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  James Cluskey
School: Louisiana State University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Dublin
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Belvedere College
Height: 6-6
Weight:
Birth Date:
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Finance
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
Coach Brown on Cluskey “James had a big breakout summer. He brought his game to another level. He has added so much strength that he is in control of the points. In the past, he was getting pushed around a little bit, but he has turned that around. He has really developed his serve, which we are excited to see. He is an upperclassman who is lending his leadership.” Fall 2007 Listed at No. 9, with partner Colt Gaston, in the Fila Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings … Slowed for most of fall with a wrist injury but still finished with an unblemished 4-0 singles record and a 4-1 doubles record. Sophomore Season (2006-2007) Finished the season ranked No. 24 in doubles with Skupski … Reached the NCAA round of 16 in doubles with Skupski … The Irishman clinched the St. Patrick’s Day match against Texas A&M by defeating Brett Joelson, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 … Clinched LSU’s upset victory over No. 6 Illinois by defeating Brandon Davis, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, on March 20 … named LSU Male Athlete of the Week for the week of March 12-18 … Ranked No. 28 in the preseason ITA doubles rankings along with partner Ken Skupski … Knocked off teammate Kevin Dessauer at the Rice Invitational to take the B singles bracket title … Teamed up with Skupski to reach the main draw semifinals of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships … Skupski and Cluskey defeated the then No. 3 ranked team of Middle Tennessee’s Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom in the second round of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships … Teamed up with Skupski to reach the semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships…. Finished the fall season with a 5-2 record in singles and 7-5 record in doubles. Freshman Season (2005-06) Saw plenty of action in his first year, compiling a 16-19 record in singles competition and an impressive 20-12 in doubles, including a 15-7 record while playing with Paul White ... In the fall, participated in four tournaments ... Reached the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regional with doubles partner Ken Skupski … Earned first varsity letter. Prior to LSU 2004 Irish under 18 national singles champion ... Was half of 2004 Irish national champion mixed doubles pair and a finalist in men's doubles ... Part of high school national champion team in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Personal Born Aug. 18, 1986, in Dublin, Ireland ... Full name is James Cluskey ... Parents are Kevin and Esme Cluskey ... Has one brother, Stephen (23), and one sister, Amy (25) ... Decided to come to LSU because of the coaches, the facilities, and the chance to play in the SEC ... Majoring in finance. Cluskey's Career Statistics Singles YEAR OVERALL VS. TOP 125 SEC DUAL W L PCT. W L PCT. W L PCT 2005-06 16 19 .457 1 2 .333 4 7 .364 2006-07 17 11 .607 0 3 .000 6 3 .667 Fall 2007 4 0 1.000 - - -- - - -- Totals 37 30 .552 1 5 .156 10 10 .500 Doubles YEAR OVERALL VS. TOP 60 SEC DUAL W L PCT. W L PCT. W L PCT 2005-06 20 12 .625 0 1 .000 8 3 .727 2006-07 25 13 .658 4 6 .400 7 3 .700 Fall 2007 4 1 .800 - - -- - - -- Totals 49 26 .653 4 7 .364 15 6 .714