Julian Gordy
Julian Gordy
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Year: Sr (Capt)
Hometown: Tarzana, CA
High School: Viewpoint School
Major: Economics - Accounting
College: Claremont McKenna

On Court: 4-Star recruit on tennistecruiting.net, ranked as high as 87 nationally senior year...played number one for Southern California in 16's Zonals in Salt Lake City, UT...winner of boys 16's Harper Ink designated tournament...four-year varsity singles player at Viewpoint School,  leading team to 2011 CIF title in Division IV and three second-round appearances in Division I...three time individual league champion (once singles, twice doubles) and reached semifinals of  CIF Individuals in doubles senior year...as a freshman made impressive debut at ITA West Regionals by winning his first three singles matches, including a Round of 16 upset of 5th seed Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz...reached singles quarters before falling in three sets to teammate Glenn Hull...partnered Alex Brenner in doubles and went 3-1 in four matches...earned Fall singles ranking of #18 in the West Region...made dual match debut on Feb 20 at #4 singles and #3 doubles against Brandeis, winning both...won his first four singles dual matches and first three doubles duals before contracting mono in early March...returned to action on April 16 and remained a fixture at #6 singles and #2 doubles (with Seifert) for the rest of the spring...completed 2016 campaign as CMS' most prolific freshman with dual records of 7-1 in singles and 7-6 in doubles, going 12-3 overall in singles and 13-9 overall in doubles...earned ITA Scholar-Athlete and SCIAC All-Academic honors for earning a 3.5 GPA or higher...as a sophomore turned in another strong performance at the ITA West Regionals, reaching the R16 of singles and winning the doubles title with partner Daniel Morkovine...entered the singles as the 9th seed and won two matches before falling to #4 Chase Lipscomb of Redkands in two tie-breaks...seeded #2 with Morkovine, the Stags duo were the first since 2012 to win the ITA West doubles crown, including a straight set win over teammates Hull and Parodi in the final...Gordy and Morkovine finish with Fall ITA Rankings of #2 in the West and #3 Nationally and earn ITA Doubles All-American honors...lost his first singles dual of the spring against Div II Concordia, but then rebounded to win his next seven matches...had keys wins at No. 6 against Carnegie Mellon, No. 2 against Southwestern, a rare 0-6, 6-0,6-0 win at No. 3 against Santa Cruz, and a regular season ending win at No. 1 against Hope International...played at No. 6 singles in NCAA Regionals but was unable to complete either before the matches were clinched...played in 38 doubles matches including 31 dual matches, primarily at the No. 1 position with Morkovine...spent much of the spring ranked among the top three teams in the west, with wns over Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, and Redlands, but was ultimately snubbed by the NCAA selection committee...played much of April and most of May with Williams, and three matches with Brenner at No. 3...won three of five matches with Williams in NCAA team tournament...finished 2017 with overall records of 9-2 in singles and 25-13 in doubles...in addition to ITA All-American honors, Gordy also earned 2nd Team All-SCIAC accolades...he continued his stellar scholarly record with his second ITA Scholar-Athlete and SCIAC All-Academic honors...appointed by Coach Settles as captain of 2017-2018 Stags Tennis...as a junior advanced to the third round of the ITA West Regionals as the #6 seed in singles with wins over Stone (UCSC) and Chadalavada (PP), before losing to teammate Avi Vemuri...as #4 seed in doubles with Oscar Burney, reached the ITA West Regional doubles final despite saving multiple match points in the first round...finished fall with records of 2-1 in singles and 4-1 in doubles, earning doubles rankings of #14 and #4 respectively Nationally and in the West...one of six Stags to earned fall singles rankings, coming in at #19 in the West...broke into singles lineup as an every match starter at Stag-Hen Invitational in early March...played No. 5 singles then moved to No. 4 where he won 13 of 15 dual matches in six weeks through April 21...had important wins over Wesleyan, Amherst, Tufts, Williams, Middlebury, and Gustavus in that stretch...also one of two Stags selected to play in the Ojai D3 tournament in late April, where he reached the Round of 16 of singles, and won the doubles with partner Nikolai Parodi...was undefeated in SCIAC play in singles and doubles and earned his 1st Team All-SCIAC honors...also earned ITA All-American honors for second consecutive year in doubles...at the No. 1 position with Parodi, the duo went 20-7 in dual match play and ranked as the top team in the West...earned a No. 4 seed at the NCAA tournament but lost in three-sets in the first round...finished 2018 with overall records of 19-6 in singles and 28-9 in doubles...finished with rankings of No. 2 in the West and No. 9 Nationally...again earned ITA Scholar-Athlete and SCIAC All-Academic honors for earning a 3.5 GPA or higher...appointed captain again for 2018-19...this season played in two fall tournaments, reaching the singles semifinal of the ITA Collegiate Grass Court Invitational in Newport, R.I. and the Flight A consolation singles final at the ITA West Regionals in Claremont...in Newport, lost to eventual champion and 2018 NCAA singles champ Grant Urken of Bowdoin in three sets, then lost to Urken's teammate Jerry Jiang in the 3rd / 4th playoff...at ITA West Regionals, Gordy had two match points in the first round of Flight A, but lost to Caltech's James Wei...he then won three matches to advance to the consoloation final before falling to teammate Freddie Simental...partnered Jack Katzman in both tournaments and the duo won five of seven matches...lost an epic 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(8) West Regional Final to Caltech's Shankar and Wei after having one match point at 5-6 in the deciding set.

Tools: Wilson Blade 98 (18 x 20) Countervail strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 54 lbs

Personal: Son of MB and Cindy...younger sister, Nika, a competitive volleyball player and swimmer...played competitive soccer until eighth grade and played on high school varsity team his senior year...loves watching all sports and discovering under the radar music, as well as listening to classic rock...loves mexican food and watching cheesy TV shows

Favorite Stag: Skyler Butts

Say What? Avid proponent of anything involving Nutella