A strong player and a strong student, Alex will play at the top
of the lineup in 2010 for the Golden Eagles...will be in line for
academic honors during his career...continues to improve his game
with a strong work ethic.
In 2009-2010 (Sophomore): Alex posted a 5-6 record in singles play during the fall and went 3-4 in doubles...won four singles matches in a row in mid-season, including his lone contest against an OVC foe, downing Morehead State's Greg Anderson in straight sets.
In 2008-2009 (Freshman): Alex split his time between the No. 2 and No. 3 spot in the singles lineup...posted a 9-9 overall record...earned wins against two ranked teams, including a 6-2, 6-2 straight set victory over 50th ranked Patrick Bateman of West Florida...was 5-3 during the season against OVC foes...was 5-9 overall in doubles play for a combined mark of 14-18 for his rookie season.
Before Tech: A highly touted recruit who was ranked in the top 200 ITF rankings as a junior...earned an ITF Junior ranking of 155 in the world...won Grade 3 and 5 ITF Tournaments, both singles and doubles...won six ITF Tournament doubles titles...has international playing experience that will help the young Golden Eagle squad this spring... has a strong serve and a powerful ground-stroke attack...was highly recruited by ACC and Big Ten programs... played in several high-profile junior tournaments including Junior Worlds in New Zealand... played at No. 1 for the Junior Davis Cup team for Uzbekistan for several years.
Personal: Aleksaner Chen is the son of Sergey Chen and Irina Minasova of Samarkand, Uzbekistan... born January 8, 1991... majoring in business and currently owns an impressive 3.4 GPA.