Simon Freund
Simon Freund
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
High School: Idrottsgymnasium
Previous College: LSU

UCSB

2016-17
Simon posted an overall mark of 19-8 last season including going 18-7 in dual matches... Freund primarily played in the No. 3 spot for UCSB going 17-7 on the year... Had a perfect 7-0 conference record... The doubles duo of he and Morgan Mays became the first players in Gaucho history to win the ITA Regional and earn an invite to the ITA Championships losing in the quarterfinals... Mays and Freund played the No. 1 spot for Santa Barbara and posted a 13-5 record including a 19-6 overall record and were ranked as high as 35th in the nation... Advanced to the NCAA doubles championships, the first Gaucho pair to do that since 1992, where he and Mays lost in the First Round... Also won the Jack Kramer Invitational Doubles Championship alongside Nicolas Moreno de Alboran... Was awarded All-Big West Second Team in singles and All-Big West First Team in doubles.

LSU
Attended LSU from 2014-16...Recorded 29 victories in two seasons at LSU. As a freshman, he played primarily at the 5 or the 6 but as a sophomore, he played as high as the 2. Was ranked #35 in the nation with his doubles partner, Justin Butsch. Defeated #7 ranked Arjun Kadhe/Julian Cash, and JC Aragone/Luca Corintelli.. Defeated Nick Wood from the University of Georgia, Florin Bragusi from the University of Oklahoma and TJ Pura from Duke.

Junior
Freund was ranked #5 in his age group throughout his whole junior career...Competed in Junior Australian Open...Career high Junior ITF Ranking of 110 with a singles record of 42-17...Career high ATP ranking: 1663...

Personal
Simon Freund was born in Stockholm, Sweden...Goes by the nickname, Siggy...Son of Peter Freund and Lin Zhang Freund...Majoring in Financial Math and Statistics with a minor in film and media studies...Competed in Badminton, Racketlon, Soccer, Gymnastics, Tabletennis and Figure Skating...Favorite Movies are Men of Honor, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting...Favorite Authors are Dan Brown and Jen Lapidus...Favorite Athletes are Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali and Jonas Bjorkman...Loves to play golf and write...Worked for the Swedish Tennis Magazine and used to write on multiple blogs.