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Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Year: JR
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
High School: Thousand Oaks HS
Previous College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Economics / Psycholoy with Financial Economics Sequence

On Court: Played on varsity team all four years in high school, helping captain the team to a CIF championship in 2009 while playing number one doubles...named Most Valuable Player in Marmonte League and placed on the Ventura All-County Team in 2008...ranked as high as #50 in the Boys 18 Division in USTA Southern California section...as a freshman...reached the singles quarterfinals (losing to teammate Mikey Lim) at the ITA West Regionals to finish the fall season ranked #25 in the west...went on to have the best single season winning percentage in Stags Tennis history, going undefeated in sixteen (16) spring dual matches, with only one loss in the quarterfinals of the Ojai Valley Tournament...played primarily at #5 and #6 singles, but also played three matches at #3 and one at #1...lost only two total sets in spring dual match play...had wins against regional ranked players Andrew Giuffrida (#2 from Cal Lutheran) and Kyle Anderson (#25 from Linfield), both at the Ojai Valley Tournament...did not lose a set in five matches at #5 singles during NCAA team championships...finished the season ranked #23 in the west in singles, with a staggering 21-2 overall record...earned an ITA West Region Rookie of the Year nomination for his performance...went 2-3 in doubles, playing with Wong, Crandall, and Cahill...began this season right where he left off as a freshman, advancing to the singles final of the ITA West Regionals as the 11th seeded player...defeated 2nd seed Giuffrida of Cal Lutheran in the Round of 16, teammate Ron Wu in the quarters, and then 7th seed Koenig of UC Santa Cruz in the semis, before falling to 5th seed Ballou of Cal Lutheran in the final...his 5-1 record at the tournament earned him a fall national singles ranking of #13 and a west region singles ranking of #3...partnered Ellis for one match at the ITA West Regionals, where the pair lost to top seeds Ballou and Giuffrida of Cal Lutheran in the first round.

Tools: Babolat Aeropro Drive with Solinco Tour Bite strung at 58 lbs

Personal: Currently holding down two jobs at CMC - one as a researcher at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, the other as a career consultant at the Career Services Center...ITA Scholar-Athlete as a freshman, after earning better than a 3.5 GPA...Valedictorian for Thousand Oaks High School Class of 2009...favorite players are Roger Federer due to his style and grace, and Andre Agassi because of his great groundstrokes...enjoys watching reality television and looking at exotic cars...favorite TV show is 24...dad, Nels Johnson, is a CMC alum (Class of '72).

Favorite Stag: Ryan McKee (Class of 93, Tennis Hall of Famer)

Favorite Recess Game: Handball - because I never lost

Favorite Nintendo Character: Baby Mario - because he's awesome at Mario Cart double dash

Favorite Road Trip Snack: Gummi Worms - because they give you energy