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Matthew Lord

Bloomfield, Conn.
Kingswood Oxford
High School


  • VaSID All-State in doubles
  • Went 8-7 in singles including a 6-5 record in dual matches
  • Posted a 10-2 record in doubles in dual matches, including going 6-2 on Court 1
  • Ranked as high as No. 35 in doubles with partner Carl Söderlund
  • Made his ATP Challenger debut at the Charlottesville Challenger, playing in the doubles main draw, partnering with Ryan Goetz. The duo were edged in the first round 7-6 (6), 7-5, by former Cavalier JC Aragone (10/31)


  • Finished the year with a 14-9 record in doubles
  • Advanced to the second round of qualifying in doubles at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American (Oct. 3)
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional (Oct. 20)
  • Played in 11 singles matches in the fall


  • Finished the season with a 24-13 record in singles and 18-14 in doubles
  • Went 8-2 in conference doubles matches
  • Went 4-0 in prequalifying at the Saint Francis ITA All-American Championship to earn a spot in the qualifying tournament. Won his first round match in qualifying before falling in the second round (Oct. 3)
  • Was the runner-up at the ITA Atlantic Regional doubles championship, partnering with Aswin Lizen (Oct. 23)
  • Went 8-3 in singles in the fall
  • Had a seven-match win streak in the spring from March 4-30, culminating with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles against Duke’s Spencer Furman
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week (4/17) alongside Carl Söderlund after winning a pair of matches on the top court against a pair of ranked opponents, including a 6-1 victory over the No. 17 team of Ian Dempster and Skander Mansouri of Wake Forest


  • Finished his high school career at Kingswood Oxford with a 109-3 record
  • Was ranked as high as the No. 6 recruit in the country by


  • 2020-21 John H. Mulholland Men’s Tennis Scholarship recipient
  • Father is Alman Lord, stepmother is Jackie Lord
  • Both of his older sisters, Dayna and Melissa Lord, played collegiate tennis. His oldest sister, Dayna, played No. 1 singles at Brown, and ended her career with the best overall record in the program’s history. Melissa won NCAA team titles with Stanford her freshman year and senior years


Singles Doubles
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
 2017-18  24-13  16-19  7-5  18-14  13-9  8-2
 2018-19  6-14  3-6  3-4  14-9  7-6  6-3
 2019-20  8-7  6-5  1-2  13-5  10-2  1-1
Career  38-34  25-30   11-11   45-28  30-17   15-6