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  James Fairbanks
School: Univ. of Pennsylvania
Year: Senior
Home Town: Hilton Head, S.C.
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High School: The Heritage Academy
Height: 6-2
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Singles Record: 50-26
Doubles Record: 31-30

2004-05 - Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II ... Had an 11-9 overall singles record and a 10-7 mark in the spring ... Recorded a 3-4 Ivy League singles record ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Penn Classic ... Went 1-2 in singles play at the ECAC Championships ... Opened the spring with a 5-1 record, including wins over Rutgers and New Mexico ... Teamed with Justin Lavner for a 2-1 doubles record in the spring ... Had a 2-4 overall doubles record.

2003-04 - Began season on a 12-match win streak, which included winning the "B" Flight of the Penn Classic ... Defeated Columbia’s Martin Moore, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, in the final to claim the title ... Played most matches at No. 5 or 6 in the lineup ... First loss of the season came against nationally-ranked Miami, a 6-4, 4-6 (10-6) loss to Jeremiah Fuller (3/10) ... Two of his three Ivy League losses went to three sets ... Final victory of the season was a 7-6(3), 5-7(2) win over Cornell’s Ahean Sham ... Teamed with Craig Rubin to record 6-5 doubles record ... Blanked Boston College, 8-0 (2/20) ... Teamed with Anthony Pu to go 6-7 in doubles action, which included a 1-6 effort at No. 1 doubles in Ivy League play ... Recorded six-straight dual-match victories to open the spring ... Defeated Princeton, 9-8(9-7) (4/3) ... Ended the season with the best overall singles record on the Penn team at 21-4, and recorded a 4-3 mark in Ivy contests.

2002-03 - Teamed with Justin Lavner to win at No. 1 doubles against Rutgers (9/21) ... Paired with David Lynn to win the first doubles match against Lehigh (1/25) ... Won first three collegiate dual-match singles matches ... Defeated Swarthmore’s Frank Visciano, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 for first collegiate singles victory ... Won in three sets against Saint Joseph’s (2/23) ...Gave the Quakers a 2-0 lead against Navy to aid Penn to victory (3/26) ... Teamed with Lynn for an 8-0 win at the No. 1 doubles spot against Yale (4/ 13) ... Named to the Dean’s List ... Penn Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year.

Prior to Penn - Lettered as a freshman at Newark Academy (N.J.) ... Clinched state championship for Newark in 1999 with a victory at No. 2 singles ... Second-team all-state at second singles ... Ranked as high as 89th nationally in juniors ... Top-ranked player in South Carolina in 2002 ... National Honor Society President ... National Merit Finalist ... AP Scholar ... Class valedictorian.

Personal - Born July 22, 1983 ... Son of Jim and Donna  Fairbanks ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a philosophy, politics and economics major.