Duke Men's Tennis BIO
Mengel Career Statistics
Career: Became the 14th member of Duke’s 100-win club in 2015 and finished tied for seventh in career singles victories with 108 … A member of the Blue Devils’ combined 200-win club with 108 singles triumphs and 93 doubles wins … Also ended career ranked tied for sixth in program history with 29 ACC singles wins, tied for ninth with 24 ACC doubles wins and tied for 10th with the 93 doubles victories ... Tied for second in program history for most ACC singles wins in a season (10 in 2010-11) ... Competed in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships as a sophomore ... Captured two tournament titles in singles (Duke Fab Four Invite - 2010, 2011; ITA Carolina Regional - 2011) and two in doubles (ITA Carolina Regional – 2011; Duke Fab Four Invite – Black Bracket, 2012) ... Owns 19 match-clinching victories for his career.
2014-15 (Redshirt Senior): Fought through numerous injuries and compiled a 17-8 record, including a 14-4 mark in dual matches and a 4-1 ledger in ACC matches … Excelled in the No. 5 singles slot, going 10-2 there … Combined to go 19-7 in doubles with an 11-5 record in dual matches, all but one played with Bruno Semenzato … Went 3-0 in the No. 2 doubles spot with Semenzato … Started the dual match season with an 8-0 singles record, not losing until the ITA Team Indoor Championship against TCU … Clinched Duke’s first dual match of the year by defeating Michigan State’s Mac Roy, 6-4, 6-1 … Recorded the clinching point in the ACC regular season match against Miami with a 6-4, 6-1 triumph against Niclas Genovese … Provided the clinching point in the NCAA Team Championship opening round match against South Carolina State with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Soufiane Mouline … With Semenzato, helped Duke tally doubles-point victories in ITA Team Indoor Championship matches against No. 17 TCU and No. 19 Ole Miss with Semenzato wins … In a shortened fall season due to injury, finished 2-4 in singles and 4-2 in doubles ... Ended the fall with a 1-1 mark at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational, topping UNC Greensboro’s Randy Phillips before falling to No. 21 Hunter Reese of Tennessee in three sets ... Dropped both matches at the ITA All-American and started the year with a 1-1 mark at the Duke Fab Four Invite ... In doubles, paired with Jason Tahir at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational and went 1-1 ... Captured all three matches at the Duke Fab Four Invite with Raphael Hemmeler to win their flight with a 8-7 (5) victory against Kentucky’s Jerry Lopez and Beck Pennington ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013-14 (Senior): Missed the 2013-14 campaign due to injury ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 (Junior): Completed the season with a 27-9 overall record in singles and a 24-6 ledger in doubles … Ranked in nine of 10 of the ITA singles polls throughout the season … With Fred Saba, completed the season ranked No. 72 in doubles … listed No. 19 in the ITA preseason singles rankings … With Saba, listed with a team-best No. 15 ranking in the ITA preseason rankings … Clinched three matches for Duke from the No. 4 position … Was 4-5 against ranked opponents, highlighted by a victory over No. 39 Josh McTaggart of Indiana at ITA All-Americans … With Saba, clinched the doubles point for Duke seven times, including in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship against Florida State … Finished the season tied for eighth in single-season doubles victories by a tandem in program history, posting 24 with Saba … Finished the season tied for third on the all-time single season charts with nine ACC singles victories … Tied for eighth on the all-time charts for most doubles wins in a season … With Saba, tied for third in most single season ACC doubles victories with eight … With Saba, tied for 10th in single season ACC doubles winning percentage (.889) by a tandem … Played to a singles record of 10-4 in the fall … Reached the finals of his singles draw at the Duke Fab Four Invite … With Saba, won the Black Draw at the Fab Four Invitational with an 8-3 win over Radford’s Nicholas Sayer and Thomas Dehaen … Reached the semifinals in singles at the ITA Carolina Regionals, before falling to North Carolina’s Esben Hess-Olesen, 7-6 (5), 6-2 … Reached the quarterfinal round at the ITA Carolina Regional of the doubles draw, along with Saba, before falling to UNCW’s Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider … Reached the quarterfinal round of the singles draw at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at Disney, before falling to Kentucky’s Juan Pablo Murra.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Ended the season by competing at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... Also earned All-ACC recognition in his second season at Duke ... Concluded the year with an overall ledger of 31-13 in singles and a 28-14 mark in doubles ... Posted a record of 7-4 in ACC singles play and paired with Henrique Cunha for an 8-3 ledger in conference doubles action ... The eight ACC doubles wins were tied for the third-most by a Duke pair in a single season and tied for the ninth-most by a tandem on the program’s all-time career charts ... Selected to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships, where he dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to No. 27 Remi Boutillier of Fresno State in the first round ... Advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championships with Cunha before suffering a three-set loss to Stanford’s fourth-ranked duo of Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher ... Ranked as high as No. 17 on the ITA’s singles list and finished the season at No. 41 ... Reached a No. 15 ranking with Cunha in doubles while the duo was tabbed No. 18 in the final poll of the season ... Also tabbed the No. 3 singles player and the top-ranked doubles pair with Cunha in the final ITA Carolina Region poll ... Moved up to the No. 2 singles position as a sophomore, compiling a dual match record of 17-8 ... Opened the spring by winning seven consecutive matches from Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 ... Clinched six Duke victories during the season, including in a 4-0 win over No. 25 Baylor in the NCAA Championship tournament Round of 16 ... Also clinched a 4-2 victory over North Carolina on April 21, which sent the Blue Devils to the ACC Championship title match for the third straight year ... Tallied an 11-8 record against ranked singles opponents ... Topped No. 24 Roy Kalamanovich of Illinois, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (10-1) in Duke’s 7-0 sweep of the Illini ... Teamed with Cunha for a 10-5 record at the No. 1 doubles spot during the spring, including a mark of 8-3 in conference matches ... With Cunha, secured the doubles point for Duke five times on the season and went 6-9 against ranked doubles pairs ... The tandem defeated three pairs ranked in the top 25, highlighted by an 8-6 victory over Virginia’s ninth-ranked duo of Jarmere Jenkins and Drew Courtney to win the ITA Carolina Region title during the fall ... Also won the regional singles title, defeating Cunha in the championship match ... Went on to compete in singles and doubles at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. ... Fell to No. 31 Christopher Aumueller of Nebraska, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) in the round of 32 ... With Cunha, advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament before dropping an 8-6 decision to third-ranked Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola of Ohio State ... Also won a singles title during the fall at the Duke Fab Four Invite, topping No. 90 Stijn Meulemans of Radford, 6-1, 6-0, in his section’s championship match ... Finished the fall season with a record of 14-5 in singles and a ledger of 11-5 in doubles, including a record of 8-5 with Cunha.
2010-11 (Freshman): Named the ITA Carolina Region Rookie of the Year ... Finished his freshman campaign with a singles record of 33-11 and a team-best 10-1 mark in the ACC ... Also notched a 22-16 mark in doubles, going 5-4 in league play ... Broke the program record for ACC singles victories by a rookie (10) ... His 33 singles victories were the fourth-most by a freshman in school history ... Ranked tied for sixth on Duke’s all-time charts for highest singles winning percentage (.750, 33-11) and fourth in ACC singles winning percentage (.909, 10-1) following his freshman season ... Tallied a 22-7 mark in dual match play, including a 1-0 record in the top spot, a 1-1 record at No. 2 and a 20-6 record in the No. 3 slot ... Teamed with David Holland for an overall ledger of 18-15 in doubles, including a 15-13 mark in dual match play ... In ACC singles play, went 1-0 at No. 2 and 9-1 at No. 3 ... With Holland, notched a 7-8 record from the No. 2 doubles position and a record of 8-5 in the No. 3 slot ... Posted a 5-7 record against ranked opponents in singles while going 2-1 against ranked doubles pairs ... Defeated No. 48 Alex Llompart of Pepperdine, 7-6, 6-1 ... Also notched a 6-2, 6-4 victory over No. 51 Sadio Doumbia of Georgia in the NCAA Championship tournament Round of 16 ... Along with Holland, upset No. 70 John Collins and Tommy Laine of Maryland, 8-6, in conference action ... The duo also defeated No. 88 Doumbia and Ignacio Taboada of Georgia, 8-4, to help Duke capture the doubles point in the NCAA Championship Round of 16 ... Finished the season ranked No. 102 in singles nationally and No. 6 in the Carolina region ... He and Holland also earned a final ranking of No. 10 in the Carolina region ... Ranked as high as No. 94 in singles on March 15 ... Ended the year on a three-match singles win streak with all three victories coming in the NCAA Championship tournament ... Also earned six straight victories in ACC action at the No. 3 singles position from April 3-17 ... Clinched five Duke victories, including a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Maryland’s Tommy Laine to help the Blue Devils advance to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Championship tournament ... With Holland, secured the doubles point for Duke on eight occasions, including a 9-8 (8-6) win over North Carolina’s Cameron Ahari and Brennan Boyajian in the semifinals of the ACC Championship ... Concluded the fall season with a record of 11-4 in singles and a 3-2 mark in doubles with Holland ... Also teamed with Reid Carleton for an 3-0 doubles ledger during the fall ... Won his first four collegiate singles matches on his way to capturing a singles title at the Duke Fab Four Invite ... Dispatched No. 36 Tripper Carleton of Wake Forest, 7-5, 6-2, in the semifinals ... With Carleton, claimed a doubles title at the UVa Ranked Plus One Invitational ... Tallied three straight victories in the pre-qualifying stage of the ITA All-American Championships to move on to the qualifying round of play ... Reached the third round of qualifying before suffering a close three-set loss to ninth-seeded and No. 54 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington ... Along with Saba, advanced to the second round of qualifying in doubles at the ITA All-Americans ... He and Holland garnered the No. 7 seed in the doubles tournament at the ITA Carolina Regional, advancing to the round of 16 ... Also reached the Round of 32 in singles as the No. 12 seed ... Notched two wins over ranked singles opponents in the fall.
Prior to Duke: Attended Shady Side Academy and played for coach Tom Mercer during his freshman, sophomore and senior seasons ... Won the Pennsylvania State Championship his senior year and helped lead the team to a runner-up finish in 2010 ... Went undefeated during his three years at Shady Side, playing at the No. 1 position all three years ... Attended American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla., as a junior and claimed state championships in singles and doubles while also leading his team to the state title ... Ranked as high as No. 6 nationally by Tennisrecruiting.net and as high as No. 3 by the TennisRPI ratings ... Was the top-ranked player in the Middle Atlantic Region and in Pennsylvania ... Won the USTA B18 National Open singles championship in Norcross, Ga., in 2009 ... Claimed the B16 singles and doubles titles in Lexington, Ky. ... Won the consolation finals of the USTA Spring B18 National Championships in Mobile, Ala.
Personal: Born Christopher William Mengel on July 23, 1992, in New York City ... Son of David and Joanne Mengel ... Has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Kelly ... Father, David, played college basketball at Lehigh University.