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Bert Vancura
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: New Hyde Park, N.Y.
High School: Herricks
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Spring 2014: Posted a 15-4 record playing as the No. 4 or 5 … Beat Dartmouth’s George Wall and Harvard’s Andrew Ball at the ECAC Championship … Took down SMU’s Nate Lammons in three sets … Knocked off TCU’s Trey Daniel in straight sets … Went 4-1 in Ivy League matches … Topped Suresh Eswaran from Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Went 8-4 in doubles matches, splitting time at No. 2 and 3 with Richard Pham … Was an unbeaten 5-0 against Ivy League opponents.

Fall 2013: Went 3-2 in singles matches … Defeated Princeton’s Florin Radu and Buffalo’s Sergio Arevallilo in straight sets at the Princeton Invitational … Compiled a 6-1 record in doubles … Paired with Dragos Ignat to win three matches at the Princeton Invitational … Teamed up with Eric Rubin to win three matches at the Ivy Plus Championships, reaching the finals of their flight.

Spring 2013: Went 8-7 in dual singles matches and 8-6 in doubles competition … Notched a three-set win over Texas Tech’s Francisco Zambon, 6-1, 1-6, 7-5 (3/15/13) … Captured a straight set win over Sebsatian Florczyk from Nebraska (3/17/13) … Won three straight matches against opponents from TCU (3/20/13), Cornell (3/30/13) and Harvard (4/6/13) when each team was ranked … Posted a three-set win over Yale’s Zachary Dean, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 (4/14/13) … Spent time competing at No. 2 and 3 in doubles with Dragos Ignat and Winston Lin … Won Ivy League doubles matches against Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton.

Fall 2012: Captured the Lenz Draw title at the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational with four consecutive wins (9/14-16/12) ... Won his opening round match in the singles 'C' flight at the BJK NTC Men's Collegiate Invitational (9/21-23/12).

Spring 2012: Finished the season a 14-6 singles record, seeing action at Nos. 3-6 ... Blanked Fordham's Peder Gram, 6-0, 6-0 (1/28/12) ... Won both his singles and doubles matches against Cleveland State (2/3/12), George Washington (2/ 10/12) and FDU (2/24/12)... Posted straight-set wins over Texas-Arlington's David Subirats (3/16/12) and Sacromento State's Tom Miller (3/17/12) ... Went 3-2 in Ivy League play with wins over Harvard's Alex Steinroeder (4/8/12), Princeton's Matt Siow (4/20/12) and Penn's Jason Lin (4/22/12) ... Went 4-3 in doubles action.

Fall 2011: Advanced to semifinals of A doubles bracket at the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational with partner Winston Lin, beating the No.1 seed from Penn State, as well as a team from Penn … Advanced to the semifinals of the C singles draw at the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational, beating players from Fairfield and Brown … Competed in the B singles bracket at the Columbia Classic.

At Herricks: Earned top 20 national ranking in Boys 12s-16s ... Won Sectionals in Eastern Section in all age categories (12s-16s) ... Member of the Boys 16s Intersectional Team that finished fourth nationally in 2009 ... Member of the Boys 18s National Team in 2011. 

Personal: Son of Ivana Vancurova and Ales Vancura ... Plans to major in biophysics ... Took first place in the 2008 National French Contest ... Earned Award for Outstanding Achievement in French and the Henry Jacobs Science Scholarship for Outsanding Achievement in Science his senior year ... National Merit Commended Scholar (2010) ... AP Scholar with Distinction (2010) ... Awarded the Rensselaer Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Math and Science (2010) ... Participated in the Intel and Siemans Science Research Competitions (2010-11). 

Singles         Doubles  
Year Overall Dual Tour Ivy Overall Ivy
2011-12 23-10 15-6 8-4 3-2 11-6 0-0
2012-13 17-10 8-7 9-3 3-4 12-11 3-4
2013-14 18-6 15-4 3-2 4-1 14-5 5-0
Career 58-26 38-17 20-9 10-7 37-22 8-4