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Adam Lawton
Player Profile:
Adam Lawton 1735241
Position: Undergraduate Student Assistant Coach
Hometown: Estepona, Spain
High School: Sek-El Castillo
Other College: Virginia Tech
Club: Club SEK
Alma Mater: Delaware
Graduating Year: 2014
Major: Environmental Engineering
Experience: 1st Year

Fourth in school history with a career singles mark of 62-24 in just three seasons • second all-time with 111 career singles matches played • first in the record books alongside classmate Troy Beneck with 61 career team doubles wins • second, behind Beneck, with 63 career doubles wins • holds all-time single season wins record with 27 (27-6; 2012-13) and most doubles wins in a season (23; 2012-13, 2013-14) • tied for first in Delaware history with 33 singles matches played in a season (2012-13) • two-time Alexander J. Taylor UD Alumni Association Team MVP • two-time All-CAA singles honoree • three-time All-CAA doubles selection.

2013-14 SEASON
Posted a successful senior season with records of 19-9 (singles) and 23-5 (doubles) • tied for first in school single-season history with 23 doubles victories as an individual, all in top flight action • First Team All-CAA Doubles honoree alongside Troy Beneck • Second Team All-CAA Singles selection • ITA Regional competitor (singles/doubles) • CAA Doubles Team of the Week (March 18, April 1) • Navy Invitational Top Flight Singles Champion • recorded a 10-3 mark in No. 2 singles.

2012-13 SEASON
Broke Delaware single season singles and doubles wins records • bested Austin Longacre’s mark of 22-11 (2007-08) with a record of 27-6 • teamed up with Troy Beneck to break Robert Kay and Ryan Kent’s record of 19-8 (2010-11) in doubles action with a mark of 23-8 • tied Longacre’s record of 33 singles matches played in a season • collected team-high eight-game winning streak • posted a 17-3 record in No. 2 singles • went 4-0 in No. 3 singles action • registered a 5-2 record in No. 1 flight • Navy Invitational Flight 2 Singles Champion • Navy Invitational Flight 1 Doubles Champion • Saint Joseph’s Tournament Flight 1 Doubles Champion • Penn Invitational Flight 3 Singles Champion • ITA Regional Participant (Singles/Doubles) • CAA Doubles Player of the Week (Feb. 27) • 2nd Team All-CAA Singles selection • 3rd Team All-CAA Doubles honoree • Alexander J. Taylor/UD Alumni Association Team Most Valuable Player.

2011-12 SEASON
Made an immediate impact in his first season for the Blue Hens with a team-best 17-9 (.654) singles record • posted a 16-7 record in the No. 2 singles slot • recorded team-high seven-game winning streak • paired with Troy Beneck for a 17-8 overall doubles record, including a 13-6 mark in the first flight • duo competed at the ITA Regionals Doubles Round 32 • pair also recorded a team-high four-game winning streak • Alexander J. Taylor UD Alumni Association Team Most Valuable Player • 3rd Team All-CAA Doubles selection • Saint Joseph’s University Invitational Single Flight 2 Finalist.

2010-11 SEASON (At Virginia Tech)
Gained experience at the collegiate level while competing for the Hokies • went 3-1 overall in tournament doubles matches, including a 3-0 mark with Jonathan Pine • pair won the Red Doubles Flight at the University of Virginia Classic • did not see any action in dual matches • went 1-5 in singles during tournament play.

Competed for Club SEK from 2004-10 • helped to a Champions of Madrid title in 2010 as part of the Under 18 team • No. 231 in the Men’s National Spanish rankings • qualified for the Main Draw at the ITA Future Event in Melilla, Spain • diploma for outstanding academic achievement in 2009 • Student of the Year in his residence hall from 2006-09.

Adam Matthew Lawton • born March 4, 1992 • son of Roy and Patricia Lawton • twin sister Maria plays tennis at the University of Alabama Huntsville • born in England, lived in South Africa, Indonesia, Cuba, Russia, Spain and the United States • enjoys swimming, reading, travelling and playing golf or soccer • chose Delaware for the opportunity to compete at a high level and for its excellent chemical engineering program • began playing tennis at the age nine when he was living in Cuba • lists Rafael Nadal as his biggest influence for what he has achieved at such a young age • environmental engineering biotechnology major at the University.

 Year  Singles  Doubles
 2011-12  17-9  17-9
 27-6  23-9
 2013-14  19-9  23-5
 Totals  44-15  40-18
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