Nicolas Vinel
Nicolas Vinel
Birth Date: 07/15/1989
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Joinville, France
High School: Lycee Philippe Lebon
Previous College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Major: Economics
College: 2V


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AS A SENIOR IN 2011-12:  SINGLES: Amassed a 20-11 overall record during 2011-12 … played as the Broncos’ primary No. 3 singles player, also appearing at No. 4 … finished the fall with a 3-1 record and an appearance in the semi-finals at the Gael Classic … instrumental in the Broncos’ first win against a ranked opponent, then-No. 48 Boise State, by defeating Garrett Patton in straight sets … won five straight matches from Feb. 19 to Mar. 4, including three three-set matches against Arkansas, Pacific and UCSB … tallied his 10th win of the year against Matt Walters of Arkansas in a comeback effort, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 … finished undefeated during NCAA tournament play with a win against Sudwana Sitram of then-No. 19 Texas 6-6, 3-6, 1-0 (ret.) in a Santa Clara victory … DOUBLES: began the year ranked with senior Kyle Dandan as the ITA’s No. 37 ranked doubles team … anchored the Broncos’ No. 3 doubles team, playing with several partners … picked up 14 combined victories with three partners … primarily played with Eugene Muchynski … picked up an important win against then-No. 38 BYU with Muchynski allowing the Broncos to secure the doubles point and edge BYU 4-3 in the WCC opener … won a combined six WCC doubles matches … played both NCAA Tournament matches with Maxime Armengaud, who he began the year with before Armengaud missed time due to a hand injury.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11: Finished the season 15-9 overall and a record of 4-3 in WCC dual matches… played primarily at No. 4 but also appeared at No. 3 and 5 singles… had three four-match win streaks from Nov. 6-Jan. 29, Feb. 21-Mar. 7, and Apr. 18-23… led the Broncos to the 2011 WCC runner-up by not losing a single match at the WCC Championships singles… played doubles at No. 1 spot at all matches this season with Kyle Dandan and Maxime Armegaud… with Dandan, compiled 8-8 overall record and 0-2 in WCC contests… with Armengaud, went 6-5 overall including five-match win streak from Apr. 3 to Apr. 21 and 2-3 in WCC play.

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