UND Roster

2018-19 Men's Tennis Roster

Alex Lebedev


Height 6'3''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Island Park, NY
High School Laurel Springs
Bio

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2017 ITA National Summer Champion
  • 2017 ITA All-American Championships participant
  • 2017 ITA National Fall Championships participant
  • 2018 All-ACC Second Team
  • 2018 ITA Midwest Region Player to Watch
  • 2018 NCAA Singles Championships participant
  • 2018 ITA All-American Championships participant
  • 2018 ITA Fall Nationals Consolation Champion
  • 2019 All-ACC Third Team

AS A SENIOR:

  • Posted a 15-10 record in singles competition, including an undefeated (3-0) record in the ACC
  • Ranked as high as 15th at singles, earning a bid to the NCAA Individual Tournament in May
  • Against ranked opponents he went 8-9, including 5-3 in the fall
  • Played on the top court in singles and No. 2 in doubles
  • He and partner Axel Nefve posted a 3-3 record on the second court in the spirng and went 5-4 overall in 2018-19
  • Won the 2018 ITA Fall National Consolation Championship
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships with wins over Shane Monroe of LSU and Jake Van Emburgh of Oklahoma
  • Named All-ACC Third Team honoree

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Won the 2017 ITA National Summer Championship to kickstart a stellar junior campaign
  • Earned a wild-card entry into the ITA All-American Championships, where he advanced to the Round of 16
  • Also advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA National Fall Championships
  • Turned in a 9-11 record against ranked opponents
  • Went 19-14 in singles matches, primarily competing at the No. 1 singles spot
  • Added a record of 11-10 in dual singles meets
  • Reached a career high singles ranking of No. 28 from Feb. 7-Feb. 20, 2018
  • Finished the season ranked No. 40 in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Singles Rankings
  • Went 15-12 in doubles, including 10-10 in dual matches
  • Partnered with William Howells to tally a doubles record of 8-4, playing No. 2 doubles for the Irish
  • Made first career appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship at Wake Forest
  • Named to the All-ACC Second Team
  • Named the ITA Midwest Region Player to Watch

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Returned from injury and entered the starting lineup playing mostly in the top half of the singles slate and at No. 2 doubles
  • Tied for the team lead in overall singles wins, going 23-17 on the year, including 12-11 in dual play
  • Partnered with Matt Gamble to go 17-11 (11-6 dual) in doubles; went 21-13 (12-6) overall
  • With Gamble, advanced to the doubles semifinal at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship in October 2016
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Played exclusively during the fall season, missing the spring slate due to injury
  • Recorded a 2-4 singles mark and a 3-1 doubles record
  • Defeated Tennessee’s Jack Heslin/Igor Smelyanski (8-5), Harvard’s Nicky Hu/Brian Yeung (8-7), and Dartmouth’s Aman Agarwal/Brendan Tannenbaum (8-4) at the Ivy Plus Tournament with partners Grayson Broadus and Drew Dawson
  • Recorded a victory against Ricardo Pabon of East Tennessee State at the ITA All-American Championships (6-4, 6-2)

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Graduated from Laurel Springs High School in June 2015
  • A blue-chip recruit according to Tennisrecruiting.net
  • Accumulated a 74-24 singles record in ITF and USTA events as a junior
  • Reached a high ITF ranking of 167 in January 2015
  • Won the prestigious Safina Cup (ITF Grade 4) in Prague
  • Played center court at the Kalamazoo B16 and B18 National Championships four times from 2013-15
  • Speaks fluent Russian and Spanish
  • Son of Alexander Sr. and Yelena Lebedev
  • Has an older sister, Julia, who played tennis at Siena College
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters in the Program of Liberal Studies and Film, Television and Theatre.