Jan. 10, 2014
Incoming Minnesota men's tennis student-athlete Felix Corwin added to his impressive tennis resume at the USTA National Winter Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz. last week. The Brookfield, Wis. native, five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net, won the tournament's doubles title and came in fourth in the singles competition.
Along with Illinois native Aron Hiltzik, Corwin won the doubles competition, making it through a field of 64 tandems. The duo's final two matches were won in three sets.
After reaching the Round of 16 with three straight-set wins in a 128-player singles draw, Corwin moved on to the singles quarterfinal with a comeback 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory. He then won 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinal before bowing out in the semifinal match
Corwin is the top-ranked player in the state of Wisconsin and is No. 4 in the Midwest Section. He won the Wisconsin state singles title in 2013 as a junior and was a runner up as a sophomore in 2012. He also claimed the 2012 USTA National Open 18s championship in St. Louis, Mo.
In addition to serving as a team captain for Brookfield East High School for the past two seasons, Corwin has been a WIAA State Tournament qualifier and Team MVP three times. He is the the No. 37 senior recruit in the nation according to tennisrecruiting.net and was a member of the championship-winning 2013 Midwest National Team.
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Felix Corwin and Matic Spec have been ranked No. 48 in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men's National Doubles Rankings while Spec is ranked No. 42 in the singles rankings.
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