Alfred Simental
Alfred Simental
Nickname: Freddie
Height: 5-11
Weight: 157
Year: Sr
Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
High School: Loma Linda Academy
Major: 3/2 Economics and Engineering
College: Harvey Mudd / Claremont McKenna

On Court: One of three freshmen on the 2015-2016 Stags...two and three-star recruit on for most of junior career...participated on SoCal Zonal Teams in 12s in Tucson, AZ, 14s in Colorado Springs, CO, and 16s in Sal Lake City, a freshman made Stags Tennis debut at the ITA West Regionals  in October where he went 1-2 in singles play and 2-1 with partner Avi Vemuri...knocked off 5th seeds Farmer and Ross of Whittier in the round of 16 before falling to eventual champs Richter and Sirovica in the quarters...also played two Futures and two men's open events in the fall...saw limited action in the spring dual season, winning two of three singles matches at the #6 position...partnered Shankar at Pacific Coast Doubles and Brenner in one dual match...completed 2016 with records of 3-3 in singles and 3-3 in doubles...earned SCIAC All-Academic honors for maintaining a 3.2 GPA and a sophomore won one of three singles matches and two of four doubles matches (with partner Jake Williams) at ITA West Regionals...made strong spring debut by collecting a pair of key doubles win with partner Williams on opening day versus Bates and Brandeis...won twice more with Williams at No. 3 doubles to finish 4-0 in doubles duals and go 6-2 overal in doubles...started at No. 5 singles against Brandeis and Caltech, winning one of two...finished with overall singles record of a junior...won five of six singles matches at ITA West Regional, with only loss to eventual champion Chase Lipscomb of Redlands in the second round...won four matches to capture second round consolation draw...paired with Jake Williams in doubles and the duo defeated second seeded Cummins-Lipscomb in the opening round...won one more match before falling to teammates and eventual champions Berber-Parodi in the quarters...returned in the spring for his best dual match campaign thus far, going 7-0 in singles and 4-2 in doubles (with Williams and Berber)...played every singles match at either No. 5 or No. 6, dropping only one set in seven matches...played five of six doubles duals with Jake Williams at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions...finished 2018 with overall records of 12-1 in singles and 6-3 in doubles...this season played in two fall tournaments: the ITA Collegiate Grass Court Invitational and ITA West Regionals...won one of two matches with partner Jake Williams at the Newport, R.I. grass court tourney...played five singles matches at ITA Regionals, losing in the first round of the Flight A main draw, but then winning his final four matches to take the consolation title, including a straight set win over teammate Julian Gordy in the doubles, partnered freshman Nic Meister and the pair won two of three matches, falling to teammates Gordy and Katzman in the quarters.

Tools: Head Graphene XT Speed MPA strung with Solinco Tour Bite at 52 lbs

Personal: Son of Alfred and Maira and eldest of two (younger sister Kristen)...did not play high school tennis because school didn't offer it, so played badminton instead...finished HS career as one of the best in CIF Southern Section...also played competitive baseball until age 13...also enjoys an accomplished pianist, continuing to practice up to 10 hours of the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings films as well as the Stormlight Archives series of books by Brandon Sanderson.
Favorite Stag: Alex Lane (CMC '10)
Say What?: Loves riding dirt bikes in the desert