Men's Tennis

    Nick Crystal
    Nick  Crystal

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Waccabuc, N.Y.

    High School:
    Laurel Springs HS

    Height:
    5-11

    Experience:
    2V

    Major:
    Political Science

    01/25/2016

    Nick Crystal Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

    Junior captain helped the Trojans to two victories at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

    01/05/2016

    Trojan Tennis Locked Into Nation’s Top 10 To Start The New Year

    USC women open 2016 ranked No. 2 in the land, and the USC men are No. 8.

    10/05/2015

    USC Men Tuck In For ITA All-American Action In Tulsa

    Three Trojans lined up for duty in Tulsa this week.

    09/27/2015

    Nick Crystal Reaches Cajun Classic Title Match

    Three Trojans got to work in Louisiana this week for spring action.

    06/04/2015

    Trojan Senior Trio Pick Up ITA All-American Honors

    Hanfmann, Quiroz & Wang are 2015 All-Americans, joined by three other Trojans in the final ITA rankings.

    Highest Career Singles Rank: #45 (Feb. 24, 2015)
    Highest Career Doubles Rank: #49 (March 11, 2014)
    Partner: Michael Grant

    THIS SEASON: Nick Crystal enters his third season at USC.

    2014-15 SEASON: Crystal finished his sophomore season ranked No. 75 in the nation in singles... Had the clinching singles win in five dual matches... Named to ITA National Team Indoor Championships All-Tournament Team at the No. 6 singles position... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention... Was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Jan. 26... Went 29-6 overall in singles, going 18-3 in dual matches... Played primarily at the No. 6 position (11-3)... Also played at No. 5 (6-0) and No. 2 (1-0)... In doubles, went 18-8 overall with a 10-5 mark in dual matches... Was 8-2 overall and 4-2 in dual matches with Connor Farren... Went 5-3 overall and 5-1 in dual matches with Thibault Forget , going 2-0 at the No. 3 position at the NCAA Tournament... Also paired with Max de Vroome (2-1), Roberto Quiroz  (1-0) and Jonny Wang (0-2)... In the fall, won the singles title at the Battle in the Bay and the doubles title with Farren... Also reached  the singles final at the USTA Clay Court Invitational.

    2013-14 SEASON: Crystal finished his freshman season ranked No. 86 in the nation in ITA doubles with Michael Grant... Went 10-5 overall in singles, going 4-0 in dual matches at the No. 6 position... Went 18-3 in doubles with a 9-2 mark in dual matches... Was 5-0 with Rob Bellamy and 4-1 with Grant... Also paired with Roberto Quiroz (8-2) and Jonny Wang (1-0)... In the fall, won the Aztec Invitational Doubles Championship with Bellamy and reached the ITA Southwest Regional semifinals with Grant.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Crystal is a 2013 graduate of Laurel Springs High School... Won three ITF titles overseas and won a gold ball and bronze ball at winter nationals 2012... Also reached the top-20 in the country for each age division. 

    PERSONAL: Nick Crystal was born June 14, 1995 in Westchester, N.Y.... Son of Scott and Diane.. Has two older siblings, James and Catherine... His mother, grandfather and great grandfather also attended USC... His brother James played tennis at Brown and sister Catherine played at Richmond... Enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, fishing and being outside in his free time... Lists Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal as his biggest sports heroes... Hopes to continue to play tennis after graduation... Majoring in political science.


    CRYSTAL'S CAREER STATISTICS

    SINGLES

    Overall Dual Matches
    Year W L Pct. W L Pct.
    2014 10 5 .667 4 0 1.000
    2015 29 6 .829 18 3 .857
    TOTALS 39 11 .748 22 3 .929

    DOUBLES

    Overall Dual Matches
    Year W L Pct. W L Pct.
    2014 18 3 .857 9 2 .818
    2015 16 8 .667 10 5 .667
    TOTALS 34 11 .762 19 7 .731