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 Ian Melnik

Honors
2016-17
SoCon Honor Roll

Junior (2017-18): Won three matches at the Elon Fall Invitational, defeating Tate Steinour of James Madison, Harry Cohen of Coastal Carolina, and Reed Rabideau of Clemson, all in straight sets… Notched a two-set win over East Carolina’s Austin Allen at the Spartan Fall Invitational. Paired with Eric Whisnant to defeat Coastal Carolina’s Harry Cohen and Juan Castellanos at the Elon Men’s Invitational…Teamed up with Jack Burkill to defeat Elon’s Felipe Osses-Konig and Neal Port at the Spartan Fall Invitational.

Competed in 15 singles matches, earning a 7-8 record … Combined to compete in nine doubles matches, earning a 3-6 record partnering with Connor Thompson, Logan Blaser and Eric Whisnant … Won four-straight singles matches from Jan. 28-Feb. 17, with two straight-set wins … Earned a three-set win over Appalachian State’s Alex Brea (Mar. 27) … Earned another three-set win over The Citadel’s Roy Hobson (Apr. 8) and the No. 6 flight … Earned a straight set win over Chattanooga’s Cooper Long (Apr. 14) to close the season.

Sophomore (2016-17): Appeared in nine singles competitions and a pair of doubles competitions… Went 2-7 in singles play, earning three-set victories over Radford's Matko Varga (Apr. 2) and Davidson's Thomas Mason (Apr. 13)… Went 1-1 in doubles play, earning a 6-0 victory over Presbyterian's Ben Kelly and Joel Roberts (Mar. 24).

Freshman (2015-16): Saw action in a total of 28 matches… Went 2-7 in singles play, having played all at No. 6… Earned a Southern Conference victory over Derrick Brown of Chattanooga (Apr. 16)… Went a combined 4-16 at No. 3 doubles with four partners… Earned three wins when partnered with Logan Walker, including a SoCon victory… Earned his first collegiate victory against Christian Kerrigan of Georgia Southern (Mar. 12)… Defeated Derrick Brown of Chattanooga (Apr. 16) in two sets… Earned his first doubles victory with Logan Walker after defeating Max Scholl and Adam Schmidt of Gardner-Webb (Feb. 20)… Defeated Jackson Pride and Connor Grady of The Citadel (Mar. 8) for their first SoCon doubles victory… Earned a SoCon doubles victory over Nick Wingord and Michael Birnbaum of Chattanooga, 6-0 (Apr. 16).

Personal: Majoring in Sustainable Tourism/Hospitality. 

Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Rivers Academy
Major: Sustainable Tourism/Hospitalit
Experience: High School