Billy Pecor after an 8-6 win over Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Went 2-2 in singles and 13-9 in doubles during the spring season with the majority of his doubles wins coming with partner Billy Pecor … defeated two nationally-ranked opponents in No. 39 Jason Tahir and Michael Redlicki of Duke University (8-5) and No. 59 Oliver Pramming and I. Gonzalez-Muniz of South Florida (9-7) … went 6-6 in singles and 6-4 in doubles during the fall season … opened career at 4-2 in singles after a pair of wins at the OFCC Invitational and two victories at the Tom Fallon Invitational … also earned one win at the USTA/ITA Midwest Singles Championship and one at the Tribe Invitational … went 4-0 in doubles with Billy Pecor at the Tribe Invitational… also earned wins with Pecor in doubles at the OFCC Invitational and the USTA/ITA Midwest Doubles Championship … earned a Monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Corona Del Sol in the spring of 2012 … earned four varsity letters in tennis … won four Division I state singles titles in a row … also won two state doubles championships … named high school All-American as a senior … only lost one singles match in high school, including undefeated seasons as a freshman, junior and senior … was named all-region and all-state all four years … team finished second in state as a freshman and sophomore … team advanced to the semifinals during junior year … also undefeated in doubles as a freshman … only one loss in doubles as a sophomore … born in Phoenix, Ariz., to Slade and Tracy Lawson … has a younger brother, Zach, and an older sister, Kelsey … mother, Tracy, played college tennis at Indiana and Arizona State University … sister, Kelsey, plays tennis at DePaul … grandfather, Art Becker, and uncle, Mark Becker, played basketball at Arizona State … uncle, Brian Becker, played baseball at the University of Arizona … aunt, Kristin Becker, played tennis at Iowa State University … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business pursuing a degree in Marketing.