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Player Profile

Benedikt Eger

Benedikt Eger

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Height5-7Weight145
YearSeniorMajorInternational Business
HometownNeustadt, Germany
High SchoolCeciliengymnasium Bielefeld

2015 (senior): Ranked No. 9 in the preseason after taking fifth place at the national individual tournament in the fall.

2014 (offseason): Became the third consecutive Cougar in the three years, since Azusa Pacific began the transition to the NCAA Division II, to win the USTA/ITA West Regional... Did so going into the event unseeded, playing first competitive match, since the spring of 2013... Advanced to the USTA/ITA National, where he won two-of-three matches with his only loss coming from Fernando Bogajo, who is ranked No. 1 in Division II... Wins were against Anthony Braem (ranked No. 25) and Kyle Davidson (ranked No. 32)... Played in the 58th Annual Southern California Intercollegiate Championships and reached the round of 16 before falling to No. 1 seed and runner-up Gage Brymer from UCLA, 6-3, 6-2.

2014 (redshirt): Practiced with the team and got undergraduate degree before going into senior season.

2013 (junior): Spent his junior season primarily at No. 3 and No. 4 singles ... Posted a 25-1 record, including a 5-0 mark at No. 3. ... Opened the season on an 18-match winning streak, and tabbed a perfect record in postseason play to help the Cougars to the National Christian College Athletics Association national championship ... Earned third-team All-Pacwest honors ... Finished the season ranked No. 16 in the NCAA Division II West Region ... Tallied a 23-6 record in doubles play, partnering with Gary Yam and Frederik Wilkens.

2012 (Sophomore): As a sophomore, played at the No. 4 spot, where he excelled, posting a 16-5 record, which included a team-best four-match win streak to end the season... Added two more wins as the No. 3, giving him a total 18 match wins, which ranked second on the team... In doubles, spent a portion of the season as part of the No. 2 doubles team with Frederik Wilkens, but after the pair was unable to capture a victory in seven matches, Eger moved into the No. 3 spot where he immediately found success with Ilja Ikonnikov, compiling a 12-3 record and ending the season with a team-best five-match win streak... Led the team in the biggest win of the season in the NAIA National Tournament quarterfinals... After claiming an 8-1 victory in doubles, was the final match left on court with a 4-4 tie in the team score before he secured a 7-5, 6-4 victory to send the Cougars into the semifinals... Against the No. 8 ranked Westmont, Eger won both his doubles match (8-5) and singles match (6-4, 6-7(10), 10-8).

2011 (Freshman): As a freshman, spent most of the year as the No. 3 singles player on the team... As the No. 3, tallied a record of 13-4... Added a 3-1 record as the No. 2 singles player... Had a share of the team-high with 10 conference match wins in singles... Totaled an 11-9 record in doubles, with 19 of those matches as part of the No. 3 doubles team for the Cougars... Partnered with both Daniel Moore and Frederik Wilkens each for 10 matches... In the Cougars 7-2 home win over Westmont, only surrendered three games in both singles and doubles.

Junior Career: Went 12-8 in a clay-court German league from 2007 to 2009... Earned a title in 2009 at the Gronauer Nachwuchs Cup... At 16-years old, reached a career-high junior ranking of 703 in the world.

CECILIENGYMNASIUM BIELEFELD: Attended Ceciliengymnasium Bielefeld in Germany, graduating in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born January 28, 1989 to Johann and Gerlinde Eger in Neudstadt, Germany ... Father Johann is a teacher ... Mother Gerlinde works in health insurance ... Has one sister, Nicole ... Majoring in international business and wants to work for a major sports company (Adidas, Nike, etc...) as an event manager ... Enjoys snowboarding, hockey, soccer, and tennis.