Chris Eriksson
Chris Eriksson
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Montgomery HS '09
Previous College: Saint Louis University
Experience: 1L

2010-11: One of five members of the Eagle squad named to the Big Sky All-Academic team. Had a major impact in doubles play in his first year as an Eagle, earning a 15-3 overall record. Won 13 of 15 matches played with James Russell, including seven of eight Big Sky Conference matchups. Eriksson and Russell’s 13 wins tied the fourth-best single-season performance of any doubles team in school history and was the best overall record of all pairs in the league in 2011. The duo finished the season on a seven-match winning streak, punctuated by their first win at No. 2 doubles against Portland State. Eriksson and Russell also celebrated a big victory in Flagstaff, Ariz., as they were the only pair all year to defeat NAU’s Ben Lantz and Patrick Schimmelbauer on the Lumberjack’s notorious home court. The Eagle duo also had noteworthy wins against Air Force, UCSB and Sacramento State. Eriksson also made six appearances in singles play.

At Saint Louis (2009-10): Was named Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Week March 22. In dual competitions, he finished 6-8 in singles (1-0 at No. 2, 1-1 at No. 3, 4-7 at No. 4) and 9-5 in doubles (all at No. 2 with Ken Nordheim). Played No. 4 singles at the A-10 Championship, posting a win vs. Temple and leading 6-1, 5-0 in an unfinished match vs. Fordham. Captured doubles wins vs. Fordham and Richmond. Began the dual season with a four-match doubles winning streak. Won both singles and doubles matches vs. Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois, Indiana Tech and UMKC. Earned a spot in the singles main draw at the ITA Central Region Championships with a pair of qualifying wins. Was 3-1 in singles and 4-0 in doubles at the Bradley's Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational. Registered overall records of 11-12 in singles and 13-6 in doubles.

High School: Was named Empire Player of the Year as a senior at Montgomery High School after he went 20-1 at No. 1 singles and helped the team post a 17-1 record. Reached the semifinals of the California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section as a senior. Also lettered as a freshman. Trained at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas his sophomore and junior years. Won three national open doubles titles. Reached the top 100 in the nation in every age group in which he competed.

Personal: Son of Don and Barbara Eriksson. Majoring in business.

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