Nicholas Vinel
Nicholas Vinel
Born: 07/15/1989
Height: 6-0
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Joinville, France
High School: Lycee Philippe Lebon
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Major: Economics

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-2010: Earned 17-8 overall singles record, 5-1 in WCC contests ... played either at No. 4 or No. 5 singles ... compiled seven-match win streak from Mar. 23 to Apr. 10 ... Dennis Lin of Stanford broke win streak on Apr. 13 ... ended season winning four out of five singles contests ... appeared in doubles with Kyle Dandan and Andrew Kells ... with Dandan, earned 6-7 overall record, 2-0 in WCC action ... with Kells, finished 10-1 overall, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, 2-0 in WCC action.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09 AT VCU: As a freshman at VCU he was awarded Colonial Athletic Association Freshman of the Year ... lead his team to win the CAA league championship and a 19-8 record ... coached at VCU by Paul Kostin

PERSONAL DATA: Born in Metz, France ... parents are Benoit and Maitine Vinel ... he has two siblings: Julie (22) and Paul (15) ... majoring in economics