Awards & Accolades
• SoCon All-Freshman Team (2019)
FRESHMAN (2019): Closed out the season with eight singles wins and nine doubles victories … is the eighth Spartan to receive All-Freshman honors from the SoCon in program history … grabbed the first win of his collegiate career against John Walsh (Richmond) with a 2-5, 7-5, 6-0 score … snagged his second win against Alexandros Caldwell (Radford) by scores of 6-2, 7-5 … won a two-set match over Alejandro Rodriguez-Vidal (Duquesne) by scores of 6-1, 6-2 … first of Knapp’s three SoCon singles wins came against The Citadel’s Noah Nawabi (7-5, 6-2) on March 4 … grabbed his first of four straight wins against Frederick Sydow (USC Upstate) by a 6-1, 6-2 margin … ended the clash at Appalachian State with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Zion Heaven on March 26 … followed that by downing Samford’s Sami Kirberg (6-3, 6-3) to close out play in March, before snagging a win over Stathis Tsiranidis (Mercer) by scores of 6-3, 6-4 on April 7th … teamed with Burkill to down Sebastian Harris / Bonaventura Durall (Gardner-Webb) by a 6-4 score on Feb. 25 … claimed the first of six March doubles wins on March 3 when he and Knapp took down Tate Steinour / Paul Mendoza (James Madison) by a 7-6 (3-0) margin … enjoyed the first three-match winning streak of the season in doubles play as he and Burkill downed Phillip Quinn / Noah Nawabi (The Citadel) by a 6-1 margin … followed with a 6-3 victory against Daiki Tanabe / Gonzalo Achondo (Coastal Carolina) on March 9 … claimed a 5-4 win over Mieszko Kwasniewski / Chung-Han Tsai (Southern Miss) on March 14 … earned a 6-3 win over the duo of Jaime Castillo-Lopez / Max Benson (Presbyterian) … ended March with a 6-2 triumph over Rossouw Norval / Daniel Orlita (Samford) … fought past Stathis Tsiranidis / David Georgadze (Mercer) to earn a 6-4 victory … wrapped up the final doubles win of the season on April 10 at Davidson by virtue of a 6-4 win over Yash Parikh / Alexander Loope.
PREP: At Grimsley, Knapp was a three-year letterwinner and is a three-time All-Metro Conference Scholar Athlete, all-region and all-state selection ... has recorded a 58-9 career record in three seasons with the Whirlies and was twice named a scholar-athlete as well as twice being named Grimsley High’s Most Valuable Player.
PERSONAL: Son of Paul and Robin Knapp and plans to major in business.