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Russell Brockett
Russell Brockett
Height: 6'1
Weight: 165
Year: SR
Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: St. Stephen's School
College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Psychology/Government with Leadership Sequence

On Court: Known as one of the Stags toughest competitors...ranked #6 in Texas and #78  nationally in Boys 18 singles...also reached semifinals of 5A Texas High School Team Championships freshman year and finals of Team Championships sophomore year while at Westlake High School...played USTA National Clays and represented Texas in Junior Davis Cup during summer of 2007...as a freshman reached the singles round of 16 in the ITA West Regionals in the fall...in spring duals, won fifteen (15) consecutive singles matches, not losing until April 26 at the Ojai tournament...played at every singles position for the Stags, but most consistently at #5, and ended the season with a 19-4 record (.826), good for sixth best in CMS history for a single season...went 10-4 with four different doubles partners, including 5-1 with Wiener, and 4-2 with Starr...as a sophomore lost in the second round at the ITA West Regionals in singles and doubles (with Chien)...returned in the spring playing at #3 through #6 singles and going 17-11 overall...won seven straight matches in April at #5 and #6...broke into the doubles starting lineup at the end of the season, partnering Keiffer at Ojai and then Schils at #3 doubles, going 4-7 overall...winner of the prestigious Hank Kreiger Trophy for his commitment to the team...as a junior spent the fall in Salamanca, Spain...returned in the spring to start at the #5 singles slot, but spent most of the season at the #4 position...played #1 singles and defeated NCAA singles qualifier Amrik Donkena of Gustavus Adolphus in straight sets...finished with an overall singles record of 14-6 and a #22 singles ranking in the west...partnered Mac Cahill at #3 doubles to begin the spring, then played one match with Eric MacColl at #2, and finished the season with senior captain Mikey Lim at #3...Brockett and Lim were a solid 6-2 together, including four important wins during the NCAA team tournament...finished with an 11-4 overall doubles record.

Tools: Prince Ozone Tour MP strung with Solinco Tour Bite 16 gauge at 60 lbs 

Personal: Student Consultant and Data Analyst for SOURCE (Kravis Leadership Institute) since 2008...Spent the summer of 2009 in spanish language immersion program at Middlebury College prior to going abroad to Salamanca, Spain for the fall of his junior year...competitive ping pong player who won a tournament of over 50 participants in summer of 2007...favorite tennis player is Novak Djokovic because of his clean strokes, heavy topspin, and confident demeanor on and off the court...ITA Scholar-Athlete as a sophomore and junior for earning above a 3.5 GPA. 

Favorite Stag: Hank Krieger (been representing Stags Tennis since before I was even born)

Favorite Recess Game: Jump Rope (such a staple we still have to do it everyday before practice)

Favorite Nintendo character: Baby Mario (in a few years he'll be the next big thing)

Favorite Road Trip Snack: The Ham Salad (A Brockett tradition)