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Jason

Lapidus

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Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: Durham Academy

Bio

ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017)
ITA All-Academic Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)

Lapidus Career Statistics

2017-18: Duke’s wins leader in doubles who also turned in best singles season to date … finished 10-5 in singles with a 1-1 ACC mark and totaled a 23-11 doubles record, including a team-best 8-3 ledger in ACC play … eight doubles victories in league action tied for the 10th most in a year in program history … recipient of the team’s second annual Robert C. Taylor Leadership Award … played four singles matches on court six, going 2-2, and went 1-0 in the fourth position … in doubles, spent year on courts two (6-4) and three (9-6) … thrust into the singles lineup due to injuries and won consecutive matches after dropping first dual match of the season … defeated N.C. Central’s Pablo Juez Torres 6-0, 6-2 on court four and helped push Duke from a 3-0 deficit against No. 22 Notre Dame at the ITA Team Indoor Championship to a 4-3 victory … fought off match point against Grayson Broadus and clawed back for a 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (6) win … earned year’s first ACC win versus Sean Mullins of Boston College, capturing a 6-0, 6-2 victory on court six … in doubles, paired with Ryan Dickerson, Catalin Mateas and Sean Sculley … played most often with Dickerson as the duo combined to go 11-8 … went 7-1 overall with Sculley, 4-1 in dual action, and 5-2 with Mateas, dropping lone dual match … with Dickerson, opened the dual match season with a 6-1 win against Arizona State’s Benjamin Hannestad and Tim Ruehl, ranked No. 53 … tandem won the first doubles match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, downing Nicolas Rouanet and Federico Gomez of Louisville, 6-2 … helped Duke to the doubles point against No. 10 Illinois with a quick 6-2 win against Alex Brown and Caleb Chakravarthi on court three … victory against the Fighting Illini kicked off a four-match winning streak with Dickerson, including triumphs against Coastal Carolina, Michigan and Virginia Tech … defeated Michigan’s Mattias Siimar and Kristofer Siimar in a tiebreaker on court three, 7-6 (5), evening the doubles point … shifted to Sculley for five dual matches … gave Duke the early edge in doubles against No. 8 North Carolina with a 6-3 victory versus Simon Soendergaard and Mac Kiger on court three … did the same at No. 16 N.C. State with a 6-4 triumph over Georgiy Malyshev and Tadas Babelis on court three … in last match with Sculley, defeated Louisville’s Federico Gomez and Ciro Lampasas 6-4 on court two to clinch the doubles point … teamed with Dickerson for consecutive wins against Clemson and Georgia Tech, dropping just three games on court three during the two weekend matches … pushed winning streak with Dickerson to three with a 6-2 victory versus Miami’s Pablo Aycart and Nile Clark … picked up Duke’s first ACC Championship doubles win with a 6-3 victory versus Clemson’s Marshall Dagostine and Sam Edwards on court three … participated in three fall tournaments, the Duke James Bonk Invite, the ITA Carolina Regional and the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational … turned in a strong performance in singles, going 7-3, and played to an 8-1 doubles ledger … ripped through the B singles flight at the Bonk Invite, capturing the title with four consecutive victories … also claimed a doubles flight championship with Mateas at the Bonk Invite … teamed with Sculley at the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational and won the A1 doubles flight with three consecutive victories … won the Bonk Invite title by defeating Charlotte’s Sam Rice 6-4, 6-3 in the final match … at the ITA Carolina Regional, earned a Round of 128 win with a 6-4, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4) thriller against Leonardo Menzes of Charlotte before falling in the Round of 64 … paired with Mateas and Sculley in doubles … with Mateas, went 3-0 at the Bonk Invite, capturing the A1 title with an 8-3 victory against Princeton’s Kial Kaiser and Diego Vives … duo advanced to the ITA Regional Round of 16 before dropping a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 decision to the No. 14 team of Alex Galarneau and Michael Ogden of N.C. State … capped the fall with Sculley at the Charlotte 49ers’ event, going 3-0 with no match closer than 6-4 … downed Rice and Ben Wayand of Charlotte in the finale, 6-4.

2016-17: Continued to develop as a doubles specialist and for part of the year was thrust into a singles role due to injuries … finished 2-10 in singles with a 1-5 ACC mark and totaled a 22-19 doubles record… earned first dual match singles win of the year by topping N.C. Central’s Brooks Campbell 6-2, 6-1 on court six … endured a five-match losing streak before snapping it and earning first career ACC victory with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Jeffrey Melvin of Boston College on court six … played in highest singles position of career at second-ranked Virginia, falling 6-1, 6-3 to No. 104 J.C. Aragone on court four … a strong option in doubles, teaming with TJ Pura (6-7), Robert Levine (1-2) and predominantly Ryan Dickerson (10-8) … dropped both dual match decisions with Pura, split two decisions with Levine and played to a 10-8 mark with Dickerson … with Dickerson, defeated Sunay Bhat and Srdjan Jakovljevic of Tennessee 6-4 on court three to secure the doubles point for Duke …clinched the doubles point versus Coastal Carolina with Dickerson, downing Francesco Migliano and Luiz Faria 6-3 on court three … captured three-straight wins with Dickerson on court two, winning matches against duos from UCLA, N.C. State and Boston College, and earned the first doubles decision in all three matches … clinched the doubles point against Clemson with a 7-6 (5) win against Alex Favrot and Robert Dudley on court two … picked up Duke’s second doubles win at Louisville with a 7-5 victory versus George Heldey and Nicolas Rouanet that gave the Blue Devils the early advantage in the match … clinched the doubles point against No. 20 Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship quarterfinals with a 6-2 win versus Cole Fiegel and Michael Kay ... participated in four fall tournaments, the Duke James Bonk Invite, the ITA Carolina Regional, the Wolfpack Invitational and the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational … turned in an 8-5 record in doubles and captured the Wolfpack Invitational Red Draw doubles title … finished 0-4 in singles … excelled in doubles with classmate Vincent Lin at the Carolina Regional, going 4-1 with a trip to the semifinals … pair nearly eliminated in opening round of regional, fighting off Wake Forest’s Sean Hill and Charles Parry 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11) … tallied another win before enduring a grueling 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 1-0 (5) quarterfinals triumph against East Carolina’s Kasey Countee and Freddie McGeehan … dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to North Carolina’s Robert Kelly and Josh Peck in the semifinals … won all three matches with Pura at the Wolfpack Invitational, fighting past Elon’s Chris Humphreys and Petar Tomic and N.C. State’s Alexis Galarneau and Nick Horton 8-6 before dropping Elon’s Mario Paccini and Nick Port 8-2 in the Red Draw championship match … wrapped up the fall with a A1 flight consolation championship, going 2-1 with Nick Shachowiak at the event … pair took the consolation title with a 6-4 win versus Charlotte’s Carl Solik and Francis Pare.  

2015-16: Came on strong in the spring and formed one of the top doubles pairings on the squad with senior Daniel McCall … played to an 11-14 doubles mark with a 9-9 record in dual matches with McCall … posted a 4-8 singles mark, with an 0-2 record in dual matches, at No. 5 and No. 6 … in singles action, played in final two regular season ACC matches, falling to Clemson and North Carolina … paired with McCall in doubles and won four consecutive decisions on court three, against No. 27 Vanderbilt, NC A&T, Charlotte and Coastal Carolina … wins against the Aggies and 49ers clinched the doubles points for the Blue Devils … moved up to the No. 2 spot with McCall during the first five ACC matches of the campaign … filled the No. 1 position with McCall against N.C. Central and No. 6 Wake Forest … lost four consecutive ACC decisions, but rebounded with a four-match winning streak, including wins against three league foes … topped Virginia Tech's Jai Corbett and Mitch Harper, 6-3, Louisville's Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and George Hedley, 6-0, and N.C. State's Nick Horton and Shoti Meparidze, 7-5 … clinched the doubles point against the Wolfpack … tallied final ACC doubles triumph of the campaign versus Clemson's Alex Favrot and Daffra Sanon with a 6-1 victory … in the fall, played to a 4-6 singles mark and a 2-5 record in doubles while participating in the Duke James Bonk Invite, USTA/ITA Carolina Regional and Wake Forest Invite … lost first three matches before tallying first victory, against N.C. State's Michael Ogden in final match of the Bonk Invite … won first match at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph against Winthrop's Josh Ryan … played No. 71 Simon Norenius of N.C. State in the Round of 64 and suffered a 6-1, 6-2 setback … closed the fall at the Wake Forest Invite, going 2-2 … in doubles, paired with sophomore Andrew DeJoy and junior TJ Pura … with DeJoy, earned first victory in initial match with an 8-3 win against Louisville's Courtney Lock and Santiago Salazar … went 1-1 with Pura at the Wake Forest Invite. 

Prior to Duke: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Sean Bilsboro ... earned North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A All-State accolades as a senior after going 14-3 in singles ... finished with a career record of 118-23 for Durham Academy ... during senior year, became the fifth member of Durham Academy's 100-win club ... as a senior, posted a 14-1 mark in doubles to go along with 14-3 record in singles ... during junior campaign went 14-5 in singles and 12-4 in doubles ... posted a single-season high 17 singles wins as a sophomore, suffering just one loss ... went 15-1 in doubles during sophomore campaign ... tallied a 15-5 singles mark as a rookie with a 16-3 doubles ledger ... also earned four varsity letters as a center defender and midfielder in soccer and two as a guard on the basketball team ... was an all-conference selection in soccer as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born Jason Anthony Lapidus on March 30, 1997, in Durham, N.C. ... son of Pia and Jay Lapidus ... father was the men's tennis coach at Duke from 1991-2008 ... Jay compiled a 371-127 (.745) record, becoming the winningest men's tennis head coach in school history ... he is now the Senior Associate Director of Iron Dukes Major Gits ... mother is a manager of Duke's Clinical research Institute ... cousin, Lee Hewitt, graduated from Duke in 2009.

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