Ben Stapp
Ben Stapp

Hometown:
Sydney, Australia

High School:
St. Joseph's College

Birthdate:
07/14/1981

Experience:
3L

Awards:
1999 Second Team All-Conference USA


05/01/2014

Men's Tennis Earns Four All-Conference Honors

Salisbury, O'Hare and Glennon all earn post-season honors.

Fall 2002: Went 2-4 in singles after opening the season with a 2-2 mark at the Middle Tennessee Tourney...Qualified for the main draw singles at the All-American, where he fell to Rice's William Barker, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the first round...Also qualified for the main draw singles at the Omni Hotels Region III Championships where he fell to Florida's Trey Johnson, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2...Teamed with Lee Taylor Walker for a second season and posted a 9-3 record in doubles after starting the pre-season ranked No. 29 in the country in doubles...The duo won the doubles title at Middle Tennessee after the Ole Miss team of Ciorascu/Gard defaulted the finals...Played doubles at the ITA All-American qualifier, falling in the first round to Washington's Strasberg/Vlaski, 8-6, before recovering to win 8-5 over the Minnesota team of Hauger/Ticer...Also played in the All-American main draw doubles, winning their opening round match against the Alabama team of Belski/Mitchell, 8-5...Were eliminated from the all-american by the team of Endrikat/Morton from UC-Irvine, 8-4...Advanced all the way to the finals of the Omni Hotels Region III Indoor Championships, defeating doubles teams from UCF, LSU and two doubles teams from Alabama before falling to Alabama's Hixcox/Mitchell, 8-5, in the championship game...Were selected as alternates to the Omni Hotels National Indoor Championships.

Spring 2002: Posted a 4-5 record playing positions 2-4 through the first nine matches of the season before finishing with an 11-11 record at No. 1 singles...Highlight of his singles play was defeating the No. 66 ranked player when he beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Chris Borgues, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4...Stapp and Walker were 18-7 in doubles, finishing the season ranked No. 54 in the country after spending a majority of the season in the national doubles rankings...Stapp and Walker defeated the No. 5 ranked doubles team in the country with a 9-8 (3) win over Middle Tennessee's Foreman/Gustaffson...Notched a second win over a ranked doubles team with an 8-5 win over Louisville's No. 43rd ranked Conley/Nicodim in the C-USA Second Round.

Spring 2001: Finished the spring season with a 14-8 singles record, playing a majority of his matches at No. 3 singles where he was 9-5...Again teamed with Alistair Todd where the duo spent a majority of the season playing No. 1 doubles...The Australian duo was 15-7 at No. 1 doubles.

Fall 2000: Stapp was 4-3 in singles and 6-3 in doubles during the fall...He advanced to the semifinals at the MTSU tournament, falling to Evansville's Anthony Wollschlager, 6-4, 6-1...In doubles, Stapp was 2-2 with Alistair Todd, his partner from 1999, but after Todd suffered an injury, the duo of Stapp and Magney went 4-0 through the ITA Pre-Qualifier to advanced ot the Qualifying round at the ITA All-American.

Spring 2000: Stapp was named second-team All-Conference after finishing with a 20-6 record at No. 1 doubles, where all six losses came to nationally-ranked opponents...He finished with an 18-11 singles record, including a 14-8 record at No. 4 singles...Was the first Tiger to 10 singles wins for the season...Was named C-USA Tennis Player of the week after going 3-1 at No. 4 singles and 4-0 at No. 1 doubles, including a win over then-No. 54 ranked team of Alexander Jung/Tom Dalby from UAB.

Prep: Was a semifinalist in 1999's Shell Age Championships...Won the Manly Northern Beaches District Championships...Won the under-18s Glen Iris Victorian Championships...Led his state to the prestigious Pizzy Cup title in 1999...Also won the National High School Singles and Doubles title to be the No. 1 ranked high school player in Australia...Played prep tennis under John Haines.

Personal: Born July 14, 1981...Son of Robert and Theresa Stapp...His mom played at Wimbledon in 1963...Attended St. Joseph's College and joined the Tigers in January, 2000...Represented St. Joseph's in swimming and rugby and trained with the athletics squad in hurdles events...Enjoys surfing, golf and listening to live bands in his free time...Choose Memphis because he wanted the change of culture and because of Coach Chamberlain...After he graduates from Memphis plans on following some goals and then retiring in a small country town on the coast of Australia...Lists his goal for this season as being nationally-ranked in both singles and doubles...Says his greatest on-court accomplishment was winning the Australian Schoolboys Title...Would like to play tennis in Amsterdam...Also received scholarship offered from UMKC and Western Michigan...Majoring in exercise and sport science.

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