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Saint Louis Men's Tennis BIO
Kenji Yanaba
Player Profile:
Kenji Yanaba 3126011
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ballwin, Mo.
High School: Parkway West
Major: Computer Engineering

2018-19 • SOPHOMORE | Match-by-Match Results
Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
• Led the Billikens in singles wins (eight) and doubles wins (six).
• Notched a doubles win vs. A-10 opponent Fordham.
• Registered a team-high four singles wins in fall tournament play, including victories over opponents from Minnesota and Nebraska at the ITA Central Regional.
• Teamed with Pavel Badaiants for a doubles win at the ITA Central Regional.

2017-18 • FRESHMAN | Match-by-Match Results
• Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
• Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition.
• Had an .800 winning percentage (4-1) at No. 5 singles, SLU’s best success rate at any position (minimum five matches).
• Tied for No. 2 on the team – singles wins (13).
• No. 3 on the team – singles winning percentage (.542).
• 2-1 in singles vs. A-10 opponents.
• Had a singles win and a doubles victory at the ITA Central Regional.
• Finished third in the No. 5 singles draw at the River Forest Collegiate Invitational.
• 3-1 in singles matches that went to a third set or super-tiebreaker.
• Won both singles and doubles matches vs. four opponents.
• Captured five straight decisions in both singles and doubles play.

PRIOR TO SLU

Achieved a No. 1 ranking in Missouri and a No. 171 national ranking in the class of 2017 by Tennis Recruiting Network … captured a state doubles championship as a sophomore and was a state finalist in his junior season … finished third in the state in singles as a senior … was ranked fifth in the USTA Missouri Valley Boys’ 18s … placed third at the 2017 B18s National Team Championship representing Missouri Valley.

Singles
Year No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 Open Total
2017-18 - - - 0-1 4-1 5-5 4-4 13-11
2018-19 - 3-5 1-4 - - - 4-3 8-12
Career - 3-5 1-4 0-1 4-1 5-5 8-7 21-23

 

 

Doubles
Year No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 Open Total
2017-18 - - 5-9 2-4 7-13
2018-19 4-6 - - 2-4 6-10
Career 0-2 11-4 7-8 6-4 24-18
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