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Russell Chidester
Russell Chidester
Year: 2006-2009
Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: St. Stephen's School
College: Claremont McKenna

On Court: Prior to coming to CMS played #1 singles at St. Stephen's Episcopal before transferring to the Tennis Academy as a Junior...as a freshman was a perfect 8-0 in singles, playing at every position except #4...went 6-0 in doubles with four different partners...as a sophomore saw very limited match play action due to back injury...played ITA West Regionals in singles and doubles...posted a 1-2 singles record and 2-2 doubles record...as a junior spent the fall of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina...returned in the spring to go 7-2 in singles at positions 3-6...went 3-0 in doubles with three different partners...as a senior posted a 4-0 record in singles at the #3,#5, and #6 positions, and went 2-0 in doubles playing with Berber at the #2 and #3 positions...ended career with a 20-4 mark in singles (.833 winning percentage) and 13-2 record in doubles (.866 winnig percentage).

Personal: One of three Stags from St. Stephen's School in Austin, Texas... received Robert Day Academic Scholarship for his senior year at CMC...ITA Scholar-Athlete (for GPA 3.5 or higher) in three of his four years at CMC...winner of the Hank Krieger Trophy in 2006 for being the best team player...nicknamed 'Crazy' by his teammates.