Matthijs Verdam - 2012
JUNIOR (2011-12): Started in 10 singles and 11 doubles contests his junior year…Saw action at the No. 1, 2 and 4 singles positions as well as the No. 1 and 2 doubles positions…Ended the season on a two-match singles winning streak…Recorded a win in the season opener over Mercer’s Pierre Tafelski at No. 1 singles, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4…Defeated The Citadel’s Dillon Berkabile by a 6-4, 6-3 score…Notched a win over Wofford’s Jackson Keith in the first round of the SoCon Championship, helping send the Eagles into the SoCon quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 and marking their first victory in the tournament since 2008…Won the season opener in doubles with Alain Garrido over Mercer, 9-8…Clinched the doubles point against Mercer and College of Charleston…Also recorded doubles wins over Central Florida, Liberty and The Citadel…Primarily partnered with Kyle Hoffman but also paired with Garrido…Missed nearly two months of action due to injury.
SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Starred in his sophomore campaign with the Eagles by posting an impressive 16-6 singles record, 7-3 in conference play, while competing at the two and three positions...Went on a six-match winning streak and ended the season winning his last four matches...Recorded his first victory of the season over Fort Valley State's Dwayne White...Defeated Mercer's Fernando Armendaris as a part of the team's 4-3 comeback victory...Rallied to defeat Furman's Alex Christ, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, to clinch the victory for the Eagles in their thrilling comeback from an 0-3 deficit to defeat the Paladins...Notched wins over Southern Illinois and Liberty to contribute to the team's 4-3 victories in each...Won three-set matches against Florida Gulf Coast's Matthew Rock, The Citadel's Dillon Berkabile, Samford's Zac Dunkle, Appalachian State's Alain Humblet, and College of Charleston's Tom Delme...Also recorded wins against non-conference opponents Kennesaw State, Stetson, Hampton, and Florida A&M...Defeated conference rival Chattanooga twice, including in the first round of the SoCon Tournament...Posted an 11-10 record in doubles play, primarily at the one position with partner Juan Manuel Melian Puigventos...Defeated non-conference foes Fort Valley State, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Hampton, SC State, North Florida, Mercer, and Southern Illinois, as well as conference opponents The Citadel, Samford, and Chattanooga...Also partnered with Sebastien Felt.
FRESHMAN (2009-10): Put together a 15-14 overall singles record his freshman season including a 6-3 tournament mark and 9-11 dual ledger...Was an even 4-4 in conference singles action...Was victorious in two super-tiebreakers...Won four consecutive matches in March including three over conference foes...Was 5-4 in doubles action with Juan Manuel Melian Puigventos...Showed a promising start to his Georgia Southern career by posting a 6-3 fall singles mark...Jumpstarted his collegiate career with a three-match win streak at the GSU Invite...Took the "B" singles title surpassing three opponents, all in straight sets, en route to the crown...Qualified for the ITA Southeast Regional by defeating Georgia Tech's Doug Kenny in straight 6-4 sets...Closed out fall singles play with a win in the back draw of the Regional...Went 2-3 in doubles action with senior Gregory Bekkers...Duo advanced to the championship match of the GSU Invite Flight "A" doubles.
PREP: Top-16 in U16 & 18 in The Netherlands...Was ranked within Top-120 of Senior's Division in The Netherlands...Competed in ITF Tournaments throughout Europe.
PERSONAL: Born April 13, 1990 in Hilversum, Holland...Is the son of Tom and Corina Verdam...Majoring in Business Administration.