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Jeff Morris
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Cypress Bay
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Enters Spring 2012 season as No. 11 ranked player in nation.

Fall 2011: Began the year at the Embry-Riddle Invitational, playing in the Gold Flight and advancing to the finals before rain halted the tournament. Teamed with Lucas Jovita to go 1-1 in doubles play. Entered the Wilson/ITA South Region Tournament as the third-seeded player, winning three straight matches before falling to the 11th-seed in the quarterfinals. In doubles with Jovita, advanced to the third round. Was unbeaten at the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational before rain washed the remainder of the event out.

2010-11: Finished the season ranked No. 13 in Division II singles and was named All-America for the second straight season.  Posted a record of 16-8 overall and 4-2 in SSC play - went 15-8 at No. 1 and 1-0 at No. 2. Teamed with four different doubles partners, finishing the sear 12-13 going 10-13 at No. 1 and 2-0 at No. 3. Named First Team All-Sunshine State Conference. Enjoyed a big fall season, finishing runner-up at the USTA/ITA South Region Championship. As the four-seed in a field of 128 players, rolled through the draw, defeating the second-seed player along the way. Teamed with Neil Clausen to advance to the quarterfinals in doubles play. Advanced to the semifinals in the A Flight of the C.L. Varner Memorial Tennis Tournament.

2009-10: Sat out the fall season due to injury, but put together an All-America spring. Posted a record of 21-5 playing in the top flight, including a 5-1 mark in Sunshine State Conference play. Fell in his first match of the year to the nation's seventh ranked player before rattling off 12 straight victories. In that span, defeated five top-ranked players in Division II and a top-15 ranked NAIA player. Suffered lone conference loss to the 14th-ranked player in the nation. Posted a 2-1 record in postseason play with two matches going unfinished. Entered the national rankings in April at No. 8 and moved up to No. 7 in the second poll. Finished the year ranked seventh in the nation and fourth in the South Region. Was named All-America by the ITA, First Team Singles by the Sunshine State Conference and the SSC Player of the Year. In doubles play, teamed with Neil Clausen to comprise one of the top tandems in the nation. The duo went 17-4 on the season in the top flight, including a 4-1 mark in SSC action. Four of their victories came against doubles teams ranked in the top-10 in the nation with their lone ranked loss coming against the nation's third ranked team from Lynn; Morris and Clausen avenged that loss with a victory over the same team in the NCAA Tournament. Morris and Clausen entered the rankings at No. 4 and fell to No. 5 in the second poll before ending the year fifth in the nation and third in the South Region. Overall in doubles, Morris posted a 21-7 record with five different partners. Was named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week on March 1st. Also and excellent student, was named ITA Scholar Athletes and earned a spot on the Rollins Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2008-09:
Made an immediate impact in his first season with the Tars and was named the 2009 Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-SSC in both singles and doubles. Entered the spring season as the 35th ranked player in the nation and went on to post a 20-4 record in singles, playing mostly at No. 3. Posted a 5-1 SSC record with lone loss coming at No. 2 to the nation's 25th ranked player from Barry. Played in the No. 3 position in postseason, winning two of five matches with the remaining three going unfinished. In doubles play, teamed with Adrain Tan to post a 22-5 overall record and 4-2 mark in conference play. Went 16-4 in the top flight, including a 4-1 record in postseason play. Morris and Tan finished the year ranked ninth in the nation and earned All-America status. Announced his presence with authority with big showings in each of the Tars fall tournaments. At the season opening Embry-Riddle Invitational, was the finalist of the Gold Flight in singles and teamed with Clausen for a run into the semifinals of doubles play. At the ITA South Region Tournament, the duo upset the fifth seeded team and made a run into the quarterfinals. Back at home in Winter Park for the C.L. Varner Invitational, Morris made a run into the semifinals of Singles Flight A, including an upset over the fourth seeded player in the tournament.


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