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Matthew Lord

6'1''
Height
Senior
Class
Bloomfield, Conn.
Hometown
Kingswood Oxford
High School

2019-20

  • 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)

2018-19

  • 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

2017-18

  • 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

BACKGROUND

  • 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 tennisrecruiting.net

PERSONAL

  • 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
  • Anthropology major

CAREER STATS

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