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Neel Kotrappa
Neel Kotrappa
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145
Year: SO
Hometown: La Verne, CA
High School: Webb School
College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Science & Management

On Court: Played #1 singles for Webb School in Claremont...first Webb School alum since Drew Sabater (HMC '09) to join Stags Tennis...made debut as a Stag as a freshman at ITA West Regionals where he reached the Round of 16 in singles before losing to teammate and #3 seed Robbie Erani in straight sets...teamed up with fellow freshman Frank Liu to reach the doubles quarterfinals before losing to eventual champs Larsen and Pybas from UC Santa Cruz...played very consistently in the spring, going 6-0 in singles dual matches and losing only one set...played with five different partners to go 6-2 in doubles dual matches...finished with 8-1 singles record and 8-3 doubles record overall...as a sophomore went 2-2 in four singles matches at USTA / ITA West Regionals, then partnered Mac Cahill to win two of three doubles matches...returned in the spring and immediately made an impact in the Stags starting singles lineup, winning his first four dual matches without losing a set...played mostly at the #5 and #6 singles positions, but also got time at #1, #2, and #4...key dual match wins against Swarthmore, UC Santa Cruz, Middlebury, and Vanguard en route to a 12-4 dual match record and 14-7 mark overall...broke into the doubles starting lineup in early March with partner Brandon Wei and the pair became the Stags most consistent, posting a 20-4 mark at #2 and #3 which was good for the fourth best single season record for a Stags team in CMS history...finished 24-6 overall in doubles, placing him in the top 20 all time for a single season winning percentage...was voted Most Improved Player by his teammates for his breakthrough season.

Tools: Wilson K-Blade Tour strung at 56 lbs with Solinco Outlast in the mains and Solinco Pro-Stacked in the crosses

Personal: Son of Vijay and Kavitha...has one sister, Megan...devoted Lakers fan and enjoys watching sports...three sport varsity athlete in high school, playing Football, Basketball, and Tennis...considering medicine as a career path (see below)

Favorite Stag: Drew Sabater (Tennis, HMC '09) - fellow Webb School alum

What You Didn't Know: has broken 27 bones thus far