Chris Sands
Chris Sands

Player Profile

Los Gatos, CA

High School:
Los Gatos HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 165


Overview - Will serve as co-captain this season...Very experienced player...Has valuable NCAA experience...Great leader...Expected to play in singles and doubles...Hardest and most dedicated worker on the team...Possesses impressive work ethic, ability and enthusiasm...Great attitude... Lefty with good forehand.

Fall 2000 -Competed in qualifying and first round of the Southern California Championships...Also participated in the ITA regional...Fell in the semifinal round of the ITA Regional backdraw to Nick Rainey of USC.

1999-00 -Owned a 24-14 singles record and a 10-8 dual match record, playing in positions No. 4-6...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals, falling to top-ranked Patrick Gottesleben of USC...Reached the third round of the Milwaukee Classic, defeating No. 5 Brett Masi of Pepperdine before falling to Illinois' Jamal Parker 6-4, 6-3...Reached the Pac-10 Invitational quarterfinals before losing to Stanford's David Martin, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4...Went 14-6 in doubles with four different partners...Teamed with Jong-Min Lee to upend Haro and Hawk 8-5 in NCAA Round of 16...Duo fell in quarterfinals of NCAA to Carey and Parsons of Tennessee, 8-4.

Fall 1999 - Went from not being ranked in the preseason national rankings to a No. 53 singles ranking in the fall edition...Posted an 8-2 record during fall tournaments...Went 5-0 in the pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds of the All-American Championships before falling in the first round of the main draw...Received a main draw berth into the ITA Regionals before falling to top-seeded Patrick Gottesleben of USC in the quarterfinals...Defeated No. 5 seed Brett Masi of Cal Poly in the round of 16 before meeting Gottesleben...Paired with Lassi Ketola at the ITA Regionals...Duo reached the semifinals, before falling to top-seeded Moore and Rainey of USC.

1998-99 - Registered a 24-10 singles mark, including a 14-5 record in dual matches...Saw action in the No. 4-6 positions in the lineup...Competed on clay courts in France over the summer...Played in nine tournaments while there, posting a 17-8 record...Advanced through qualifying play to reach the semifinals of the Southern California Intercollegiate (SCIC) before falling to UCLA teammate Jong-Min Lee...Went 3-1 in pre-qualifying action of All-American Championship, 1-1 in ITA Regional...Defeated No. 60 Sijmen DeLange of SMU in straight sets at the National Indoor Tennis Championship (NITC)...Finished 2-1 at the NITC...Reached the semifinals of the Pac-10 Invitational, falling to teammate Marcin Rozpedski...In doubles play, registered a 23-7 mark with four different partners...Teamed with Marcin Rozpedski in the No. 3 slot going 21-4 overall and 17-3 in dual play...Reached the second round of the Pacific Coast Doubles with Rozpedski...Duo claimed the Pac-10 Invitational doubles title, defeating Stanford's Hauser and Scott in the finals...Went 1-2 with partner Xavier Luscan, posting only victory in pre-qualifying action of the All-American Championship with partner...Paired with Noah Newman at the ITA Regional, posting an 0-1 record...Went 1-0 in the No. 2 slot with Jean-Noel Grinda.

1997-98 - First Bruin called on to fill in during dual matches...Posted a 6-5 record in dual matches and was 11-9 overall...Went 3-3 in the No. 5 slot and 3-2 in the No. 6 position...Came through with key victories and gained valuable experience...In doubles play, posted a 14-11 overall record with four partners...Played primarily with Vince Allegre in the No. 3 slot...Went 9-5 overall with Allegre and 6-4 in duals...Filled in with Jean-Noel Grinda for a 1-1 record in duals...Teamed with Noah Newman for a 2-3 record in tournaments...Went 2-2 with Brandon Kramer in tournament play...Won West Coast Regional of ITA circuit during the summer.

1996-97 - Redshirted the season...Registered a 2-2 singles record during fall tournaments...Played in the singles main draw of the Rolex Regional and Southern California Intercollegiate Classic...Advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at the Rolex Regionals, playing with Tal Russ.

High School/Juniors - Competed at the No. 1 position for Los Gatos High all four years for coaches Jerry Todd and Peter Kronico...Earned all-league honors...Won the National Indoors singles title in Chicago and also reached the doubles final in the same tournament.

Personal - Full name is Christopher James Sands...Born March 23, 1978 in Fridley, Minnesota...Enjoys playing the guitar...Sociology major with a business administration specialization.


Fall 2000 -------5-35-3
* Indicates redshirt season


Fall 2000 Did not compete