IU Southeast Men’s Tennis Announces 2016 Signings

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • By Stephen Utz

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Five newcomers will be added to the IU Southeast men's tennis team for the 2016-17 school year, Head Coach Joe Epkey announced today.

Each member of the group has been an All-State honoree and includes four Indiana All-Stars, and an academic All-State selection.

"Bringing in a group of five All-State players will really add to the depth of our team," Epkey said. "Each one of these guys brings something very valuable to our program.  I am extremely excited to have them be the foundation of our program for the next four years.  I really look forward to playing a role in their development on the court, in the classroom and most importantly as young adults." 

The Grenadiers open the spring portion of their 2015-16 schedule on Feb. 5 when they face the University of Southern Indiana.

Here is the list of incoming student-athletes for the 2016-17 year:

William "Dane" Baldwin - Crawfordsville High School

  • 80-20 Career record at #1 singles which is the record for most singles wins in a career at Crawfordsville High School
  • 2015 Indiana Senior All-Star
  • 2015 2nd Team All-State Singles
  • 2013/2014 Honorable Mention All-State Singles
  • Lettered in Baseball and Soccer at CHS

 Sam Venter – Whiteland High School

  • 70-26 Career record which tops Whiteland High School's career wins list
  • 2015 Indiana Senior All-Star
  • 2-Time All-State Honorable Mention doubles player
  • 2-Time All-State Honorable Mention singles player
  • Mid-State Scholar Athlete
  • Honorable Mention Academic All-State

 Daulton Fensler – Lapel High School

  • 70-18 Career record playing #1 doubles as a junior and senior, as well as #2 doubles as a freshman and sophomore
  • 2015 Honorable Mention All-State double
  • 2014 Honorable Mention All-State doubles
  • All-District 2015, 2014
  • Achieved final team ranking of 25th in the state

 Garrett Fensler – Lapel High School

  • 88-16 Career record playing #1 Singles all 4 years
  • 2015 Indiana Senior All-Star
  • 2014/2015 2nd Team All-State Singles
  • All-District 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Madison County Player of the year 2013, 2015
  • Ranked 15th in Indiana on Tennis Recruiting for his class  

 Brock Winchell – Jeffersonville High School

  • 20-6 Record as a Senior playing #1 Singles
  • Lead Jeffersonville as the #4th ranked team in the state senior year 
  • 2015 Indiana Senior All-Star
  • 2015 2nd Team All-State Singles
  • 2014/2013 Honorable Mention All-State
  • Ranked 13th in Indiana on Tennis Recruiting for his class.


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