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

ACTION PHOTOS

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