Alex Van Velzer
Alex Van Velzer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Montgomery, Texas

High School:
Home Educated



04/24/2014

Top-Seeded Black Knights Set Sights On PL Tournament

Army Hosts Nine-Team Field From April 24-27

04/19/2014

Men's Tennis Tops BU In Regular-Season Finale

Army Wins To Take Top Seed In PL Tournament

04/16/2014

Men's Tennis Hosts NJIT In Nonconference Match

Black Knights And Highlanders Meet As Regular Season Winds To A Close

04/14/2014

Army Returns To Nonconference Action Tuesday At Marist

Black Knights And Red Foxes Meet In Mid-Hudson Rivalry

04/12/2014

Men's Tennis Rallies For 4-3 Win At Navy

Black Knights Top Midshipmen In

02/16/2012

Rick Johnston profiles freshmen tennis players Peter Sienko and Alex Van Velzer, who had to delay their entry to the U.S. Military Academy by a year.

Rick Johnston profiles freshmen tennis players Peter Sienko and Alex Van Velzer, who had to delay their entry to the U.S. Military Academy by a year.

"Alex is one of the best recruits in the history of the program. He has great court sense, loves to compete and always leaves it all on the court."
-Head Coach Jim Poling

2012-13: Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... went 1-3 in singles during the fall season before undergoing shoulder surgery ... came back in late spring to go 4-3 in duals ... played at a variety of spots, going 3-2 at No. 4 ... played in just one doubles match during the dual season ... teamed with Austin McCasin, dropping an 8-3 decision to Monmouth ... went 2-1 in singles matches during conference play ... defeated Bucknell's Josh Katten in three sets, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 ... knocked off Alan Pleat of Colgate in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

2011-12: All-Patriot League first team member ... turned in a 14-10 singles record in dual matches to list third on the team ... spent most of the season at the No. 2 spot in both singles and doubles ... went 4-0 in dual matches at No. 1 singles ... won first collegiate dual singles match with 6-4, 6-3 victory at Fairfield ... won three of his first four contests in the spring ... earned a 10-7 doubles record alongside classmate Peter Sienko at No. 2 ... went undefeated in the conference tournament, including wins against Lafayette and top-seeded Navy ... the duo went 5-2 against Patriot League foes.

High School: Five-star recruit out of Montgomery, Texas ... ranked third in the state of Texas ... awarded the Bronze Ball at the USTA Super Nationals Clay Courts in 2006 ... Sportsmanship Award at Zonals in 2008 ... named Player of the Day at USTA Super Nationals in 2009 ... coached by Nikolay Gantchev.

Personal: Alexander Keith Van Velzer ... born Dec. 12, 1991, in Houston, Texas ... son of Don and Patricia Van Velzer ... brother, Donald (USMA '12), also was a member of the Army tennis team ... likes to work out, read and play basketball in his free time ... International Relations major.

Van Velzer's Career Records

SINGLES

DOUBLES

YEAR

FALL

SPRING

FALL

SPRING

2011-12

4-8

14-10

3-5

12-10

2012-13

1-3

4-3

2-1

0-1

TOTAL

5-11

18-13

5-6

12-11

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