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Lawrence Wang
Lawrence Wang
Nickname: Larry
Year: 2006-2009
Hometown: Orange, CA
High School: Troy HS
College: Claremont McKenna

On Court: Joined CMS following a junior career that earned him a #11 Boys 18s ranking Southern California and as high as #55 nationally...played Kalamazoo in 2004, going 4-2...played #1 singles for Troy HS in 2004 and 2005, helped leading them to CIF Div II championships in 2003 and 2005...reached quarterfinals of CIF individual championships...as a freshman reached quarterfinals of the ITA West Regionals in singles and won the ITA West Regionals and ITA Nationals in doubles with partner Guillaume Schils...went 18-9 at #2 singles highlighted by a semifinal showing at the Ojai Valley Div III tournament and convincing wins in the NCAA team tournament...at #1 doubles tied a CMS single season victory record by going 29-7 and earning All-American honors with partner Schils...won Ojai doubles and reached the semis of NCAAs with Schils, was named ITA West Region Rookie of the Year, 1st Team All-SCIAC, SCIAC Athlete of the Week (May 15, 2006), and was team MVP...as a sophomore reached the singles semis of the ITA West Regionals before losing to teammate and eventual champ Mike Starr...moved to the #1 singles position in the spring and went 24-9...ranked #2 nationally in Division III singles for most of the season (finshing at #5)...went 23-9 with Schils at #1 doubles...semifinals of Ojai Division III singles tournament, quarterfinals of NCAA individual doubles...SCIAC Player of the Year, 1st Team All-SCIAC, singles and doubles All-American, team MVP...as a junior reached the singles semifinals of the ITA West Regionals and won the doubles title for the second time in three years with a different partner (Hough)...in the spring season went 23-8 in singles at #1 and #2, winning 10 of his last 12 matches from April 5 through May 16... teamed with three partners (Starr and Wiener one match each) to go 31-11 in doubles...won Div III NCAA Doubles Championship with partner Guillaume Schils, and qualified for NCAA Singles Championship for third straight year...earned season ending national rankings of #8 in singles and #1 in doubles...earned SCIAC Player of the Year award for second consecutive year, the first Stag to ever win the award in back-to-back fashion...also 1st Team All-SCIAC for the third straight year...winner of team MVP award...recipient of CMC Male Athlete of the Year...vaulted to the top of most individual and team doubles records in Stag Tennis History, including matches played and won in a single season and a career...as a senior captain, reached the quarterfinals of the ITA West Regionals in singles and the semifinals of the doubles...nationally ranked #23 in singles and #6 in doubles (with Schils), while #7 singles and #2 doubles in the West at the end of the fall season...in the spring went 27-8 at #1 singles and 18-13 at #1 doubles, partnering Schils (22 matches), Russell Brockett (2 matches), and Mikey Lim (7 matches)...won 15 straight singles matches from April 4 through the quarterfinals of the NCAAs, losing on May 23 to eventual cahmpion Michael Goodwin of Emory...in that stretch, became the first Stag ever to win the Ojai Valley Division III Tournament, defeating third ranked John Watts from Wash U. in the final...named an ITA All-American for third straight year in singles, making him one of six Stags to ever earn All-American honors all four years of his collegiate career...also named SCIAC Player of the Year for an unprecedented third consecutive year...ended his CMS career fourth all-time in singles victories with 92, third in matches played wih 126, and tenth in career winnning percentage at .730... ranks best all-time in doubles victories and matches played for an individual (102 and 142) and team (122 and 88 with Schils)...ranks second all-time in combined singles and doubles victories for a career with 194, two behind Lance Au ('91)...recipent of CMC Male Athlete of the Year for second consecutive year, also SCIAC Athlete of the week twice, and voted ITA West Region Senior Player of the Year...teammates voted this future Hall-of-Famer the team's MVP for the fourth straight year.

Personal: Majored in Human Biology, earning ITA Scholar-Athlete honors as a senior (with GPA of better than 3.5) ...earned NCAA post-graduate scholarshipfor his excellence in the classroom and on the tennis court...nicknamed 'Weezy' by teammates.