Benjamin Slade
Benjamin Slade
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia

2018-19 // SENIOR SEASON
Doubles Stats | Singles Stats | Finished his career ranked sixth on the CSU Singles Wins List with 80 career victories and seventh on the CSU Doubles Wins List with 70 career victories…posted a 20-14 singles record on the season…finished as one of six Vikings to eclipse the 20-win mark during the year…recorded a 14-8 singles mark during the spring season, including a perfect 6-0 record in Horizon League regular season matches…spent the majority of dual match play at No. 4 and No. 5 singles…picked up a win at the No. 5 spot against UIC in the #HLMTEN Championship match to help the Vikings capture their second straight league title…recorded a team-best 21-9 doubles record on the year and joined Nico Mostardi to become the first Viking duo to earn a national ranking, finishing the year ranked #90 in the Oracle/ITA Doubles Rankings…the duo recorded a 19-7 doubles mark on the year, picking up a pair of Horizon League Doubles Team accolades…earned a spot in the singles Main Draw at the ITA Midwest Regional during the fall campaign…captured the Viking Invitational doubles title with Nico Mostardi.

2017-18 // JUNIOR SEASON
Doubles Stats | Singles Stats | Finished the season as one of four Vikings to eclipse the 20-win mark, owning a 24-13 overall record, including a team-best 18-7 mark during the spring slate…became one of eight Vikings all-time to record multiple 20-win seasons after posting 21 wins as a freshman…became the 13th Viking all-time to record 50 career singles wins after picking up a straight set win at No. 3 singles against St. Bonaventure (Feb. 24)…earned a three-set win against Detroit Mercy at No. 4 singles in the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament to help the Vikings capture the 2018 title…also picked up key singles wins against DePaul (Jan. 28), Butler (Feb. 16) and Xavier (March 2) during non-league play…spent the majority of the spring season playing at No. 1 doubles, including a 3-2 mark against Horizon League opponents at the top of the lineup with Nico Mostardi…won the Louisville Fall Invitational C Flight Doubles Backdraw title with Jack Santilli after going 2-1 on the weekend.

2016-17 // SOPHOMORE SEASON
Doubles Stats | Singles Stats | Finished the year with 15 singles wins, including 11 during the spring season…posted a team-best 4-3 record against Horizon League opponents…went 6-4 over the last 10 matches of the season with one of those wins coming as the clinching point against Green Bay in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament…tallied a 13-13 doubles record on the year, including an 8-10 mark during the spring season.

2015-16 // FRESHMAN SEASON
Doubles Stats | Singles Stats | Finished his first season of collegiate tennis with a team-best 21-14 singles record – becoming just the sixth Viking to record a 20-win season during their rookie campaign…went 14-10 during the spring season playing throughout the middle of the lineup…also posted a team-best 21-12 doubles record on the season, including a 14-9 record during the spring…teamed with Mirko Radosevic to post a team-best 5-1 record against Horizon League opponents at No. 3 doubles…had a strong fall season, picking up the B Singles title at the Valpo Fall Invite and the B Doubles Consolation title with Joe VanMeter at the same tournament.

PRIOR TO CLEVELAND STATE
Named a member of the U-19 All-Australian Tennis Team during 2014…five-time Open Boys Singles Champion…five-time Open Boys Doubles Champion…three-time Mixed Doubles Champion…captured 28 singles and doubles titles throughout his junior career, including the Queensland U-19 Schoolboys Championship and Ipswich Open Men’s Singles Championship during 2014.

PERSONAL
Born February 6, 1997 in Brisbane, Australia…son of Gary and Sarah Slade…has two sisters, Emma and Rachel… business economics major.